04.2020 | Fire safety: A resilient market with growing revenues

“Today is good; tomorrow must be better” – Interview with Ewald Draaijer, SK FireSafety CEO

Securing human life and assets in the precious first minutes of an incident before firefighters arrive is vital to survival. It’s also a solid business with solid fundamentals, recurring revenues and a robust outlook. With the support of Apax Partners since 2014, SK FireSafety has been growing and playing a significant role in consolidating this market successfully in the Benelux and Sweden and now plans to become a major player in Europe. CEO Ewald Draaijer explains his modus operandi.

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Investing in highly resilient activities: SK FireSafety

When Apax Partners invested in SK FireSafety in 2014, the company was already positioned in a growing market. But the support and restructuring provided for the Group’s activities, carried out in concert with its management, has enabled the company not only to develop new services but also to double its turnover. Repositioned as the leader for early intervention – describing itself as The First Fifteen Minutes Company – the SK FireSafety Group plans to continue its expansion in the Benelux countries and Scandinavia. Bertrand Pivin, Partner at Apax Partners, provides the analysis.

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SK FireSafety in 10 key figures – a successful group that continues to grow

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Fire safety: “Setting the right example is the key to being well-organized”

Serge Célerin, former captain of the Paris Fire Brigade, is now safety consultant. Here, he describes the best practices for managing fire risks on company premises.

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