Constellation makes majority investment in Roth Brandschutz


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASwiss mid-market firm Constellation has bought a majority stake in fire protection services provider Roth Brandschutz.

The Gerlafingen-based company currently has an annual turnover of CHF40m ($43.5m).

Constellation’s other recent deals include the acquisition of a majority stake in Douteil Smart Repairalongside.

Last year Constellation made 2.6-times its money through the rapid exit of heating and energy systems company Häsler Groupless than two years after its MBO of the business.

Constellation scored an IRR of 53 per cent by selling Häsler back to management after helping it expand its workforce by more than a third through two bolt-on acquisitions in the past 20 months.

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