SEC Partners and CICLAD close an LBO on the Neuchâtel based construction company F. Bernasconi & Cie SA.
On November 16, 2012, the Geneva based private equity firm SEC Partners and the French private equity fund CICLAD closed an LBO on the construction company F. Bernasconi & Cie SA, based in Neuchâtel, and active in the whole french speaking part of Switzerland. Messrs Silvio Bernasconi and Claude Martignier (CEO and CFO respectively) remain invested and will continue to conduct the business activities, with the active support of SEC Partners and CICLAD.
Lenz & Staehelin advised both SEC Partners and CICLAD, as well as the management and F. Bernasconi & Cie SA on all tax related pre-closing restructuring issues as well as on the tax aspects of the transaction. The tax team was lead by Daniel Schafer (Tax Partner), assisted by Arnaud Martin and Danilo Delgado.