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CFI Switzerland

Combining worldwide M&A knowledge with local Swiss practice

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Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the most attractive business locations in the world and constantly ranked as most innovative country in the Global Innovation Index. It offers a favourable investment environment, a skilled work force, an excellent infrastructure and outstanding universities and research institutes. Taxes are relatively low and the currency and prices stable. 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 realized 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 them family-run and -owned.

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.

Premium sector focus in Switzerland

Latest Transactions

  • Real Estate & Construction

    has acquired

    Transaction details

    AS Aufzuege, the leading brand-independent Swiss elevator construction and service company, acquired 100% of the shares of Allift AG from the owning family

    Real Estate & Construction

    has been acquired by funds managed by

    Transaction details

    Funds managed by CMP Capital Management-Partners, acquired AZ Elektro

    Chemicals

    has acquired a minority stake in

    Transaction details

    Sto, one of the major international manufacturers of products and systems for building coatings, acquired 49.8% of the shares in JONAS, a manufacturer of wall paints and other water-based coating products

    Real Estate & Construction

    has acquired

    Transaction details

    AS Aufzüge, a leading brand-independent Swiss elevator construction and service company, acquired GTA Solutions

  • Industrials

    has sold its US subsidiary

    to

    Transaction details

    Hermann Bühler AG, a manufacturer and provider of high quality yarns, sells its US subsidiary Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. to Samil Spinning Co., Ltd.

    Industrials

    has been acquired by

    private investor Hans-Ulrich Müller

    Transaction details

    Mopac modern Packaging, a manufacturer of specialty packaging products for the food and med-tech industry was acquired by private investor Hans-Ulrich Müller, owner of newly founded Mopac Wasen AG

    Chemicals

    management and private investors

    have acquired

    from

    Transaction details

    Management and private investors acquired 100% of the shares in Buss ChemTech, a developer and licensor of chemical process technologies worldwide, from Kresta Industries

    Paper, Plastics & Packaging

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    SFS Group, a global market leader for mechanical fastening systems and precision formed components, acquired leading manufacturer of plastic injection moulding technology and mould making Stamm AG

  • Real Estate & Construction

    has acquired

    Transaction details

    AS Aufzuege, the leading brand-independent Swiss elevator construction and service company, acquired 100% of the shares of Allift AG from the owning family

  • Real Estate & Construction

    has been acquired by funds managed by

    Transaction details

    Funds managed by CMP Capital Management-Partners, acquired AZ Elektro

  • Chemicals

    has acquired a minority stake in

    Transaction details

    Sto, one of the major international manufacturers of products and systems for building coatings, acquired 49.8% of the shares in JONAS, a manufacturer of wall paints and other water-based coating products

  • Real Estate & Construction

    has acquired

    Transaction details

    AS Aufzüge, a leading brand-independent Swiss elevator construction and service company, acquired GTA Solutions

  • Industrials

    has sold its US subsidiary

    to

    Transaction details

    Hermann Bühler AG, a manufacturer and provider of high quality yarns, sells its US subsidiary Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. to Samil Spinning Co., Ltd.

  • Industrials

    has been acquired by

    private investor Hans-Ulrich Müller

    Transaction details

    Mopac modern Packaging, a manufacturer of specialty packaging products for the food and med-tech industry was acquired by private investor Hans-Ulrich Müller, owner of newly founded Mopac Wasen AG

  • Chemicals

    management and private investors

    have acquired

    from

    Transaction details

    Management and private investors acquired 100% of the shares in Buss ChemTech, a developer and licensor of chemical process technologies worldwide, from Kresta Industries

  • Paper, Plastics & Packaging

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    SFS Group, a global market leader for mechanical fastening systems and precision formed components, acquired leading manufacturer of plastic injection moulding technology and mould making Stamm AG

What our clients say

  • “CFI Switzerland played a vital role in the sale of our industrial flooring group company Hesselberg Bygg AS to the Germam Sto Group. Especially the deep industry insight helped identifying the right potential buyers and bringing the transaction over the finish line. For our size and type of business, we would recommend CFI Switzerland as advisor.”

    Bjarne Corwin, CEO and shareholder of AS Sigurd Hesselberg

Our senior team

Malte Jantz

Partner, Managing Director


Christine Zingg-Graf

Vice President


Fabian Braunwalder

Vice President


Our expertise

Capital raising

Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

M&A buy-side advisory

CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

Restructuring & distressed situations

CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

Valuations & opinions

Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

M&A sell-side advisory

Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

    Capital raising

    Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

    M&A buy-side advisory

    CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

    Restructuring & distressed situations

    CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

    Valuations & opinions

    Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

    M&A sell-side advisory

    Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

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Our office in Switzerland

Zurich

Hohlstrasse 614
CH-8048 Zürich
Switzerland
T: +41 44 743 84 44
E: info@thecfigroup.com
W: www.helbling.ch