Exclusive sell-side advisor on the sale of SwissSign Group to the Swiss Post
On October 4, 2021, the Swiss Post announced the acquisition of all shares of SwissSign Group. In the future the company will expand Swiss Post’s offering in the segment communication services as an independent subsidiary. SwissSign Group was previously managed as a joint venture between various reputable Swiss companies, with Swiss Post holding a 17% stake in SwissSign Group prior to the transaction.
Support by IFBC
IFBC supported the shareholders of SwissSign Group as exclusive financial and M&A advisor in the preparation of the transaction and throughout the entire transaction process. During the preparation phase, IFBC advised the shareholders of SwissSign Group in the context of the evaluation of possible strategic alternatives and coordinated the decision-making process between the existing shareholders. With regard to the sale process, IFBC prepared the SwissSign Group for the upcoming transaction in an initial transaction readiness phase. In the subsequent transaction execution, IFBC conducted a structured international buyer approach, developed the transaction structure, supported the due diligence and led the negotiations.
About SwissSign Group
SwissSign Group is a Swiss digital security company employing around 90 people. SwissSign Group’s services can be grouped in three business segments: In the identity business, SwissSign Group offers SwissID, which enables a secure login to online services. In the certificate business, SwissSign Group issues digital certificates that allow encrypted and secure online communication and tamper-proof signing of documents. In the signature business, SwissSign Group enables its customers to sign documents electronically in compliance with legislative requirements.
About Swiss Post
Swiss Post employs around 54,000 people and generates revenues of around CHF 7 billion. In the segment communication services, Swiss Post acts as an independent intermediary between the physical and the digital world. The acquisition of SwissSign Group will further complement Swiss Post’s communication services with its solutions for simple, secure and efficient digital interaction between individuals, companies and public authorities.
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