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Saur, number three in the water industry in France, has an appetite again

2020-11-27T21:25:09.071Z

Supported by its shareholder, the EQT fund, the group is increasing its acquisitions.The battle between Veolia and Suez has highlighted the strategic value of water. In France, the market is largely dominated by the two giants, but there is also a third player. The Saur group, long in the bosom of Bouygues, then, from 2006, of several investment funds. Today, Saur wants to be ambitious. “We want to implement a roadmap, which will change the profile of Saur. We were a group presen



The battle between Veolia and Suez has highlighted the strategic value of water.

In France, the market is largely dominated by the two giants, but there is also a third player.

The Saur group, long in the bosom of Bouygues, then, from 2006, of several investment funds.

Today, Saur wants to be ambitious.

“We want to implement a roadmap, which will change the profile of Saur.

We were a group present 95% in municipal water in France.

We are aiming for a balance with the international market and a development in the water activity of manufacturers, ”

Patrick Blethon, the executive chairman

, explained to

Figaro

, who took office in January.

The man has an atypical profile, since he has spent his entire international career in the American group United Technologies.

Above all, he has an original asset for his new activity, he is deputy mayor of the city of Vichy.

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He admits that the last few years have been tricky:

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Source: lefigaro

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