Listed Companies

Listed Companies consists of our listed portfolio companies in which we are a significant minority owner.

Owning significant minority stakes in our listed companies, we are typically the largest shareholder. This creates a solid base for engaged ownership and is a prerequisite for being able to influence the board composition and to impact key strategic decisions.

We typically head the nomination committees and use our professional network to select board candidates. We strive to have two board representatives, including the Chairperson, in each board.

The portfolio
Our listed companies are ABB, AstraZeneca, Atlas Copco, Electrolux, Epiroc, Ericsson, Husqvarna, Nasdaq, Saab, SEB, Sobi and Wärtsilä. These are multinational companies with strong market positions and proven track records. In general, these companies are well positioned and we work continuously to support them to remain or become best-in-class.

Capital allocation
We focus on continuing to strengthen our ownership in selected companies when we find valuations attractive. We are also prepared to participate in rights issues in our companies, providing they are value-creating. While we do not actively seek new listed investments, we do not rule out additional investments should attractive opportunities arise.

Going forward
We will continue our efforts to further develop the companies with strong focus on opportunities and challenges driven by digitalization, sustainability and competence re-skilling.

We create value for people and society by building strong, and sustainable businesses

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