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11 June 2018: Klingelnberg AG launches IPO

Niederer Kraft Frey advised Klingelnberg AG in connection with its initial public offering that launched today. The offering consists of up to 512,800 new shares and up to 4,105,651 existing shares with an over-allotment option of up to 461,845 existing shares. The existing shares will be sourced from the Klingelnberg family, the current sole and future anchor shareholder. The price range for the offered shares has been set at CHF 45 to CHF 54 per share, implying an offer volume of approximately CHF 210 million to CHF 245 million in the base offering, and approximately CHF 230 million to CHF 270 million including the over-allotment option.

Klingelnberg is a global market leader in developing and manufacturing premium machine tools for bevel gear and cylindrical gear machining and precision measuring centers for gears. In addition, Klingelnberg is one of the few providers of machine tools and measuring centers for gear production that also manufacturers bevel gears itself to customer specifications.

The NKF team was led by Capital Markets partner Till Spillmann, working with counsel Christina Del Vecchio, senior associate Andrea Giger, associate Ivo von Büren and junior associates Alexander Fisch and Pascal Hodel on Capital Markets, partners Markus Kronauer and Thomas Graf, counsels Andrea Nordin and Christina Rinne on Tax, partner Clara-Ann Gordon on Technology and Nicolas Birkhäuser on Competition.

11 June 2018: Capvis Equity II LP sells Lista Holding to GreatStar Group in a cross-border acquisition

Niederer Kraft Frey advised Capvis Equity II LP on the sale of its portfolio company Lista Holding AG to the Chinese GreatStar Group. Lista manufactures workshop and warehouse furnishings and is the European leader in its segments, employing approximately 500 people. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A partner Ulysses von Salis, working with Deirdre Ni Annrachain, associate, Shu Bernet-Zhang, associate, Alex Attinger, junior associate and Corinne Russi, junior associate.

4 June 2018: Deutsche Telekom AG invests in Series A financing round of Spearhead AG

Niederer Kraft Frey advised Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn, Germany, as investor in the Series A financing round of Spearhead AG.

Spearhead AG with its headquarters in Zurich was founded in 2015 and delivers accident, damage and automotive lifecycle analytics. It provides services and platforms for optimised end-to-end claims processing benefitting all involved parties: automotive insurances and customers.

The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A partner Patrik R. Peyer working with Corporate/M&A senior associate Moritz Maurer and Corporate/M&A junior associate Carlo Egle.

18 June 2018: NKF in cooperation with SECA hosts "Venture Capital: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow" panel with Dick Kramlich

On 18 June 2018, Niederer Kraft Frey in cooperation with Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) hosts the "Venture Capital: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow" panel with Dick Kramlich, one of the trendsetters in the Venture Capital industry.

Dick Kramlich will provide insights into his own and early experience with Venture Capital and will discuss, together with industry professionals, current trends and possible future developments.

The event welcomes investors, fund and asset managers, entrepreneurs and start-ups and everyone interested and engaged with the topic. For non SECA members participation upon request only.

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14 – 16 June 2018: Niederer Kraft Frey sponsors the AIJA/IBA Seminar "Deal or no Deal? The ABC and XYZ of Negotiating an M&A Transaction"

Niederer Kraft Frey is delighted to support the Seminar "Deal or no Deal? The ABC and XYZ of Negotiating an M&A Transaction" in Mallorca, Spain, which is organized by AJIA, the international Association of Young Lawyers, and IBA, the International Bar Association.

NKF senior associate Moritz Maurer is part of the organising committee and will lead as table head the discussions on "Auction vs Privately Negotiated Transactions".

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25 May 2018: NKF and SECA invite to its first SECA Workshop Venture Capital

Niederer Kraft Frey and the Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) are pleased to host its first "SECA Workshop Venture Capital: Theory and Practice of Investing" on 25-26 May 2018.

The workshop will demonstrate the differences between venture capital and other asset types, cover most important market players and their business models and explain how venture capital is regulated and how investments work.

Beside these topics, success stories from the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital will also be covered. Renowned speakers from businesses, research and development further contribute to combine theory with practice.

NKF Corporate/M&A partners Patrik R. Peyer and Ulysses von Salis will provide an overview of legal aspects in this context, covering the questions "How to get in?" and "how to get out?".

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