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 and Allied Universal.
Engagement means staying accountable to Wendel’s people, companies, and other stakeholders. Wendel’s most distinctive feature as an investor is its unparalleled engagement. Wendel’s steadfast commitment makes it a unique investor: Wendel builds for the future. Every decision is made with long-term interests in mind. Strategies Wendel employs include providing managerial input, supporting acquisitions and capital investments, focusing on innovation and developing people.