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M&A Report

M&A Report

The report provides an overview of the M&A activities in Switzerland.

The report provides an overview of the M&A activities in Switzerland.

There were 168 M&A deals with Swiss involvement in the first half of 2018, worth a total of USD 78 billion. These figures represent an increase in both the number and value of transactions over the previous year (2017: 160 deals worth a total of USD 69.3 billion). Given the increased efforts to transform business and operating models, there will likely be additional strategic partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions in the second half of the year.

Top 10 Swiss M&A transactions from January to June 2018

Announced date Target Stake in % Target country Bidder Bidder country Value (USDm)
March GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare 37 United Kingdom GlaxoSmithKline Plc United Kingdom 13,039
April AveXis, Inc. 100 USA Novartis AG Switzerland 8,700
May Starbucks Corporation (Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice distribution business) USA Nestle S.A. Switzerland 7,150
May Techem GmbH 100 Germany

Partners Group; Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ); Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan

Switzerland; Canada 5,358
January Patron Spirits International AG 70 Switzerland Bacardi Limited Bermuda


May Rosneft Oil Company OAO 9 Russia Qatar Investment Authority Qatar 4,427
January YOOX Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP) 75 Italy Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA Switzerland 3,240
May SIX Payment Services AG 100 Switzerland Worldline SA France 3,046
January Nestle SA (US Confectionery Business) USA Ferrero SpA Italy 2,800
January Clariant AG 25 Switzerland Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Saudi Arabia 2,502


Number and value of deals per quarter

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