Bär & Karrer has won a 2014 M&A Advisor Award for the acquisition of the automotive and industrial division of Wicor Holdings by Techniplas. The transaction won the Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year award and was selected out of an international field of finalists.
The transaction created a major global supplier to the automotive industry with headquarters in Switzerland and a market presence in Europe, North and South America and Asia. All locations and employees of the acquired business in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, the US, Brazil, China and South Africa became part of Techniplas.
Bär & Karrer acted as legal adviser to Techniplas. The team included Ralph Malacrida, Thomas Stoltz, Sami Hamida, Benjamin Schärer, Andrea Giger, Flavia Westermaier, Fabian Wigger, Fabian Loretan and Micha Schilling.