GPV has been owned by the industrial conglomerate Schouw & Co. since 2016 and has more than tripled its revenue over the last three years. Long-term strategy and the willingness to invest responsibly in the future are keywords we have learned from Schouw & Co.
Schouw & Co. currently has a portfolio of six large industrial companies all headquartered in Denmark with production in 30 countries at 60 different sites. The companies only have very little in common, but they do share one of the strongest owners you can imagine:
- We have never invested in a company with the objective of selling it again. We focus on developing and future-proofing our portfolio businesses. We drive transformations through active ownership, and we give the companies the ability to grow both organically and through acquisitions, says CEO Jens Bjerg Sørensen, Schouw & Co.
Supplementary he says, that the top executives in each of the businesses have the operational responsibility, while Schouw & Co. ensure that the businesses head in a clear strategical direction.
The Schouw & Co. way is operational streamlining and the goal is global size seeing that large and international businesses are best positioned for the future competition situation.
Learn more about Schouw & Co. here https://www.schouw.dk