Company name: Beru AG
CEO: Ulrich Ruetz
Where based: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Where shares are traded: Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Description of business: Diesel cold start technology
Biggest shareholders: Berkel family (28 percent); Carlyle Group (26.5 percent); UK and US institutions.
1999 revenue: Over A247.9 million (year ending March 31)
Why valuation is up: Technological leader in strong growth market