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Viessmann heir on sale to Carrier: “Cliché-filled debate”

Viessmann heir on sale to Carrier: “Cliché-filled debate”
Viessmann heir on sale to Carrier: “Cliché-filled debate”

The sale of Viessmann’s heating business was seen by many as a warning signal for Germany. The company’s heir Max Viessmann sees things differently – and defends himself against accusations from politicians.

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Just over a year ago, it was announced that the traditional Hessian company Viessmann was selling its core business to the US company Carrier Global. The price was 12 billion dollars, partly in cash and partly in Carrier shares. The Viessmann family now wants to invest the money in other family businesses and announced a new entry in mid-June: The investment company is acquiring a minority share in the industrial supplies wholesaler Landefeld, a specialist in pneumatic and hydraulic components. In an interview with Capital, young entrepreneur Max Viessmann talks about the sale to Carrier, his problems with politics and plans for a sustainable corporate empire.

Source: Stern

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