03 05 2016

Largest IPO of 2016 in Europe

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has acted as international legal counsel for UBS AG, Credit Suisse AG, and the underwriting syndicate on the Swiss IPO of VAT Group AG.


At CHF 621 million, the IPO is the largest in Europe so far this year. The shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the offering represented a 46% stake in the company, reducing ownership of Partners Group and Capvis, who had acquired VAT Group in 2014, to 45%.  The Freshfields team was led by London partners Simone Bono and Ashar Qureshi, assisted by associates Taylor Souter and Erin Gray and secondee Andreas Mueller. Involved fees earner: Simone Bono - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Ashar Qureshi - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Taylor Souter - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Erin Gray - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Andreas Mueller - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

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