Investments

We look for sustained profitable and scalable business models with sound growth potential into new markets and/or product ranges.

Investment Philosophy

Buy and hold.

Size of the Companies

We target SMEs with CHF 20-100 million of revenues. Proven profitability and cash generation and strong market position.

Targeted Sectors

Sector agnostic but no biotech; we focus on the merits of business opportunities rather on sectors.

Geographic Focus

Mainly Switzerland.

Control

FIDES seeks majority participations in the portfolio companies.

Investment Size

Equity: CHF 8 MM – 10 MM; for larger deals, we work with co-investors.

Portfolio Companies

Blattmann Schweiz AG  – Based in Wädenswil, produces and sells organic and modified ingredients primarily for the food industry.

Investment year: 2012
Investment type: Equity
Industry sector: Food Ingredients

www.blattmannschweiz.com

Blattmann Handels AG – Based in Wädenswil sources and sells organic and modified ingredients primarily for the food industry.

Investment year: 2016
Investment type: Equity
Investment sector: Food Ingredients Trading

www.blattmannschweiz.com

Filabé of Switzerland AG – Headquartered in Schaffhausen, develops, produces and sells unique cosmetics and medical skin care products.

Investment year: 2012
Investment type: Equity
Industry sector: Cosmetics

www.filabe.ch

Filag Medical Schweiz AG

Filag – Headquartered in Schaffhausen, develops, produces and sells unique cosmetics and medical skin care products.

Investment year – 2017
Investment type: Equity
Industry sector: Medical Skin Care

Swiza – Based in Delémont the company is a casual lifestlye brand developing and producing the iconic Swiss pocket knives.

Investment year: 2016
Investment type: Loan
Industry sector: Consumer Goods

www.swiza.com

Divested Portfolio Companies

Invertag/Gorba – Gorba is a leading manufacturer in passenger information. Invertag is a developer and producer of display and input systems for pass.inf..

Investment year: 2013 / 2014
Investment type: Equity
Industry sector: Passenger Information
Trade sale: 2016, Industrial Trade Sale

Antiquorum – Established in Geneva in 1974, the company is the World’s premier auctioneer of modern and vintage timepieces.

Investment year: 2015
Investment type: Equity
Industry sector: Watch Auctioneer
Trade sale: 2018, Industiral Trade Sale

www.antiquorum.swiss