mars 2020

Halder acquires SIRAG, UNIVER and UNIPROD

Ramus & Company has implemented a successful succession solution for the owners of SIRAG AG, UNIVER AG and UNIPROD AG. Two portfolio companies of Halder Beteiligungsberatung GmbH acquired 100% of the shares in the three Swiss companies.


Since 1987, the three entrepreneurs Adrian Emch, Othmar Seiler and Roberto De Zorzi have built up the group of companies consisting of SIRAG AG, UNIVER AG and UNIPROD AG and developed it into a leading Swiss supplier of assemblies and individual components. The group of companies specializes in the fields of pneumatics, process technology as well as automation and has been working for many years with leading global brands such as Emerson and SMC.

As part of the implementation of their succession plan, the entrepreneurs have decided to sell their companies to a buyer with promising synergy potential and thereby secure the long-term future of the group of companies. The companies will continue to operate independently after the sale and will retain their location in Steinhausen (ZG). In a gradual transformation process, the sellers will pass on their management responsibilities to internal successors.

The companies will be integrated together with Drumag Fluidtechnik GmbH and EPH Elektronik GmbH into Valeta GmbH. The merger resulting from the transaction counts over 2,500 customers and generates annual sales of approximately EUR 37 million in Germany, Switzerland and Lithuania with roughly 200 employees. SIRAG AG, UNIVER AG and UNIPROD AG, which focus on pneumatics and process technology, ideally complement the Valeta Group’s existing expertise in pneumatics, hydraulics, hydropneumatics, electromechanics and electronics.


The three companies operate in the fields of pneumatics, control and automation. Tailor-made assemblies are developed, constructed and tested using components from world-leading suppliers in the fields of pneumatics, automation and control systems. Since 1987, the group of companies has been supplying well-known Swiss and international customers in the mechanical engineering, plant construction, control engineering, medical technology and food industry, among others.

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About Halder Beteiligungsberatung GmbH

Halder is a private equity firm that has completed over 40 transactions in the German-speaking world since 1991 and invests primarily in medium-sized companies. The firm supports its portfolio companies in their international expansion, the further development of their strategy and business model as well as in investments to expand capacity and finance acquisitions. Over the past 30 years, Halder has provided equity capital to 42 medium-sized companies for succession and growth.

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Role of Ramus & Company

Ramus & Company (R&Co) acted as an exclusive M&A advisor to the owners of SIRAG AG, UNIVER AG and UNIPROD AG during the sales process. In this function R&Co prepared the sales documentation, conducted the due diligence and contract negotiations and closed the transaction.

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