Successful Transactions with PwC

04/08/2017

PwC Corporate Finance advises Lonza on the acquisition of Micro-Macinazione


Geneva | A team of PwC Switzerland led by Martin Frey, Partner Corporate Finance/M&A, acted as lead advisor to Lonza Group AG (“Lonza”), a Swiss leading supplier to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and nearly 14,000 full-time employees worldwide.

With over 45 years of experience, Micro-Macinazione S.A. is a leading provider of micronization services and equipment for the Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical industry. The company was acquired in 2012 by Cross Equity Partners, a Swiss Private Equity fund active in the development of mid-sized companies in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Acquiring Micro-Macinazione was strategic for Lonza as it provides micronization technology and expertise that complements its existing US capabilities and provides additional capacity to support its growth.
Thanks to its close relationships with both Cross Equity and Lonza, PwC Corporate Finance team was able to bring both parties together in the negotiation and ensure a smooth and quick deal execution.

The team

Martin Frey
Partner, Corporate Finance/M&A

Maxime Dubouloz
Director, Corporate Finance/M&A

Steve El-Osta
Manager, Corporate Finance/M&A

Labinot Brahimi
Consultant, Corporate Finance/M&A

PwC Corporate Finance advises Le Temps Manufactures on Successful Transaction

14/06/2017

PwC Corporate Finance advises Le Temps Manufactures on the sale of the Group and its subsidiaries to Helarb, a private equity fund

Geneva | A team of PwC Switzerland led by Martin Frey, Partner Corporate Finance/M&A, acted as lead advisor to Le Temps Manufactures (“LTM”), a Swiss group specialized in the development and manufacture of complex watch components, movements and watches in small series entirely Swiss made. The constant focus of LTM in terms of innovation, quality and reliability enabled the Group to develop over the years a loyal client base, composed of the most well-known watch brands on the market.

Helarb is a Swiss based private equity fund with an investment focus on small and medium sized industrial businesses in Switzerland, France and Germany.

The acquisition of LTM was strategic for Helarb as it enables the fund to strengthen its position in the watchmaking industry and enlarge its service portfolio in this sector.

The team

Martin Frey
Partner, Corporate Finance/M&A

Maxime Dubouloz
Senior Manager, Corporate Finance/M&A

Steve El-Osta
Manager, Corporate Finance/M&A

Labinot Brahimi
Consultant, Corporate Finance/M&A