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Andrea Relly


CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Räffelstrasse 26
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Languages German, English, French

Andrea Relly's practice focuses on M&A transactions (including corporate restructurings), corporate financing as well as general corporate and contract matters. She has experience in a broad range of international and national M&A transactions both sell and buy side, including auction processes and carve-out transactions as well as the financing of such transactions. She has also experience in advising national and international investors in venture capital transactions. Among clients are listed companies and private companies (both small and medium-sized) as well as start-ups.

Andrea Relly studied law at the University of Basel and graduated in 2009. She served as a trainee at the cantonal court of Zug and the public prosecutor of the canton of Zug. Subsequently, she joined a law firm in Zug as a junior associate. In 2013 Andrea Relly was admitted to the bar and joined CMS as an associate in the same year.

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Relevant experience

  • Advised ABB on the sale of its hydro generator service business to Andritz, on the acquisition of KEYMILE's communication networks business and on the acquisition of Tekomar Group Ltd
  • Advised agta record on the sale of the majority stake in agta record to the Swedish group Assa Abloy (valuing agta record's share capital at EUR 933m)
  • Advised Argos on the acquisition of Arthur Flury AG
  • Advised the shareholders of Assepro AG and its management on the sale of the majority of Assepro to EMZ Partners
  • Advised CCC Group on the acquisition of the majority stake in Karl Vögele AG, Uznach
  • Advised CTS EVENTIM on all legal aspects of the acquisition of the majority stakes in Gadget Entertainment and wepromote
  • Advised DP World on the acquisition of a 44% stake in Swissterminal Holding AG
  • Advised the family Koller on the sale of the Hoegger Group
  • Advised Festo on the acquisition of Eichenberger group
  • Advised Gemalto on the acquisition of the secure document business from Trueb AG
  • Advised GIA Informatik AG on the acquisition of Avectris AG
  • Advised Heraeus on the acquisition of the Swiss precious metals processor Argor-Heraeus
  • Advised Merbag on the acquisition of Mercedes-Benz Milano from Mercedes-Benz Italia (Daimler Group) and on the acquisition of Mercedes-Benz Luxembourg S.A. from Daimler AG
  • Advised Nextclinics on the acquisition of IVF-Zentren Prof. Zech
  • Advised Rieter on the acquisition of SSM division from Schweiter
  • Advised Sunrise on the sale of the Swiss Towers AG
  • Advised synlab Suisse SA on the acquisition of various entities
  • Advised Sonic Healthcare on the acquisition of Swiss laboratory group Medisupport
  • Advised the main shareholders of Tec-Sem Group AG on the sale of their shares in Tec-Sem Group AG
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  • 2013 Bar and notary public admission, Canton of Zug
  • 2009 Graduated from the University of Basel
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CMS ad­vises ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of KEYMILE’s com­mu­nic­a­tion net­works...
An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land and Ger­many un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) has ad­vised ABB on all mat­ters re­lat­ing to the ac­quis­i­tion by ABB of the mis­sion-crit­ic­al...
CMS ad­vises Merbag on the Ac­quis­i­tion of Mer­cedes-Benz Mil­ano from Mer­cedes-Benz...
Zurich | A team of CMS Switzer­land and CMS Italy led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Glob­al Head of the CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A Group, ad­vised the Swiss-headquartered Merbag Hold­ing AG on the leg­al as­pects of the...


