CMS advises Aurelius on acquisition of the trade operations of Swiss Valora Group
The Aurelius Group is acquiring the trade operations of the Valora Group. This acquisition which involves companies in seven jurisdictions is a significant addition to Aurelius's Retail & Consumer Goods segment. An international team, including CMS Switzerland, CMS Austria and CMS Germany, led by Zurich-based M&A Partner Stefan Brunnschweiler is advising the investment team of Aurelius on all legal aspects of the transaction. The acquisition is subject to merger control approvals pending in several jurisdictions.
Valora Trade is an exclusive distributor for fast-moving consumer goods in the large-scale retail business and counts 300 well-known food and non-food brand items among its customers. With a total of around 660 employees, Valora Trade will generate gross sales of approximately EUR 400 million in the current year.
Aurelius specialises in taking over and restructuring companies. It has a track record as a long-term investor and has a number of existing investments in Switzerland.
The following CMS offices were involved: CMS Switzerland (Stefan Brunnschweiler, Daniel Jenny, Daniel Burkhard, Niccolo Grete), CMS Austria (Johannes Trenkwalder, Lisa Oberlechner), CMS Germany (Maximilian Grub, Sabina Krispenz).