John Searle tells the Editor that SAFT is doing all the right things— Doughty Hanson won't change much!
It's business as usual for John Searle and the rest of the team at SAFT, following the announcement over two months ago that the company had been purchased by Doughty Hanson, one of the largest private equity funds in Europe.
SAFT had been owned by Alcatel for 80 years, so surely there was some trepidation from him and the senior management team? Far from it. "They've not only bought the company—they've bought our strategy," says . . .