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SKion Water is a global water and wastewater technology solution provider
"Without water there is no life and for water there is no substitute. For me, investing into water technology companies is both an entrepreneurial opportunity and a chance to push the protection of this precious resource.
SKion Water provides reliable and efficient water and wastewater treatment solutions to municipal utilities as well as industrial and commercial water users. It also aims at the development and implementation of innovative water technologies. What started as an idea 10 years ago, has grown into a group of diverse companies under the roof of SKion Water. Entrepreneurial management teams - who share my passion for water - create a leading holistic player in the water technology market."
SKion Water, a subsidiary of SKion GmbH, is the water technology investment company of German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten.
Ensure availability of clean water for all citizens, sustainable use of scarce water resources and protection of waterbodies from pollution, through the delivery of solutions, services and treatment plants we build.
Create a global group of water technology companies who provide industries and municipalities with high quality, sustainable, economical and innovative solutions for water and wastewater treatment. We strive to break new ground, build high quality treatment plants, advance innovative technologies and establish the most effective solutions while constantly improving our internal processes and services in order to deliver best-in-class results. Our leadership teams operate as entrepreneurs in their market segments and collaborate with each other within SKion Water to deliver the best solutions to our customers.
We strive to uphold our values in every aspect of life. Our values are:
We provide sustainable and efficient solutions, plants and services to resolve our customers' water and wastewater challenges and to protect and preserve, for future generations, the environment and water resources.
We are open to innovative and “out of the box” solutions and new ways of thinking. We are keen to learn about new technologies and business models that align with our core vision and mission. We invite, support and encourage change and aim to be a platform where entrepreneurs and visionaries can succeed.
We believe that integrity is the top leadership attribute and therefore support companies that live up to the highest ethical standards. Our employees are transparent, trustworthy, fair and honest.
We are committed to delivering the best solutions for our customers and the environment. We are committed to giving our employees the opportunity to grow personally and to grow the businesses that they lead or operate in.
The Portfolio is Growing
Acquisition of Enpure Limited
Investment into Faxon Química by Paques
Acquisition of Wastech Controls & Engineering by Ovivo
Investment into FIDO Tech
Acquisition of AQUAlab by EnviroFALK
Acquisition of GEAL mbH by ELIQUO
Acquisition of Greencastle Technology Ltd. by IWM
Acquisition of Cembrane by Ovivo
Acquisition of Innowac by EnviroChemie
Acquisition of AEW Wassertechnologie and AFS Solutions by EnviroFALK
Investment into SENTRY
Investment into SouthWestSensor
Acquisition of the remaining shares of Paques
Acquisition of ALAR by Ovivo
Divestment of Miranda
Acquisition of Letzner Pharmawasseraufbereitung by EnviroChemie
Acquisition of ADASA
Acquisition of Ecoprenenur
Acquisition of KG Nellingen by ELIQUO
Acquisition of Varec by Ovivo
Acquisition of Processing by EnviroChemie
Acquisition of FilterBoxx by Ovivo
Acquisition of Wilhelm Werner by EnviroChemie
Investment into Cembrane by Ovivo
Acquisition of Clearfleau by EnviroChemie
Divestment of Microvi
Acquisition of Ovivo
Investment into Matten
Investment into Microvi
Formation of ELIQUO with assets from SH+E
Acquisition of EnviroChemie
Investment into Evodos
Investment into Miranda
Acquisition of 20% stake in Paques
With a background in industrial operations, Dr. Reinhard Hübner has over 18 years of professional experience, including with an international management consultancy. Since 2010, he has been responsible for building and managing SKion Water.
As a process engineering specialist, Dr. Dirk Brusis possesses over 16 years of experience, including management consulting with a focus on technology development and as managing director of an engineering office. Since 2012, he has been responsible for the development and management of SKion Water.
With a degree in International Relations and East Asian Studies and several years living in various Asian countries, Anthea Viragh has vast experience in this region. Since 2018, she has been responsible at SKion Water for business development and the further expansion of water operations in Asia.
Anna Pozhidaeva has over 12 years of experience in finance and controlling, first at one of the big four accounting firms and then in group finance accounting and controlling at a European technology company. Since June 2020, she is responsible for group finance and controlling at SKion Water.
With a master degree in bioprocess engineering and several years of work experience in the field of industrial wastewater treatment, Ana Lena Herrling has international expertise in water technologies and applications. She joined SKion Water in 2020 and supports technology cooperation and business development within the portfolio.
After several years in academia developing statistical frameworks for environmental health researchers, Alice Sommer gained expertise in problem solving, data science, and project management. Since April 2021, she focuses on business development initiatives and digitalization across the SKion Water platform.
Dr. Ahsan Muhammad has over 10 years of experience in the water sector including operational work with water and wastewater utilities as well as management consulting with a focus on operational and corporate strategic projects. He is responsible for supporting new acquisitions, along with developing and implementing key initiatives to drive value across the portfolio of SKion Water.
After completing her business education, Tanja Michelizza worked for several years as a management assistant at an industrial company and then joined the Quandt/Klatten family office in 2003 as assistant to the managing director and manager of the HR department. Since 2012, she is part of SKion Water as assistant to Dr. Hübner and the team.
With a degree in English philology, Stefanie Müller was previously an assistant and analyst in a management consultancy and later a statistics specialist at a bank. Since October 2020, she supports the SKion Water team and is responsible for projects such as implementing electronic workflows, building the SKion Water Academy and internal and external communication of SKion Water.
After receiving a technical college degree in business and administration, Irena Vlaho began her work in 2012 as an office administrator for the Quandt/Klatten family office. Since 2013, Irena Vlaho supports SKion Water as assistant to Dr. Hübner and the team as well as with event planning, accounting and internal and external communication.