Lausanne, September 9, 2021 – Batgroup SA, the parent company of Batmaid - the leading Swiss provider of online cleaning services - announces a new capital infusion of CHF 25 million from the investment company AEVIS VICTORIA SA (AEVIS). Intended to support its expansion in Switzerland and internationally in the context of opening new markets, this financing demonstrates the interest and confidence of well-informed investors willing to accompany Batmaid in its growth.
Following a first round of financing of CHF 5 million, Batmaid announced last spring that there would be a second round coming in the fall. After Bâloise, the Investis Group and ACE & Company, AEVIS has now taken a CHF 25 million stake in the company. This fundraising is in line with the development of the company's activities, namely an acceleration of its projects in Switzerland, such as the Batmaid Club or Batmaid Dry services, as well as its international expansion by opening new markets.
"The arrival of Michel Reybier and Antoine Hubert, as seasoned and visionary investors, will allow us to benefit from their expertise in the field of personal services," says Andreas Schollin-Borg, founder and CEO of Batmaid. "Together, we share strong beliefs about the potential to develop our platform on a large scale while providing our customers with a hotel-level service as well as an answer to the fight against the black market," he adds.
Antoine Hubert, delegated administrator of AEVIS, states: "This investment is part of our commitment to support the company's expansion because we believe in its vision and business model."
For Michel Reybier, administrator and co-shareholder of AEVIS: "Our goal is to contribute to the creation of long-term value for promising companies. With Batmaid, our aim is to contribute to the emergence of a European leader in home wellness."
Already operating in Paris since May 2021, the city opening schedule aims to conquer 21 cities in some 15 countries. Milan and Warsaw also followed this August. Batmaid's ultimate goal is to become a leading player on a European and global scale.
Batmaid is the first online platform that allows individuals to book a cleaning service. Batmaid is part of Batgroup, a group that offers a 360° solution for all cleaning service needs: home cleaning, end-of-tenancy cleaning and commercial cleaning. Since March 2021, Batmaid has also been offering a range of biodegradable cleaning products through its new Batmaid Club service, delivered directly to your home as part of a subscription. In June 2021, Batmaid also launched a pilot laundry and cleaning service Batmaid Dry in Lausanne.
Batmaid in figures
Batmaid is the leading Swiss online cleaning service with its headquarters in Lausanne and offices in Zurich and Lugano. Batmaid currently employs around 100 employees at the corporate office, and 2,000 salaried cleaning agents serving over 55,000 customers throughout Switzerland. Batmaid applies a rigorous process of pre-selection of professionals while offering administrative support and quality assistance to its clients.
About AEVIS VICTORIA - Investing for a better life
AEVIS VICTORIA SA invests in human services, healthcare, hospitality, life sciences and lifestyle. AEVIS' main holdings are Swiss Medical Network SA (90%), the only private Swiss hospital network present in the country's three main linguistic regions; Victoria-Jungfrau AG, a hotel chain operating nine palaces in Switzerland; Infracore SA (30%), a subsidiary dedicated to medical infrastructure, a real estate segment dedicated to hotels; Medgate, the undisputed leader in the field of telemedicine in Switzerland, and NESCENS SA, a brand dedicated to prevention and better aging. AEVIS is listed on the Swiss Reporting segment of SIX Swiss Exchange (AEVS.SW).