Rotter y Krauss is one of the leading optical retail chains in Chile. It was founded in 1914 by the Krauss family and has grown to 97 stores, with approximately €50 million revenues and 770 employees.

HAL acquired Rotter y Krauss for the first time in 2008 after which it was contributed to GrandVision, at that time HAL’s portfolio company that was globally active in optical retail. As part of the sale of HAL’s shares in GrandVision, HAL acquired Rotter y Krauss from GrandVision, coming again under its direct ownership in 2021.

Headquarters: Santiago de Chile

Employees (fte) 785

Revenues € 55 mln

Operating income € 4 mln

Investment since 2021

Shareholding 100%