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Corialis (2007 – 2014)

Corialis is a European market leader vertically integrated into the design, extrusion, insulation and coating of aluminium profile solutions for windows, doors and roof systems.

  • Organic growth and capital expenditure projects
  • Majority stake
  • Aluminium profile systems for windows, doors, roof systems and curtain walls

Our investment was designed to support a highly skilled management team in the roll-out of the vertical integration strategy initially developed in Belgium in new geographies, such as France, the United Kingdom and Poland.

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Our contribution

Our contribution

  • Providing support and counter-cyclical financing (2009 to 2011) for a major €110 million capital expenditure project to upgrade and extend the production base with extrusion, coating and insulation lines in France, the United Kingdom and Poland
  • Deploying an integrated management organization in each country
  • Professionalising the finance function, reporting systems and governance practices

Successful outcomes

Successful outcomes

  • Major investments committed on-time and on-budget, supported by Sagard during the 2009 crisis
  • Market share won in the United Kingdom and Poland, consolidating the company’s leadership in Europe
  • Diversification of profit sources, historically highly focused on Belgium and France


Organic growth in revenue


Growth in EBITDA


Invested over the support period