Viessmann Group drives value creation with new Operating Partner

Dr. Stefan Wegener joins the family company to expand its entrepreneurial ecosystem

Dr. Stefan Wegener, new Operating Partner at Viessmann Group. Photo Credit: Gert Krautbauer

February 13, 2024 – The Viessmann Group announced today that it has further extended its team of leading financial investment and value creation specialists with Dr. Stefan Wegener.

Max Viessmann, CEO of Viessmann Group: “Stefan is not only a great expert in value creation with global expertise and experience of more than 25 years, he is also very passionate about our purpose and committed to maximizing the positive impact of our portfolio companies. In Stefan, we have found the perfect addition to our team of responsible investment and operations experts.”

The family company is enlarging its ecosystem of co-creators and entrepreneurs through strategic co-investments, minority stakes and acquisitions in all areas that contribute to Viessmann Group’s purpose of co-creating living spaces for generations to come. As Operating Partner, Dr. Stefan Wegener will co-lead the value creation of Viessmann Group’s portfolio companies with a clear focus on long-term, profitable and sustainable growth.

Dr. Stefan Wegener is an experienced top manager, private equity operating partner, M&A and management advisor with more than 25 years experience in a variety of industries, businesses and geographies. Prior to joining the Viessmann Group, he held multiple management and advisory board positions in the manufacturing and tech industry – among them large global players such as BASF and Flint Group to mid-sized industry and tech champions like Gebr. Becker GmbH, Pfleiderer Group, or UDG United Digital Group. With almost 7 years of experience at leading global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, he is an expert in M&A, value creation and operational excellence, from pre- to the post-closing. Dr. Stefan Wegener holds a PhD in chemistry and is a Member of the Board of Directors at the Canadian fresh air solutions provider Oxygen8.

Dr. Stefan Wegener: “With Viessmann Group, I am taking a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine my professional expertise with my deeply-rooted personal ambition to make an effective contribution to a positive change for our planet. Together with a vibrant team of top experts, I can pursue my dedication for driving value for a variety of unique portfolio companies with enormous growth potentials to co-create living spaces for generations to come.”

About Viessmann Group

Founded in 1917, the independent family company Viessmann is today a global, broadly diversified Group. All activities are based on the company’s purpose "We co-create living spaces for generations to come”. This is the passion and responsibility that the large worldwide Viessmann family brings to life every day. Following this purpose, Viessmann forms an ecosystem of entrepreneurs and co-creators with a clear focus on CO2 avoidance, CO2 reduction and CO2 capturing.

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Dr. Stefan Wegener, new Operating Partner at Viessmann Group. Photo Credit: Gert Krautbauer