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1 April 2021

Consortium of buyers led by Helvetica Capital AG and Bruno Fankhauser acquires Leoni Studer AG from Leoni AG

Leoni Studer AG is a specialist in high-quality cables and wires for complex applications in the industrial and infrastructure sectors. Helvetica Capital AG is an independent, entrepreneurial investor focusing on companies in Switzerland and neighboring regions who provides capital and advises both entrepreneurs and investors on financing and succession solutions. The seller Leoni AG is a stock exchange listed wire, cable and harnessing manufacturing group headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, with a global footprint and revenues in excess of EUR 4 billion in 2020. The transaction has been completed on 30 March 2021 and forms part of Leoni AG’s wider effort to divest parts of its Wire & Cable Solutions (WCS) division.

BianchiSchwald acted as lead counsel to the buyers in this transaction with a team consisting of Stefan Scherrer (Partner | Corporate and M&A), Andreas Suter (Senior Associate | Corporate and M&A), Samuel Streuli (Junior Associate | Corporate and M&A), S├ębastien Maury (Partner | Tax) and Stephanie Volz (Senior Associate | Competition).