Inwido’s acquisition philosophy is associated with its ambition of providing a natural home for Europe’s strongest companies in the areas of comfort, indoor climate and safety. When assessing suitable acquisition candidates, we therefore begin with a number of criteria linked to the Group’s overall profitability targets. Important factors we consider include the profitability of the acquisition candidates, their positions in their local markets, their future potential and how they fit into the Group as a whole.
Over the years, we have made about 50 successful acquisitions. We have learned a great deal and have seen clearly how the companies have grown stronger within the Inwido Group than if they had remained outside, simply because we were able to derive synergies and develop the companies to their full potential.
In the actual acquisition process, we examine both the companies and their market conditions. We take the time and effort to build long-term relationships with acquisition candidates and wait for the right moment – because we acquire companies to keep them, we are careful to ensure it is the right move for both parties. This means that acquisition processes can take a very long time, sometimes several years, which is why we maintain a continuous dialogue with candidates we are evaluating.