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.
Linet. Your values are your real legacy.
Linet is a leading manufacturer of hospital and nursing beds. It was founded 30 years ago by Zbyněk Frolík and has grown into a $400 million company, making it the fourth largest in the world in its sector.
From its humble origins in a Czech cowshed, Linet today is made up of some 20 subsidiaries and employs nearly 1,800 people. Zbyněk attributes his success to the quality of the beds, which help patients in more than 100 countries be more comfortable, speeding up their recovery times. He says that by learning from his own mistakes and from those of others he has been able to be better and grow faster.
Watch Zbyněk share his inspirational story and hear how he handed over his business with confidence when the time was right.
What can entrepreneurs learn from Linet?
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.
Roger Lienhard, serial entrepreneur, and food-industry veteran Kees Kruythoff are on a mission to change the world. Their LIVEKINDLY Collective is making plant-based food the norm.
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.