Alexandre Both
lic. iur. et lic. oec., Attorney at Law

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Alexandre Both is a counsel at Walder Wyss. He specialises in M&A (in particular private M&A and private equity), finance and capital markets transactions. He also advises on corporate law and commercial contract matters (e.g. investment and shareholders agreements, employment and lease agreements).

Alexandre Both was educated at Fribourg University (lic. iur. 1999) and St. Gallen University (lic. oec., specialisation in finance and capital markets, 2002). He gained working experience at major international law firms in Zurich and London and at Goldman Sachs.

Alexandre Both's professional languages are French, English and German. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Alexandre Both
Direct phone: +41 58 658 29 27


Walder Wyss Ltd.
9a Place de la Gare
P.O. Box
1001 Lausanne
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 80 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Alexandre Both Alexandre Both Alexandre Both Alexandre Both

Alexandre Both
lic. iur. et lic. oec., Attorney at Law

Alexandre Both is a counsel at Walder Wyss. He specialises in M&A (in particular private M&A and private equity), finance and capital markets transactions. He also advises on corporate law and commercial contract matters (e.g. investment and shareholders agreements, employment and lease agreements).

Alexandre Both was educated at Fribourg University (lic. iur. 1999) and St. Gallen University (lic. oec., specialisation in finance and capital markets, 2002). He gained working experience at major international law firms in Zurich and London and at Goldman Sachs.

Alexandre Both's professional languages are French, English and German. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Alexandre Both
Direct phone: +41 58 658 29 27

Walder Wyss Ltd.
9a Place de la Gare
P.O. Box
1001 Lausanne
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 80 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Unigestion acquires Akina to create a USD 6 billion AUM market leader in global small and mid-market Private Equity

Akina and Unigestion have announced their decision to merge their private equity businesses to create a leading expert in global small and mid-market private equity, with USD 6 billion in assets under management and 54 dedicated professionals located in Geneva, Zurich, London, New York and Singapore. Completion of the transaction is subject to the customary regulatory approvals.

Walder Wyss is advising Akina in this transaction. The Walder Wyss team is led by partner Luc Defferrard (Corporate M&A) and includes partner Maurus Winzap (Tax), counsels Alexandre Both (Corporate M&A) and Janine Corti (Tax), associates André Kuhn (Corporate M&A), Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Corporate M&A) and Simona Müller (Corporate M&A).


TPF closes private offering and bank financing

Transports publics fribourgeois Trafic (TPF TRAFIC) SA closed the financing of its maintenance and exploitation centre in the canton of Fribourg. The financing was partly made through a CHF 40 mio. private placement, a CHF 32 mio. secured bank loan and a CHF 55 mio. unsecured bank loan.

Walder Wyss advised TPF on the financing. The Walder Wyss team was led by Alexandre Both (Counsel, Banking & Finance) and included Nicolas Iynedjian (Partner, Lausanne), Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax) and Robert Desax (Managing Associate, Tax).


Migros acquires Tipesca

The Migros Group, through Mérat & Cie. SA, has acquired Tipesca SA, a company incorporated in the canton of Tessin. Tipesca offers a wide range of fish products.

Walder Wyss acted as legal advisor to the Migros Group. The team was led by Alexandre Both (Counsel, Corporate/M&A) and further included Adriano Antonietti (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Dirk Spacek (Managing Associate, IP), Alex Domeniconi (Associate, Corporate/Commercial) and Louis Christe (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Migros acquires majority interest in Sushi Mania

Bischofszell Nahrungsmittel AG, a company of the Migros Group, has acquired a majority interest in Sushi Mania SA, a company incorporated in the canton of Fribourg. Sushi Mania specialises in Japanese cuisine and Asian gastronomy.

Walder Wyss acted as legal advisor to the Migros Group. The team was led by Alexandre Both (Counsel, Corporate/M&A) and further included Dirk Spacek (Managing Associate, IP), Tervel Stoyanov (Associate, Corporate/Banking & Finance), David M. Hill (Associate, Employment), Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, M&A) and Simona Müller (Associate, M&A/Real estate).


Apax / Unilabs

The joint owners of Switzerland-based Unilabs, private equity funds Apax Europe VI, Nordic Capital Fund VI ("Nordic Capital") and Apax France VII have accepted an offer from Apax IX, advised by Apax Partners LLP, for the acquisition of their respective stakes in Unilabs.

The transaction marks the successful completion of the joint ownership between funds advised by Apax Partners LLP, Nordic Capital and Apax Partners France (jointly with Altamir), which saw Unilabs taken private from the SIX Swiss Exchange in November 2007 and merged with the diagnostic division of pan-European healthcare provider Capio in 2008.

With over 112 laboratories and 43 imaging units and a broad catalogue of more than 2,500 diagnostic tests, Unilabs (headquartered in Geneva) is one of Europe’s leading providers of clinical laboratory testing and medical diagnostic imaging services. The Unilabs Group employs more than 5,300 people worldwide, successfully operating laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging facilities in 12 countries, and generating annual revenues of EUR 673m in 2015. Its network of facilities provides its customers with one of the broadest geographic footprints of any clinical laboratory and medical diagnostic services provider in Europe.

Walder Wyss acts as Swiss legal counsel to Apax as seller in this transaction. The Walder Wyss team is being led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, M&A, Capital Markets) and further includes Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Michael Isler (Managing Associate, IP/IT), Alexandre Both (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax), Fabienne Anner (Associate, Corporate/M&A), David M. Hill (Associate, Labor law) and Valentin Wiesner (Trainee, Banking & Finance).


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