ZURICH Dec 13 The Swiss blue-chip SMI
was seen opening 0.04 percent higher at 8,043 points on Tuesday,
according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer
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* Meyer Burger Technology said that, in conjunction
with the ordinary capital, increase an additional investor,
Carmignac Gestion, London, has committed to purchase up to 30
million unsubscribed shares, for which subscription rights have
not been exercised and which could not be sold otherwise, for an
amount of 10.8 million Swiss francs. Meyer Burger now has such
commitments from four investors for an aggregate 49 million
francs, the company said.
* Bellevue Group said it is taking extraordinary
impairment of 10 million Swiss francs on goodwill and write-down
of 0.2 million francs on intangible assets of Bank am Bellevue;
reports group results as of November 2016 (before extraordinary
value adjustments and amortization): net profit of 6.5 million
Swiss francs, operating profit of 11.6 million francs
* dormakaba said it had completed the acquisition
of Mesker Openings Group as of Dec. 12.
* EEII AG said CEO Andres Heusser will resign
effective Dec. 31, 2016 and be replaced by Marcus H. Buehler,
starting Jan. 1, 2017
* Investis said it acquired Hauswartprofis, with
annual revenues of around 18 million Swiss francs and 240
* Ascom said Urs Leinhaeuser will not stand for
re-election as a member of the board at the annual general
meeting in April 2017.
* Looser Holding said the purchase and exchange
offer of AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG published on Sept. 29
with respect to all registered shares of Looser Holding AG held
by the general public will be completed as of Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Upon closing, Arbonia AG (formerly AFG) will hold a 97.53
percent interest in Looser Holding AG, Looser said.
* Aryzta said it has successfully issued, via its
subsidiary ARYZTA Euro Finance DAC, a number of Schuldschein
tranches with maturities between three and seven years,
denominated in euros and U.S. dollars.
* Novavest Real Estate said it had acquired two
properties in Altstaetten and Grellingen.
The Swiss Federal Treasury is reopening its 0 percent bond
maturing in 2029 and its 4 percent 2049 bond in a tender on
Wednesday, it said on Tuesday.
(Reporting by Zurich newsroom)