février 2019

ATP acquires majority stake in Mint Architecture

Mint Architecture, which specializes in commercial and user-oriented architecture, has welcomed a new majority shareholder. The Messerli Group has sold its stake to the Europe-wide planning group ATP architects engineers (ATP). With its new strong shareholder, Mint Architecture plans to further continue its growth strategy.


Mint Architecture was founded in 1995 by Thomas Stiefel as a retail partner. The Messerli Group acquired a majority stake in 2006. In 2017, the architecture firm expressed its successful expansion into new client markets and its specialization in commercial architectural projects with a relaunch and renaming of the firm to Mint Architecture. The architectural office now employs around 50 people (architects, interior designers, economists and market analysts).

The new majority shareholder ATP is considered a pioneer of the BIM planning method (Building Information Modeling). In the DACH and CEE countries, ATP is implementing challenging projects in interdisciplinary teams providing architectural, structural, building services engineering and object supervision services throughout the entire planning and construction process until the project is handed over to the facility management. ATP’s own research and special planning offices as well as consulting subsidiaries support clients in planning their projects. With its stake in Mint Architecture, ATP has access to further valuable know-how for the Group.

About Mint Architecture

Mint Architecture was founded in 1995 by Thomas Stiefel as a retail partner and has been part of the Messerli Group since 2006. Mint Architecture specializes in commercial and experience-oriented architecture in the retail, shopping center, gastronomy & food, workplaces, banking & finance, public spaces and health & hospitality markets.
Further information: www.mint-architecture.ch

About ATP architects engineers

Since 1976, ATP architects engineers has been developing innovative solutions to support the core processes in buildings ia a faster, better and more sustainable manner through interdisciplinary cooperation. Over 40 years of experience make ATP the leading integrated planning office in continental Europe. The core competencies of ATP are: Retail and entertainment, production and logistics, office and administration, healthcare, education and research, tourism, housing and urban development.
Further information: www.atp.ag

Role of Ramus & Company

Ramus & Company (« R&Co ») acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the Messerli Group during the sale process. In this role, R&Co prepared the sales documents, identified the buyer, led the negotiations and due diligence work and completed the transaction.

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