Ownership and development
Industrivärden has sizable ownership positions in the eight portfolio companies Volvo, Sandvik, Handelsbanken, Essity, SCA, Ericsson, Skanska and Alleima.
The portfolio companies are characterized by proven business models and long-term value potential. In exercising its active ownership, Industrivärden works according to the portfolio companies’ respective conditions, but attaches particular importance to a number of principles that increase opportunities for value creation and reduce risk over time.
Altogether the portfolio companies provide broad exposure to business areas as well as geographies. The companies are active in a range of different areas including commercial vehicles, industrial equipment, banking, consumer products, forestry and forest products, telecommunications, construction and materials technology. Within the framework of these respective core businesses, the companies also have a number of free-standing business areas with own profit responsibility. This broad base of exposure increases opportunities for value creation and lowers risk.
Through its active ownership Industrivärden contributes to the portfolio companies’ development, enhanced earnings generation and development of value over time.
Investments are made continuously in order to strengthen ownership in the portfolio companies over time and thereby increase the financial exchange of Industrivärden’s active ownership.
Dividends received during 2022 amounted to SEK 5,479 M (8,081). During the last five-year period, dividends received from portfolio companies totaled SEK 22.1 billion.