Capvis receives the Operational Excellence Award 2017 from Private Equity International
Private Equity International (PEI) presents the Operational Excellence Award 2017 to Capvis and Partners Group for their excellent value creation achievements with VAT Group in the category Large-Cap, EMEA.
Capvis and Partners Group acquired VAT Group, a manufacturer of high end valve components for varous high-tech industries, in February 2014. Right from the beginning, the focus was on institutionalising the Group and providing it with a road map for transformation that would improve its organisation, processes and financial sophistication and unleash the potential of its already market-leading technical know-how.
Two years later, in April 2016, VAT Group was successfully floated on the Swiss Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of CHF 1.35 billion.
OpEx judge Antoon Schneider described the VAT Group investment as “a comprehensive transformation, including strategic, operational and organisational initiatives.”
Capvis is one of the leading private equity firms in Europe. With a current fund volume of EUR 720 million, Capvis focuses on majority holdings in leading mid-sized companies. It aims to support management teams in unleashing entrepreneurial potential and achieving new levels of excellence. Since 1990 Capvis has completed 54 transactions with a total volume of more than EUR 5 billion. Capvis has floated ten companies on stock exchanges and has repeatedly been voted Switzerland's, and also Germany's, best private equity firm by the international financial press.