|Type||Publicly traded Aktiebolag|
|Nasdaq Stockholm: INVE B|
OMX Stockholm 30 component
|Industry||Industrial holding company|
|Jacob Wallenberg (Chair)|
Marcus Wallenberg (Vice Chair)
Johan Forssell (Director & CEO)
|Products||Core, private equity, operating and financial investments|
|SEK 105.63 billion (2019)|
|SEK 101.23 billion (2019)|
|Total assets||SEK 432.64 billion (2019)|
|Total equity||SEK 420.68 billion (2019)|
|Owner||Wallenberg family (23.3%)|
Number of employees
|72 (Investor AB only, 2019)|
Investor AB is a Swedish investment and de facto conglomerate holding company, founded in 1916 and still controlled by the Wallenberg family through their Foundation Asset Management company FAM. The company owns a controlling stake in several large Swedish companies with smaller positions in a number of other firms. At year-end 2013 it had a market value of 420.68 billion kronor (€41.54 billion, $50.14 billion), a discount to the net asset value of 11.4%.
December 31, 2019 (in SEK m.)
- Listed companies: 345,089
- Patricia Industries: 51,146
- Investments in EQT: 37,248
- Other assets: -840
- Net asset value: 420,681
In 1916, new legislation made it more difficult for banks to own stocks in industrial companies on a long-term basis. Investor was formed as an investment part of Stockholms Enskilda Bank, at the time the largest instrument of power in the Wallenberg family.
Investor held shares in the following companies as of 31 December 2019.
- ABB - power and automation technology (11.8% stake, 11.8% voting rights)
- Atlas Copco - industrial tooling and equipment (16.9% stake, 22.3% voting rights)
- AstraZeneca - pharmaceuticals (3.9% stake, 3.9% voting rights)
- Electrolux - consumer appliances (16.4% stake, 28.4% voting rights)
- Epiroc - mining equipment (17.1% stake, 22.7% voting rights)
- Ericsson - telecommunications (7.2% stake, 22.5% voting rights)
- Husqvarna - outdoor power tools, chainsaws, lawnmowers and robotic mowers (16.8% stake, 33.1% voting rights)
- Nasdaq, Inc. - stock and securities exchange (11.8% stake, 11.8% voting rights)
- Saab - aviation and military technology (30.2% stake, 39.7% voting rights)
- SEB - banking (20.8% stake, 20.8% voting rights)
- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum - biopharmaceutical company (35.9% stake, 35.9% voting rights)
- Wärtsilä - marine and power engine development (17.7% stake, 17.7% voting rights)
- Aleris - health care in Nordic region
- BraunAbility (95.0% stake)
- Grand Hôtel/Vectura - hotel and real estate (100.0% stake)
- Laborie (95.0% stake)
- Mölnlycke Health Care - medical devices (99.0% stake)
- Permobil - power wheelchairs (96.0% stake)
- Piab (96.0% stake)
- Sarnova (85.0% stake)
Primary financial investments
- EQT Partners - private equity funds
- Investor Growth Capital - venture capital in health care and technology in US and China
- 3 Scandinavia - mobile and broadband networks in Scandinavia
- Börje Ekholm - CEO from 2005 to 2015
Some former holdings
- IBX - provider of efficient purchasing solutions and services (sold to Capgemini in 2010)
- WM-data - IT services (sold in August 2006)
- Saab Automobile - acquired by General Motors
- Scania - divested its holding to Volkswagen AG in 2008
- Bredbandsbolaget (BBB) - a broadband and telecoms provider. This was initially in difficulty but was sold in 2005 to Telenor for a profit.
- OMX - financial services company (sold in May 2007 to Nasdaq, Inc.)
Other Swedish investment companies
- Investment AB Kinnevik
- Investment AB Latour
- L E Lundbergföretagen AB
- Aktiebolaget Industrivärden
- "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). Investor AB. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
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- "VW increases holding". Archived from the original on 2008-03-05.
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