The Ringier Group has backed DECALIA Capital in executing a minority investment in EDGE Strategy

The capital invested in the Company will be used to accelerate international development, supporting Aniela Unguresan, its founder and her management team.

EDGE Strategy is the leading global SaaS-based solution to measure, accelerate and certify gender and intersectional equity, allowing organizations to effectively foster and manage a diverse workforce. EDGE Certification was officially launched at the 2011 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and the assessment methodology is implemented as an online tool. EDGE Strategy today serves 200+ large organizations in 50 countries across 30 industries.

Aniela Unguresan, Founder, EDGE Strategy: “This is a pivotal moment in the development of our company at a time where organizations and their different stakeholders came to understand the critical importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in creating a fairer workplace and a fairer society. Finding an investment partner who shared our vision and our values was not a trivial pursuit, which perhaps shows how far the world still needs to travel on its journey towards true equity. The investment from DECALIA Capital will help us accelerate that journey and deliver Real. World. Change.”

Jean-Guillaume Benoit, Partner at DECALIA Capital: “A growing number of organizations in the world trust EDGE Strategy to verify their progress towards DE&I and achieving success. DECALIA Capital is proud to back Aniela and EDGE Strategy in their mission to fundamentally change the DE&I landscape.”

Marc Walder, CEO Ringier AG: «As an internationally active media and technology group, Ringier has been using its publishing and technological power to promote gender equality. The initiative is called EqualVoice. The aim is to increase the visibility of women in the media and give women and men an equal voice. Central to this approach is the measurement of the EqualVoice Factor, which is based on a semantic algorithm. And because we believe that only what gets measured gets done, we are very much attracted by the EDGE certification process. While going through the EDGE certification for our group some time ago, the idea matured to support the EDGE founders in internationalizing their idea and systems.»

Ringier AG, Corporate Communications

About DECALIA Capital

Established in 2018, DECALIA Capital is a private equity firm dedicated to Swiss SMEs. With offices in Geneva and Zurich, DECALIA Capital backs highly successful management teams of profitable growing businesses. The seasoned team of investment professionals, working together on the Swiss market since 2005, has deployed funds in excess of CHF 200 million and realized 23 acquisitions. DECALIA Capital is controlled by DECALIA SA and its management. 

DECALIA SA is a Swiss financial group, established in Geneva in 2014. The group, with over 60 employees and assets under management that stand at CHF 4.9 billion, manages and advises private and institutional clients. Headquartered in Geneva, DECALIA has offices in Zurich and Milan. 

About Ringier AG

Ringier is a Media- and Technology Company Swiss by nature. The Group includes over 130 companies operating numerous leading media brands, digital platforms and marketplaces. Ringier addresses every walk of life and touches the lives of millions of people – every day around the globe in 19 countries. 73 percent of operating profit comes from the digital sector. This puts Ringier in the group of leading European media companies. The family-owned enterprise believes in entrepreneurship, collaboration, innovation, trust and courage for nearly 190 years. In a world that’s becoming ever more complex and challenging, Ringier`s mission is to keep interest alive and to ensure that customers, users or readers never lose sight of what connects them: We create interest in the world around you – and beyond.  www.ringier.com