Case: From one for one to all for one.
The perspective of Matthias Oppermann, Logistics Director at JET Group rooflights and fire safety.
Under previous ownership we were a collection of independently operating rooflight companies. Not allowed to join forces and therefore without any real growth perspective. So when our previous owners decided to focus on their core activities, we saw a great opportunity to build an integrated stand-alone rooflight company.
Fortunately for us, we came across a private equity partner who saw it the same way. A team of professionals that already had a lot of background in our business and understood the potential of our plans. This made it easier to match our perspectives and get what was needed from the previous owners. Leading to a constructive buy-out and the start of a new chapter in our history.
Even before the ink had dried on the contract, we jointly developed an integration plan. Analyzing our footprint, our assets and our workflows, to end up with a new and effective structure. Once we had integrated our German, Dutch and English divisions and brought them under one management, it was time to think about expansion. And thanks to the analytical qualities, the knowledge and the decisiveness of our equity partner, we moved into adjacent markets and grew into a leading Pan-European rooflight company.