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Successful succession of ownership at olo marzipan O. Lohner AG

After many years of successful business, the Lohner family has sold their business olo marzipan to two private investors advised by Soleal Unternehmerkapital AG. olo marzipan will remain an independent Swiss SME and the previous, very successful and long-term strategy will be continued. Founded in 1933, olo marzipan is a traditional company supplying the Swiss retail trade with marzipan products and figurines that are made…

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Significant climb in the league tables position

Oaklins is delighted to announce that our passion to achieve extraordinary results for our clients has placed us amongst the leading advisors in the Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket mid-market financial advisory league tables. Our outstanding performance in 2018 reflects our commitment to excellence, and is built on our industry expertise and expansion in emerging markets. In just one year, after adding expert local teams in Argentina, Chile, Colombia…

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Switch sells Switchplus to Combell Group

Headquartered in Switzerland, Switchplus specializes in domain names and internet services. The company offers solutions around web presence, from domain allocation to the complete internet presence. Switchplus serves approximately 130,000 customers, businesses and private individuals. The CEO of Switchplus, Gaby Lörtscher, welcomes the new owner: “We feel delighted to work under the wings of an internationally recognized hosting group. The sense of quality, personal support…

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Oaklins M&A Robotics Report 2018

The second edition of the M&A Robotics Report focuses on the robot industry with its increasingly intelligent products that support the current change in the manufacturing industry. Disruptive technological progress that challenges existing business models inevitably has an impact on the M&A market. It can be seen in this report, that this is already reflected in the number and valuation of transactions in the Robotics sector.

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Purchase Price Allocation (PPA)

Both IFRS 3 and US GAAP ASC 805 require a purchase price allocation (PPA) in the case of a business combination. A PPA is the process of allocating the consideration paid in a transaction to all identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed. Our short brochure summarizes everything you need to know about PPAs.

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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 mandated Oaklins Switzerland to conduct a fairness opinion on the financial adequacy of this public tender offer. The link for downloading the fairness opinion is: http://www.takeover.ch/transactions/detail/nr/0678/lang/en

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Robotics M&A Report 2017

The first edition of the Robotics M&A Report zooms in on the driving forces for innovation and opportunities for the industry. Robotic technology has entered the work space with increasingly flexible and responsive robots beginning to augment, change and replace production processes, value chains and human labor in a wide range of industries. This is a megatrend that is transforming the economics of manufacturing and…

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Schneeberger Holding AG has acquired A.Mannesmann Maschinenfabrik

Schneeberger Holding AG, a leading manufacturer of industrial tools and machinery components, has acquired A.Mannesmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH. Financial details have not been disclosed. Schneeberger Holding AG is one of the leading companies in the field of linear technology. Schneeberger serves original equipment manufacturers (OEM) operating in various industries worldwide, from machine tool, solar technology and semiconductor technology to electrical engineering and medical engineering among others.…

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Oaklins Switzerland expands its valuation and financial modeling services

In addition to its M&A expertise, Oaklins Switzerland’s core competences also include a number of corporate finance services such as company valuations, fairness opinions, or financial modeling. Given the increasing demand for theses services, Dr. Daniel Spring took over the responsibility to further expand this line of business. Daniel joined Oaklins in 2014 and has extensive experience in the fields of valuation, financial modeling and…

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Selling your business: answers to key questions

This booklet from Oaklins Switzerland provides essential information on how to prepare your business for sale. It offers answers to crucial questions which arise during the different stages of the sale process. Furthermore, it illustrates the obstacles which could impede the process, what aspects the seller must focus on and how the process is dependent on the seller’s personal commitment. We wish you an interesting…

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Rolic has been acquired by BASF

Karl Nicklaus has sold Rolic AG to BASF Schweiz AG. Financial details have not been disclosed.  BASF is a leading chemicals company. Its Dispersions and Pigments division develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. The acquisition of Rolic is a further step that reflects BASF’s strategic and long-term commitment to grow in the electronics industry. Bringing Rolic’s…

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Globalization and industry specialization reshapes mid-market M&A advisory

BINDER CORPORATE FINANCE BECOMES OAKLINS SWITZERLAND – Member of the largest global mid-market M&A advisor Oaklins: Members of the worldwide organization of M&A International in 40 countries unite today to create a new global M&A advisory company: Oaklins. Globalization has been a major trend in the global economy for decades and an important driver for M&A activities for both large and mid-cap companies. For mid-market…

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Emmi acquires 100% of Mittelland Molkerei AG

AZM Verwaltungs AG has sold its minority stake in Mittelland Molkerei AG to Emmi AG. Financial details have not been disclosed. Mittelland Molkerei AG, founded in 2005 and based in Suhr, was 60% owned by Emmi AG and 40% by AZM Verwaltungs AG. Mittelland Molkerei AG processes milk into butter, cream and consumer milk (pasteurized and UHT). The facility has been continuously modernized over the…

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