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Capital with vision

If you are a small or medium-sized company (SME) from Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, capiton can help you achieve your ambitious goals. We don’t just offer you funding, but also our expertise and extensive personal support. We are good listeners, make decisions quickly, and are straightforward. Because we know that nothing generates more momentum than being in charge of your own vision.

Cedes AG

Cedes AG (‚Cedes‘), headquartered in Landquart, Switzerland, is a leading sensor technology company in the elevator and access solutions industry. The company’s products, which utilize infrared and image processing technology, provide solutions for the automation of elevators, escalators and entrances. Cedes generated approximately CHF 55 million in sales in 2019 with 320 employees.

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How it began

The capiton predecessor company was founded in the mid-1980s and capiton AG was established in 1999. In 2004, the company then became independent and self-governing following a management buy-out.

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Partners

Today, the owner-managed private equity firm is led by a ten-strong team.

Track record

The capiton team has already supported more than 80 companies and realised over 70 investments. We currently have a total fund volume of €1.3 billion under management.

Range of investments

capiton invests in SMEs located mainly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We focus on profitable companies with a turnover of between €50 and €300 million and usually invest between €20 and €60 million of our own funds. We also partner with co-investors to realise much larger investments.