Unit8 joins forces with Sagard NewGen as new investor

On 8 December 2022, Unit8 and Sagard NewGen announced the commencement of a growth investment by Sagard NewGen in Unit8 SA. With this investment, Sagard NewGen will help Unit8 to fulfill a vision shared with Unit8 management to build a leading European data, analytics and AI consulting firm.

Founded in 2017, Unit8 is a leading Swiss data services company with a mission to help its clients turn data into value with a mix of data science, analytics and AI. Unit8 operates at the intersection of technology and business to accompany its customers at every step of their data & AI journey by offering end to end portfolio of services (Consulting & Strategic Advisory, Data & AI Solutions, Data & AI Platforms, Data Operations and MLOps). In 2022, Unit8 was recognised as the “Fastest Growing Firm” in Switzerland by the Financial Times.

Niederer Kraft Frey advised the shareholders of Unit8 on all legal aspects of the transaction. The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A partners Philip Spoerlé and Andrea Giger, working with senior associates Katalin Siklosi and Julia Tolstova (both Corporate/M&A), partners Adrian Koller (Finance) and Catherine Grun (Commercial), counsel Janine Reudt-Demont (IP/IT), as well as senior associates Annina Fey (Real Estate) and Livia Keller (Employment).