Investments

We look for sustained profitable and scalable business models acting in the food, luxury & consumer goods and technologie innovation industry with sound growth potential into new markets and/or product ranges.

Investment Philosophy & Strategy

Buy and hold of profitable companies in sectors such as Food, Luxury & Consumer Goods and Technology Innovation.

Size of the Companies

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

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Industrial Focus

We pursue industrial cluster strategies for companies active in sectors “Food”, “Luxury & Consumer Goods” and “Technology Innovation”, but no Biotech investments.

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 – Food Industry

Blattmann Schweiz AG  – is a food ingredients company incorporated in 1856 with a focus on specialty starches, clean label starches, organic glucose and organic gluten serving the food production industry for end consumer products such as baked-goods, sweets, dairy, meat, meat replacement and convenience products.

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

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
Industry sector: Food Ingredients Trading

www.blattmannschweiz.com

Blattmann Noredux AG

Blattmann Noredux – development and production of specific dextrines and modified starches for the food industry.

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

 www.blattmannschweiz.com

Portfolio Companies – Technology Innovation

Filabé of Switzerland AG – develops, produces and sells unique sustainable skin care products based on dermal delivery technology with tremendous potential in cosmetic, medical and pharmaceutical markets.

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

www.filabe.ch

Filag Medical Schweiz AG

Filag – focus on scientific and technological development, patents and proof of concept of technology, product development and regulatory pathway verification for market entries of medical skin care products.

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

Portfolio Companies – Luxury and Consumer Goods

Antiquorum – established in Geneva in 1974, Antiquorum is acting as auctioneer and appraiser of  fine modern and vintage timepieces in an unparalleled niche in the global auction market. Antiquorum has a leading position in the market and is ranked number 4 in the global auction market for modern and vintage timepieces.

Investment year: 2015
Investment type: Equity
Industry sector: Watch Auctioneer

www.antiquorum.swiss

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