Geberit was acquired from the Gebert family in March 1997 for a transaction value of more than SFr1.8bn. Doughty Hanson investors provided the entire institutional equity for the transaction and arranged the first ever DM denominated high-yield bond to complete the financing.
Geberit is the leading supplier of sanitary installation systems in the German-speaking markets of Europe with an estimated market share of over 50%. It is based in Jona, Switzerland.
In June 1999, Geberit was listed on the Zurich Stock Exchange.