The German specialty chemicals group ALTANA is taking over the Swiss overprint varnish specialist Schmid Rhyner AG from Swiss listed Conzzeta AG. Schmid Rhyner, founded in 1880 and employing around 80 people, specializes in print finishing solutions and sells its products in over 100 countries worldwide.

Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to ALTANA in this transaction. The team included Urs Kägi, Daniel Küpfer, Vera Naegeli, Frédéric Mancosu and Linus Zweifel (all M&A/Corporate), Oliver Rüdlinger (Real Estate), Ruth Bloch-Riemer (Pensions) as well as Laura Widmer (Employment).