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Private Equity & Venture Capital

Whatever form of participation they choose, private investors, venture capital and private equity funds, and investor groups can rely on our advice to help them navigate their way through the complex legal, tax, and regulatory issues that accompany their transactions. Walder Wyss supports its clients during every step of the investment process, including providing assistance in developing investment vehicles, placing shares, selling equity stakes to other investors or industrial investors, and advising on buyouts and IPOs.

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Products & experience

Our key areas of activity are:

  • Providing comprehensive advice to private equity buyout funds (which invest directly in mature companies) during the process of structuring acquisition holdings for their investments
  • Performing due diligence services
  • Drafting contractual documentation, e.g. share purchase agreements, financing agreements and shareholder agreements, subscription agreements and convertible bond contracts
  • Developing strategies and drafting documentation for the execution of public takeovers, followed, for example, by a squeeze-out of minority shareholders and the delisting of the company
  • Assisting with the legal structuring of debt and mezzanine financing for buyout acquisitions
  • Advising private equity funds and venture capital funds on constructing investment vehicles and drawing up issue documents
  • In collaboration with our teams specialising in information technology and telecommunications and intellectual property law, we also advise various venture capital funds with regard to direct investments in biotechnology, medical technology and technology companies. In this area, too, we offer due diligence services and compile the requisite contract documentation, e.g. shareholder agreements, subscription agreements and convertible bond contracts.
  • We assist funds of funds and institutional and private investors with the legal, tax and regulatory due diligence of the funds they intend to invest in

Finally, Walder Wyss advises private equity funds and venture capital funds on constructing investment vehicles and drawing up issue documents. We also assist such funds with legal, tax and regulatory structuring issues.

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