Verium creates Swiss market leader for mobile energy

Diessenhofen and Zurich, 15. April 2019

In April 2019, an investor group represented by Verium, together with the management, acquired Mobil in Time AG, the leading company in the Swiss mobile energy sector. Through the simultaneous merger with S&G Mobile Heizzentrale AG, the market position was further strengthened and a solid foundation for future long-term growth was created.

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Add-on acquisition Home Instead

Zurich, 15. April 2019

As part of the company’s expansion and growth strategy, Home Instead acquired the minority stake (40%) of the successful Irish subsidiary.

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New Investment Manager – Stephanie Buschle

Zurich, 15. April 2019

Stephanie Buschle joined Verium in February 2019 as an Investment Manager. She will support the direct investment team in the execution of transactions as well as the strategic and operational development of the existing portfolio companies.

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New Investment Analyst – Severin Stefanini

Zurich, 15. April 2019

Since August last year, Severin Stefanini has been working as an intern in the private equity team at Verium. After completing his master's degree in banking and finance at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) this summer, he will support the team as an investment analyst in the execution of transactions as well as the management of existing investments as of June 2019.

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New member in the investment committee – Dr Jan Wiechmann

Zurich, 15. April 2019

Dr. Jan Wiechmann joined Verium`s investment committee at the beginning of this year.

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Verium takes over Quickmail AG

St.Gallen and Zurich, 22. October 2018

In October 2018, an investor group represented by Verium acquired Quickmail. Founded in 2009 after the partial liberalization of the letter market, Quickmail is the first private company in Switzerland to deliver addressed letters, mailings, catalogues and magazines above the 50g monopoly limit.

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Investors represented by Verium sell basefit.ch to Fitness World Group

Zurich, 22. October 2018

The Danish Fitness World Group acquires basefit.ch, the second largest and fastest growing fitness chain in Switzerland with roughly 70,000 members

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A group of investors under the leadership of Verium takes over Ceposa AG

Kreuzlingen and Zurich, 3. May 2018

As part of a succession solution, an investor group represented by Verium acquired a majority stake in Ceposa AG ("Ceposa"). The founder and former CEO, Hanspeter Baer, and his wife, Yvonne Baer, will continue to support the company as consultants.

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Add-on acquisitions in Verium’s portfolio

Zurich, 15. August 2017

As part of a systematic “buy-and-build” strategy the Verium portfolio companies Christ & Heiri, Home Instead and basefit.ch could successfully complete bolt-on acquisitions. With the targeted add-ons we continue to follow a defined consolidation strategy in order to strengthen the market position and to create value through the realization of synergies.

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Christ & Heiri acquires Grieshaber Feinmechanik

Selzach and Eisenbach, 8. August 2017

As part of a succession solution, the Swiss gearing specialist Christ & Heiri AG (“Christ & Heiri”) acquires Grieshaber Feinmechanik GmbH & Co KG (“Grieshaber Feinmechanik”). The previous co-owner and CEO Michael Grieshaber will continue to support the company as a consultant. 

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New Investment Manager - Thomas Uibel

Zurich, 3. April 2017

As of 1st April 2017, Thomas Uibel joined Verium as an Investment Manager. Together with Matthias Huber, Emilie Heinimann and Jonas Birk he will work on the strategic asset allocation for the Verium clients.

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An investor group represented by Verium acquires a stake in Toradex Group

Zurich und Horw, 3. October 2016

Toradex is a worldwide leading B2B provider of modular computing platforms, so called «computer-on-modules» used in a variety of industrial applications (e.g. cash registers, medical devices, coffee machines, laboratory instruments, drones, production machines, navigation systems, motor vehicles).

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New Investment Analyst - George Merk

Zurich, 1. March 2016

As of 1. March 2016, George Merk joined Verium’s direct private equity team as an Investment Analyst. Under the supervision of Marc Erni, he will support the team with the execution of new transactions as well as further develop the existing portfolio companies on a strategic and operational level.

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New Investment Manager - Francis Barrier

Zurich, 1. February 2016

As of 1 February 2016 Francis Barrier joined Verium`s direct private equity team. Under the supervision of Marc Erni he will support as Investment Manager Verium`s current portfolio of investments and will support the team in the selection and analysis of new investment opportunities.

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Investor group represented by Verium acquiring Christ & Heiri AG jointly with the management

Zurich, 7. October 2015

Christ & Heiri AG, a Swiss company specialising in the production of high-precision cogwheels, pinions and worm gears, is changing hands effective 7 October 2015. The company has been acquired by the previous management and an investor group represented by Verium, an independent multi-family office located in Zurich. The former owner family will continue to have a representative on the Board of Directors.

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basefit.ch acquires easyFit

Zurich, 22. July 2015

With the acquisition of EasyFit Zürich AG (“easyFit”) basefit.ch AG ("basefit.ch") strengthened its leading position in the discount fitness segment in the canton of Zurich. The easyFit club is centrally located in Zürich Seebach and fits ideally to the existing basefit.ch clubs.

