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Etanco

Status
Realised
Country
France
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Industrials
Entry
Mar-08
Exit
Oct-11
Fund
IK 2007

Market leading producer of fixing and fastening solutions

Etanco is the leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of building fastener and fixing systems in France. The group is also present in Italy with its Friulsider brand and in Eastern Europe. Headquarters are based in Paris, France.

The Group has a full range of 80,000 products grouped under four main categories: Waterproofing, Roofing, Safety and Facades which allows it to offer products adapted to the specific market requirements particularly in terms of environmental and European regulatory constraints.

Etanco was acquired in March 2008 by the IK 2007 Fund, and subsequently sold to 3i in October 2011.

Our Value Creation Strategy

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

  • Extend product offering, achieving an increasingly diversified position;
  • Focus on operational excellence and international expansion; and
  • Make selective add-on acquisitions.