A multidisciplinary KPMG team consisting of KPMG Legal, KPMG Deal Advisory and KPMG Tax advised Bell Food Group AG ("Bell Food Group") on the acquisition of Hügli Holding Aktiengesellschaft ("Hügli Group").
KPMG advised Bell Food Group holistically on this transaction, including in connection with due diligence (legal, finance, tax, pension, real estate and IT), SPA, public tender offer, capital increase by way of a rights offering as well as delisting and cancellation of the remaining shares.
The Bell Food Group is one of the leading processors of meat and convenience specialists in Europe, and the number one in Switzerland. More than 10,000 employees generated revenues of CHF 3.6 billion in 2017. The Bell Food Group is listed on the Swiss stock exchange.
The Hügli Group is an international food company that specializes in the production and distribution of soups, sauces, bouillons, seasonings, antipasti, pasta and rice meals. The Hügli Group is listed on the Swiss stock exchange.
The KPMG team included Jürg Meisterhans (Project Lead), Reto Schumacher (M&A Legal), Therese Amstutz (M&A Legal), Gabriel Meier (M&A Legal), Patric Roth (Deal Advisory), Hannes Kurz (Deal Advisory), Claudia Schaub (M&A Tax), Ulrich Prien (Real Estate), Prafull Sharma (IT) and other cross-functional specialists in Switzerland and abroad.