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DEFI Gestion SA provides advisory services for private equity funds. It operates in three areas:

  • Advisory services for buyout funds
  • Advisory services for venture capital funds
  • Management of third-party private equity portfolios

What is private equity?

Private equity is an asset class consisting of equity securities in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange. Investments in private equity most often involve either an investment of capital in an operating company or the acquisition of an operating company. Capital for private equity is raised primarily from institutional investors. There is a wide array of types and styles of private equity and the term private equity has different connotations in different countries.
Among the most common investment strategies in private equity include leveraged buyouts, venture capital, growth capital, distressed investments and mezzanine capital. In a typical leveraged buyout transaction, the private equity firm buys majority control of an existing or mature firm. That is distinct from a venture capital or growth capital investment, in which the private equity firm typically invests in young or emerging companies, and rarely obtains majority control.

DEFI Gestion SA

Bd de Grancy 1

CH-1006 Lausanne

Tél. +41 21 614 3444