svt Group

Established in Seevetal/Hamburg in 1969, svt is a leading provider of solutions in Germany for preventive passive fire protection products and installations and restoration management post fire, water and hazardous damages.

The Group operates in two segments – passive fire protection (“PFP”) and restoration management (“RM”), which share know-how and experience, and has a network of branches in Germany, local presence in Poland and Russia and a large international partner network.

Among its clientele, svt has for instance developed fire safety solutions for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the new headquarter of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Solutions for fire safety are a growth market worldwide because of increased awareness and regulation.

Value creation strategy
  • Continued focus on product development and innovations
  • Internationalise own PFP product business and expand in OEM applications
  • Increase penetration and drive growth in Germany of both PFP and RM segments
Investment history
  • Acquired by the IK Small Cap I Fund in July 2015 from capiton, SüdBG and the company's management
  • In May 2016, svt acquired AIK Flammadur Brandschutz GmbH to further broaden the Group's product range
  • Sold to Ergon Capital Partners III in January 2018

Press releases
IK Investment Partners to sell passive fire protection expert svt Group to Ergon Capital
IK Investment Partners acquires svt Group from capiton, SüdBG and the company's management
svt Group to acquire AIK Flammadur Brandschutz
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