In the course of the founder’s and majority owner’s long-term succession plan, MP Corporate Finance conducted a discreet transaction process providing a succession solution for the founders and new financial and shareholding partner for the management of the CCS group.
CCS is a global outsourcing partner for electronic engineering and manufacturing services (E2MS) with around 1,000 employees and sites in Switzerland, Germany, Sri Lanka and China. The company offers outsourcing services for electronic and mechatronic applications including the development of hardware, software and test concepts as well as material management and the production and life-cycle management of assemblies and machinery. CCS‘ international production environment with state-of-the-art sites allows for customer-specific engineering and prototyping as well as the assembly, testing and monitoring of pilot to medium series.
Zurmont Madison will be a strong partner for CCS and ensure a stable succession. The founders will retain a stake in the company. The previous management team will also hold a stake in the company and will remain responsible for the operational management of CCS.
To date Zurmont Madison has invested more than CHF 400 million in equity capital into 20 portfolio companies by focusing on financing corporate successions, MBOs and spin-offs of Group companies in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. The current Zurmont Madison Private Equity L.P. fund has a volume of CHF 250 million and currently owns four portfolio companies: Röder Zeltsysteme und Service AG, Germany; Schweizer SMB SA in Ticino; CLS Communication AG in Zurich; and Bauwerk Parkett AG in St. Margarethen.