We invest in profitable service companies with robust business models and seek majority participations
We develop the companies with a distinctive buy-&-build strategy and everything we do is aimed at growing and securing both company locations and jobs. Together with our network of Industry Partners, we support management teams with our industry experience at eye level. Personal empathy and business passion are essential factors for in our investment decisions.
Sell your business to realize the value that has been tied-up in the company over years.
Complete sale or gradual succession solution – with the possibility of re-investing alongside us:
- We offer business owners the opportunity to sell the majority shareholdings or their entire company to us.
- We provide individual succession solutions that enable entrepreneurs, a short, mid- or long-term retirement.
- By re-investing in the company, entrepreneur families remain connected with the business and participate in its future performance.
- We set great value on developing our companies, on growing company sites and employee numbers.
From Manager to Partner.
Ambitious management teams know their sectors and want to participate from their expertise as shareholders
- We have long term experience in management participations and help management teams to acquire companies.
- We offer management teams an equity participation on a partnership basis and with attractive terms.
- As partners at eye level, we share aligned interests. Together, we want to accelerate the growth of our companies – including further capital for strategic acquisitions.
- We provide management teams with operational know-how through our network.
You see a compelling market opportunity – we take care of the financing!
To improve their market position, companies need to develop new business areas, enter new regions and consolidate untapped markets:
- We provide capital in a straightforward manner.
- Together with our Industry Partners, we support management teams as sparring partner for the acceleration of organic growth as well as growth by acquisition.
Seize growth opportunities.
Beyond robust organic growth, we seek attractive acquisitions for our businesses:
- We reserve sufficient capital for pursuing strategic acquisitions with our companies.
- We drive the process of sourcing attractive acquisition opportunities in close collaboration with you.
- You benefit from our longstanding experience in acquiring and integrating businesses.
- We are looking for entrepreneurial partners who recognize and pursue opportunities together with us.
„It is difficult for me to put the cooperation with Ufenau into words. It is a genuine and appreciative cooperation at eye level, which always aims for the best possible joint solution and puts people first. Especially in the IT environment, respect for "being a little different" is an important basis for building and developing the platform. Even after 18 months of intensive cooperation, I would choose Ufenau as a partner again.“
Dirk Wieland, CEO Collana IT
„With the Ufenau Capital Partners team I have found a sympathetic and credible partner. Transparency, open and honest communication and friendly cooperation at eye level were the basis of the transaction process and the Altano group formation.“
Dr. Victor Baltus, CEO Altano Group
"For me, the cooperation with Ufenau has proven to be very trusting and constructive in the past two years. A lot of freedom, short paths, and quick decisions, that's what makes the relationship with the colleagues at Ufenau. Creating management structures, seizing opportunities in acquisitions, and integrating areas demand flexibility and speed."
Petra Reinholz, CEO Kanalservice Group
„A step-by-step exit with reverse participation makes it easier for the owner and management, but also for the customers, to accept the succession plan“
Rafael Montibeller, CEO ibis acam
“The statement "At eye level with entrepreneurs" is true at Ufenau not only externally, but also in the direct internal cooperation. The regular, transparent, and open exchange with each other made my start as CEO of the IRS Group easier and helped me to quickly focus on the essential and added-value priorities and to align the teams accordingly.”
Matthias Rolinski, CEO IRS Holding
„Successful entrepreneurs and industry partners neither want to work forever nor stop completely - but they want to contribute their experience in a self-determined way.“
Werner Isele, Investor and Industry Partner
„Ufenau Capital Partners has always been sensitive and understanding of individual needs and has always acted in a very cooperative manner. An ideal partner for building the Swiss IT Security Group.“
Phillip Stebler, former CEO Swiss IT Security
Industry experience at eye level
We have a unique network of Industry Partners. This network consists of high-profile entrepreneurs as well as former and active senior manager who actively support our companies with their experience and deep industry expertise.
For us, the key to success is the relationship between our investment team, our Industry Partners and the management team as well as the employees of our companies.
Together with our Industry Partners, we know the sectors in which our companies operate. We understand the entrepreneurial challenges and have gone through many sectoral booms and crises with our companies.
Our conviction: A partnership can only be successful if responsibilities are clearly divided and if all partners treat each other fairly and in a respectful manner.