Capvis and Partners Group receive the "Swiss M&A Award" for the "Best National M&A Transaction 2013"

14 May 2014 - Capvis together with Partners Group has received the "Swiss M&A Award" from KPMG for the "Best National M&A Transaction 2013". The "Swiss M&A Award" expert jury awarded both companies for their joint-acquisition of the Swiss company VAT Holding AG and the successful succession solution.

VAT perfectly fits with Capvis' investment strategy. Capvis' strong experience in succession solution was decisive for the conclusion of the transaction at the end of 2013. Capvis looks forward to supporting the growth of the company over the next few years.

About Capvis

Capvis is the leading private equity firm in Switzerland and one of the most active investors in German-speaking Europe. With a current fund with a volume of EUR 720 million, Capvis invests primarily in controlling stakes in leading medium-sized companies. Capvis aims to support management teams in releasing entrepreneurial potential and achieving new levels of excellence. Since 1990 Capvis has completed 46 transactions with a total volume of more than EUR 5 billion. Capvis has floated nine companies on stock exchanges and has repeatedly been voted Switzerland's best private equity firm by the international financial press.

About VAT Holding AG

VAT Holding AG is a Swiss company, active internationally with its headquarters in Haag in the canton of St. Gallen. The company is the global market leader in the development, manufacture and sale of vacuum valves for the semiconductor and vacuum coating industries. It employs over 1'000 people worldwide, with about 700 of them based at the headquarters in Switzerland.