For more than three centuries, Wendel has been supported by the Wendel family, our core shareholder group. The family shareholders are grouped in Wendel-Participations SE, which owns 39.3% of Wendel’s share capital. Wendel-Participations SE is owned by c. 1,200 members of the Wendel family and legal entities. The Wendel family is represented by six members of the Supervisory Board. This strong, long-term shareholding structure enables Wendel to focus year after year on value creation and on the long-term growth of our investments, for the benefit of the companies in our portfolio and of all of Wendel’s shareholders.
The rest of Wendel’s shares are held principally by institutions (37.7%), individuals (18.8%) and Wendel employees (2.3%).