CMS ad­vises Bruker on its in­vest­ment in Tofwerk
Bruker Cor­por­a­tion, a NAS­DAQ-lis­ted US tech com­pany in the ana­lyt­ic­al in­stru­ment­a­tion sec­tor, has ac­quired a stake in Swiss firm Tofwerk. Tofwerk de­vel­ops time-of-flight mass spec­tro­met­ers and ion mo­bil­ity spec­tro­met­ers for re­search labor­at­or­ies. Tofwerk's tech­no­logy has mul­tiple ap­plic­a­tions, in­clud­ing in the field of en­vir­on­ment­al tech (air ana­lys­is, at­mo­sphere, semi­con­duct­or man­u­fac­ture, bio­chem­istry and na­n­o­tech­no­logy). De­tails of the trans­ac­tion were not dis­closed.A CMS team headed by lead part­ner Dr Hendrik Hirsch and Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ad­vised Bruker on all leg­al as­pects of the trans­ac­tion. Bruker is a long­stand­ing CMS cli­ent and has been ad­vised by CMS on sev­er­al ac­quis­i­tions and dis­pos­als in the past. CMS re­cently ad­vised Bruker on ac­quir­ing PreO­m­ics, Pro­lab and PepSep.CMS Ger­manyDr Hendrik Hirsch, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Ber­rit Roth-Min­gram, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Thomas Hirse, Part­ner, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­tyCMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AAndrea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADa­vid Hürli­mann, Part­ner, Tax­CMS Chin­aDr Ul­rike Glück, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AAip­ing Bao, Coun­sel, Cor­por­ate / M&AGil­bert Shen, Coun­sel, Tax
CMS ad­vised FRVR on the ac­quis­i­tion of com­puter game Krunker.io
An in­ter­na­tion­al team led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) in co­oper­a­tion with CMS UK and Min­ter­El­lis­on in Aus­tralia has ad­vised FRVR on all mat­ters re­lat­ing to the ac­quis­i­tion by FRVR of the free-to-play first-per­son shoot­er Krunker.io. Star­ted by Swiss game de­veloper Sid­ney de Vries in 2018 and already played by over 200 mil­lion unique play­ers world­wide, Krunker is a massively pop­u­lar shoot­er that fea­tures full mod­ding sup­port that can be played any­where, without hav­ing to in­stall the com­puter game.FRVR is a games plat­form com­pany build­ing an eco­sys­tem to con­nect bil­lions of play­ers to cap­tiv­at­ing games. FRVR’s mis­sion is to demo­crat­ize com­puter game dis­tri­bu­tion by mak­ing sure to de­liv­er great games for every­one, every­where, work­ing along­side amaz­ing de­velopers and in­nov­at­ive part­ners. With FRVR, find­ing great com­puter games is nev­er more than three clicks away. FRVR was foun­ded by com­puter games in­dustry vet­er­ans Chris Ben­jamin­sen and Bri­an Meidell in 2017 and has grown from a small pas­sion pro­ject in­to over 100 em­ploy­ees across 6 of­fices world­wide.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Man­aging Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IT and IPT­ina Balzli, Part­ner, Fintech & Block­chain­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxDr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP­Al­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAndrea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AChristina Winter, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentCMS United King­do­m­Anthony Wall­er, Re­la­tion­ship Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A
CMS ad­vised CID­AN Ma­chinery Group on the ac­quis­i­tion of Thal­mann Maschinen­bau...
