Inflexion acquires majority stake in dss+ from Gyrus Capital
6 March 2023 – Inflexion and Gyrus Capital have entered into an agreement for Inflexion to acquire a majority stake in dss+, a leading provider of operations management consulting services with a purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future. Gyrus and dss+ management will retain a significant minority. The Inflexion investment is being made from Buyout Fund VI which closed on £2.5 billion in March 2022.
dss+ is a global business headquartered in Switzerland that supports clients to reduce risk, transform culture, maximize impact and improve sustainability by operating more responsibly. The business is primarily focused on consulting to high-risk industries where safety, culture transformation, operations and sustainability services are mission critical.
The deal is subject to regulatory approvals.
Walder Wyss AG acted as Swiss legal counsel to Inflexion and its global legal advisor Travers Smith. The team has been led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included André Kuhn (Partner, Corporate), David Borer (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Dominik Aerni (Counsel, Corporate/M&A), Samuel Lieberherr (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Roger Ammann (Managing Associate, Finance), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), Tervel Stoyanov (Counsel, Finance), Ivan Dunjic (Managing Associate, Litigation), Claudia Weber (Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A), Sylvia Anthamatten (Managing Associate, IP/IT), Anaëlle Genoud (Senior Associate, Finance), Erik Lanz (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Martin Greuter (Associate, Employment).