On 22 July 2016, the shareholder sold a majority stake in the AutoForm Group to Astorg Partners. AutoForm Group is a leading provider of software solutions for the design and sheet metal forming simulation. Astorg Partners is one of the most successful independent private equity companies in Europe.

Walder Wyss advised the shareholder on the transaction. Markus Vischer (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Stefan Knobloch (Counsel, Corporate/M&A) led the transaction. The team included Martin Busenhart (Partner, Tax), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax), Reto Jacobs (Partner, Competition), Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Fabienne Anner (Associate, Corporate/M&A).