|Traded as||Euronext: MF|
|Frédéric Lemoine (CEO), François de Wendel (Chairman of the supervisory board)|
|Profit||€19.6 million |
Number of employees
|66 (end 2012)|
Its main shareholders are:
- Wendel Participations: 35.7%, family holding company gathering over a thousand members.
- Individual shareholders: 23.7%
- Institutional investors: 32.8%
Subsidiaries and participations
Wendel is the reference shareholder of the following main companies:
- Bureau Veritas, with 40.1% of the stock
- Saint-Gobain: 11,7%
- Materis: 81%
- Stahl: 75,3%
- IHS: 26%
- Parcours: 98.8%
- Exceet: 28.4%
- Mecatherm: 98.4%
- Saham: 13.3%
- Nippon Oil Pump: 97.7%
- Exceet: 28.4%
- Constantia Flexibles: 73%
- CSP Technologies: 98%
- Net Asset Value (March, 26, 2015) : €147.4 per share 
- Consolidated Sales (2014) : €5.914 million 
- François de Wendel, Chairman
- Dominique Hériard Dubreuil, vice-chairman
- Gérard Buffière
- Laurent Burelle
- Nicolas Celier
- Didier Cherpitel
- Bénédicte Coste
- Edouard de l'Espée
- Priscilla de Moustier
- Guylaine Saucier
- Humbert de Wendel
- Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman
- Bernard Gautier
In April 2014, Wendel confirmed that the acquisition of Clariant’s Leather Services division by Stahl has been completed. In exchange for the sale of its assets to Stahl, Clariant received 23% of the shares of Stahl and a cash payment of €74 million. Wendel remains the principal shareholder of Stahl, with c.70% of the group’s capital
In April 2014, Wendel increases its total investment in IHS to $475 million 
In December 2013, Wendel realized its first investment in Japan, through Oranje Nassau Développement, with the acquisition of Nippon Oil Pump Co., Ltd. (NOP). Wendel has invested ¥3,2bn (c.€24M), subject to price adjustments, and holds 98% of the company, alongside management
In November 2013, Wendel pursues its strategy of investment in Africa, becoming a shareholder of the pan-African group Saham, based in Morocco and majority-held by its founder and CEO, Moulay Hafid Elalamy. Wendel intends to support Saham in its future, long-term growth and development
In July 2013, Wendel increases it investment in IHS Holding to $276 million.
In June 2013, after 11 years as reference shareholder, Wendel completes the successful sale of its remaining stake in Legrand.
In April 2013, the rating agency Standard & Poor's raised its long-term rating on Wendel from "BB" to "BB+", with stable outlook.
In October 2012, Wendel announces its first investment in Africa, continent with the economic growth among the most dynamic in the world. Wendel will become the major shareholder of IHS, main Pan-African phone tower group.
In April 2012, after obtaining the necessary authorizations, Wendel sold Deutsch to the industrial group TE Connectivity.
In March 2012, Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture, awarded Wendel with the distinction of Great Patron of Culture. This distinction acknowledges its commitment to arts and in particular to the Centre Pompidou-Metz.
In July 2011, Wendel announced the acquisition of Mecatherm, the world leader in industrial bakery equipment.
In July 2011, the rating agency Standard & Poor’s revised from « stable » to « positive » Wendel’s « BB- » credit rating after the company improved its financial profile, including its « loan to value » ratio.
In June 2011, Wendel became reference shareholder of the Swiss technology company Exceet Group AG, via the investment structure Helikos.
In May 2011, Wendel and Saint-Gobain established the principles and objectives of their long-term cooperation.
In March 2011, Wendel bought the car rental specialist Parcours for €107m.
In June 2008, Sophie Boegner, Ernest-Antoine Seillière's cousin, denounced the conditions through which 15 Wendel managers invested in 4.7% of the company's stock in May 2007. In August 2011, the public prosecutor dismissed the case. In a sequence of dismissal, Judge Renaud Van Ruymbeke pronounced which if a leaders of Wendel completed “significant gains” in reorder of a collateral Wendel, “this actuality alone can not concede a characterization of injustice of association assets”. The public prosecutor had previously closed the "misappropriation of funds and concealment" case, deeming that no penal qualification resulted from the case, given the contradictory elements transmitted by the Autorité des marchés financiers and given the results of an internal investigation.
In May 2008, Wendel sold Editis to the Spanish group Planeta.
In October 2007, the Initial Public Offering of Bureau Veritas brought 1.2 billion euros. Wendel has stayed the majority shareholder with 63%.
In September 2007, Wendel sold the totality of its 2.4% shares in Neuf Cegetel for €148M.
- March 27th 2015
- - Le Point.fr: François de Wendel appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board, March 28th, 2013
- BusinessWeek - Executive Profile: Frédéric Lemoine, CEO of Wendel since April 7, 2009
- Ownership structure
- Reuters. 8 November 2013 http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/08/idUSnHUGdn6S+71+ONE20131108. Missing or empty
- Reuters. 28 November 2013 http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/28/idUSnHUGdpTP+73+ONE20131128. Missing or empty
- "Wendel cède le solde de sa participation dans Legrand". Reuters. 10 June 2013.
- Reuters. 14 May 2013 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/idUSnHUGd5lS+71+ONE20130514. Missing or empty
- "Wendel SA Acquires Mecatherm Group via Oranje-Nassau Developpement". Reuters.
- "Wendel and Saint-Gobain establish the principles and objectives of their long-term cooperation". Reuters. 26 May 2011.
- "Wendel Swings To Pft In FY10, Buys Parcours Stake For EUR107M", The Wall Street Journal - March 23, 2011
- "Wendel to Sell Stallergenes Stake to Bertarelli's Ares for $489.1 Million", Bloomberg - October 29, 2010
- "Wendel takes 6% stake in Saint-Gobain", The Financial Times - September 26, 2007