Advised on Sale of Company

Consumer & Retail

Reisenthel Accessoires GmbH & Co KG

Leading manufacturer of functional shopping baskets, bags and trolleys Germany

has been acquired by

Invision AG

Private equity investor Switzerland

IMAP advised the shareholders of Reisenthel Group on the sale to INVISION

The Swiss financial investor INVISION has acquired a majority stake in the Reisenthel Group, a German manufacturer of functional bags and everyday aids, as part of a succession solution. The company's cult product, the carrybag, a synthetic shopping basket with an aluminium handle, sold millions of units. The Reisenthel family will continue to hold an interest in the company. 

Reisenthel Accessoires GmbH & Co. KG, Gilching, Germany

Design, manufacture and sale of functional bags, luggage and practical everyday helpers. The company offers a range of more than 100 products in various creative designs in the categories Shopping, Travel, Cosmetics, Living and kids. Founded in 1971, Reisenthel employs around 80 people at its headquarters in Gilching by Munich.

Invision AG, Zug, Schwizerland

Swiss investment company with focus on established medium-sized companies, in particular in succession constellations. For more than 20 years INVISION has been successfully active as an investment company in German-speaking countries and has invested in more than 50 medium-sized companies during this period.


IMAP M&A Consultants AG initiated the transaction on behalf of the shareholders of Reisenthel and handled it in all its phases.

Experts who worked on the transaction