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7. Januar 2020

SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH wird über Erwerb der Anteile von SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Beteiligungs GmbH durch die BigPoint Holding AG informiert

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Luzern, 7. Januar 2020 – SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH, ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen für Speziallangstahl, wurde darüber informiert, dass die von Martin Haefner kontrollierte BigPoint Holding AG von der SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Beteiligungs GmbH deren Anteile am Unternehmen vollständig übernommen hat. Gleichzeitig hat die SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Beteiligungs GmbH ihre Beschwerde beim Bundesverwaltungsgericht gegen die Gewährung einer Ausnahmebewilligung zugunsten der BigPoint Holding AG zurückgenommen.

Wie SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH von der BigPoint Holding AG am 6. Januar 2020 mitgeteilt wurde, hat die BigPoint Holding AG die Beteiligung der SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Beteiligungs GmbH von 10,09 % (vor Kapitalerhöhung; 4,7% nach Kapitalerhöhung) an der SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG vollständig übernommen. In der SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Beteiligungs GmbH waren die Interessen der Nachkommen der Gründerfamilien gebündelt. Mit der Übernahme der Beteiligung und nach Vollzug der an der ausserordentlichen Generalversammlung der SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG vom 2. Dezember 2019 beschlossenen Kapitalerhöhung, wird Martin Haefner direkt und indirekt über einen Anteil von rund 49,6 % am Aktienkapital der SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG verfügen.

Gleichzeitig mit der Veräusserung ihrer Beteiligung an BigPoint Holding AG hat die SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Beteiligungs GmbH dem Verwaltungsrat der SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG die Rücknahme einer beim Bundesverwaltungsgericht eingereichten Beschwerde mitgeteilt. Die Beschwerde richtete sich gegen die der BigPoint Holding AG von der FINMA gewährte Ausnahmeregelung von einem Pflichtangebot im Zuge der Kapitalerhöhung.

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