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Our Business Approach

As a holding company, TC First Holdings acquires small and medium-sized companies offering strong potential for future value creation.

Our objective is to position our businesses for long-term success. We emphasise a strong sustainable Vision and promote an ongoing strategic development of our businesses as main driver for long-lasting value creation. Our background as a family office is based on our heritage as a family enterprise and stands for reliability, sound judgement as well as an entrepreneurial approach.

We have previously acquired businesses in various sectors. With the support of an experienced team as well as a sophisticated business transformation program, our businesses have been successfully repositioned and developed. As a result we have substantially created value for all stakeholders, including employees and unions.

Investment Criteria

TC First Holdings invests in businesses meeting the following criteria:

  • Businesses generating revenues above CHF 5 m
  • Companies showing substantial potential for future development
  • Majority stakes/shareholdings
  • Sustainable business model
  • Markets with significant growth potential
  • Transaction types: Succession cases, corporate divestitures & carve-outs

TC First Holdings is a generalist investment company with a history in different industries. We particularly invest in industries in which we are able to create superior value such as:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • General manufacturing (B2B & B2C)
  • Business services
  • Retail
  • Luxury goods

Guiding Principles

Collaborative deal making

In our history, we have completed transactions with both corporate as well as private sellers. Our successful completion of transactions is based on an efficient execution process and our commitment on proposing well balanced transaction structures. Throughout the transaction we propose mutually beneficial and fair deals whilst ensuring a secure and successful future of the divested business.

Mentoring of portfolio companies

Corporate divestitures as well as businesses facing succession issues are companies in transition which typically require a mentoring approach to navigate through the challenging transformation process in order to prepare the Business for ist future success. Most importantly, we primarily focus on operative value creation rather than on financial engineering.

All of our businesses operate independently and its own experienced management runs the business on a day to day basis. The combination of a strong management in the individual businesses paired with the backing of an experienced shareholder team is well-proven and has achieved excellent results.

Providing resources & expertise

During the acquisition process as well as throughout the entire business development cycle, we are able to rely on our team of experts to provide support and generate appropriate solutions together with the management of the business. In addition, we bring to bear our long-standing relationships to potential customers, suppliers, financial institutions or other business partners, to support our companies on their way to sustainable growth.

TC First Holdings GmbH | Beethovenstrasse 11 | 8002 Zürich | Switzerland | T: +41 44 687 87 86 |