ZURICH—AMO, the global financial communications network that includes Havas-owned agencies Abernathy MacGregor, Maitland and EuroRSCG C&O and independent firms Hering Schuppener and Llorente & Cuenca, has added Hirzel Neef Schmid Counselors, a leading Swiss communications and business consultancy.
With offices in Zurich and Bern, Hirzel Neef Schmid’s principals have advised on some of the most important M&A transactions and IPOs in Switzerland, including Lufthansa in its merger with Swiss International Air Lines, Zimmer in its contested acquisition of Centerpulse, and Goldbach in its recent IPO. The firm leads the M&A league tables in Switzerland by volume and advises nearly 100 clients, including many of the companies listed in the Swiss stock market index.
“We have known and worked with the partners at Hirzel Neef Schmid for several years, and we have long respected their expertise, professionalism and integrity,” says James Abernathy, chairman of Abernathy MacGregor and AMO, who says the Swiss market is important to the network and its clients. In addition to serving as the home to a number of significant multinational corporations such as UBS, Nestlé, Credit Suisse, Novartis, and Adecco, Switzerland is the global, European or regional headquarters for many non-Swiss corporations.