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CMS advises Aurelius on the acquisition of the trade operations of the listed Swiss Valora Group


Zurich - The Munich-based Aurelius Group is acquiring the trade operations of the Valora Group. 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. This acquisition which comprises companies in seven jurisdictions is a significant addition to Aurelius' Retail & Consumer Goods segment. Aurelius specialises in taking over and restructuring companies and has a track record as a long-term investor and a number of existing investments in Switzerland. 
A team of CMS Switzerland led by Zurich based M&A Partner Stefan Brunnschweiler advises the investment team of Aurelius on all legal aspects of the transaction. 
Sebastian Wilhelm, General Counsel M&A 
CMS Switzerland 
Stefan Brunnschweiler, Lead Partner, Corporate/M&A 
Daniel Jenny, Corporate/M&A 
Daniel Burkhard, Corporate/M&A 
Niccolò Grete, Corporate/M&A and Finance 
Local Counsels Involved 
CMS Austria: Johannes Trenkwalder and Lisa Oberlechner 
CMS Germany: Maximilian Grub and Sabina Krispenz 
Hammarström Puhakka Partners Attorneys Ltd (Finland): Björn Nykvist 
Kromann Reumert (Denmark): Jørgen Kjergaard Madsen and Morten Kofmann 
Schjødt (Norway): Audun Bondkall and Jeppe Songe-Møller 
Wistrand (Sweden): Erik Hygrell and Ólafur Steindósson 

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