The Swiss horticultural group Bächler + Güttinger AG, a portfolio company of the Patrimonium Private Equity Fund, is strengthening its presence in the Swiss Mittelland region with the acquisition of Berger Roman AG. The deal is a part of a succession plan.
Swiss company Bächler + Güttinger AG, Kiesen/BE, a portfolio company of the Patrimonium Private Equity Fund SCSp advised by Patrimonium, has acquired Berger Roman AG, Oberbuchsiten/SO, with retroactive effect on 1 January 2022.
With this acquisition, Bächler + Güttinger AG, who is primarily active in the Swiss Mittelland and Upper Valais regions, strengthens its geographical horticulture and sports ground construction presence in the Solothurn region. Berger Roman AG is strongly anchored in the region with a long-standing customer base.
The merger of the two companies enables Bächler + Güttinger AG to intensify its activities in horticulture and garden maintenance. Berger Roman AG’s customers can be offered a broader range of services. The new size also enables Berger Roman to move into the area of larger horticultural projects. Patrimonium Private Equity supported Bächler + Güttinger AG in the search, execution and financing of the acquisition.
Matthias Frick, responsible for the acquisition on the Patrimonium side, comments: “For Bächler + Güttinger AG, the acquisition represents a further step in its geographical expansion. Berger Roman AG is a rock solid company. We are pleased that Roman Berger will continue in his role as managing director. The medium-term solution for the succession at Berger Roman AG so also secures employment in the company.”
Matthias Frick, Investment Director, email@example.com
About Berger Roman AG
Berger Roman AG, based in Oberbuchsiten/SO, is a well-established and regionally anchored garden and landscape contractor. Mr. Roman Berger founded the company in 1985 and has since built up an efficient team. The focus of the company is on the planning, construction and maintenance of gardens in the private and public segments.
About Bächler + Güttinger AG
Bächler + Güttinger AG, based in Kiesen/BE, is one of the largest gardening and landscaping companies in Switzerland. The company focuses on professional consulting, planning, construction and maintenance of gardens and sports facilities for companies, private individuals and public institutions. Bächler + Güttinger has a reputation for being extremely efficient and employs around 200 people. With a total of six locations in the cantons of Berne, Fribourg and Valais, Bächler + Güttinger has a strong foothold, particularly throughout the Central Plateau. Bächler + Güttinger was founded over 100 years ago and is now privately owned.