Investor at a glance

Investor, founded by the Wallenberg family in 1916, is an engaged owner of high-quality, international companies.

We have a long-term investment perspective and through board participation, as well as industrial experience, our network and financial strength, we strive to make our companies best-in-class.

As a long-term owner, we actively support the building and development of best-in-class companies.

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

Business concept
Investor owns significant stakes in leading, high-quality, global companies. Through board participation, we work for continuous improvement of the performance of our companies. With our industrial experience, broad network and financial strength, we strive to make and keep our companies best-in-class.

We always look at the opportunities and challenges facing each individual company. Our cash flow allows us to financially support strategic initiatives in our companies, capture investment opportunities and provide our shareholders with a steadily rising dividend.

Business areas
Our investments are managed within Listed Core Investments, Patricia Industries and EQT. Through substantial ownership and board representation, we engage to develop our companies, both within Listed Core Investments and Patricia Industries. We define value creation plans and benchmark our companies to support them in maintaining or achieving best-in-class positions in their respective industries.

Listed Core Investments
The Listed Core Investments business area represents the majority of our assets. Our listed core investments 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.

Patricia Industries
Patricia Industries’ key focus is to invest in and develop wholly-owned companies in the Nordics and in North America. These are Aleris, BraunAbility, Grand Group, Laborie, Mölnlycke, Permobil, Piab, Sarnova and Vectura, as well as our partner-owned investment 3 Scandinavia. These companies generally have strong market positions and corporate cultures in industries with long-term growth potential. Patricia Industries’ portfolio also includes Financial Investments, stemming from our former venture capital arm, Investor Growth Capital.

As a sponsor since inception, Investor has committed capital to the vast majority of the funds that EQT has raised. EQT operates in Europe, the U.S. and Asia within several different assets classes: equity, mid-market, infrastructure, credit and ventures.

Offices and employees
Our 91 employees are based at our offices in Stockholm, New York and Palo Alto.

Jacob Wallenberg, since 2005. 

President and CEO
Johan Forssell, since 2015.

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