Capvis hires André Perwas as a new partner and expands the Frankfurt office
ZUG, Switzerland, 31 Oct. 2019 — Swiss private equity investor Capvis is expanding its team and has recently added André Perwas as its tenth partner.
André Perwas has more than 13 years of experience in private equity and previously worked at 3i Group and Accenture. He will co-head the sector of Advanced Services together with Boris Zoller.
The Frankfurt office, established in 2012, will be expanded. New team members will be hired for a stronger international position and bring an enhanced presence in the attractive German market.
The big, continuously growing area of Advanced Services is increasingly important for Capvis. With a background and experience in economics and technology consulting, André Perwas has been a successful private equity investor with a focus on business and technology services in the German-speaking region.
"André Perwas is an excellent addition to our team," says Daniel Flaig, CEO of Capvis AG. "We are looking forward to our collaboration and are certain that we will gain and successfully develop more innovative companies for the Capvis platform together."
Capvis is a Swiss private equity investor. With close to 50 employees, the firm draws on the international experience of its team in Zug (Switzerland), Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Jersey and Luxembourg. Senior Advisors represent Capvis regionally in Milan, London and New York.
Capvis focuses on mid-market companies in the industrial corridor of Europe (Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy and the Benelux). The long-grown expertise in creating local and global leaders in the fields of Industry, Technology and Advanced Services is the foundation of the Capvis business. In entrepreneurial cooperation with strong management teams, we develop the companies’ potential and create long-term value.
The Capvis team was originally established at Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC), founded in Basel in 1854 . Two SBC-based investment rounds in the 1990s were followed by five Capvis funds to date. After the merger of SBC with UBS in 1998, the team decided to operate independently as Capvis in a partnership structure. Today Capvis AG, wholly owned by its partners, is the exclusive advisor to the Capvis funds.
Since 1990, Capvis has completed 58 transactions with a total invested capital of more than EUR 3 billion. Capvis has conducted IPOs for ten companies. It has repeatedly been voted Switzerland’s best private equity firm by the international trade press.