Zurich | March 2022A team of CMS Switzer­land un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler provided com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice to Swedish CID­AN Ma­chinery Group on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of Swiss long folder pro­du­cer Thal­mann Maschinen­bau AG. CID­AN Ma­chinery Group is a world lead­ing, in­nov­at­ive sup­pli­er to the sheet met­al in­dustry. The group op­er­ates man­u­fac­tur­ing loc­a­tions in Sweden and Aus­tria and has of­fice loc­a­tions in sev­er­al European coun­tries, the United States and China. The headquar­ters of the com­pany, foun­ded in 1907, is based in Götene, Sweden.Thal­mann Maschinen­bau is a world lead­ing com­pany in long fold­ing tech­no­logy. The com­pany has a strong track re­cord of bring­ing in­nov­a­tions to the mar­ket that lead to sig­ni­fic­ant ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments, cost re­duc­tions and high­er pre­ci­sion and flex­ib­il­ity of the fold­ing pro­cess. The com­pany was foun­ded in 1948 and op­er­ates from Frauen­feld, Switzer­land.With the ac­quis­i­tion of Thal­mann Maschinen­bau AG, CID­AN is adding yet an­oth­er strong brand to its already strong port­fo­lio that in­cludes CID­AN, For­st­ner and nu­IT. The Thal­mann loc­a­tion in Switzer­land will re­main the ma­jor hub for long folder in­nov­a­tion and pro­duc­tion. The 50 em­ploy­ees of Thal­mann will be join­ing the CID­AN Ma­chinery Group and re­main em­ployed at Frauen­feld. CID­AN is com­mit­ted to build on the strengths of the ex­ist­ing team with the aim to fur­ther grow the busi­ness of long folders with­in the group. CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, LL.M., Lead, Man­aging Part­ner, Co-Glob­al Head CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupSamuel Fe­lix Gang, LL.M., As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, LL.M., Part­ner, TaxDr Dav­id Schuler, LL.M., Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, TaxDr Dirk Spacek, LL.M., Part­ner, TMC and IPTho­mas Zweifel, LL.M., Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tateSarah Keller, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentAline Stef­fen, As­so­ci­ate, Com­mer­cial
CMS ad­vised Playtom­ic on the ac­quis­i­tion of Got­Courts
Zurich, Feb­ru­ary 2022 – A team of CMS Switzer­land led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ac­ted as Swiss leg­al coun­sel for the Span­ish start-up Playtom­ic on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of all shares in Got­Courts AG, a swiss stock cor­por­a­tion based in Zurich, Switzer­land. CMS Switzer­land worked in col­lab­or­a­tion with team mem­bers from CMS Al­biñana & Suárez de Lezo (CMS Spain).Playtom­ic is Europe's largest sports book­ing app and SaaS for sport ven­ues. The com­pany op­er­ates in 25 coun­tries, with over 2500 part­ner clubs and over 1 mil­lion act­ive play­ers.Got­Courts is a so­cial net­work for rack­et sports play­ers and an on­line ser­vice for book­ing courts and coaches. It's the first plat­form to provide everything a play­er needs in a single net­work. Since the busi­ness was foun­ded in 2014, it has grown rap­idly in Switzer­land and are now scal­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally. Got­Courts already con­nects 250,000 rack­et sports en­thu­si­asts and sup­ports their pas­sion for the sport.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Man­aging Part­ner, Glob­al Co-Head of the Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ASamuel Fe­lix Gang, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IP/IT­Dr Si­mone Brauch­bar-Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP/IT­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxJens Lehmann, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­Domin­ik Pen­kov, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­CMS SpainCar­los Peña, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&AAlf­onso Codes, Part­ner, Pub­lic Law & Reg­u­lated Sec­tor­s­Jose Lu­is Rodríguez Ont­iver­os, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&A
CMS ad­vised Nano Di­men­sion Ltd. on the ac­quis­i­tion of ES­SEMTEC AG
Zurich, Novem­ber 2021 – A team of CMS Switzer­land and Ger­many led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ac­ted as Swiss leg­al coun­sel for the lis­ted com­pany Nano Di­men­sion Ltd. (NAS­DAQ: NNDM), an in­dustry lead­er in Ad­dit­ively Man­u­fac­tured Elec­tron­ics (AME) / 3D-Prin­ted Elec­tron­ics (PE), and Mi­cro Ad­dit­ive Man­u­fac­tur­ing (Mi­cro-AM), on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of all shares in ES­SEMTEC AG, a swiss stock cor­por­a­tion based in Aesch (Lu­cerne), Switzer­land. Sul­li­van & Worcester Tel Aviv ac­ted as Is­raeli coun­sel for Nano Di­men­sion Ltd.ES­SEMTEC's product port­fo­lio is com­prised of pro­duc­tion equip­ment for pla­cing and as­sem­bling elec­tron­ic com­pon­ents on prin­ted cir­cuit boards (PCBs). They are a lead­er in ad­apt­ive highly flex­ible sur­face mount tech­no­logy (SMT) pick-and-place equip­ment, soph­ist­ic­ated dis­penser suit­able for both high-speed and mi­cro-dis­pens­ing, and in­tel­li­gent pro­duc­tion ma­ter­i­al stor­age and lo­gist­ic sys­tem. Its products are equipped with a soph­ist­ic­ated soft­ware pack­age which makes ex­tens­ive and ef­fi­cient ma­ter­i­al man­age­ment pos­sible. CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Man­aging Part­ner, Glob­al Co-Head of the Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxTho­mas Zweifel, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tateDr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IP/ITAline Stef­fen, As­so­ci­ate, IP/IT­Sarah Keller, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentCMS Ger­manyHendrik Hirsch, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&AB­er­rit Roth-Min­gram, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ATho­mas Ger­del, Part­ner, TaxDr Mar­tin Fried­berg, Coun­sel, Tax
CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of AL­PORA AG on the sale of a ma­jor­ity stake...
