Switzerland

M&A Report 

In addition to our M&A Yearbook we create a quarterly M&A reports that reflect the activities of the Swiss M&A market.

 

After last year's comparatively subdued performance, Switzerland's M&A market got off to a stronger start in 2014. While there was a slight increase in the number of mergers and acquisitions, the value of those transactions rose considerably compared to the first quarter of 2013. With transactions totaling USD 26 billion, this quarter recorded the highest total transaction volume since the second quarter of 2012 when the Glencore/Xstrata megadeal was announced. In fact, the 76 transactions reported were generally of a higher level. Several of them were even valued at over USD 1 billion, something that both highlights the market's momentum and shows that the high volume was not merely the result of a few large individual deals.

Top Swiss M&A transactions Q1 2014

 

Announced date Target Stake Target country Bidder Bidder country Value (USDm)

Feb 2014

Share Buy-Back L'Oreal SA

8

 France

L'Oreal SA

France

 8,235

Feb 2014 MultiPlan, Inc.

100

 United States Partners Group Holding; Starr Investment Holdings, LLC Switzerland

 4,400

Mar 2014 Commodities Unit (JP Morgan Chase)

100

 United States Mercuria Energy Trading SA Switzerland

 3,472

Jan 2014 Foster Wheeler AG

100

 Switzerland Amec Plc United Kingdom

2,851

Feb 2014 Swisscom AG

6

 Switzerland Unknown Investors Unknown

1,370

Jan 2014 Sulzer Metco AG

100

 Switzerland OC Oerlikon Corp AG Switzerland

1,104

Feb 2014 Fermaca

>50

 Mexico Partners Group Holding AG Switzerland

 750

Mar 2014 Cloverhill Bakery

100

 United States Aryzta AG Switzerland

 673

Mar 2014 Pineridge Bakery Inc

100

 Canada Aryzta AG Switzerland

 340

Jan 2014 Galderma S.A.

100

 Switzerland CSA Real Estate Switzerland Switzerland

 328

 

Number and value of deals per quarter

 


M&A Yearbook

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The "M&A Yearbook" provides an overview of the mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland over the last year well as an outlook for the coming year.