Transactions conducted
by Edelweiss M&A Partners' partners

Arab Bank / GONET
Seller's advisor

As part of a strategic partnership, Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. acquires a majority stake in the family holding owning Gonet & Cie SA, in Geneva, creating a banking group with CHF 10 billion in assets under management and offering a wide range of innovative products and services unique in private banking. Each bank will remain independent, keeping its name and banking license.

Naxicap / 3R
Advisor to the purchaser

Naxicap Partners, a Lyon (F)-based private equity house, has become the majority shareholder, alongside founder Dr. Dominique Fournier and key managers, of 3R – Réseau Radiologique Romand, Switzerland’s leading network of medical imaging centers, headquartered in Sion (VS) and totaling 12 sites over 4 states.

Smile / Virtua
Seller's adviser

Smile, in Asnières (F), European leader in open digital technology, acquires Virtua, in Morges, a pioneering digital agency in Switzerland and first in French-speaking Switzerland according to the LSA ranking. This is Smile's first significant external growth transaction since the acquisition of Eurazeo PME, an investment company, in its share capital.

Domicim / Brolliet
Seller's adviser

Foncia Domicim, the leading real estate services company in French-speaking Switzerland and a Swiss subsidiary of Foncia Group, enters the Geneva market by taking over the Brolliet SA management company, which has been in family hands for four generations. With 135 employees, offices in Carouge, Nyon and Lausanne, and a very diversified clientele, Brolliet, a long-standing player, ideally complements the buyer.

Milestone Capital / ITX
Seller's advisor

ITX, Geneva (GE), is the leading provider of intra-group international mobility management services, offering optimal solutions to international groups. To support their company's strong growth, ITX's management has turned to the European private equity fund Milestone Capital, based in London.

Alyeska Advisors / GBT
Seller's adviser

Gold Business Time, in Nyon, the Swiss leader in the purchase/sale of gold and luxury watches, was looking for partners to accelerate its growth in Eastern Switzerland. An investor club led by Alyeska Advisors has acquired a majority stake in the company and strengthened its management structures.

Foncia / MK Group
Seller's adviser

Foncia Suisse and Domicim, two of the most important real estate players in French-speaking Switzerland, have decided to combine their destinies and merge their activities, with Foncia taking over the entire capital of Groupe MK SA, in Lausanne, which also includes Elitim, Batiline and Facilitim.

Acrotec Group / STS
Seller Advisor

As part of its build-up strategy, the Acrotec Group, in Develier, an independent leader in the production of micromechanical components for luxury watch movements, acquired STS Saulcy Traitement de Surface SA, Le Sentier and La-Chaux-de-Fonds. This acquisition allows Acrotec to extend its know-how to the electroplating sector. / Dental Center Seller's

The Dental Center group is one of the main Swiss dental clinic chains and the only player present in both French-speaking and German-speaking Switzerland. The group was sold to AG, the Swiss market leader and previously active only in German-speaking Switzerland.

Little Big Food / Bleu Lézard
Conseiller du vendeur

Le Bleu Lézard et la Cave du Bleu Lézard, in Lausanne, is a renowned Lausanne restaurant and club belonging to the Carte Blanche group. As part of its refocusing strategy, Carte Blanche sold its brand to Little Big Food. With this acquisition, this Geneva-based group specialising in catering has significantly strengthened its presence in the on-trade market in French-speaking Switzerland.

Swiss Fresh Water

Swiss Fresh Water, in Romanel-s-Lausanne, is specialized in water filtration solutions for emerging countries. After an initial development phase, Swiss Fresh Water had to simplify its capital structure and raise the necessary funds to implement its business plan. These have been raised from several European investors looking for impact projects.

Realstone / Solvalor
Advisor to the seller

Solvalor fund management SA, in Lausanne, is the management company of the direct real estate investment trust Solvalor 61, listed on the Swiss stock exchange SIX and with more than CHF 700 million in net assets. The shareholders sold the fund management company to Realstone Holding SA, based in Lausanne.

Philippe Cardis / De Rham
Seller's adviser

As part of a strategic refocus on its core real estate management business, Vavite Holding SA, the Lausanne-based holding company of the Rham real estate group, sold its Rham Sotheby's brokerage activities in a management buy-out led by Philippe Cardis.

Debiopharm / Delta Solar Seller's

Debiopharm Investment SA, in Lausanne, whose mission is to diversify Debiopharm's assets Group™, has created with 4 other investors a company dedicated to renewable energies, managed by Aloe Private Equity SA, to acquire Delta Solar, a French group active in the development of solar projects that manages 9 photovoltaic farms.

GIS / CGC Dalkia
Seller's adviser

As part of a strategic refocusing, Dalkia International is selling CGC Dalkia, the leading French-speaking Switzerland provider of HVAC engineering services, to its management team, supported by the Services industriels de Genève (SIG), based in Vernier (GE).

