Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has advised real estate advisory company Wüest Partner AG in their acquisition and integration of real estate tech firm Homadata from its multiple shareholders, through certain acquisitions and partial exchanges of shares.

Effective 1 July 2020, Homadata, headquartered in Paris, France, has become a subsidiary of Switzerland-based Wüest Partner. It will continue to operate independently as part of the Wüest Partner group, with John-Guy Park (Founder of Homadata) as Managing Director. Homadata specializes in collecting and analyzing real estate, econometric and socio-demographic data in order to provide an objective decision-making tool for real estate transactions.

The transaction grows Wüest Partner’s geographic footprint as Paris becomes the group’s 10th location. With Homadata’s wide range of consulting and valuation services and digital solutions for the real estate sector, the group will be able to strengthen its capabilities in data, analytics and technology on an international level.

Baker McKenzie has advised on all aspects of the transaction, including structuring of the acquisition, due diligence, negotiations, tax, IT matters, employment, corporate. The cross-border team of Baker McKenzie lawyers from Geneva, Zurich and Paris was led by Jingjin Guo (Partner, M&A and Finance) and comprised among others Olivier Ducrey (Real Estate), Guillaume Le Camus, René Schreiber and Robin Gaulier (Tax), Viviana Cibelli, Solenne Gilles and Sarah Belahcen (Corporate).
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