Helvetica Capital AG

Helvetica Capital invests in Leoni Studer AG

Together with former CEO Bruno Fankhauser, Swiss entrepreneurial investors have acquired Leoni Schweiz AG from German Leoni AG. Leoni Schweiz AG is the holding company of Leoni Studer AG, a specialist in high-quality cables and wires for applications in the industrial and infrastructure sectors.

The entrepreneurial concept of the buyer consortium for Leoni Studer AG envisages the independent continuation of the company and the realization of its full potential. In this context, the business in the areas of special and safety cables, halogen-free, flame-retardant plastics as well as electron-beam acceleration and sterilization will be developed further. As a long-standing member of the management board of Leoni Studer AG and former member of the management board of the Wire & Cable Solutions Division of the Leoni Group, Bruno Fankhauser has been familiar with the business and the market for more than 20 years and will contribute his expertise to the further development of the company as future CEO and co-owner.

Commenting on the transaction, designated CEO Bruno Fankhauser, stated: “We intend to expand the leading position of Leoni Studer AG as well as the associated technical core competencies and are ensuring continuity for our employees and business partners.”

Andreas Schmid, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Helvetica Capital, adds: “We are looking forward to further develop Leoni Studer AG together with Bruno Fankhauser. As new anchor investors, we are committed to a sustainable and independent future of the company. We are convinced that our joint efforts will ensure a next chapter in the successful story of Leoni Studer AG.”