British-owned multinational chemical firm INEOS has agreed to buy Swiss club Lausanne-Sport.
INEOS director David Thompson says he is targeting a return to European club competition for the club within four years.
Lausanne, coached by former Switzerland midfielder Fabio Celestini, are sixth in the 10-team Swiss Super League and last played in the Europa League in 2010 as a second-tier club.
Thompson, who is set to become CEO, says Lausanne aim to add a technical director and up to four experienced players, and work with youth academies in Botswana and Namibia.
Lausanne will move into a new 12,000-capacity stadium in 2019.
With headquarters in nearby Rolle, INEOS is privately owned by British executives with annual sales in petrochemicals of £30.47 billion.