Bär & Karrer acted as legal counsel to Guess Europe in the transaction. Walder Wyss acted as legal advisor to UBS Switzerland AG and Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.
Guess Europe Sagl have entered into a EUR 250 million sustainability-linked revolving credit facility with UBS Switzerland AG as Mandated Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner, Sustainability Coordinator, Agent and Lender and with Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG as Mandated Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Lender as well as additional international banks as part of a syndicate.
Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess, Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, eyewear, footwear, and other related consumer products. Guess products are distributed through branded Guess stores as well as better department and specialty stores around the world.
The Bär & Karrer team was led by Paolo Bottini (Picture) and included Faton Aliu, Micha Schilling, Saliba Betar, Edoardo Buzzi and Nico Hunziker (all Financing, M&A and Corporate) as well as Daniel Lehmann and Michel Morelato (both Tax).
The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Banking Finance), Roger Ammann (Managing Associate, Banking Finance), Sylvia Anthamatten (Managing Associate, IP), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax) and Elisha Odenheimer (Trainee, Banking Finance).
Involved fees earner: Faton Aliu – Bär & Karrer; Saliba Betar – Bär & Karrer; Paolo Bottini – Bär & Karrer; Edoardo Buzzi – Bär & Karrer; Nico Hunziker – Bär & Karrer; Daniel Lehmann – Bär & Karrer; Michel Morelato – Bär & Karrer; Micha Schilling – Bär & Karrer; Roger Ammann – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Sylvia Anthamatten – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Maurus Winzap – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Lukas Wyss – Walder Wyss Ltd.;