Covestro AG

Covestro AG

Covestro AG

Date Founded



Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 60,Leverkusen, Nordrhein-Westfalen 51373

Type of Company


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Plastics & Synthetics
Wholesale: Raw Materials

Company Description

Covestro AG manufactures and supplies polymers. It operates through the following segments: Polyurethanes; Polycarbonates; and Coatings, Adhesives, and Specialties. The Polyurethanes segment refers to the development, manufacture, and sale of precursors for polyurethanes which are isocyanates and polyether polyols used primarily in the furniture and automotive industries. The Polycarbonates segment develops, produces and markets plastic polycarbonate in the form of granules and semi finished products for automotive industry. The Coatings, Adhesives, and Specialties segment is responsible for the development and production of coatings, adhesives, sealants as well as specialties primarily for polyurethane systems. The company was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Global Head-Communications & Public Affairs

Head, Polycarbonates Segment

Head-Customer & Product Management

Head of Investor Relations

In-House Counsel

In-House Counsel

Supervisory Board

Director, Strategic Relations at Bayer Corporation

Vice Chairman-Supervisory Board at Covestro AG

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Falco Enterprises AG

Former Senior Partner at KPMG International Coop.

Chief Financial Officer at ThyssenKrupp AG

Managing Director at Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex

Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Member of the Management Board at E.ON SE

Employee Representative at Henkel Pension

Member-Supervisory Board at Covestro AG

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AP1 is an active, risk-averse manager focused on long-term capital appreciation and meeting planned withdrawals. They seek to diversify and reduce sensitivity to unexpected events by distributing investments across a global portfolio consisting of equities, fixed-income securities, real estate, infrastructure, private equity funds and hedge funds. AP1 create the best possible return on these assets to achieve their target return of at least 4 percent in real terms (adjusted for inflation) over 10 years. They manage Swedish, European and American equities internally and utilize external managers for small-cap equities on developed markets, and on emerging markets in order to access local knowledge. Their global portfolio of fixed-income securities is founded on bonds with a high credit rating. However, there are higher yield bonds in the Fund's holdings. In addition to equities and fixed-income securities, AP1 also makes alternative investments such as real estate and infrastructure, both indirectly and through direct ownership. The firm's alternative investments, which are also global, include hedge funds, which balance out the risk of highly volatile equities, as well as private equity funds where investments are made in unlisted companies via external asset managers. AP1 are also active on the foreign exchange market.

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Allianz Global Investors (UK) is an active manager which conducts proprietary in-house quantitative research, aiming to deliver consistent performance through thoughtful and disciplined investment processes across a range of investment capabilities and styles.The firm's distinct and entrepreneurial investment teams bring deep knowledge of the markets in which they invest. They employ equity, fixed-income, alternative and multi-asset strategies across markets, from single country to global strategies and from thematic to sector portfolios.They complement their understanding of capital markets with an advanced approach to risk management, utilizing holistic risk assessment and risk management including exposure limits and market, liquidity, pricing, counterparty and operational risks. They aim to create portfolios that are risk-optimized and offer customized risk management solutions, products and insights covering the risk-reward spectrum.Allianz Global Investors (UK) believes that deep understanding helps them take the decisions that drive performance.

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Ossiam is an active manager which designs investment strategies based on quantitative models and fundamental research and structures funds which integrate liquidity, tradability and representativity, ease of implementation and transparency into the investment and development process. Their management team has expertise in systematic trading strategies, quantitative research and management, multi strategy fund, fund of funds and structured funds management.The firm's product range provides access to strategies with variable risk profiles (long only, long/short, variable exposure, guaranteed capital) across all asset classes (equity, fixed-income, currency, commodities, inflation linked). To implement the strategies and monitor all risk indicators and fund performance parameters, they are transposed into rules-based strategy indexes calculated by an independent calculating agent or index provider.Their Equal Weight Strategy aims to provide investors with a more diversified exposure to a given stock market, avoiding domination of a small group of stocks in the index (concentration effect). The minimum Variance strategy is an investment approach that seeks to enhance portfolio efficiency while reducing volatility by forecasting future level of risk associated with different stock combinations and integrating this information to construct a lower-risk portfolio.Their Risk Weighted Enhanced Commodity Strategy offers exposure to the asset class with better participation from all commodity sectors (avoiding concentration in oil) and a more efficient risk allocation in a global portfolio.

Recent Transactions
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H.I.G. Capital LLC (Private Equity) purchases from Covestro AG

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Covestro AG purchases DIC Covestro Polymer Ltd. from DIC Corp.

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Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, Plaskolite LLC purchase Covestro AG /Pcs Sheets Business from Covestro AG

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