Deals & Cases

Deals & Cases

October 2010

Robeco (Switzerland) Ltd. merged into SAM Sustainable Asset Management Ltd.

SAM Sustainable Asset Management Ltd. (SAM SAM), a leading investment boutique focusing exclusively on sustainability investing, announced that it has successfully completed the merger of Robeco (Switzerland) Ltd. into SAM SAM on 1 October 2010. Both companies were wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Robeco Group, an asset management arm of the Rabobank Group offering investment products and services to institutional and private investors worldwide.

By way of the merger, Robeco Group and its subsidiary SAM Sustainable Asset Management Ltd. are optimizing their organizational and legal structure in Switzerland. SAM Sustainable Asset Management Ltd. will distribute the group's products and services alongside its own range of sustainability products.

Lenz & Staehelin advised the Robeco Group in this transaction. The team was led by Beat Kühni (Overall, M&A, Corporate), François Rayroux (Regulatory) and Pascal Hinny (Taxes) and included Olivier Nicod (Regulatory), Stephan Erni and Dominik Kaczmarczyk (both M&A, Corporate).

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