Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association
Schweizerische Vereinigung für Unternehmensfinanzierung
Association Suisse des Investisseurs en Capital et de Financement
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StreetMühlebachstrasse 8 
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Zip / Town8008 Zürich

1st ContactMr. Ralph Wyss
2nd ContactMr. Rogier Engelsma

Telephone+41 43 268 20 30
Telefax+41 43 268 20 35

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Gilde Buy Out Partners AG

Gilde Buy Out Partners is one of Europe’s foremost mid‐market private equity investors, with managed funds in excess of CHF 3.0bn. Gilde operates in the Benelux as well as Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With offices in Zurich, Frankfurt, Utrecht and Brussels as well as its multinational team, Gilde is truly entrenched in these markets and can offer local expertise coupled with European reach and execution skills. Since its inception in 1982, Gilde has invested in over 250 companies across a diverse range of sectors. At c. CHF 1.2bn (EUR 1.1bn) its current investment fund Gilde Buy Out Fund V is among the largest dedicated mid‐market buyout investment funds in Europe.


Type of firmFund Management Company
Investment StagesBuyout - Buyin, Delisting
Industrial SectorsAll
Geographical FocusAustria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland
Type of financingEquity Financing, Majority Equity

Company Profile

Number of Employees in Switzerland12
Capital under ManagementCHF 3.0bn
Fund NamesGilde Buy Out Fund I-V
Number of Portfolio Companies20
Examples of Portfolio CompaniesAmor, t-groep, Reesink, Comcave, Teleplan, Enkco, Royal Ten Cate, ZND, albelli, Oystershell, CaseKing, Gundlach Automotive Corporation
Year of Establishment1982
Available FundsEUR 1.1bn (Gilde Buy Out Fund V)
Minimum investment consideredEUR 50m
Maximum investment consideredEUR 600m
Source of fundswide range of institutional investors
Preferred exit routeSecondary Sale and Trade sale

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Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association
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