Schellenberg Wittmer advised Gilde Healthcare's Private Equity Fund (Gilde Healthcare), a specialized healthcare investor, on the acquisition of a majority of the shareholding of Swiss Dental Solutions AG (SDS) through UNAC Holding AG from Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz as part of an international operational growth and development plan. Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz remains highly committed to SDS and is retaining a significant minority stake.
Founded by the ceramics pioneer Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz, SDS has built a market-leading position in ceramic dental implants. The partnership with Gilde Healthcare heralds the next phase for SDS, providing access to a deep pool of knowledge in optimizing its operational development while implementing its international growth plans alongside seasoned industry experts.
The team of Schellenberg Wittmer consisted of Lorenzo Olgiati, Oliver Triebold, Elia Schunck, Michael Erben, Olivia Wipf, Lisa Haupt and Christoph Iten (all Corporate/M&A), Michael Nordin and Tabea Elmer (both Taxation), Lorenza Ferrari and Gilles Steiger (both IP/Life Sciences), Roland Mathys and Helen Reinhart both (ICT), Michael Hess and Selena Beschle (both Employment), Josef Caleff and Nicolas Kurz (both Real Estate) and Anita Schläpfer (Banking & Finance).
Sidley Austin LLP acted as international legal counsel to Gilde Healthcare in this transaction.
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