Deals & Cases

JBF Finance SA and Bobst Group SA close credit facilities totaling CHF 419,500,000

22 marzo 2023 – JBF Finance SA and Bobst Group SA signed a CHF 419,500,000 term loan and revolving credit facilities with UBS Switzerland AG and Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd as original lenders and arrangers aimed at refinancing the bridge facilities granted to JBF Finance SA for the purpose of financing its public tender offer for Bobst Group SA (going private) and a revolving facility to provided Bobst Group SA with a general corporate and working capital credit line.

JBF Finance SA is the holding company of Bobst Group SA and belongs to members of the Bobst family.

Bobst Group SA is one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries.

Walder Wyss advised JBF Finance SA and Bobst Group SA on this transaction. The team was led by Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Banking & Finance), and further included Béatrice Viertl Bujard (Counsel, Banking & Finance), Fouad Sayegh (Partner, Tax) and Emilia Rebetez (Managing Associate, Tax).