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  • Logo Buyout Schleich



    Consumer goods and services


    Consumer goods and services
    • 13%

      Sales Growth CAGR 2013 -2018

    Founded 77 years ago by Friedrich Schleich in Schwäbisch Gmünd, the company is one of the largest toy manufacturers in Germany and a leading international provider of original play worlds. The famous figurines from Schleich are sold in more than 50 countries and have conquered children’s bedrooms the world over. Ardian will support Schleich in its new strategy of increasingly expanding into play worlds as well as further penetrating both international markets and new distribution channels.

We appreciate Ardian’s unique support on our growth path that helped us very much to become market leader and position us ideally for future growth.”

Daniel Schustermann Managing Director of Schustermann & Borenstein

It is an efficient team, determined and confident in its choices, and always attentive to its partners. The relationships of trust that the Ardian team builds over time, with the management teams and, beyond that, with the advisors around them, are part of their DNA.

David Aknin Lawyer