Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms working at the crossroads of industry and finance. It owns $11 billion in gross assets, notably non-listed assets. It has been supported for over three centuries by the Wendel family, its core shareholder. Wendel has expanded its international presence since 2012, with more than $1 billion in equity invested in Africa and $600 million in equity invested in North America. Wendel is the controlling shareholder of Bureau Veritas and one of the reference shareholders of Saint Gobain.