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Spotlight GEA Group: Processing Half of All Beer on Earth September 29, 2021

Posted by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

GEA is one of the largest global suppliers of food processing technology, building the machinery, plants, processes and systems that help producers deliver food to people. GEA aims to be the partner-of-choice in each industry it serves, including food, beverage, chemical, pharma, dairy and marine….

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Spotlight ABB Group: Electrifying Industry Everywhere September 23, 2021

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Based in Switzerland, ABB Group makes products for electrification (like breakers and switches), robotics and motion, industrial automation, and power grids plus the software behind the scenes that runs them. The firm’s chief goal is to push the boundaries of technology and embed sustainability into…

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Spotlight KION Group: Forklifting the Future of Supply Chains September 17, 2021

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Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, KION Group is one of the world’s leading makers of forklifts, warehouse equipment, and associated integrated automation technologies. The company was founded in 2006 when Linde AG merged its truck business with STILL and OM under the umbrella of KION Group….

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Spotlight Interpump: Pumping Profits September 16, 2021

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Italy’s Interpump is the world’s largest producer of pumps used in high-pressure cleaners for surfaces like ships, car washes and tooling machines, and also for cutting asphalt, stone, cement and metal. It is also the world’s largest manufacturer of pumps and cylinders for hydraulic systems…

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Spotlight Demant: Advances in Aural Health September 14, 2021

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Demant was founded in 1904 when Hans Demant began importing hearing aides to the Danish town of Odense to bring sound to his hearing impaired wife Camilla. The company expanded into the next generation with the help of son William Demant and began producing its…

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Spotlight HeidelbergCement: Cementing a Carbon-Neutral Future September 14, 2021

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For 150 years, HeidelbergCement’s products have been used to build houses, traffic routes and commercial and industrial facilities. Because of its role as one of the largest manufacturers of building materials in the world, the firm takes a leadership position in the industry’s responsibility to…

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Spotlight Straumann: Dental Dominance and Digitization September 08, 2021

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Straumann Group is the No. 1 brand in global dentistry materials and the leader in implant and restoration products for esthetic dentistry, the field dedicated to improving the appearance of the teeth and gums. Founded in 1954 when Reinhard Straumann established the Dr. Ing. R….

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Spotlight Sofina: Pioneers in Family-Led Corporate Innovation August 31, 2021

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Based in Brussels, Belgium, with offices in Luxembourg and Singapore, Sofina is a family-run investment company with equity holdings in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Founded in 1898 as an engineering company, today’s Sofina provides late-stage equity capital. Its unique differentiator is that it only…

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Spotlight 3i Group: Innovators in ESG-Focused Private Equity August 31, 2021

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A private equity and venture capital company based in London, UK, 3i Group invests in mid-market companies. Its unique strategic approach aims to cover costs with income from investments and fees, thereby minimizing dilution of capital. 3i describes its collaborations with investees as responsible and…

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Spotlight Carl Zeiss Meditec: A Vision in Innovation August 24, 2021

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Carl Zeiss Meditec was formed in 2002 when the medical device business was spun off from the larger Zeiss Group, a leader in optical, semiconductor and electronics manufacturing equipment founded in 1846 in Germany. Today, the publicly traded Carl Zeiss Meditec is one of the…

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Breakdown July 23, 2021

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Knowledge Leaders, Markets

We believe the technology sector is broadly breaking down. ​​​​​That’s the bad news. The good news is that the correlation between pure growth stocks and pure value stocks has plunged. This means that growth only explains about 5% of the movement in value stocks right…

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