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

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Alexandre Both is a partner at Walder Wyss. He specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. His practice also covers a wide range of finance transactions, in particular acquisition finance, real estate finance and commodity trade finance. He also advises on general corporate and contractual matters.

Alexandre Both was educated at Fribourg University (lic. iur. 1999) and St. Gallen University (lic. oec., specialisation in finance and capital markets, 2002). He worked for many years 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 and Vaud Bar Registries 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
lic. iur. et lic. oec., Attorney at Law
Partner

Alexandre Both is a partner at Walder Wyss. He specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. His practice also covers a wide range of finance transactions, in particular acquisition finance, real estate finance and commodity trade finance. He also advises on general corporate and contractual matters.

Alexandre Both was educated at Fribourg University (lic. iur. 1999) and St. Gallen University (lic. oec., specialisation in finance and capital markets, 2002). He worked for many years 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 and Vaud Bar Registries 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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Silhouette Wellness closes sale of three fitness centers in Geneva and Lausanne

On 15 May 2018, Silhouette Wellness SA, a company of the Migros Group, closed the sale of three fitness centers in Geneva (Silhouette Wilson and PURE Champel) and Lausanne (Silhouette Rue Valentin, Lausanne). The sale was made to Wellness Sport Geneva SA. 

Walder Wyss Ltd. has advised the Migros Group on the transaction. The team was led by Alexandre Both (Partner, M&A) and included Grégoire Henriod (Associate, M&A).


Artisa Real Estate AG acquires EDDC SA

On 17 April 2018, Artisa Real Estate AG, in Zug, acquired EDDC SA, in Geneva. The investment amount exceeded CHF 20 mio. Following two acquisitions in Zurich, Artisa Real Estate AG continues its expansion strategy in Switzerland in the micro apartment sector. Micro Living Developer AG, an affiliate of Artisa Real Estate AG, will develop the property owned by EDDC SA at Rue du Rocher in Lausanne in micro apartments.

Walder Wyss Ltd. has advised Artisa Real Estate AG on the transaction. The team was led by Davide Jermini (Partner Lugano, M&A) et Alexandre Both (Partner Lausanne, M&A) and included Robert Desax (Managing Associate, Tax) and Grégoire Henriod (Associate, M&A).


Fedrus International acquires Umicore's building products business

Fedrus International completed on 29 September 2017 the acquisition of Umicore's Building Products business. The transaction represents an equity value of EUR 70 millions.

Fedrus International is a Belgian group active in the distribution of roofing and façade materials. It specialises in EPDM rubber and roof sealing systems for the European market.

Walder Wyss Ltd. has advised Fedrus International as Swiss legal counsel to the transaction. The team was led by Alexandre Both (Counsel, Corporate/M&A) and included Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), David Hill (Associate, Employment), Christian Lütolf (Associate, Corporate/Insurance) and Carmen Spichiger (Junior Associate, Corporate/M&A).


Acquisition of Defferrard & Lanz by MoneyPark

MoneyPark, a technology-based mortgage intermediary, has acquired Lausanne-based Defferrard & Lanz SA. Defferrard & Lanz is a mortgage intermediary having a strong position in French-speaking Switzerland, while MoneyPark is primarily present in German-speaking Switzerland and Ticino.

Walder Wyss acted as advisor to the shareholders of Defferrard & Lanz. The Walder Wyss team was led by Luc Defferrard (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Alexandre Both (Counsel, Corporate/M&A), Robert Desax (Managing Associate, Tax), Laurent Schmidt (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Stéphanie Junod (Associate, Corporate/M&A).


Castleton closes credit facilities totaling USD 3.6 Billion

Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI), a global commodities merchant, closed two credit facilities totaling USD 3.6 billion. The facilities include a committed senior secured working capital facility and a committed unsecured revolving credit facility. The senior secured facility is comprised of a USD 1.25 billion 3-year tranche and a USD 2.0 billion 364-day tranche. The unsecured facility is comprised of a single USD 350 million 364-day tranche. The proceeds will refinance CCI’s existing USD 3.0 billion senior secured facility and USD 300 million unsecured facility signed in June 2016, fund general corporate purposes and provide letters of credit for the company’s merchanting activities in multiple countries. The senior secured facility features a USD 1.0 billion accordion which remains available to support future growth.

Walder Wyss advised CCI on all Swiss law related aspects of the financing. The Walder Wyss team was led by Alexandre Both (Counsel, Banking & Finance) and Luc Defferrard (Partner, Banking & Finance) and included Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax) and Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, Banking & Finance).


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