A Swiss Investment Foundation active for over 20 years.

Created by pension funds for pension funds, the Renaissance Foundation has been active in the Swiss private equity (“buyout”) sector for over 20 years.

Financed by capital generated by 45 pension funds, Renaissance is independent of all banking and financial institutions.

The benefits for you.

A sustainable approach to Swiss Private equity.

Our open ‘Evergreen’ structure enables us to ensure the sustainable development of our investments
and the strict application of ESG (Environmental Social Governance) standards.

A hands-on approach to ESG standards.

We foster a pragmatic approach to ESG standards:






A concrete and quantifiable methodology at the heart of Renaissance’s ESG commitment

Our ESG rating tool, developed in partnership with the Renaissance Foundation according to ISO-26000 standards, allows us to evaluate the “E”, “S” and “G” components of each portfolio company in a quantifiable and systematic way. Using this tool, Renaissance implements concrete measures to improve ESG performance and provides complete ESG reporting, including an assessment of the carbon footprint to its investors.

They chose Renaissance

45 Swiss pension funds have trusted Renaissance.

Renaissance provides Swiss pension funds with over 20 years of experience in private equity. By investing in the Foundation, pension funds are able to ensure the succession of competitive Swiss SMEs, whilst generating attractive financial returns for their policy holders.

Jean Rémy Roulet, President of the Renaissance Foundation

An experienced Investment Foundation Board.

Renaissance is supported by an independent Board, comprised of representatives and experts in pension funds.


Management Team.

Renaissance relies on an experienced and entrepreneurial management team that is committed to working alongside their SME portfolio.