Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has advised a group of sellers, led by Patrimonium Asset Management AG (“Patrimonium”), on the sale of SMB Holding SA ("SMB“), a leading European medical contract manufacturing company, to Marle International SAS ("Marle“), a company backed by the financial sponsors IK Investment Partners and The Carlyle Group.

Patrimonium is an independent Swiss alternative asset management company active in real estate, private debt and private equity investments and infrastructure.  In the field of private equity, by funds advised by Patrimonium Private Equity Advisors AG, Patrimonium invests in and supports mid-sized companies located in the DACH region to enable them to increase their market position, in parallel to investing in product and market development, through acquisitions and digitalisation.

Marle’s acquisition of SMB represents a landmark transaction in the ongoing consolidation process of the European medical contract manufacturing industry.

Baker McKenzie advised the group of sellers, led by Patrimonium Private Equity Advisors AG, with a team led by Alexander Fischer (Partner, Zurich), the Baker McKenzie team included Petra Hanselmann (Partner, Zurich), Hans Koch (Partner, Zurich), Roger Bischof (Associate, Zurich), Philippine Bossy (Associate, Zurich), Matthias Trautmann (Associate, Zurich), Selina Many (Associate, Zurich); Alain Sauty (Partner, Paris) and Auriane Wessels (Associate, Paris).


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