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Investor AB


Investor AB

Investor AB
Publicly traded Aktiebolag
Traded as OMX: INVE B
Industry Industrial holding company
Founded 1916
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Key people
Jacob Wallenberg (Chairman), Börje Ekholm (President and CEO)
Products Core, private equity, operating and financial investments
SEK 47.54 billion (2013)[1]
Profit SEK 45.12 billion (2013)[1]
Total assets SEK 238.521 billion (end 2013)[1]
Total equity SEK 215.417 billion (end 2013)[1]
Owner Wallenberg family (23.3%)
Number of employees
85 (Investor AB only, end 2013)[1]

Investor AB is a Swedish investment 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 190.9 billion kronor (21.4 billion, $29.4 billion), a discount to the Net Asset Value of 11.4%.


  • Quick facts 1
  • History 2
  • Investments 3
    • Core investments 3.1
    • Primary financial investments 3.2
  • See also 4
    • Some former holdings 4.1
    • Other Swedish investment companies 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Quick facts

December 31, 2013 (in SEK m.)

  • Core holdings: 204,705
  • Financial investments: 32,256
  • Other assets: 1,560
  • Total assets: 238,521
  • Net Asset Value: 215,419


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.


Core investments

[2] Investor held shares in the following companies as of 31 December 2013:[2]
Listed companies

  • ABB - power and automation technology (8.4% stake, 8.4% voting rights)
  • Atlas Copco - industrial tooling and equipment (16.8% stake, 22.3% voting rights)
  • AstraZeneca - pharmaceuticals (4.1% stake, 4.1% voting rights)
  • Electrolux - consumer appliances (15.5% stake, 30.0% voting rights)
  • Ericsson - telecommunications (5.3% stake, 21.5% voting rights)
  • Husqvarna - outdoor power tools, chainsaws, lawnmowers and robotic mowers (15.7% stake, 30.8% voting rights)
  • NASDAQ - stock and securities exchange (11.5% stake, 11.5% voting rights)
  • Saab - aviation and military technology (30.0% stake, 39.5% voting rights)
  • Swedish Orphan Biovitrum - biopharmaceutical company (39.7% stake, 39.8% voting rights)
  • SEB - banking (20.8% stake, 20.8% voting rights)
  • Wärtsilä - marine and power engine development (16.8% stake, 16.8% voting rights)[2]

Unlisted subsidiaries

Primary financial investments

See also

Some former holdings

Other Swedish investment companies


  1. ^ a b c d e "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Investor AB. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Investor AB Core Investments". Investor AB. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Investor AB – press release".  
  4. ^ "Investor AB - press release".  

External links

  • Official website
  • Yahoo! - Investor AB Company Profile
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