WHO WE ARE

HCG is an independent private equity group which focuses on private companies in the Swiss market and particularly on niche-market leaders.

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Employees

TEAM

The Board of Directors is our company’s ultimate governing body.

INVESTING

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

An eye for local leader potential

We focus on private companies in the Swiss market with majority equity stakes to achieve significant influence. We look particularly at niche-market-leaders, and prefer cash-generative business models. Our objective is to create long-term value, as we have no limit on the holding period.

Companies with a sound corporate culture, a strong management team, and an impressive talent pool have the ability to accelerate growth in revenue and profitability – we look for these traits.

VALUE PROPOSITION

A differentiated, dynamic culture

Hermes Capital Group AG has a dynamic, strictly entrepreneurial and market-based culture, following time-tested, proven values in our portfolio approach – committed to investing in long-term success.
Our entrepreneurial track record demonstrates our ability to accelerate growth in revenue and profitability – ensured by the rigorous implementation of value creation levers.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Our Dream And Values

We aspire to being a top-tier professional investment company focused on value creation through entrepreneurship, bringing together great people who share big dreams, think like owners, act with integrity and strive to unleash their full potential.

Entrepreneurship And Ownership

We are a company of entrepreneurs empowered to think and act like owners, who understand that fact-based, data-driven decisions and risk-taking are the foundation for success.

Ethic And Excellence

We promote a work ethic rooted in excellence, where talent and ability are allowed to flourish and reward is based on merit. We use our drive and commitment to energize, engage and inspire others.

Simplicity and Speed

We believe in simple, effective organization and open, informal, feedback-oriented communication.

Passion

Passion is at the heart of how we operate.

Trust and Accountability

We believe that trust and accountability within the team are paramount principles in linking entrepreneurship to value creation.

PORTFOLIO

Print Media & IT

The Group of affiliated companies comprises multiple, well-established enterprises in the Greater Zurich Area. The individual entities operate in largely complementary segments and cover all areas, including the highly demanding premium segment.
Additionally, the Group seeks to add further companies that harmonize symbiotically with the business cloud, with the aim of providing synergetic services among the individual affiliates.

Packaging

The packaging company was founded in 2005, operating very successfully within a deep niche in the target market. Today, the company is one of the market segment leaders in Central and Northern Europe, with a significant presence in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Real-Estate

Commercial properties.

Financial Services Advisory

Advice and guidance on financing matters such as Mergers and Acquisitions, real estate financing, SME restructuring and corporate insurance brokerage.

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