Financial Advisory September 2023

Ufenau Capital Partners successfully closes Continuation Fund 4

We are pleased to announce that the Ufenau Continuation 4 (UC4) fund, advised by Ufenau Capital Partners AG, has been successfully closed at €450 million. The fund was formed to invest in the very successful Kanalservice Group, GarLa Group as well as Hanseatic Power Service Group (HPS) companies.
UC4 provides additional capital to enable the three businesses to execute their successful growth strategies. With the additional capital from the fund, the companies are expected to continue to grow both organically and through acquisitions.
Over the past six years, Kanalservice, GarLa and HPS have achieved impressive organic expansion and made over 30 acquisitions. Since Ufenau's initial investments, the companies have managed to increase their combined revenues by 6.5 times to over €300 million.
Ralf Flore, Managing Partner at Ufenau, commented: “We are delighted to announce the successful closing of UC4. The fund was significantly oversubscribed, showing the trust our investors have placed in our team given our strong returns. UC4 will pave the way for the next chapter of growth. We look forward to continuing the journey with these fantastic companies, their first-class management teams and employees.”
The Kanalservice Group is a leading and fast-growing specialist in the field of underground infrastructure and road maintenance in Switzerland and Germany.
The GarLa Group is a specialist in garden and landscaping with a focus on horticulture, garden and landscape maintenance, as well as pool and swimming pond systems.
HPS is a leading group of companies in the area of ??testing, inspection, certification and services (TIC & S).
Sancovia provided comprehensive support to Ufenau and the management of the three business groups in the preparation and presentation of the relevant financial data and within the Q&A process during the transaction.

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