Profile

Haniel – family equity since 1756

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH is a family-equity company rich in tradition that is building a diversified portfolio with different business models. In doing so, we combine the best of both worlds – the professionalism of a private-equity business and the value system of a family-owned company. Owing to the long-term development prospects, Haniel – in contrast to private-equity companies, which generally operate with a focus on short-term optimisation of returns – can implement flexible approaches to integrating new shareholdings. Here, Haniel has a strategic and highly professional approach, is adaptable and has a clear claim to leadership. At the same time, it is the values of a tradition going back 260 years, as well as high stability and a sense of responsibility for people, the environment and returns, that are essential to the company. This combination is what makes Haniel unique – and therefore enkelfähig.

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While the company is wholly family-owned, capital and management are separated from one another at Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH: as long ago as the beginning of the 20th century, the shareholders, who nowadays number over 690, transferred management of the company to external managers. The Holding Company, which employs around 200 people, has been headquartered in Duisburg-Ruhrort since it was founded in 1756. This is where we manage the portfolio and support the divisions in achieving market-leading positions. Haniel’s portfolio currently comprises four divisions which are responsible for their own operating business: BekaertDeslee, ELG, CWS-boco, ROVEMA and TAKKT. There are also financial investments in CECONOMY and METRO.