Ever seen a family drama as intense as 'Game of Thrones'? Well, Hager und Elsässer (H+E) has had its share of suitors and heartbreaks, and it's about to get more dramatic.
🤯 Get ready for an M&A rollercoaster that'll leave you hanging on to your seat. Ever wondered why H+E, a company that's been around since 1932, has changed hands like a hot potato? This video deep-dives into the tumultuous journey of H+E—its rise, fall, and limbo.
🇫🇷🇩🇪 From French conglomerates like SUEZ to German family businesses, H+E's narrative is rich in culture clashes and financial woes. Yet, something remains intriguingly 'odd' about the company.
👀 Gradiant has just walked into the arena with a fresh MIT vibe. Will they be the ones to finally sweep H+E off its feet, or are we setting the stage for another M&A tragedy? 🤔
🔑 What's Inside:
A tearjerker of an adoption story that starts with Stulz-Planaqua and Hager und Elsässer.
M&A Blunders & Culture Clashes: SUEZ, Degrémont, RENA - the list is long!
The billion-dollar question: Is H+E's technology misunderstood or just too ahead of its time?
Why Gradiant’s latest move to acquire 51% of H+E is the plot twist we've been waiting for.
💥 Don't miss out on this water-sector saga that could teach HBO a thing or two about plot twists! 🛎 Subscribe now and hit that bell!
👉 Here are the podcast episodes mentioned in today's video:
SKion Water / Reinhard Hübner: https://dww.show/the-7-secrets-of-the-water-company-of-the-year-you-shall-absolutely-steal/
Aquarion / Karl Michael Millauer: https://dww.show/the-fascinating-story-of-the-man-who-has-35-water-companies-to-sell/
Supercritical Water Oxidation / Kobe Nagar: https://dww.show/is-supercritical-water-oxidation-a-solution-for-pfas-energy-more/
⬇️ In this Episode ⬇️
00:00 When Hager und Elsässer was up for Adoption
01:22 Hager und Elsässer's Story
03:04 Cultural Clashes between France and Germany
03:57 H+E's story (continued)
04:21 Cash Troubles and Insolvency
05:54 Aquarion: a New Hope for Hager und Elsässer?
07:29 H+E and Stulz-Planaqua followed different paths
09:29 Gradiant: the Last Hope for Hager und Elsässer?
12:04 A great M&A case study!