Exclusive financial advisor to the sole shareholder of VITARIS on the sale to CHROMOS Group
On 16. May 2023, the two companies VITARIS AG and CHROMOS Group AG announced a forward-looking transaction. The Swiss CHROMOS Group AG takes over the specialist supplier for innovative laboratory equipment and high-quality consumables for the Swiss Life Science market. The foundation of the acquisition was based on a match in company philosophy and business model. This integration into an international group of companies provides VITARIS AG with the basis for additional growth and for further development in existing but also new business areas.
Support by IFBC
IFBC supported the founder and owner of VITARIS AG as exclusive financial advisor in the development of strategic options for the future of his company. In dialogue, a long-term solution was developed and jointly implemented. In the subsequent sales process, IFBC as M&A advisor searched for the ideal buyer, developed the transaction structure and accompanied the contract and purchase price negotiations.
VITARIS AG was established 20 years ago through a management buyout. In 2015, the CEO Marius Kleger became sole owner and, together with his team, ensures the continuous growth and ongoing success of the company. The selective choice of brands from international leading manufacturers focuses on applications in cell culture, microbiology, molecular biology laboratories as well as general laboratory supplies in the Swiss market. VITARIS AG is headquartered in Baar and employs more than 20 people.
About CHROMOS Group AG
CHROMOS Group is a 3rd generation 100% owner-managed group of companies focusing on technology and solution development in the fields of IMAGING, AUTOMATION and LIFE SCIENCE. Industries include: graphic arts; packaging; food and beverage, photo, film and broadcast; pharmaceutical; manufacturing; as well as laboratories and institutions for education and research.
With a history spanning more than 75 years and around 160 employees at two locations in Switzerland, as well as subsidiaries in Germany, Austria and Sweden, the Group manages a portfolio of around 90 brands, including such well-known names as HP, FUJIFILM, Domino, Basler and Universal Robots. An extensive service organization complements the sales divisions with installation, support, maintenance and repair services.
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