Zalando SE acquires 3D-body-scan start-up Fision AG
16 October 2020 – Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, makes another strategic investment in the customer experience by acquiring the Zurich-based software company Fision. Leveraging state of the art computer vision technology, Fision’s innovative body scanning app and virtual dressing room help consumers easily see how a garment would fit on their body. Zalando also plans to expand the site in Zurich – one of Europe's tech hotspots – into a tech hub with around 150 jobs.
Walder Wyss advised the Fision shareholders on the legal and tax aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Hans Rudolf Trüeb (Partner, IPIT) and Ramona Wyss (Partner, Transactions) and also included Irène Suter-Sieber (Partner, Labour Law), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), Jasmin Büeler (Trainee, Transactions/IPIT) and Viktoriya Chernaya (Trainee, Transactions).