Emmi secures CHF 700m acquisition financing

Niederer Kraft Frey advised UBS Switzerland AG as arranger, agent and original lender on a CHF 700 million bridge loan facility for Emmi Group’s planned acquisition of the Mademoiselle Desserts Group.

Emmi is listed on SIX Swiss Exchange and is the leading manufacturer of high-quality dairy products in Switzerland. With the contemplated acquisition of the French Mademoiselle Desserts Group, Emmi will expand its dessert portfolio to include French inspired cakes and desserts, thus opening new market opportunities for Emmi to play a leading global role in the growing premium dessert category.

The NKF team was led by M&A/Finance partners Adrian Koller and Philip Spoerlé, working with associate Reto Seiler, junior associate Manuel Constam (both M&A/Finance) and partner Markus Kronauer (Tax).