Emerson & Cuming

Building a recognized leader in microwave materials

Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products manufactures and sells microwave communication materials: wireless communication systems, radar and radio systems used in vehicles. 3d investors had a majority stake in the company from 2005 to 2012, when they sold the company to Laird Plc. Why did Emerson & Cuming choose to partner with 3d investors at the time? “Their investment focus and long-term view”.

Emerson & Cuming started rolling out a strategic growth plan. This enabled the company to tap into new markets and areas. On the advice of 3d investors, subsidiaries were established in India, Hong Kong and Brazil, and Emerson & Cuming also strengthened its position in the automotive sector as a supplier of materials for car radar systems.

A partner you can rely on

“3d investors was very involved with our company,” recalls Mike Carpenter, general manager for the Americas at Emerson & Cuming. "Together, we focused on building a healthy business over the long term, rather than improving short-term financial results.”

“3d investors supported the company with investments, focused on the overall strategy and gave local management operational control. In addition, they offered managers the opportunity to buy into the company. And they were always fair and transparent in their dealings with minority shareholders.”