Competing Public Tender Offers for PubliGroupe

Lenz & Staehelin advises the Board of Directors of SIX-listed PubliGroupe SA on all matters in connection with the competing public tender offers of Tamedia AG and Swisscom AG for shares in PubliGroupe. In this context Lenz & Staehelin also handled the administrative proceedings before the Takeover Board and FINMA. Further advice related to the negotiation and execution of an agreement between PubliGroupe and Swisscom pursuant to which Swisscom finally agreed to increase its offer price to CHF 214 per share and PubliGroupe undertook to recommend Swisscom's offer.

The Lenz & Staehelin team for this matter includes partners Rudolf Tschäni (Corporate / M&A), Lukas Morscher (IT, Telecoms & Media), Tino Gaberthüel (Corporate / M&A) and Astrid Waser (Competition) as well as associates Urs Reinwald, Iliana Djagova and Simone Ehrsam (all Corporate / M&A).