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Alfa Laval

Status
Realised
Country
Sweden
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Industrials
Entry
Aug-00
Exit
Mar-05
Fund
IK 1997/2000

Global leader in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling solutions

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialised process engineering solutions, equipment and services in the areas of separation, heat transfer and fluid handling. The company focuses on energy optimization, environmental protection and food production  through technological leadership.

In August 2000 the IK 2000 Fund acquired Alfa Laval from the Tetra Laval Group, subsequently completing a partial exit in May 2002 through an IPO on the Stockholm Exchange. IK retained a 26.9% stake in the company, which was gradually reduced until March 2005, when the remaining 8.5% stake was sold.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Develop a customer-focused organisation;
  • Accelerate operational improvement and restructuring programme;
  • Continue strengthening “after-sales” business; and
  • Develop new industry applications.