Hans van Swaay has been active for more than twenty years in private equity as co-founder of Lyrique, as Head of Private Equity at Pictet & Cie, as Managing Director of UBS Capital, as Managing Director of Merifin and as partner of Lowe Finance. Lyrique invests in private equity for family offices and for private banks.
Lyrique makes fund investments in the world’s best private equity and venture capital funds. It also co-invests with these funds. In specific situations Lyrique makes direct investments in and around Switzerland with a focus on succession situations and re-structuring.
Hans has made fund investments worldwide and direct investments in Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom and in the Netherlands. He sat on numerous boards, restructured companies and ran companies as CEO when necessary. He is a co-author of the book Private Equity 4.0, Reinventing Value Creation, published by Wiley in February 2015.
Hans van Swaay holds an MBA with honors from IMD (Switzerland), an MSc. in engineering geology from Leeds University (UK) and a BSc. in geology from Leiden University (the Netherlands).