For more than 40 years, Wendel’s mission has been to support its operating subsidiaries, in line with their needs. This is a long-term commitment that aims to position the companies as leaders in their business segments or, when they are already leaders, to further consolidate their position. In concrete terms, this involves the implementation of strategies and application of Wendel’s multidisciplinary experience, particularly in acquisitions.
The successful Allied Universal investment illustrates Wendel’s expertise. The American company, which in 2015 was acquired when it was named AlliedBarton, moved through various phases of growth under the leadership of Wendel.
Right after establishing its initial investment in the company, Wendel facilitated the merger with Universal Services of America. Then, in 2018, the new entity, renamed Allied Universal, merged with U.S. Security Associates (USSA), a major competitor, to become the leading security company in North America.
Partnering with Wendel allows a management team to benefit from strong advice, including contributions from investment and development teams, as well as corporate teams, including specialists in compliance, cybersecurity, or ESG (Environment, Social, Governance). Wendel’s teams work closely with the management teams of the operating subsidiaries, sharing expertise and a professional network, enabling them to achieve concrete results.