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basefit.ch acquiring FITmade to strengthen its position as Switzerland’s leading discount fitness chain

Zurich, 8. July 2015

As part of the company's expansion strategy, basefit.ch AG is taking over its direct competitor C FITmade AG to become the second largest fitness chain in the German-speaking part of Switzerland with approximately 35,000 members. With the acquisition of the four FITmade clubs in Bern, Basel, Biel and Zurich basefit.ch is now represented at fourteen locations in Switzerland with state-of-the-art equipment (including Technogym) and an average club size of 1,700 square meters.

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New Investment Manager - Jonas Birk

Zurich, 1. July 2015

As of 1 July 2015 Jonas Birk joined Verium AG’s „Asset Allocation“ department. Together with Matthias Huber and Emilie Heinimann he will define the future strategic asset allocation for the Verium clients.

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Investor group represented by Verium acquiring an interest in basefit.ch AG, a leading discount fitness chain in German-speaking Switzerland

Zurich, 21. May 2015

basefit.ch is an ambitious fitness chain in the Zurich region and pursues a strategy of growth in Switzerland. In view of the envisioned expansions, an investor group represented by Verium provides new capital to basefit.ch to enable the company to grow organically as well as dynamically by making carefully selected acquisitions over the next few years.

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New Head of Private Equity - Marc Erni

Zurich, 2. March 2015

Effective 2 March 2015, Marc Erni will take over the management of private equity of Verium AG. Mr. Erni has extensive experience in corporate finance and in equity investing. For the past seven years, he was at Equistone Partners Europe, an established and successful pan-European mid-market private equity fund with branches in England, France, Germany and Switzerland.

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Xeltis AG is completing a financing round totalling EUR 27 million with Life Sciences Partners, Kurma Partners and VI Partners as the primary investors. Verium acted as shareholder representative, actively advising a number of investors as well as Xeltis

Zurich, 1. December 2014

In early December, Xeltis, a pioneer in medical technology, specialising in heart and vascular surgery, announced the successful completion of an oversubscribed Series B financing. Led by Life Sciences Partners, Amsterdam (LSP), and supported by institutional co-investors Kurma Partners, Paris (Kurma), and VI Partners, Zug (VI), as well as the current shareholders of Xeltis, the purpose of the financing is to obtain market approval for the company’s first product, a pulmonary valve replacement, and the continued development of the product pipeline.

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Merger of Consularis AG, a subsidiary of Verium Group, into Verium AG

Zurich, 1. July 2014

In order to pursue the ambitious vision to establish Verium as one of Switzerland's leading multi family office providers, the managing partners have decided to merge Consularis into Verium effective as of beginning of July 2014 and to entirely integrate the respective services into the Verium offering. As Consularis has been a subsidiary of Verium since 2012, the joining of the well-integrated team is a mere formality.

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Investor group represented by Verium acquires a stake in senior care services provider Home Instead Holding AG of Switzerland

Zurich, 27. February 2014

A group of investors led by Zurich-based multi-family office Verium AG has acquired a substantial minority interest in senior care services provider Home Instead Holding AG of Switzerland.

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kooaba AG has been sold to Qualcomm Connected Experiences Inc. Verium, acting as shareholder representative, advised the investors in the transaction.

Zurich, 1. January 2014

kooaba, a pioneer in image recognition technology for mobile devices, was established in 2007 by Till Quack and Herbert Bay. Qualcomm Connected Experiences Inc. is a research and development company for mobile communications, headquartered in San Diego, California and a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc.. Verium actively supported the shareholders of kooaba AG in the M&A process.

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New shareholder structure at swiss smile – Verium family investors selling shareholding interest

Zurich, 14. August 2013

In the spring of 2012 a number of family investors acquired an interest of approximately 30% in swiss smile Holding AG, Zurich through the Verium multi-family office. swiss smile is a chain of dental clinics with currently seven locations in Switzerland. Since then the company has implemented some important strategic moves. For example, it is focusing on the Swiss market and has acquired two larger dental practices and a dental hygiene school in the course of a market consolidation. Annual sales have nearly doubled since 2011. The range of services offered by swiss smile has broadened considerably and the company’s earning power has increased accordingly.

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Verium AG to expand family office services and acquiring a majority interest in Consularis AG

Zurich, 14. May 2012

Verium AG has acquired a majority interest in the multi-family office Consularis AG, Zurich. At the same time, Dr. Alexander Krebs has been appointed new Chairman of the Board of Verium AG. The resulting concentration of know-how creates an enhanced scope of consulting and management capabilities for innovative family investors and entrepreneurs.

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Verium AG advising the former majority shareholders of Medbase in the acquisition of a majority stake in the company by Migros

Zurich, 1. December 2010

Migros is taking over a majority interest in Medbase AG, a successful provider of medical and paramedical services. The Migros fitness and wellness parks have already been working closely with Medbase for the past nine years. The two partners are now entering a binding commitment to grow together and continue to broaden the range of services. The interest in Medbase held by Migros is expected to be increased in the long term.

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