Bachem raises CHF 108.1 million through capital increase to accelerate its growth plans

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR of the Swiss stock exchange SIX
  • Following yesterday’s launch post market close, Bachem has successfully raised approximately CHF 108 million through an accelerated bookbuilding.
  • The new shares are expected to be listed and admitted to trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange on March 13, 2023.
  • The proceeds will be used to finance capacity expansion across sites, including the recently announced prospective manufacturing site in Sisslerfeld/Eiken, Switzerland.

Bachem Holding AG (“Bachem”, SIX: BANB) has successfully raised approximately CHF 108 million through the placement of 1’250’000 new registered shares (the “New Shares”) at a placement price of CHF 86.50 per New Share.


The need for peptide & oligonucleotide therapeutics production (TIDES) continues to increase as these molecules are increasingly used to tackle health issues like endocrine disorders, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. With today’s successful share placement, Bachem will continue investing in capacity increases, technological capabilities and long-term partnerships with key pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Thomas Meier


The share capital of Bachem will increase from CHF 737’500 to CHF 750’000 through the issuance of 1’250’000 New Shares each with a par value of CHF 0.01 against cash contributions. The New Shares carry full dividend rights for the fiscal year 2022.

The New Shares are expected to be listed and admitted to trading on SIX Swiss Exchange on March 13, 2023. Payment and settlement are expected to take place on March 14, 2023.

Peter Grogg, founder and honorary Chairman, as well as the holding company controlled by him, will continue to hold a majority of the share capital in Bachem and both entered into a 90-day lock-up period. Bachem also agreed to a 90-day lock-up period after the listing of the New Shares, subject to certain customary exceptions.

UBS acted as Sole Global Coordinator and Bookrunner in the context of the capital increase.

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About Bachem

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides.
With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services.
Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

For more information:

Bachem Holding AG
Dr. Daniel Grotzky
Head Group Communications
Media: media[at]
Investors: ir[at]


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