Sale of Ziegler Druck- und Verlags-AG to Tamedia group

The majority owners of Ziegler Druck- und Verlags-AG (ZDV), the publisher of daily newspaper "Der Landbote" and weekly "Winterthurer Stadtanzeiger", agreed to sell 70.5% of ZDV to SIX-listed Tamedia AG who already holds a 20% interest in the company. ZDV's enterprise value amounts to roughly CHF 70.4 million. The transaction is subject to, among others, the approval by the Swiss Competition Commission.

Lenz & Staehelin advises the selling shareholders in this transaction. The team is led by partners Marcel Meinhardt (Competition) and Tino Gaberthüel (Corporate / M&A) and includes Urs Reinwald and Daniel Sutter (Corporate / M&A), Mario Strebel (Competition) as well as Pascal Hinny and Stephan Brandner (Tax).

Published: 9 September 2013