Klingel Medical Metal’s Acquisition of Ruetschi Group

Renzenbrink & Partner, Wenger Vieli and Milbank advised Klingel medical metal on the deal. Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to the sellers in this transaction.

Klingel-medical metal group, a portfolio company of IK VIII Fund (“IK”), announced the acquisition of Ruetschi Technology Holding AG (“Ruetschi”).

Ruetschi is a leading Swiss full service provider of sterile packaged single-use medical devices with a special focus on orthopaedics and spinal surgery.

Based in Muntelier, Switzerland, the MedTech group companies forming Ruetschi operate additional facilities in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland) and Renquishausen (Germany) and employ more than 200 employees.

By the acquisition of Ruetschi, Klingel medical metal with more than 600 employees worldwide, adds further manufacturing capabilities and leading MedTech customers to its established platform in Switzerland.

The Renzenbrink & Partner team included partners Dr Niels Maier (Picture), Dr Ulf Renzenbrink (both Corporate/PE) and Marc H. Kotyrba (Tax/PE) as well as counsel Christopher Blumenthal and associates Dr Alexander Haunschild (both Corporate/PE) and Marie Eikmeier (Tax/PE).

The Bär & Karrer  team was co-led by Christoph Neeracher and Philippe Seiler and further included Carlo Hunter, Patrick Zumsteg and Dominique Nguyen (all M&A), Susanne Schreiber, Martin Leu and Kerim Tbaishat (all Tax), Markus Wang (IP/IT) as well as Thomas Stoltz and Ignaz Müller (both Notarial Services).

The Wenger Vieli was co-led by Christoph Schmid (Partner, M&A) and Marc Walter (Senior Associate, M&A) together with Barbara Brauchli Rohrer (Partner, Tax) and included Michael Tschudin (Partner, Competition), Claudia Keller (Counsel, IP), Jonas Bühlmann (Senior Associate, Tax), Patrick Näf (Senior Associate, Employment), Kevin Wilhelm Vangehr (Associate, M&A), Yannic Lütolf (Associate, Real Estate), Mark Stocker (Associate, Employment), Cedric Fischer (Associate, M&A), Una Paunovic (Junior Lawyer) and Amina Ouakrim (Junior Lawyer).

The Milbank team that advised Klingel on the financial aspects of the transaction, was led by partner Barbara Mayer-Trautmann and included associates Jennifer Seipelt and Anna Merkl (all Finance, Munich).

Involved fees earner: Carlo Hunter – Bär & Karrer; Martin Leu – Bär & Karrer; Ignaz Müller – Bär & Karrer; Christoph Neeracher – Bär & Karrer; Dominique Nguyen – Bär & Karrer; Susanne Schreiber – Bär & Karrer; Philippe Seiler – Bär & Karrer; Thomas Stoltz – Bär & Karrer; Kerim Tbaishat – Bär & Karrer; Markus Wang – Bär & Karrer; Patrick Zumsteg – Bär & Karrer; Barbara Mayer-Trautmann – Milbank LLP; Anna Elizabeth Merkl – Milbank LLP; Jennifer Seipelt – Milbank LLP; Christopher Blumenthal – Renzenbrink & Partner; Marie Eikmeier – Renzenbrink & Partner; Alexander Haunschild – Renzenbrink & Partner; Marc Holger Kotyrba – Renzenbrink & Partner; Niels Maier – Renzenbrink & Partner; Ulf Renzenbrink – Renzenbrink & Partner; Barbara Brauchli Rohrer – Wenger Vieli; Jonas Bühlmann – Wenger Vieli; Cedric Fischer – Wenger Vieli; Claudia Keller – Wenger Vieli; Yannic Lütolf – Wenger Vieli; Patrick Näf – Wenger Vieli; Christoph Schmid – Wenger Vieli; Mark Stocker – Wenger Vieli; Michael Tschudin – Wenger Vieli; Kevin Vangehr – Wenger Vieli; Marc Walter – Wenger Vieli;

Law Firms: Bär & Karrer; Milbank LLP; Renzenbrink & Partner; Wenger Vieli;

Clients: KLINGEL medical metal GmbH; Ruetschi Technology AG;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler