Ralph Malacrida

Bär & Karrer - Switzerland



+41 58 261 5000

Market leader


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Practice areas:

Capital markets
Private equity
Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:

Industrials and manufacturing
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences

Ralph Malacrida specializes in M&A and corporate finance transactions, including venture capital transactions, structured and acquisition finance as well as capital markets. He has extensive experience in complex corporate restructurings. Ralph Malacrida is co-head of the M&A practice and heads the Finance practice.

He has a strong track record advising clients on domestic and international M&A and finance transactions, successfully executing deals for sellers, buyers, finance providers, borrowers and issuers.

  • Advised CVC in Connection with Partners Group's Increased Investment in Breitling
  • Advised Deutsche Invest Capital Solutions on its Investment in GLOBOGATE concept
  • Advised BeyondBytes Invest on the Acquisition of Moobility Telecom International Holding
  • Advised Equistone on the Acquisition of SF-Filter Group

  • M&A
  • Structured and acquisition finance
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Private equity

  • Automotive 
  • Banking 
  • Healthcare 
  • Industrials and manufacturing 
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Recognized Representative for the Listing of Securities at the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • The Law Society, London (affiliate status)
  • The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)

  • University of Pennsylvania (Law School/Wharton Business School): LL.M. (1995) 
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (1992)
  • University of Zurich: lic.iur. (1989)