Zurich, Septem­ber 2021 | A team of CMS Switzer­land un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler provided com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice to the share­hold­ers of AL­PORA AG on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the sale of a ma­jor­ity stake to Ger­man-based Ser­afin As­set Man­age­ment. Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Busi­ness, served as the ex­clus­ive fin­an­cial ad­visor to the share­hold­ers of AL­PORA AG in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion. AL­PORA AG, which was foun­ded in 2013, is act­ive in the sale of in­nov­a­tion ana­lys­is-based in­vest­ment mod­els to as­set man­agers in Switzer­land, Ger­many and the UK. Based on these in­vest­ment mod­els, cli­ents set up equity funds that have his­tor­ic­ally been able to gen­er­ate a risk-ad­jus­ted ex­cess re­turn on equity in­vest­ments. The Ser­afin Group in­tends to enter a new seg­ment with Ser­afin As­set Man­age­ment and es­tab­lish a di­git­al as­set man­age­ment busi­ness. It is en­vis­aged to enter the mar­ket with ser­vices for third-party cus­tom­ers in the second quarter of 2022 after ob­tain­ing the BaFin li­cense. In ad­di­tion to de­vel­op­ing and selling its own in­vest­ment solu­tions, the aim is to grow by ac­quir­ing spe­cial­ized as­set man­agers. The ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in the Swiss-based AL­PORA AG is the first step in this dir­ec­tion. The parties have agreed not to dis­close the pur­chase price of the trans­ac­tion. Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Lead, Man­aging Part­ner, Glob­al Co-Head of the CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupSamuel Fe­lix Gang, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax­Chris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Mat­thi­as Kuert, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cap­it­al Mar­ket­sTarik Salkim, Train­ee, Cor­por­ate/M&A
CMS ad­vises Renais­sance on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in bb trad­ing...
Zurich - The Renais­sance In­vest­ment Found­a­tion has be­come a long-term ma­jor­ity share­hold­er in the cap­it­al of bb trad­ing wer­beartikel ag, the lead­ing dis­trib­ut­or of pro­mo­tion­al items and cus­tom­er gifts in Switzer­land. To­geth­er with the ex­per­i­enced team and man­age­ment, Renais­sance will con­tin­ue the suc­cess story of the ser­vice and trad­ing com­pany and de­vel­op it fur­ther.A CMS team led by Alain Raemy provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al and tax ad­vice to Renais­sance An­lages­tif­tung on this trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­lan­dAlain Raemy, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax­An­drea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / IT­Dr Miryam Meile, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Dav­id Schuler, As­so­ci­ate, Tax
CMS ad­vises Spear­head on in­vest­ment by DEKRA
In the course of a fin­an­cing round of Spear­head AG, in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert or­gan­iz­a­tion DEKRA has in­ves­ted in the com­pany. Spear­head serves in­sur­ance com­pan­ies, vehicle fleets, and fleet op­er­at­ors with sys­tems for 100% di­git­al pro­cessing of vehicle dam­ages. Spear­head’s busi­ness mod­el fo­cuses on di­git­al pro­cesses for claims set­tle­ment, from the dam­age re­port to fi­nal claim reg­u­la­tion. A crit­ic­al com­pon­ent is a telemat­ics solu­tion, which 100% auto­mat­ic­ally cre­ates a first no­ti­fic­a­tion of loss by Spear­head after an ac­ci­dent and makes it avail­able to cus­tom­ers.DEKRA has been act­ive in the field