Invision, a leading investment company focusing on succession solutions and growth financing for medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries has launched and successfully closed Invision Logistics LP, a CHF 145 million continuation fund for the further development of Schneider Group. Invision Logistics LP will continue the successful and proven partnership with Schneider and has additional capital at its disposal to finance Schneider’s buy & build strategy.
In 2015, Invision acquired an initial stake in Schneider Group as part of a succession solution. Since then, the freight forwarding and logistics specialist has developed highly satisfactory and grown substantially through organic means as well as an active acquisition strategy. As a result, Schneider has more than doubled in size and expanded its international network to 56 locations in Switzerland, Europe, the USA and Asia within the last few years.
André Strebel, CEO of Schneider Group, commented: “I am delighted to continue the successful partnership between Schneider and Invision. At the same time, I would like to thank my more than 800 colleagues for their exceptional performance over the past years and our more than 20,000 customers for the often decades-long trustful cooperation.”
Martin Staub and Christian Hemmrich, Partner & Director at Invision, added: “We are excited about Schneider’s further potential and are eager to support the management team with regards to organic growth, the continued acquisition strategy as well as the digitalization and sustainability initiatives.”
Invision Logistics LP was funded by Montana Capital Partners as lead investor and other existing and new institutional investors. Besides Invision, the shareholder base of Schneider’s management team was further expanded as part of the transaction.
Quest Fund Placement acted as placement agent and Lincoln International as advisor for this transaction. Financial documentation was prepared by EY, tax and legal documentation by Vischer. NKF and Clifford Chance were engaged to provide legal advice on the transaction and fund structuring, respectively.
Since its foundation in 1997, Invision has become one of the leading investment companies for succession solutions of medium-sized companies in Europe. During this time, Invision has invested more than CHF 1 billion of equity capital in over 60 companies and achieved sustainable value growth. Invision is a dedicated and entrepreneurial partner to business owners, entrepreneurs, and management teams with the goal of further developing companies together. For all its investments, Invision places strong emphasis on thoroughly understanding the company’s as well as the entrepreneurs’ specific needs, developing individual and tailor-made solutions.
Further information can be found under www.invision.ch
About Schneider Group
Schneider Group, founded in 1865, is an internationally oriented medium-sized forwarding company. With more than 800 employees and at more than 56 locations in Switzerland, Europe, the USA and Asia, and with the help of a worldwide network of partners, the logistics specialist plans and coordinates cross-border freight transport for its customers. In addition to road transport, sea and air freight, Schneider offers comprehensive services, particularly in the areas of customs clearance, logistical value-added services, and special services.
Further information is available at www.schneider-transport.com
About Montana Capital Partners
Montana Capital Partners is a Swiss-based investment boutique focused on attractive niches of the secondary market as well as high-quality investment solutions.
Montana Capital Partners has closed more than 100 transactions with various parties ranging from pension funds, insurance companies and banks to family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Montana Capital Partners offers a whole range of solutions to clients, from straight acquisitions to fully structured transactions, in order to create a win-win situation for all parties.
Further information is available at www.mcp.eu