TDF / Ad Valem
Advisor to the seller

TDF, a media and telecom partner, is the French leader in digital transport and, with its Ultra High Speed Network, broadcasts 35 DTT channels. TDF expands its expertise and services by acquiring Ad Valem Technologies SAS, in Saint-Denis (F), a leader in the live transmission of sports and cultural events by optical fibre and satellite.

Blocoheating MBO
Seller's adviser

Blocochauffage Sàrl, the French-speaking Swiss leader in mobile heating systems, was taken over as part of a management buy-out led by Mr. Gosteli and supported by a pool of private investors.

Regional (Tamedia) / MBO
Seller's adviser

As part of the strengthening of its presence in the electronic media sector, Tamedia Publications Romandes SA has decided to sell part of its regional publications. In this context, the Regional, in Vevey, is taken over as part of a management buy-out led by Mrs Stéphanie Simon. This transaction will ultimately enable the Regional to regain and maintain its independence.

Quilvest / Acrotec Group
Seller's advisor

Acrotec Group, based in Develier (JU), is a leader in the micromechanical sector, dedicated to the production of components for luxury watch movements. The multi-family office Quilvest acquires a stake in Acrotec, following the exit of the EPF Partners investment fund.

Zimmer / SoPlus
Seller's advisor

Sodem - So Plus (GE) is a leader in the field of motorized instruments for orthopaedic surgery. Acquired by Zimmer, a multinational company specialized in orthopaedic implants, Sodem became Zimmer Surgical SA...

Philippe Glatz / SDG
Advisor to the purchaser

Mr Philippe Glatz, an entrepreneur active in Switzerland, France and Brazil, has acquired Swiss Development Group SA, in Geneva, a leading company in the creation of exceptional real estate properties such as the Du Parc Kempinski Residences real estate projects in Chardonne, 51 Degrees in Leukerbad, and including the companies Rockefeller Estates and Rockefeller Living.

Gerofinance / Crown Corporation
Seller's Advisor

Régie de la Couronne, in Lutry (VD), is a renowned real estate management company in the canton of Vaud, which is becoming a new leader in real estate services in the Lake Geneva region by joining forces with the Geneva-based Gérofinance Dunand group.

Solexia / Max Poulet
Seller's adviser

Solexia SAS is an investment company based in Lyon, with several participations in the food industry. Solexia made its debut in Switzerland by acquiring Max Natura SA, in Fribourg, whose Max Poulet brand is the leading rotisserie for travelling chickens in French-speaking Switzerland.

Crédit Agricole / Adent
Adviser to the seller

Adent Cliniques Dentaires (VD) is a group of Swiss dental clinics taken over by a new financial investor associated with managers as part of a national development strategy.

Seller's adviser

Mr. Bernard Sottas, founder of the eponymous company, sold TIG Tôlerie Industrielle de la Gruyère SA, in Bulle, a local player in the cutting, bending and processing of sheet metal, from the conceptual study to final assembly, to Mr. Yves Schindler as part of a management buy-out.

Spie / Fanac & Robas
Seller's adviser

Fanac & Robas (GE) is a major player in the field of electrical installations in the Geneva region, taken over by the Spie Group, European leader in electrical engineering services as part of an expansion program in Switzerland.

Signet / Anteis
Advisor to the fundraiser

Anteis (GE) is a leader in the field of injectable medical biopolymers used in cosmetic surgery. The funds raised from Signet have enabled Anteis to develop its own production capacity.

Edifea / Fidias Seller's

Fidias, Lutry (VD), is a company specialized in the management of works. It is sold to EDIFEA, le Lignon (GE) as part of Gérofinance Dunand's expansion plan in the Lake Geneva region. JPh Hottinguer Corporate Finance was the shareholder advisor of Fidias SA.

Ultra Precision / Lemco
Seller's Advisor

Lemco is one of the leaders in high-precision connectivity for the aeronautics and telecom industries. In a context of consolidation, Lemco was sold to one of its direct competitors.

Bread flower Investor advisor

Fleur de Pains (VD) is a chain of bakeries focused on artisanal and quality production. The company completed a capital increase subscribed by both old and new shareholders.

IPH / Zitec
Advisor to the buyer

The IPH Group (Industrial Parts Holding), based in Lyon (F), one of the European leaders in the distribution of industrial supplies and owner of the Orexad brand, acquires the German companies tZitec Industrietechnik and Wilhelm Jung, two technical distributors recognized in Germany in mechanical transmission.

Tornos / Almac
Seller's adviser

Almac (NE) develops CNC machines used in the watch and medical sectors. In search of a shareholder capable of pursuing its development, it was sold to Tornos.

Bunzl / Weita
Seller's adviser

Bunzl plc, an international distribution group specialising in non-food consumables, based in London (UK), made its first Swiss acquisition with Weita in Arlesheim (AG), which offers logistics solutions and a wide range of consumables for cleaning, hygiene and occupational safety.

