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Homburger advises Bobst Group SA with respect to JBF Finance SA's announced public tender offer to acquire Bobst Group

On July 25, 2022, Bobst Group SA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated industries, and JBF Finance SA, the largest shareholder of Bobst Group with already approximately 53% of the shares and voting rights, announced that JBF Finance intends to launch an all-cash public tender offer to acquire all publicly held shares in Bobst Group for CHF 78 per share, for an aggregate equity value for Bobst Group (including the shares already held by JBF Finance) of approximately CHF 1.3 bn.

Homburger AG is advising Bobst Group SA, represented by its Committee of Independent Directors, on the transaction. The Homburger team is led by partner Dieter Gericke (Corporate / M&A) and comprises partner Richard Stäuber (Competition, Regulatory), counsel Eduard De Zordi (Capital Markets), associates Anna Peter, Olivier Bühlmann and Isabelle Cordey (all Corporate / M&A), as well as junior associate Anina Preusker.