On 30 March 2017, Boston Scientific announced agreement to acquire Symetis for USD 435 million in cash.
Simultaneously, Symetis halted its planned IPO on Euronext Paris, which had been very well received by the investment community.
Transaction Consulting supported Symetis during the IPO-preparation and the project management (PMO). This enabled the executive management to focus on the daily business and the most important aspects of the transactions.
Khaled Bahi, Symetis’ CFO, comments: “Lars has worked together with us for a long period of time, and he was extremely valuable in calming down and keeping control over the different work streams and thereby enabling me and the management team in setting the right priorities.”
Lars-Kristian Bråten from Transaction Consulting adds: “IPO-candidates are normally also very attractive trade-sale candidates. IPO-preparation over time is therefore a good investment.”
Transaction Consulting is a Boutique Advisory Firm based in Zurich supporting companies and entrepreneurs with growth funding, M&A as well as IPO- and trade-sale preparation and execution.
Swisscom Event & Media Solutions acquired, as of 29th of September 2015, the Swiss business of the international video-communication agency World Television. By doing so, Swisscom Event & Media Solutions broadens their existing range of video and streaming services and becomes the Swiss market leader within the business customer segment for online video communication and live streaming.
The entire team as well as clients of World Television Switzerland are acquired by Swisscom Event & Media Solutions. The clients will benefit from a diversified service portfolio and a continuously developing online video competence.
The acquisition price remains confidential. Thomas Rajman, head of business development at Swisscom Event & Media Solutions is pleased with the takeover: „World Television is an established, premium provider within the video communication market and therefore fits very well into Swisscom Event & Media Solutions. Together with our new colleagues we can provide our clients with an innovative and at the same time a reliable digital event experience focusing on quality, sustainability and trust.“
Transaction Consulting (Zurich) was the transaction advisor to Swisscom Event & Media Solutions.
Together with Swisscom Event & Media Solutions and World Television Switzerland, we are pleased with the successful completion of this transaction.
The shareholders of both companies have jointly incorporated “Reservix Holding AG”, which has taken over all shares of Reservix and AD ticket. Through this merger, Freiburg based Reservix Holding AG becomes the second biggest ticketing company in Germany with 250 employees serving 5400 event organizers, 2500 pre-sale ticketing vendors and over 300 media partners from offices in Freiburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg and Oldenburg.
Transaction Consulting (Zurich) was the transaction advisor to Reservix GmbH.
Together with the shareholders of Reservix GmbH and AD ticket GmbH, we are pleased with the successful completion of this transaction.
Tamedia becomes the majority shareholder of Starticket AG with the acquisition of shares from founder Peter Hürlimann as well as from Urs Brunner, Hans Syz and Bruno Widmer’s company Brino Holding AG. Peter Hürlimann stays on as the CEO and retains 25 percent ownership together with the management team. Tamedia has been given the option to acquire additional shares from Peter Hürlimann and the management team until 2018.
Transaction Consulting was the exclusive transaction advisor to the shareholders of Starticket AG.
Together with the shareholders and management of Starticket, we are pleased with the successful completion of this transaction.