Today Batgroup, the parent company of Batmaid, a leading Swiss provider of online cleaning services, has announced a new capital injection of €23 million from the investment company AEVIS VICTORIA SA (AEVIS). The fresh funds will be used to support its international expansion into 21 cities in 15 countries.
Following a first round of financing of €4.6 million, Batmaid announced last spring that there would be a second round coming in the fall. After Bâloise, the Investis Group and ACE & Company, AEVIS has now taken a €23 million stake in the company. This fundraising is in line with the development of the company’s activities, namely an acceleration of its projects in Switzerland, such as the Batmaid Club or Batmaid Dry services, as well as launching in new international markets.
Batmaid currently employs around 200 employees across its Lausanne headquarters and Zurich, Lugano, Warsaw, Paris, Milano and Luxembourg offices, and 4,000 salaried cleaning agents who serve over 70,000 customers throughout Switzerland. Batmaid applies a rigorous process of pre-selection of professionals while offering administrative support and quality assistance to its clients.
“The arrival of Michel Reybier and Antoine Hubert, as seasoned and visionary investors, will allow us to benefit from their expertise in the field of personal services,” says Andreas Schollin-Borg, founder and CEO of Batmaid. “Together, we share strong beliefs about the potential to develop our platform on a large scale while providing our customers with a hotel-level service as well as an answer to the fight against the black market,” he adds.
Antoine Hubert, AEVIS’ Delegated Administrator, said: “This acquisition is part of our investment strategy in innovative and digital companies active in personal services. Batmaid has a proven track record in Switzerland and we believe in its vision and business model. “
Founded in 2014, Batmaid is an online platform that allows individuals to book a cleaning service. Batmaid is part of Batgroup, a group that offers a 360° solution for all cleaning service needs: home cleaning, end-of-tenancy cleaning and commercial cleaning. Since March 2021, Batmaid has also been offering a range of biodegradable cleaning products through its new Batmaid Club service, delivered directly to your home as part of a subscription. In June 2021, Batmaid also launched a pilot laundry and cleaning service Batmaid Dry in Lausanne.