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Ufenau invests in Desperado

Ufenau Capital Partners, a privately owned Swiss Investor Group, has, in close collaboration with a highly experienced buy-in management team, invested in Desperado, a Mexican fast casual dining and bar operator in Switzerland.

With 200 employees, Desperado offers high quality Mexican food and drinks in an entertaining atmosphere.
The company operates its restaurants at high frequency locations, such as city centres, shopping malls and cinemas and focuses on life-style oriented guests between the age of 18 and 40. In addition to fresh Mexican food and cold drinks, Desperado restaurants provide their guests with a unique entertainment and leisure experience.
Together with the buy-in management team, consisting of Ueli Santschi, a proven expert in the Swiss gastronomy market and Georg Medricky, highly experienced in the field of location development and real estate, Ufenau acquired Desperado group directly from its two owners.
“With Ufenau, we found a very experienced, engaged and strong equity partner. We are highly motivated to develop Desperado and to execute our growth strategy together with Ufenau,” say Ueli Santschi und Georg Medricky.
“Ueli Santschi and Georg Medricky complement each other perfectly with their experience in the fast casual dining market in Switzerland to continue the impressive growth story of Desperado. The leading market position of Desperado and the fragmented gastronomy market offer the optimal situation to further expand and develop a leading gastronomy group in Switzerland,” says Ralf Flore, Managing Partner at Ufenau Capital Partners. 

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