What you can expect


We are a team of three experienced businessmen and invest smartmoney with enthusiasm, passion and involvement.

Active Support

We aim to create value through active involvement to the extent required by the business. It typically means an active board role, but can go as far as taking responsibility for operational projects with a clear scope and deadline (e.g. interim management, projects in the areas of sales & marketing, production and supply chain, finance, organization, strategy, strategic partnerships, key commercial and technology agreements).

EXPERIENCE

Our professional and personal background allows you to draw on a broad and hands-on practical experience in various fields to answer questions and find solutions to problems you face in your day-to-day activities. We have extensively dealt with operational challenges of growing businesses – be it succession, capacity, skills, commercial or financial. In addition, you will benefit from an extensive background in structuring transactions and establishing balanced and equitable shareholder relationships. Our international experience spans from the Americas and Europe, to Far East Asia, especially China.

ACCESS TO NETWORK

You will have access to sector specific specialists, investors and lenders on a national and international level, value adding elements when it comes to accelerate execution and finance growth.

Our interest and commitment


LONG-TERM ORIENTATION

We invest our own money, love to work with passionate teams and enjoy joint success. Where appropriate, we are well positioned to involve co-investors who share our values and approach. We are long-term oriented and aim for the best decisions in the interest of the company and its shareholders.

COMMITMENT

As an entrepreneur you can expect trust, efficient decision-making, plain talk, hands-on involvement where needed, and close collaboration in both good times and bad times.

Seeking great stories, BRINGING COMPANIES AND ENTREPRENEURS TO THE NEXT STAGE

We like to engage with entrepreneurs on exciting ideas, promising products and their ambition for building businesses. As long as we share the same passion for your business model, we do not preclude any industries. We also invest in later stage projects, helping to unlock underlying capabilities and solving specific challenges such as technology, capacity, commercial and geographical expansion or succession solutions.
Our focus is Switzerland and surrounding regions, which can be reached in a few hours by car, train, or plane.
We typically invest between CHF 50,000 to CHF 1,000,000 on a project.

Who we are


Committed, passionate, friendly, straight talking and enthusiastic – and this is for most of the time

André Günter, Partner
From banking, mergers & acquisitions, industrial multinationals, to becoming an entrepreneur in a Swiss based mid-size medical technology company. Passionate about people with great visionary ideas and projects who need support to realize their dreams. Venturekick jury member, founder of a Non-Profit-Organization in the field of philanthropic investment, board member of a bank that stands for banking on values.
M: +41 79 578 49 33
andre@avm-smartmoney.com

Vartan Ibranyan, Partner
Active in M&A advisory since 1996, completing more than 45 transactions, initially with Paribas (Paris) in the Pharmaceutical and Food sectors, EuroConsult (New York and Frankfurt) and since 2002 with Whiteport Capital (Lugano, Switzerland). Vartan’s current and prior investments include several Pharmaceutical businesses in Switzerland as well Leisure businesses in Asia, combining transaction execution skills with company and sector strategic vision.
M: +41 76 384 84 96‬
vartan@avm-smartmoney.com

Marc Ocskay, Partner
With over 18 years at UBS and Glencore, Marc’s business experience includes numerous international transactions in Structured and Corporate Finance. At Glencore, he was very closely involved in the IPO structuring of 2011 and was also responsible for investor and public relationship management. Marc’s focus today is on Private Equity investments. He is currently invested in several startup companies and sits on the jury panel of Venturekick. He is also a part-time photographer and supports a charity organization.
M: +41 76 515 22 55
marc@avm-smartmoney.com

AVM smartmoney

Network, experience, commitment, passion, fun 

How to contact us


Zurich Office:
AVM smartmoney
Binzstrasse 7
8045 Zürich
info@avm-smartmoney.com

Lugano Office:
AVM smartmoney
Lavizzari 4
6901 Lugano
info@avm-smartmoney.com