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11 June 2024

Dr. Roland P. Bühlmann and his wife Marie-Thérèse Bühlmann sold all shares in BÜHLMANN Laboratories AG to KLAR Partners Limited on 5 June 2024. Dr. Roland P. Bühlmann founded BÜHLMANN Laboratories AG in 1976 and has since built it into a medium-sized company that develops and markets innovative, high-quality in-vitro diagnostics and distributes third-party molecular diagnostic products. The Swiss company, based in Schönenbuch near Basel, distributes its own products through its own subsidiaries in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the USA and Brazil as well as through more than 60 qualified distributors worldwide. After a careful evaluation of possible options for his succession, Dr. Roland P. Bühlmann decided to sell his company to KLAR Partners Limited, a private equity firm specialising in the corporate services and industrial sectors.

VISCHER provided comprehensive legal and tax advice to Dr. Roland P. Bühlmann and Marie-Thérèse Bühlmann in this transaction. The team was led by Dr. Robert Bernet (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and consisted of
Dr. Peter Kühn (Counsel, Corporate/M&A), Florian Kambor (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Marc Ph. Prinz (Partner, Employment), Gian Geel (Managing Associate, Employment), Christian Wyss (Partner, IP/Health Care) and
Dr. Tobias F. Rohner (Partner, Tax).

Authors: Dr. Robert Bernet and Florian Kambor