Halder turned a European market leader into an international leading system supplier. Being a European specialist for valves and fittings for the water and wastewater industry, VAG focused on business opportunities arising from infrastructure investments in emerging countries in Asia, South America and the Middle East.

In addition, VAG leveraged its low-cost production from new plants in China and India, the extended sales force and applying a problem-solving approach backed by investments in production and logistics capabilities.

During our holding period, international sales increased to 65% and VAG become an international market leader for water and wastewater valves. In the middle of 2011 VAG was sold to Rexnord, Wisconsin, USA.

Investment highlights

Organizational Backbone

  • Substantial investments to expand international presence by opening plants in China and India
  • Modernization of existing plants in Germany and Czech Republic
  • Production transfer of standard products from Germany to Czech Republic and China
  • Implemented advisory board
  • Full management including plant managers in China and Czech Republic holding shares

topline growth

  • Share of international revenue increased to 65% in 2011
  • Local production to supply local markets in China and India
  • Strengthened focus on project business


  • Expanded global footprint, especially in emerging markets
  • New production plants in China and India
  • Sales offices worldwide more than doubled to 18

The Investment Team

Mathias Fackelmeyer

Partner, Managing Director

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