Baar (ZG) – B+G Switzerland AG, the Swiss horticultural portfolio company majority-owned by Patrimonium Private Equity and EGS Beteiligungen AG, announces the acquisition of two further companies: Hasler Gartenbau GmbH, Zuzgen/AG and Nova Concept Piscines et Jardins SA, Vionnaz/VS (via its subsidiary Amexa SA). The acquisitions are retroactive to 1 January 2023.
B+G Switzerland is thus continuing its strategy of national coverage. By strengthening its presence in northwestern Switzerland and Valais, B+G Switzerland is complementing its already strong position in the Swiss midlands and western Switzerland.
The acquisitions have positive effects for all parties involved: the regional companies can draw on the group’s resources and efficiently implement more demanding projects. New further education and training opportunities are created for their employees. The larger group enables synergies in procurement and in the digitalisation of processes.
Werner Schnorf, Chairman of the Board of Directors of B+G Schweiz AG and Managing Director of Patrimonium Private Equity comments: “We are delighted about the great interest in our national growth strategy and that we can now count Hasler Gartenbau and Nova Piscines et Jardins among our group. B+G Schweiz AG has made a total of five acquisitions in the last 18 months and has grown into a strong group with around 450 employees.”
In addition to the Swiss horticultural company B+G Group, Patrimonium Private Equity Fund‘s actively managed portfolio also includes Grouplink (IT – Germany), Hübner KTB (surface technology – Germany), Roth Group (building insulation and fire protection – Switzerland), and Octo Actuators (electrical drive systems – Germany).
B+G Schweiz AG
B+G Schweiz AG, based in Kiesen/BE, is the leading gardening and landscaping company in Switzerland. The group focuses on professional consulting, planning and the construction and maintenance of gardens and sports facilities for companies, private individuals and public institutions. B+G Schweiz AG employs over 450 people at a total of eleven locations in the Swiss midlands, western Switzerland and Valais.
The group emerged from the Bernese horticultural company Bächler + Güttinger AG and has constantly expanded geographically in recent months through mergers with horticultural companies, including West Schweizer Menétrey AG. Bächler + Güttinger was founded over 100 years ago and is owned by Patrimonium Private Equity Funds, EGS Beteiligungen AG, former owner Kurt Hauser and the management. https://www.bgch.ch
Hasler Gartenbau GmbH
Hasler Gartenbau GmbH is a leading horticultural company in north-western Switzerland, based in Zuzgen in the Fricktal. The company specialises in high-quality horticulture and garden maintenance for both private and institutional clients. Hasler was founded in 1999 by the current owners, Markus and Karin Hasler, and employs around 50 highly qualified staff. Hasler Gartenbau is characterised by its high performance and outstanding quality.
Nova Concept Piscines et Jardins SA
Nova Concept Piscines et Jardins SA is an SME in French-speaking Switzerland with around ten employees. Nova Concept came into being when founders Michael Schumacher, Bertrand Kolb and Gilbert Margairaz combined their multidisciplinary skills in 2016. It has quickly become an established company in the field of horticulture and swimming pool construction.
The company is based in Massongex in the Chablais Valaisan region and can operate throughout western Switzerland. Nova Concept Piscines et Jardins SA’s relationship with the Mondial Piscine group, one of Europe’s leading companies in the design, manufacture and distribution of customised swimming pools, contributes to the development of this activity within the group.