Bryan Cave Advises Ufenau Capital Partners on Acquisition of Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt by Altano Group

January 18, 2018

Pfäffikon (Switzerland)/Frankfurt, Jan. 18, 2018 – A Bryan Cave M&A team, led by Frankfurt Office Managing Partner Tobias Fenck, recently advised Altano Group, a corporation of the Swiss holding company Ufenau Capital Partners, on the acquisition of Tierärztliche Klinik für Pferde Großwallstadt. As one of the leading horse clinic operators, Altano Group will strengthen its presence in the Rhine-Main area through this acquisition. This is one of three acquisitions by Altano in the last six months.

The Frankfurt and Hamburg Bryan Cave team has advised Ufenau Capital Partners on previous transactions. 

The Altano Group is a platform for the buy & build strategy of the Ufenau V German Asset Light Fond in the area of equine medicine in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Ufenau Capital Partners is in exclusive negotiations with several leading equine clinics to further build its portfolio.

Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt is a regional leading clinic that specializes in equine diagnostics and surgery, with 53 highly qualified employees treating about 6,000 patients each year. Besides the general equine-medical array of treatments, the clinic has an excellent reputation in the fields of surgery, equine dentistry, regenerative equine medicine including stem cell therapy, as well as sports medicine. Furthermore, the clinic has its own rehabilitation facility in which the horses are taken care of after their treatment.

Ufenau Capital Partners is an investment group headquartered in Switzerland that focuses on majority shareholdings in service providers in Switzerland, Germany and Austria active in the areas of business services, education and lifestyle, health care and financial services. Ufenau Capital Partners is frequently advised on transactions by Bryan Cave Partner Dr. Tobias Fenck’s team.

Advisers Ufenau Capital Partners

Bryan Cave Frankfurt
Dr. Tobias Fenck, Managing Partner (Lead, Corporate, M&A, Private Equity)
Stefan Skulesch, Of Counsel (Tax)
Michael Magotsch, Of Counsel (Employment)
Robert Schindler, Associate (Corporate)

Bryan Cave Hamburg
Dominik Weiss, Of Counsel (IP / IT)
Jens Peters, Associate (Employment)

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