goetzpartners successfully advised svt, a portfolio company of Ergon, in its combination with Odice with a Strategic Review
goetzpartners' Private Equity Consulting Practice advised svt Holding GmbH (“svt”), a portfolio company of Ergon Capital Partners III S.A. (“Ergon”) and a leading provider of preventive passive fire protection products, installation management, and damage restoration services, with a Strategic Review for supporting its combination with PFP Group SAS (“Odice”), a leading French manufacturer of fire protection products and market leader in the area of intumescent seals and thermal insulation materials especially for fire doors.
The Strategic Review included a comprehensive assessment of svt's business model and positioning, its unique selling proposition including its unmatched R&D capabilities, as well as its market, competitive, and customer environment. With a thorough analysis of the company's long-term track record of continuous growth and its tangible expansion opportunities, the Strategic Review and the team's support in the subsequent process contributed to creating confidence among involved parties in the sustainability of svt's underlying business model.
Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany, svt is a leading provider of preventive passive fire protection products and installation management services. Furthermore, svt offers one-stop-shop services in restoration management specializing in fire, water and natural hazard damage restoration as well as pollutant removal. With ~800 employees, svt serves its customers through its network of 37 branches across Germany, and subsidiaries in Singapore, Dubai, and Poland.
Odice, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Marly, France, is a leading French manufacturer of fire protection products and market leader in the area of intumescent seals and thermal insulation materials especially for fire doors. With ~70 employees, the group distributes its products in over 40 countries.
Ergon is a mid-market investment company with over € 1.0bn of assets under management from selected European institutional investors and family offices, including Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, through its fully owned subsidiary Sienna Capital, as cornerstone investor. Ergon is a disciplined and discreet value investor, which provides “patient and friendly capital” to entrepreneurs and managers, who need capital, industrial or technological solutions to accelerate the development of their companies. Ergon makes equity investments in leading companies with a sustainable competitive position in attractive niche markets located in the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy and Iberia.
Dr. Sigurd Kitzer