of safety for al­most 100 years. Foun­ded in 1925 in Ber­lin as Deutscher Kraft­fahrzeug-Über­wachungs-Ver­ein e.V., it is today one of the world’s lead­ing ex­pert or­gan­iz­a­tions. DEKRA SE is a sub­si­di­ary of DEKRA e.V. and man­ages the Group’s op­er­at­ing busi­ness. In 2020, DEKRA gen­er­ated turnover totalling al­most EUR 3.2 bil­lion. The com­pany cur­rently em­ploys around 44,000 people in ap­prox­im­ately 60 coun­tries on all con­tin­ents. With qual­i­fied and in­de­pend­ent ex­pert ser­vices, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These ser­vices range from vehicle in­spec­tion and ex­pert ap­prais­als to claims ser­vices, in­dus­tri­al and build­ing in­spec­tions, safety con­sultancy, test­ing and cer­ti­fic­a­tion of products and sys­tems, as well as train­ing courses and tem­por­ary work. The vis­ion for the com­pany’s 100th birth­day in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the glob­al part­ner for a safe, se­cure, and sus­tain­able world. With a plat­in­um rat­ing from Eco­Vadis, DEKRA is now in the top one per­cent of sus­tain­able busi­nesses ranked.A team of CMS led by part­ner Dr Daniel Jenny and as­so­ci­ate Flori­an Jung ad­vised Spear­head on all leg­al mat­ters of the in­vest­ment round.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AAndrea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AChris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Sarah Keller, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax
CMS ad­vises Renais­sance on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in Baitella...
Zurich, 29 Ju­ly 2021 - Renais­sance An­lages­tif­tung has be­come a long-term ma­jor­ity share­hold­er in Baitella AG. To­geth­er with the man­age­ment, Renais­sance will con­tinu­ously de­vel­op the glob­ally suc­cess­ful qual­ity products for ap­plic­a­tions in medi­cine and in­dustry un­der the "Fisso" brand.Baitella AG was foun­ded in 1978 by Carlo Baitella and with its Fisso products, it is the world's lead­ing sup­pli­er of high-qual­ity ar­tic­u­lated stands. The com­pany sup­plies both the med­ic­al and in­dus­tri­al seg­ments with ar­tic­u­lated stands and ac­cessor­ies in stand­ard and cus­tom­ised ver­sions.A CMS team led by Alain Raemy provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al and tax ad­vice to Renais­sance An­lages­tif­tung on this trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­lan­dAlain Raemy, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax LawAndrea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty­Fa­bi­an Martens, Coun­sel, Reg­u­la­tion­Dr Miryam Meile, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Dav­id Schuler, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­Domin­ik Bon­der­er, Train­ee, Cor­por­ate / M&A
CMS ad­vised CCC Group on the sale of Vögele Shoes
A team of CMS Zurich led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ad­vised CCC Group on all leg­al as­pects of the sale of Vögele Shoes - a tra­di­tion­al brand in the Swiss shoe trade that is cel­eb­rat­ing its 100th an­niversary...
CMS ad­vised Nahrin on the ac­quis­i­tion of Swis­s­care SRL
Zurich – A team of CMS Switzer­land and CMS Italy led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ad­vised Nahrin on all leg­al as­pects of the ac­quis­i­tion of the in Italy based Swis­s­care SRL from Alcedo IV and the two found­ing...
CMS ad­vises on the sale of In­ter­card Hold­ing AG
The Aus­tria and Ger­many based ex­ceet Card Group ac­quired 100% of In­ter­card Hold­ing AG from its pri­or share­hold­ers.In­ter­card, with head of­fice in Zurich, is a lead­ing pro­vider of smart card solu­tions in...