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Ufenau sells Roth Brandschutz to Equistone

Ufenau IV, a fund advised by Ufenau Capital Partners, has sold its shares in Roth Brandschutz to Equistone Partners Europe, realising a 4x cash return and an IRR of 108 per cent.

Roth Group is headquartered in Gerlafingen, Switzerland, and offers its clients fire protection, insulation and coatings services.
 
Since partnering with Ufenau, Roth Group has grown the business considerably and increased revenues by 70 per cent to CHF65 million. The number of employees increased from 220 to 350 and Roth Group became Switzerland's largest service provider in its market segments.
 
In close collaboration with Ufenau, Roth Group completed the four acquisitions of Aebisol, ISSA, LD brandschutz as well as wanzenried + baur during the past 18 months. The acquisitions have gained Roth entry into the fire protection market in western Switzerland and have bolstered its overall market presence.
 
“On behalf of Roth Group, I would like to thank the Ufenau Capital Partners’ team for its support and trust in the course of our collaboration. Working with Ufenau, Roth has developed strongly, with significant investments in our personnel, management and our systems. As a result, we set the course for further growth and sustainable success of our company,” says Stefan Blaser, CEO of Roth Group. 

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