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Hansa Group

Specialist producer of innovative sanitary fittings

At the time of exiting, Hansa (“the Group”) was widely recognised as a leader in the sanitary fittings market for bathrooms and kitchens in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The product portfolio ranged from faucets, shower heads systems and thermostats to in-wall fittings and various accessories. Hansa Group divided into two businesses units operating under different brands – “Hansa” and “KWC”. The Group was headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

The IK 2007 Fund acquired Hansa Group in December 2011. IK exited in 2013, selling KWC to Franke in April, and Hansa to Oras Group in October of the same year.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Support organic growth via leveraging strong market position; and
  • Achieve wide-ranging operational improvements.