Case study

Goldbach Group AG has had a fairness opinion conducted on a public tender offer by Tamedia AG

On 2 February 2018, Tamedia AG published a public tender offer for all publicly held registered shares of Goldbach Group AG. The board of directors of Goldbach Group AG has had a fairness opinion conducted on the financial adequacy of this public tender offer.

Both firms are planning to further expand the position in the Swiss advertising market and advance their business abroad. The goal of the strategic partnership between Tamedia and Goldbach is to become one of the marketing companies with the highest extensive penetration in Switzerland. In addition, they are planning to further develop their activities in Germany and Austria. With over 50 media and digital platforms, Tamedia reaches a large target group of the Swiss population and is well positioned in every linguistic region. Goldbach Group, on the other hand, is a leader in the marketing of electronic media in Switzerland. Goldbach will continue to operate as an integrated marketing company within the Tamedia media group.

Tamedia is a leading private media group in Switzerland. Its portfolio includes digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines. The company was founded in 1893 and employs a staff of approximately 3,400 in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg and Serbia. Tamedia has been listed on the SIX Swiss stock exchange since 2000 (ISIN CH0011178255).

Goldbach Group markets and places advertising in the private electronic media sector focusing on TV, radio, digital out-of-home and online, as well as search engine and mobile marketing. Goldbach Group is headquartered in Küsnacht, Switzerland, and operates in the German-speaking countries. The group is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN CH0004870942).

Oaklins' team in Switzerland was mandated by the board of directors of Goldbach Group to provide a fairness opinion in order to assess the financial adequacy of the public tender offer.

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Dr. Jürg Stucker

Switzerland

Partner

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Dr. Daniel Spring

Switzerland

Director

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