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Moritz Maurer

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Moritz Maurer

Niederer Kraft Frey

Moritz Maurer focuses on mergers & acquisitions, in particular as buyer's advisor of privately held companies in various industries (especially retail). Other areas of work include joint ventures, venture capital and private equity transactions as well as corporate law.

Niederer Kraft Frey is a leading full-service Swiss law firm based in Zurich and Geneva with an international approach. We work closely with our clients in Switzerland and internationally to implement strategic goals, strengthen businesses and navigate change effectively.

Since 1936, we have been home to exceptional lawyers distinguished by their curiosity, flexible thinking and sound judgement.

We are an international team of more than 140 lawyers, of whom 50 are partners. The focus of Niederer Kraft Frey is the business of our clients.

We offer integrated advice across the whole spectrum of corporate, finance and business law. We have a long track record of dealing effectively with complex challenges by combining legal excellence with a commercial focus. Over decades, Niederer Kraft Frey has worked on the most significant and demanding matters in the Swiss market. This is the foundation of our distinct market knowledge, legal expertise and our capacity for innovative thought.

Niederer Kraft Frey is known to provide practical, straightforward and hands-on advice. As a market leader in Switzerland, we are always on top of the latest developments and have a decades-long proven track record of teaming up successfully with the world's best international law firms and national champions.

We put the interests of our clients at the very top of our priorities. Our professional independence and our freedom from internal constraints flow from our understanding of the role of a lawyer as an independent professional advisor.

Our flexible approach means we can work in fluid team sizes, within or across practice areas and industry sectors, depending on client need. Your project, not our internal structures, defines your NKF team.

We harness our network of leading firms in other jurisdictions to form tailored, seamless project teams across borders quickly. We are always ready to meet your next challenge in the most efficient and effective way.

Transgourmet Switzerland acquires POMONA SUISSE

Niederer Kraft Frey advised Transgourmet Switzerland AG on the acquisition of POMONA SUISSE AG.

Transgourmet Holding AG, a subsidiary of the Coop Group, is active in the cash & carry and wholesale supplies market in Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain, France, Austria and, via Transgourmet Switzerland AG, Switzerland. Transgourmet is the second biggest wholesaler in Europe.

The Coop Group operates in the retail as well as wholesale and production sectors. In the retail sector, Coop operates supermarkets and various specialist formats in Switzerland. In wholesale, the Coop Group operates through Transgourmet. With more than 94'000 employees, Coop generates net sales of approximately CHF 34.2 billion.

POMONA SUISSE AG is a wholesaler with a wide range of products for the gastronomy in German- and French-speaking Switzerland. POMONA SUISSE AG includes the companies DMFD SA (trading under the brands Dupasquier and MultiFood), Gastromer SA, MultiFood SA and E.J. GmŸr AG.

With this acquisition, Transgourmet is strengthening its expertise in innovative product ranges as well as in sales and logistics.

The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A partner Moritz Maurer, working with senior associate Melania Sirbu, associates Alexander Gšbel and Tania Luminuku, junior associates Luca Heinrich and Camille Stucker (all Corporate/M&A), partner Janine Reudt-Demont (Intellectual Property/Technology) and associate Daniela Lštscher (Employment).

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