CMS Switzer­land ad­vised SNCF Mo­bil­ités EPIC

16/02/2017

CMS Switzerland advised SNCF Mobilités EPIC, a subsidiary and division of the SNCF Group, on the acquisition of a participation of 45% in BLS Cargo AG, one of the main actors of the railway freight transport market in Switzerland. Under the deal, BLS will remain the majority shareholder with a 52% stake while Ambroglio Group will retain its 3% share in the business. The partnership will strengthen the two operators' business on the transalpine routes between Germany and Italy, where SNCF Logistics is already active in the rail freight market through its Captrain subsidiary. The transaction is subject to merger clearance in Switzerland and Germany.

Lead partner: Pascal Favre
Jérôme Levrat, Corporate
Andrio Orler and Gregory von Gunten, both Tax