Partners Group Buys Stake in Brazilian Watchmaker Technos

Private equity investor Partners Group, along with DLJ South American Partners, have invested an undisclosed amount in Brazilian watchmaker Technos da Amazônia. Technos assembles and distributes wristwatches in Brazil, and has a roughly 36% share of that market. The investment is designed to help Technos expand its international partnerships and expand the company’s reach.

PRESS RELEASE
Partners Group completes investment in Brazilian watchmaker Technos on behalf of its clients Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has closed an investment in Technos da Amazônia Ind. e Com. S.A. (“Technos”) on behalf of its clients together with its investment partner DLJ South American Partners.

Technos is the leading assembler and distributor of wristwatches in Brazil with a market share of approximately 36% and sales of more than 1.5 million watches in 2009. The company is led by a very experienced management team and is expected to generate strong organic growth as a result of new product development initiatives as well as favorable economic conditions in the region.

As an investor in the company, Partners Group will provide Technos with the benefits of its global industry network, which include new customer introductions and strategic contacts that should further enhance Technos’ leadership position in its markets.

About Partners Group
Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with over EUR 20 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure. The firm manages a broad range of funds and customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Sydney. The firm employs over 400 people and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a market capitalization of above CHF 4.5 billion with a clear majority owned by its 36 Partners and all employees.