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Baker McKenzie advised Credit Suisse on the acquisition financing for the acquisition of n3k Informatik GmbH (n3k) by INVISION Beteiligungsberatung GmbH (INVISION) from VR Equitypartner GmbH and MEH Beteiligungs GmbH.

Baker McKenzie Germany's Banking & Finance partner Dr. Oliver Socher is the lead advisor on the financing structure.

"The transaction is a great success for our client as well as for us. With a well-rehearsed team and our experience in financing deals, we were able to support our client in the successful completion of the financing transaction," comments Dr. Oliver Socher on the transaction.

The company n3k, headquartered in Heilbronn and with operating companies in Germany, the USA and Canada, is a fast-growing IT service provider. It specialises in a broad range of software solutions for network management. n3k’s customer base includes 14 of the companies listed in the DAX 30. The n3k Group currently has around 60 employees.

INVISION, an equity investment company based in Switzerland and Germany, was founded in 1997 and has since become one of the leading investment companies for succession situations and growth financing in Europe. INVISION invests into established midsized companies while focusing on succession cases. Last year KWM advised the Swiss team at INVISION in connection with the purchase of Reisenthel and the related acquisition financing.

The Banking & Finance-Team of Baker McKenzie regularly advises a large number of German and international financial institutions. In addition to Credit Suisse, amongst the most recent clients are such institutions as BNPP, Commerzbank, DEKA, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, ING Bank, LBBW, MUFG, NordLB, SCB and UBS.

Legal advisor to Credit Suisse:
Baker McKenzie

Lead: Banking & Finance: Dr. Oliver Socher (partner, Frankfurt)

Team: Banking & Finance: Silke Fritz (counsel), Philipp Thimm (associate, both Frankfurt), Ye Cecilia Hong (partner, New York)

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