Capvis sells 20% interest in Stadler Rail to Peter Spuhler
On March 1, 2012, Capvis and Peter Spuhler entered into a definitive agreement regarding the sale of Capvis' 20% interest in Stadler Rail to Peter Spuhler for an undisclosed consideration. The first tranche of 10% was sold with immediate effect, whereas the sale of the remaining interest in three tranches of 3.33% each will be completed over a period of three years. Capvis had acquired the interest in Stadler Rail in 2006. Since Capvis' investment, Stadler almost tripled its annual sales through organic growth from CHF 786 million to CHF 2.4 billion (budget 2012), and increased the number of its staff from 2,000 to 4,500 persons.
Lenz & Staehelin advised Capvis in this transaction. The team included Hans-Jakob Diem (Partner), Andreas Hinsen and Karin Steiner (both corporate).