In the newsroom section, you can find articles and media reports regarding Investor and our activities. From time to time, we also provide comments, clarifications and background information relating to articles, interviews and other discussions. Comments are available in Swedish.

Investor comments

  • 10/12/2016 16:30

    Investor comments on reportings in the media concerning the costs of the party in connection with our 100 year celebration

    Investor turns 100 years and will in conjunction with this host an open house-like mingle with a joint theme exhibition, at Investor's wholly-owned Grand Hôtel.


    The mingle and theme exhibition at Grand Hôtel should be seen in light of that this is a unique event to celebrate our first 100 years. We use this opportunity to showcase our portfolio companies and their innovations that will carry on into the future. We are very proud of this.


    For this purpose we use Investor's own hotel. We are transparent and we have openly reported our budget for this to be SEK 10 million. But over half of the budget, i.e. 50%, is used to build the exhibition areas for the companies, their innovations, to tell the story of Swedish industrial history throughout our first hundred years, and technology-related material for the exhibition areas.


    A quarter of the budget, i.e. 25%, is further used to rent all areas of the hotel for the evening. The costs for Investor will of course in reality be less due to the fact that we are the sole owner of the hotel, so we keep costs and revenues within our own group. But nevertheless we have been open and transparent that this is included as a subtotal in our budget, when questions have been posed.


    Finally, a quarter of the sum is budgeted for finger-food, drinks and presentation of Swedish culture. It's not a sit-down or formal dinner, but an open house-mingling event. The performers booked for the celebration are singers and choir members and orchestras. Since this is not a formal sit-down dinner, it is not possible to determine an exact cost for each individual guest. But all such sums are considerably lower than what has now been reported in the media.


    We are proud that we turn a 100 years old and we of course want to, together with our portfolio companies and network, shed light on our long-term ownership, which has been to the benefit for both our companies' ability to innovate, and the development of society as a whole.


    Several companies such as Atlas Copco has been in our portfolio since its inception in 1916.


    The aim of the theme exhibition is to showcase our portfolio companies and their innovations and how they meet the challenges of tomorrow.


    The theme of the exhibition is INNOVATION AND IMPACT and all of our 19 holdings will showcase their latest innovations under three themes, Industry 4.0, Sustainable Cities and Life Science and Care.


    Guests for the celebration mainly include Investor's employees in Sweden and abroad, as well as many representatives of Investor's holdings. This is by far the majority of our guests. In addition, we have invited our Swedish and international networks and business contacts. Guests are invited together with their spouse/partner as it is a 100-year anniversary celebration.


  • 09/14/2016 08:33

    Investor comments on ABB’s strategic review of the Power Grids division

    ABB has strong market positions and is now conducting an unconditional strategic review of its Power Grid Division. This is a review and process that Investor, alongside the company management and board agrees on shall be awaited and analyzed before any decision on the way forward is taken by the board of directors.

  • 02/24/2014 22:30

    Investor's trading position in Scania

    In conjunction with Volkswagen’s bid for the outstanding shares in Scania, Investor discloses that it has a trading position of 3.1 million shares in Scania. As a trading position, the holding in Scania is an investment with a limited investment horizon, not included in Investor’s long-term strategic investments. Investor will await the recommendation by the independent representatives on Scania’s Board of Directors and the prospectus from Volkswagen before deciding on how to respond to the bid.

  • 11/12/2013 09:00

    Investor comments the article in SvD Näringsliv November 12, 2013

    On November 12, 2013, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet published an article regarding Investor's tax structure for partner-owned and wholly-owned subsidiaries.

    Read our comment to the article in full, here below (available in Swedish).

  • 11/05/2013 11:15

    Vårdapoteket - development during Investor Growth Capital's ownership

    Read the full comment regarding the development of Vårdapoteket during Investor Grwoth Capital's ownership, below (in Swedish).

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