PwC Corporate Finance advises Le Temps Manufactures on Successful Transaction


PwC Corporate Finance advises Le Temps Manufactures on the sale of the Group and its subsidiaries to Helarb, a private equity fund

Geneva | A team of PwC Switzerland led by Martin Frey, Partner Corporate Finance/M&A, acted as lead advisor to Le Temps Manufactures (“LTM”), a Swiss group specialized in the development and manufacture of complex watch components, movements and watches in small series entirely Swiss made. The constant focus of LTM in terms of innovation, quality and reliability enabled the Group to develop over the years a loyal client base, composed of the most well-known watch brands on the market.

Helarb is a Swiss based private equity fund with an investment focus on small and medium sized industrial businesses in Switzerland, France and Germany.

The acquisition of LTM was strategic for Helarb as it enables the fund to strengthen its position in the watchmaking industry and enlarge its service portfolio in this sector.

The team

Martin Frey
Partner, Corporate Finance/M&A

Maxime Dubouloz
Senior Manager, Corporate Finance/M&A

Steve El-Osta
Manager, Corporate Finance/M&A

Labinot Brahimi
Consultant, Corporate Finance/M&A

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Martin Frey

Martin Frey

Martin Frey has over 15 years of corporate finance experience with UBS Investment Bank and Lehman Brothers in New York, Chicago and Zurich, focusing mainly on the retail and consumer goods industry. He joined PwC in 2005 and is Partner in the Corporate Finance/M&A group. He is also the PwC Advisory Leader for the Swiss Retail & Consumer industry. Martin has extensive transaction expertise in M&A, debt and equity capital markets in mature and emerging markets, advising companies such as Nestlé, Heinz, Nabisco, Anheuser Busch, Orior, MBT, Hilcona, Coop and others. Martin is a Swiss citizen, educated at the Universities of Basel and Minneapolis where he earned a masters in economics and Ph.D. in Management, respectively.