Castik Capital is a European Private Equity firm with a long-term approach to value creation.

Alpega

logistics software company and freight marketplace

Funds managed by Castik invest in high-quality businesses headquartered in Europe.

Acrotec

Critical components for luxury watches, medtech and other industrial end-markets

Castik Capital supports managers or founders to achieve their ambitious growth plans.

AllDent

Operator of multiple large dental care practices in Germany

Castik Capital offers flexibility in terms of investment to offer most suitable proposition.

CPA

Provider of intellectual property management services and software

Castik Capital is a European Private Equity firm with a long-term approach to value creation.

Waterlogic

Workplace hydration solutions company

European Private Equity Fund with longer-term approach

Current fund size:  €1bn

Target initial enterprise value c. €200-800m

About Castik

Castik Funds invest in great companies and management teams with the aim to create market leaders.

Founded in 2014, Castik Capital focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. The investments are made by the Luxembourg based EPIC funds. The first fund, EPIC I, has a volume of €1 billion and was raised in 2014/2015. The second fund, EPIC II, had its first close in April 2019. The Castik employees have extensive knowledge and experience in the Private Equity markets, with a team that has been actively investing in transactions for over 25 years. The advisor to Castik Capital is Castik Capital Partners GmbH, based in Munich.

News

Acrotec Acquires Gasser Ravussin

31.03.2017

The Acrotec Group, a portfolio company of Castik managed EPIC Funds, has acquired Gasser Ravussin SA (“Gasser”) for an undisclosed amount.

The Acrotec Group, a portfolio company of Castik managed EPIC Funds, has acquired Gasser Ravussin SA (“Gasser”) for an undisclosed amount.

Gasser is an established, family built and operated, Swiss manufacturer of fine gemstones which has grown organically since being founded in 1927. Gasser specializes in manufacturing synthetic rubies used in watch movements, in particular for the assembly of shock absorbers. Gasser produces nearly 20 million pieces for the watch industry per year.

This acquisition further strengthens Acrotec’s position as the leading independent supplier to the Swiss watch industry, expanding into an important vertical.

Jean-Michel Uhl, Générale Ressorts’ Chief Executive and Member of the Executive Committee of Acrotec, who will assume with immediate effect the management of Gasser, comments that “With this acquisition, the Acrotec Group achieves two objectives: firstly, securing the supply for gemstones for the watch industry; secondly, increasing the Group’s offering as a supplier for watch movements components”.

Gasser ensures its independence and becomes a stronger company by joining Acrotec. “We are very happy to be able to partner with Acrotec, which will enable the continuation and growth of the business started by my grandfather” declared Alain Gasser, grandson of the founder.

Acrotec was acquired in June 2016 by funds managed by Castik Capital, the European private equity investor. Acrotec’s strategy foresees to invest in organic and inorganic growth to continue to be the leading independent supplier to the Swiss watch industry and to best support its customers by delivering high quality watch movement components. The acquisition of Gasser is the first manifestation of the company’s inorganic buy-and-build strategy.

About Groupe Acrotec

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 Acrotec is an independent group, employing around 600, created by professionals from the watch and micro-mechanical industry with the aim of supplying the watch manufacturers and brands with “Swiss made” quality products. The objective of the Group is to simplify the complexity of sub-contracting by offering its clients with a variety of watch and industrial competences: metal cutting, crimping, surface treatment, etc. The companies of the Group provide finished elements for watch movements (springs, shock absorbers, oscillating weights, etc.) and components used in medical equipment. Acrotec also produces components used in end-markets such as: connectors, telecommunications, IT, mobile, automotive, turbochargers, aerospace and aeronautical.

More information at www.acrotec.ch

About Castik


Capital S.à.r.l (“Castik Capital”) manages investments in private equity. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager, acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies, where long-term value can be generated through active partnerships with management teams.

Castik has an investment horizon of up to ten years – longer than most other private equity funds. This enables Castik to focus resources on its portfolio companies and ensure sustainable, long-term value creation. Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Investments are made by the Luxembourg-based fund, EPIC I SLP, the first fund managed by Castik, which had its final close at EUR 1.0bn in August 2015.

"Alpega benefits from Castik’s strategy of buying and aggregating founder-led companies along with a longer, flexible holding period, allowing for greater value creation than most other Private Equity firms."

AlpegaCEO

"The last five years of partnership with Castik have been by far the most satisfying, exciting and rewarding period of Waterlogic’s 27 years in business. The long-term strategic thinking, willingness to invest in our vision and provision of outstanding human and financial resources has enabled the business to grow more than four-fold and become a global leader."

WaterlogicCEO

"Having the right partner has always been essential to our success. And we have been very fortunate to find the Castik team for their long-term financial support, their outstanding added value to our growth strategy as well as their personal and human qualities. And we are very happy to share our success with them as this is even more rewarding.

AcrotecCEO

"As founders, we chose to partner with Castik because of their proven long-term approach and entrepreneurial mindset."

AllDentCEO

“Castik has proven to be a very strong partner from the outset. They shared our vision for a transformational combination initially, were able to understand and make it happen quickly, and then provided us with a team of hands-on people that provided the support you need in a fast-paced integration program. With the merger of ipan Delegate Group and CPA, we are now entering the next and even bigger chapter in this exciting journey, and I look forward to continuing this journey together.”

CPA GlobalChairman

"Alpega benefits from Castik’s strategy of buying and aggregating founder-led companies along with a longer, flexible holding period, allowing for greater value creation than most other Private Equity firms."

AlpegaCEO

"The last five years of partnership with Castik have been by far the most satisfying, exciting and rewarding period of Waterlogic’s 27 years in business. The long-term strategic thinking, willingness to invest in our vision and provision of outstanding human and financial resources has enabled the business to grow more than four-fold and become a global leader."

WaterlogicCEO

"Having the right partner has always been essential to our success. And we have been very fortunate to find the Castik team for their long-term financial support, their outstanding added value to our growth strategy as well as their personal and human qualities. And we are very happy to share our success with them as this is even more rewarding.

AcrotecCEO

"As founders, we chose to partner with Castik because of their proven long-term approach and entrepreneurial mindset."

AllDentCEO

“Castik has proven to be a very strong partner from the outset. They shared our vision for a transformational combination initially, were able to understand and make it happen quickly, and then provided us with a team of hands-on people that provided the support you need in a fast-paced integration program. With the merger of ipan Delegate Group and CPA, we are now entering the next and even bigger chapter in this exciting journey, and I look forward to continuing this journey together.”

CPA GlobalChairman
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