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svt Group

Status
Realised
Country
Germany
Strategy
Small Cap
Sector
Industrials
Entry
Jul-15
Exit
Jan-18
Fund
IK SC I
Website

Leading provider of passive fire protection products and restoration management services

Established in Seevetal/Hamburg in 1969, svt is a leading provider of solutions in Germany for preventive passive fire protection products and installations and restoration management post fire, water and hazardous damages.

The Group operates in two segments – passive fire protection (“PFP”) and restoration management (“RM”), which share know-how and experience, and has a network of branches in Germany, local presence in Poland and Russia and a large international partner network.

Among its clientele, svt has for instance developed fire safety solutions for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Solutions for fire safety are a growth market worldwide because of increased awareness and regulation.

svt was aquired by the IK Small Cap I Fund in July 2015 from capiton, SüdBG and the company’s management, before eventual sale to Ergon Capital Partners in January 2018.

Our Value Creation Strategy

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

  • Enhance focus on product development and innovations;
  • Internationalise PFP product business and expand in OEM applications; and
  • Increase penetration and drive growth in Germany of both PFP and RM segments.