Services for entrepreneurs Meet the entrepreneurs who are taking tomorrow.
LIVEKINDLY Collective, Girteka, Linet and CropX are just a few of the private companies that have turned to Credit Suisse to help them transform their vision into a thriving business.
LIVEKINDLY Collective. Success built on trust.
The LIVEKINDLY Collective is the world’s largest plant-based food group by funding and the only one to own and operate its entire value chain. Yet five years ago its founder Roger Lienhard had just an idea – and people asked: “You have no money, you have no team, you have no products. How do you want to create a company like this?”
Roger, with its chief executive Kees Kruythoff, has now raised more than $550 million from investors. This has allowed him to support and buy up-and-coming innovative food companies in production, processing and logistics, putting the company well on the way to fulfilling its mission to take plant-based living mainstream.
Watch Roger and Kees share how they are revolutionizing our food system armed with a clear vision, the right timing and partners and a global approach to local opportunities.
What can entrepreneurs learn from LIVEKINDLY?
For those who take tomorrow.
Our services for entrepreneurs.
- Corporate finance and M&A
With our institutional structuring capabilities and sector-specific expertise, we help finance growth, manage cash flows and optimize the balance sheet. We can also assess, negotiate and fund M&A deals.
- Corporate structured lending
We provide corporate lending for companies looking to expand. From monetizing stock holdings to lending against real assets, cash flow and financial and non-financial assets, we deliver the right solutions.
- Export finance
With experience in capital-intensive industries and wide geographic coverage, we help ambitious companies expand with confidence. Our access to key decision-makers lets you stay focused on your business.
- IPO advice and support
We support diverse client IPOs in an ever-changing market environment. From flotation planning and execution to communication, we ensure a strategy tailored to each fund-raising situation.
- Access to experts
Whether your business goals are growth, valuation or risk mitigation, your Relationship Manager can connect you to the right Credit Suisse experts, including corporate advisory and capital market professionals.
- The Private Innovation Circle
Launched by Credit Suisse in 2014 to showcase forward-thinking ventures, the PIC connects successful entrepreneurs and private investors. The PIC is distinguished by its strong global network.
- Private placements
Investors pursuing direct investments in private companies often face challenges. We provide a clear perspective, strategy and wide network of experts to achieve the best outcome.
- One-bank advantage
For complex needs, our investment banking, asset management and private banking experts provide a powerful advantage. Our tailored solutions can finance, optimize and protect your private and corporate assets.
- Succession and long-term planning
Our private banking advisors can support you with the transition to the next generation. For those seeking to exit, our investment banking experts can help maximize company value for liquidity.
- The Family Institute
Sponsored by Credit Suisse, the independent Family Institute supports families in financial and non-financial matters. From inheritance and succession to communication, we help families feel confident about the future.
Meet the entrepreneurs who are taking tomorrow
Girteka has grown to become Europe’s leading truck company. CEO Edvardas Liachovičius knows new technology and looking after staff, partners and customers are central to its success.
Zbyněk Frolík turned Linet into a leading manufacturer of hospital beds, taking it from a Czech cowshed onto the world stage and sharing his wisdom and values with the next generation.
The young Israeli company CropX, led by CEO Tomer Tzach, is revolutionizing the world of agriculture through practical innovation and smart acquisitions. One tech company at a time.