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
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