Capvis Broadens its Partner Team
Zurich, 23 December 2009 – The Board of Directors of Capvis Equity Partners AG, Zurich, expands its partner team by appointing three long-time staffs as new partners as of 1 January 2010: Marc Battenfeld, Ueli Eckhardt and Eric Trüeb. The current partner team consists of Daniel Flaig, Rolf Friedli, Alexander Krebs, Felix Rohner and Tobias Ursprung. At the same time, Alexander Krebs steps down as Chairman and will – after 25 years in the private equity business - gradually reduce his engagement within the Company. Rolf Friedli takes over the role of Chairman of Capvis Equity Partners AG.
Capvis is the leading private equity firm in Switzerland and a top player in German-speaking Europe. Capvis invests in well positioned midsize firms with headquarters in Switzerland, Germany or Austria, typically as part of succession solutions and corporate spin-offs. Capvis funds currently total EUR 900m. Since 1990, the Capvis team has conducted 39 transactions with a volume of more than EUR 3.0 bn. At Capvis, our aim is to take substantial ownership stakes in attractive firms, to support management teams in releasing entrepreneurial potential, and to steer the businesses to new levels of excellence.