Wendel selects leading companies, both listed and unlisted, in making long-term investments. It partners with management teams to help to define ambitious strategies. Wendel is distinguished by several strengths: a stable family shareholder base, permanent capital and a robust balance sheet, and a portfolio of companies that provides the Group with a very broad view across geographies and sectors. Since 1977, Wendel’s international investment teams have invested in a significant number of successful companies, including Capgemini, bioMérieux, Reynolds, Stallergenes, Wheelabrator, Valeo, Afflelou, Editis, Legrand, Deutsch Group and Allied Universal.
Engagement means first and foremost having a strong sense of responsibility towards the companies, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders of Wendel. The Group’s emphasis on building for the long term makes Wendel a special investor. We bring to our investments management expertise, support of acquisitions and investments, and a consistent focus on innovation and ESG. Wendel also pays particular attention to developing the employability of its employees.