Succession at one of the largest independent table fruit and potato traders

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The owners of Capricorn Holding AG have sold the company to Forster Gruppe AG and Genossenschaft Migros Aare.


Capricorn Holding AG, which includes GEISER ag, active in the table fruit (apples and pears) sector, as well as having a stake in Terralog ag, is one of the largest independent table fruit and potato logistics firms in Switzerland.

With Oaklins, we had the ideal M&A advisor at our side. They have accompanied us over many years of building up our group and have now set up and implemented a sale process tailored to our needs. I would particularly like to emphasize the high level of professionalism, the entrepreneurial thinking and the individual advice Oaklins provided at all stages of the process. Thanks to their excellent knowledge of the Swiss food industry, Oaklins was the right partner for the shareholders, which made the preferred ownership succession possible. PETER BRACHER, SHAREHOLDER, CAPRICORN HOLDING AG, SWITZERLAND

Oaklins found the optimal partner for a long-term and sustainable succession

Oaklins’ team in Switzerland supported the owners of Capricorn Holding AG during the entire sale process as exclusive M&A advisors. This included the preparation of the sale documents, the identification and approach of potential buyers, the supervision of the buy-side due diligence, as well as negotiations with several parties and support up to the signing and closing of the transaction.

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