List of the 50 largest private equity investors Switzerland [2024]

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Features of ResearchgermanyContains the largest Switzerland private equity investors for management buyouts, management buyins, spin-offs, carve-outs, growth, crisis and succession situations.

Outstanding depth of detail: Where available, detailed information on capital under management (AUM), investment focus, investment sizes, portfolio companies, contact details, management, etc.

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Private Equity Switzerland

List of 3 Private Equity Investors in Switzerland

In the following we present private equity companies from our list in detail, so that you can get a better impression of the companies in the database.

1. Rivean Capital (formerly Gilde Buy Out Partners)

Rivean Capital is an active mid-market investor with office in Brussels. The investor was founded in 1982 and has been active in various sectors since then. There are over €3 billion assets under management and the fund has invested in over 250 companies to date. Potential investment targets should be based in the DACH region, have an enterprise value of €100-250M and have growth potential and positive cash flow. Portfolio companies are for example Agilitas Group or oystershell Laboratories. A well-known former investment in Switzerland was Spandex.

Update 2022: In 2022, Gilde Buy Out Partners was renamed Rivean Capital. In February of the same year, Gilde acquired MBK Fincom. MBK is an e-commerce company in various fields such as sports, fitness and garden furniture.

Update 2024: The investment professional Rivean recently began supporting Dataciders GmbH, one of the leading providers of data and analytics services in Germany. With capital and strategic expertise behind it, the IT company’s next growth phase is set to gain significant momentum.

2. Argos Wityu

Another important equity investor from Switzerland is the private equity group Argos Wityu. The investment firm was founded in Geneva in 1989 and today has 6 offices in Europe. It invests in majority stakes between €10-100M. Argos Wityu manages more than €1 billion. Portfolio companies include Valco Group from France and LoQu from Germany.

Update 2023: Argos Wityu continues to push its strategic field of action in the direction of sustainability and will launch an impact fund in the future – at least that is what the PE investor is currently planning. Medium-sized companies from Europe are to be supported in their ESG transformation by the provision of capital. The ambitious goal is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of each portfolio company by at least 7.5 percent per year.

3. Partners Group AG

Another high-profile private equity investor from Switzerland is Partners Group. Since 1996, it has already made over 270 direct investments and invested over USD 75 billion. The focus is on the goods & products, life & health, services and technology sectors. Cyclical sectors are avoided; instead, more focus is placed on platform companies.

Update 2022: Partners Group responds to threatened gas supply security with a planned investment in an LNG terminal in Stade (Lower Saxony, Germany). In addition to Partners Group, other members of the consortium are Buss Group and the pipeline company Fluxys from Belgium.

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PE Switzerland

Database of the most important PE funds in Switzerland

Attracting private equity partners has never been easier than with the list of the largest private equity funds in Switzerland. The team of Research Germany has analyzed the Swiss market in detail to create a database of the country’s most important private equity companies. We take the work off your hands so that you no longer have to spend hours reading press releases to identify the right PE fund for your project. With our address database, you can start addressing us immediately. The Excel file is available for download immediately after purchase and can be easily edited according to your requirements. Many successful co-investors, company owners, consultants and many other partners are convinced of our service.

Focus covered: growth, buy-out, buy-in, succession, etc.

Private equity companies acquire shares of companies with the aim of reselling them for a multiple within a short time. PE funds try to actively bring the portfolio companies to success and increase profitability after the investment. Swiss private equity companies are particularly successful in this respect. There are many different forms of private equity investments. For example, PEs make growth investments, provide support in company takeovers or successions and also realise management buy-outs and buy-ins. Some private equity companies invest exclusively independently, while others also make co-investments. Our exclusive list of the Top 50 Private Equity Companies Switzerland offers you the opportunity to get an immediate overview of the 50 most important Swiss PE funds.

Data included in our list

  • Contact details of private equity companies domiciled in Switzerland (address, e-mail address, telephone number, management)
  • Investment focus of Swiss private equity funds (by sector and investment opportunity, size of investment)
  • Examples of investments and excerpts from the portfolio
  • Assets under management (AuM)
equity capital

Investors in Zurich, Geneva, Zug and Co.

The Swiss investment scene is sometimes opaque and difficult to understand. Because we know this, we have created our database of the largest private equity companies in Switzerland to give you a comprehensive overview of the investment companies in the Alpine Republic. This way, you will not overlook any relevant player in your search for the right investor or investment partner. No matter whether you are looking for a large fund with particularly large assets under management, or whether you would like to find a small investment company that prefers comparatively small investments. Our data set contains funds of all sizes from all over Switzerland.

The importance of Swiss funds throughout Europe

The private equity companies in our overview are suitable not only for Swiss players, but also for partners from Germany, Austria and all over Europe. Many of the listed Swiss PEs have additional offices in other European countries and/or are active nationwide. Therefore we have already been able to help many satisfied clients from Germany and other countries with this list. The largest private equity funds in Switzerland are very well connected internationally and are able to structure complex deals.

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