VTG / Rexwal Services
Seller's advisor

VTG, the international leader in rail car rental and logistics, based in Hamburg (D), has acquired the freight car fleet of RXS Rexwal Services SA, an independent rail service provider in Lancy (GE)

TLS / Anilox
Advisor to the buyer

TLS TeroLab Surface Group, the European leader in thermal coating surface treatment with headquarters in Lausanne, has acquired Anilox Services Sàrl, in Nyon, a specialist in ceramic coating and laser engraving on anilox printing cylinders.

Modenacars / Grimm Sud Seller's

In its cramped downtown premises, the Ferrari and Maserati Modena Cars SA dealer in Geneva has acquired the real estate assets of the Grimm Sud garage in Plan-les-Ouates (GE) to offer its customers a real experience with much more space.

Providente / Guillod Gunther
Conseiller du vendeur

With the intention of creating a watchmaking division, Providente, a private equity company and subsidiary of the French group Natixis, acquired Guillod Gunther, a manufacturer of high-end watch cases based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, as part of a secondary buyout from Leman Capital.

Ariston Thermo Group / Cipag
Seller's adviser

Ariston Thermo Group, based in Fabriano (I), a world leader in the heating sector, has acquired Cipag, in Puidoux (VD), and its subsidiary Domotec, in Aarburg (AG), which offer a complete range of multi-energy heating systems and domestic hot water production.

BASF / Orgamol
Sales Advisor

BASF, the world's largest chemical group, in Ludwigshafen (D), has acquired Orgamol, in Evionnaz (VS), the leading privately owned Swiss producer of fine chemicals, active pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates and generics

Sandhar Technologies / Tecfisa
Adviser to the seller, then to the buyer

Sandhar Technologies Limited, in New Delhi (IN), a leading automotive supplier, has acquired Tecfisa, in Santa Margarida i els Monjos (E), a world leader in the production of coils for seat belt retractors and other high-volume aluminium injection moulding parts.

Camille Fournet / Montremo
Advisor to the buyer

Camille Fournet (F) is the leader in the manufacture of prestigious watch bracelets. As part of their strategy to create a watch subcontracting platform, Camille Fournet's shareholders have acquired a majority stake in Montremo (NE), one of the most renowned companies in the production of high-quality watch dials.

UBS / Close Trustees
Advisor to managers

UBS, the world's leading wealth manager and Switzerland's leading retail and commercial bank, refinanced the MBO of Close Trustees (Switzerland) SA, an independent group, leader in Geneva, in trust and fiduciary services.

Danaher / LEM
Seller's adviser

Danaher, an industrial group based in Washington DC (USA), active in environmental processes and controls, tools and components, has acquired the Instruments division of the LEM group in Plan-les-Ouates (GE), which specialises in measuring electrical parameters and offers solutions ranging from signal detection to analysis and visualisation.

Naef / Sogirom
Seller's adviser

Naef, one of the largest real estate companies in French-speaking Switzerland, based in Geneva, has taken over the management of Sogirom in Lausanne from BCV, which is implementing a strategy to refocus on its core businesses.

Rolex Beyeler & Cie
Seller's adviser

Beyeler & Cie (Ge) is a manufacturer of high-end dials whose main customer was Rolex. As part of its industrial verticalization strategy, Rolex is taking over its subcontractor.

Capvis / Orior
Seller's adviser

Capvis, the leading private equity fund in Switzerland based in Zurich, assisted management in the takeover of Orior Food SA, in Geneva, a company specialising in meat processing (Ticinella, Rapelli and Spiess brands in particular) and ready meals for the retail and restaurant sectors.

Nagel-Gruppe / EFT
Seller's adviser

Nagel Gruppe, a European leader in refrigeration logistics and the transport of sensitive foodstuffs, based in Versmold (D), has acquired a minority stake in Euro-Frais Transit SA (now LRG Logistics SA), a subsidiary of LRG Groupe SA, which is now part of Laiteries Réunies Société coopérative, in Plan-les-Ouates (GE).

MTA / Sysmelec
Advisor to the buyer

Sysmelec (NE) is a renowned company in the development of special machines. As part of their strategy to create a group active in automation and microtechnology, the shareholders of MTA Automation AG are acquiring all of Sysmelec's capital.

Swatch Group / François Golay
Sales Advisor

François Golay (VD) is a company specialising in high-end watch turning operations. As part of the rapid development of the collaboration with the Swatch Group, François Golay's shareholder has decided to sell his company to his main customer.

Notz Metall / Jacques Allemann
Seller's adviser

Jacques Allemann (JU) is the Swiss specialist in the drawing of small diameter wire. As part of the settlement of its shareholder's succession, the company was sold to the Notz Metall group.

Seller's adviser

Mauler & Cie (NE) is a wine company specialising in the production of sparkling wines using the traditional Champagne method. As part of a restructuring situation, a group of private investors invested in the company's capital.

Sulzer Medica / IntraTherapeutics
Buyer's advisor

Sulzer Medica, a leading biomedical company specializing in orthopaedic and cardiovascular implants, based in Winterthur (ZH), has acquired IntraTherapeutics, Inc. in Saint-Paul (MN) to strengthen its position in the growing market for peripheral support rings (stents) and in the field of vascular products.