Switzerland is one of the most attractive business locations in the world and constantly ranked as the most innovative country in the Global Innovation Index. It offers a favorable investment environment, a skilled work force, an excellent infrastructure, and outstanding universities and research institutes. Taxes are relatively low and with a stable currency and consumer prices. Switzerland is a relatively small country in terms of population, however hosts some of the largest global companies in sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals and machinery as well as most of the world’s luxury watch manufacturers – and probably the globally most revered currency, the Swiss Franc.
CFI Switzerland has many years of experience in dealing with acquisitions and divestitures. It has realised corporate value in over 400 successful M&A transactions to date. Moreover, with its turnaround and restructuring skills, it has rescued more than 300 firms from crises that threatened their existence and put them back on track for success. Its integrated approach to strategy and business processes ensures that it offers targeted corporate finance services. CFI Switzerland has its focus on medium-sized, technology-oriented companies, many of owned and operated by families.
CFI Switzerland is an independent M&A advisor supported by the complementary competencies of the Helbling Group, Switzerland’s largest independent engineering and consulting group with revenues in excess of EUR 100 million. Headquartered in Zurich, with offices in Germany, China, and the US, the Helbling Group employs more than 500 professionals in the fields of management consulting, M&A, turnaround management, innovation/product development, information technology, real estate, energy and infrastructure.
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CFI employs a specialised sector focus that supports in-depth understanding of trends, recent innovations, and fluctuating regulations affecting our clients. Fostering a culture of real-time collaboration across the firm, CFI organises itself into 16 international sector teams.
Our latest transactions
Real Estate & Construction
has carved-out and sold part of the business to
The facade business of Swiss metal construction company, Ernst Schweizer AG, and been acquired by Geilinger
has been acquired by
hemmi fayet, a Zurich-based architecture firm has been acquired by ATP architekten ingenieure as part of the owner's succession planning
has sold its investments goods business to
Feintool International, technology and market leader in fineblanking parts and steel sheet processing, has sold its investments goods business to Certina, a Munich based holding company with focus on niche manufacturing businesses
has been acquired by
BG Consulting Engineers, a company that offers consulting, engineering, and project management services in the infrastructure, building, water, environment, and energy sectors, has been acquired by the WSP Group, increasing both companies market offerings