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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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).


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).


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