Hempel's new CEO embarks on acquisition hunt

When Lars Petersson took over as chief executive of Hempel eight months ago, he received a clear mandate from the board of directors. Hempel must grow in the years to come, and this sends the coating manufacturer on a hunt for acquisitions, explains the CEO.

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Growth and acquisitions was the clear mandate set out by the board of directors of fund-owned coating manufacturer Hempel for Lars Petersson when he took over as CEO almost nine months ago.

"The mandate from the board is to take a long-term view, take your colleagues with you, go see the customers and make sure we grow this company," he says.

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