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SGS is the world leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification

16.60 %
Share capital 30/09/2018
  • 2016 Acquisition

    Increase in the stake in SGS

    At 31 December 2016, GBL held 16.2% of this company (15.0% at end of December 2015), for a market value of EUR 2.4 billion.

  • 2013 Acquisition

    Acquisition of a 15% stake in SGS

    3 June 2013 – Agreement with EXOR for the acquisition of its 15% stake in SGS, the global leader in inspection, control, analysis and certification, listed on the Zurich stock exchange. The price of CHF 2,128 per share represents a EUR 2.0 billion investment for GBL.

    10 July 2013 - Approval by SGS’s Extraordinary General Meeting of the appointment of three GBL representatives to the company’s Board of Directors (Paul Desmarais jr, Ian Gallienne and Gérard Lamarche).