M&A January 2014


As part of a management buyout, the Copytrend Group has been sold to AFINUM Management GmbH, an investment company which specialises in mid-sized companies in Switzerland and Germany. The Copytrend Group, one of the leading Swiss companies specialising in plotting, scanning and printing services, has been successfully operating in the French-speaking and German-speaking regions of Switzerland for more than 50 years. In addition to classic print services, Copytrend has been growing over the past few years, particularly in the ‘in-house solutions’ segment and is supporting large companies in outsourcing internal printing work. The company is currently represented in ten Swiss cities with 11 branches.

With AFINUM, the Copytrend Group now has an experienced partner at its side which has broad-based knowledge of the specific opportunities, challenges and restrictions of mid-sized companies thanks to its years of experience in management. It is therefore also able to significantly contribute to increasing the value of the group of companies with its tailor-made solution approaches.

Sancovia provided exclusive consulting services to the seller throughout the entire process of the transaction.