Invision AG’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in SkySale Schweiz GmbH

Niederer Kraft Frey advised Invision AG on the deal.

Invision, a leading investment company focused on succession solutions and growth financing in the DACH region and neighbouring countries, acquired a stake in SkySale Schweiz. The founders and managing directors remain substantially invested and will continue to lead the company on its growth path.

SkySale Schweiz operates www.apfelkiste.ch, one of the leading Swiss online shops. Since its inception in 2010 Pierre Droigk and Mike Wlach have made Apfelkiste the leading Swiss e-commerce specialist for smartphone and tablet accessories. Building upon that success, Apfelkiste has expanded into further product categories, including decoration, home & lifestyle, sports and hobby items.

Since its foundation in 1997, Invision has become one of the leading investment companies for succession solutions and growth financing in Europe. Over this period, Invision has invested in more than 60 companies, generating sustainable value. Invision is a dedicated and entrepreneurial partner to founders, entrepreneurs and management teams. For all its investments, Invision places strong emphasis on thoroughly understanding the company’s as well as the founders’ specific needs, developing individual and tailor-made solutions. Invision invests in established midsized companies while focusing on succession cases.

The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A partner Manuel Werder (Picture), working with associates Mark Grieder, Binderiya Gan-Ayush, Corinne Russi and junior associates Luisa Egli and Thomas van Gammeren (all Corporate/M&A), partner Thomas Graf and associate Sven Kälin (both Tax), partner Nicolas Birkhäuser (Antitrust/Competition), partner Adrian Koller and junior associate Reto Seiler (both Finance).

Involved fees earner: Nicolas Birkhäuser – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Luisa Egli – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Binderiya Gan-Ayush – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Thomas Graf – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Mark Grieder – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Sven Kälin – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Adrian Koller – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Corinne Russi – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Reto Seiler – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Thomas van Gammeren – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Manuel Werder – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd;

Law Firms: Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd;

Clients: Invision Private Equity AG;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler