This year’s Swiss M&A Awards go to ABB, Metall Zug and Nestlé. Each of these three companies engaged in impressive M&A activities in an environment characterized by mounting pressure to innovate and transform.
The Swiss M&A Awards once again distinguished the Swiss enterprises whose particularly strong focus on M&A activities caused them to stand out in the past year. This year, winners were selected by popular vote for the first time. The award ceremony was held on Thursday evening at The Dolder Grand in Zurich.
The past year brought a flurry of M&A activities among Swiss companies in nearly every industry: The total number of transactions with Swiss involvement rose year on year, even while the value of those deals declined slightly. This increase was partly due to mounting pressure to innovate and transform.
“We expect business and operating models to undergo further, more intense transformations, which in turn will lead to additional strategic partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions,” says Patrik Kerler, Head of M&A at KPMG Switzerland, as he summarizes the situation.
|Most impressive international Transaction with Swiss involvement||Most active Swiss company on the M&A market||Most impressive national transaction|
|2017||EQT Partners AB||BKW AG||Arbonia|
|2012||Zurich Insurance Group||ABB/Nestlé||Bell|
The Swiss M&A Award has been presented by KPMG Switzerland every year since 2011 to acknowledge the extraordinary M&A activities of Swiss companies. This year, the winners were chosen by popular vote for the first time.