Baker McKenzie Switzerland advised Mateco group ("Mateco"), an international supplier of rentable working platforms, on its acquisition of Maltech Holding AG and subsidiaries ("Maltech"), the Swiss market leader for rentable lifting platforms, which includes the rental business Maltech and distribution company Skyworker Trade. The acquisition represents the next step in Mateco's long-term growth strategy to strengthen its position in selected markets, including Switzerland. 

Mateco is one of the leading suppliers of rentable working platforms, with a fleet of rental equipment currently comprising over 40,000 working platforms. The company was established over 50 years ago and runs 150 locations in Europe, Panama, Mexico and Chile. 

Maltech, also established over 50 years ago, is the Swiss market leader for rentable lifting platform technology. With more than 40 rental stations, eight service locations and eight training centers throughout Switzerland, the company offers support for implementation, maintenance and professional training for secure usage of lifting platforms. 

Baker McKenzie advised Mateco on all legal aspects of the transaction.

Co-led by partners Dominique Maes (M&A, Brussels), Alexander Fischer (M&A, Zurich) and Matthias Trautmann (M&A, Zurich), the Baker McKenzie team consisted of Ramon Tissafi (senior associate M&A, Zurich), Roger Thomi (partner antitrust, Zurich), Jasmin Voegtli (associate M&A, Zurich), Christophe Reitze (associate real estate, Zurich), Eva Kriechbaumer (senior associate M&A, Munich), Andreas Becker (associate employment, Zurich) and Adrian Moftakhari (associate banking & finance, Zurich).

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