MoneyPark LTD ("MoneyPark"), the largest technology-driven mortgage broker in Switzerland has acquired Defferrard & Lanz SA ("DL"), the leader in French-speaking Switzerland in the areas of real estate finance consulting and mortgage brokerage.
The acquisition has been welcomed and financed by Helvetia Group ("Helvetia") as part of its implementation of the helvetia 20.20 strategy which aims at becoming more customer-focused, more digital and more agile.
MoneyPark and DL complement each other perfectly. MoneyPark with its unique, independent and digitally focused business model is primarily present in German-speaking Switzerland and Ticino; whereas Defferrard & Lanz has a leading market position in Western Switzerland (Romandie). The acquisition will combine these regional strengths and will enable MoneyPark to tap into the strategically important market in French-speaking Switzerland in a quick and comprehensive manner.
Schellenberg Wittmer acted as legal counsel to MoneyPark and Helvetia. The team consisted of partners Oliver Triebold and Tarek Houdrouge (Corporate/M&A) and associates Mirjam Schneider, Grégoire Tribolet, Zlatina Iliev and Karin Hofstetter (Corporate/M&A).