Business Areas

Through substantial ownership and Board representation, we work in the same way with all holdings. Our business teams develop value-creation plans, benchmark our investments and provide them with support to maintain or achieve best-in-class positions in their respective industries.

Key going forward
Regarding the direction of the global economy, uncertainty is currently high. Given this, constant focus on agility and efficiency is key for our companies in order to perform successfully. At the same time, they must continue to invest in innovation, digitalization and sustainability, focusing on areas with secular growth, to drive long-term profitable growth.

One focus area is to further reduce our companies’ operational climate footprint. In addition, developing and launching energy efficient, environmentally friendly products, with high focus on total cost of ownership for the customers, is highly prioritized. Regarding capital allocation, we will continue to prioritize additional investments in selected portfolio companies.

Key going forward
Our top priority is to support profitable growth in our existing companies. Given this, we are encouraged to see continued market share gains in several key markets. With a challenging macro environment, many companies are focused on ensuring efficiency in operations, while growing. This creates room to reinvest for the future, both in organic and non-organic initiatives. Increased digitalization, automation and sustainability, are all examples of future-proofing efforts that the companies are engaged in. In particular, we believe there are opportunities for both additional growth and efficiency from leveraging new technology, including software.

While focusing on our existing companies, we are also open to add new subsidiaries, provided we can find attractive opportunities in prioritized industry segments.

Key going forward
Key going forward for EQT is to continue to generate attractive returns for fund investors and to continue to develop EQT’s successful business model, built on industrial value creation.

Our investments in EQT’s funds have been successful over time. Net cash flow to Investor is lumpy by nature and depends on whether the funds are in an investment or exit phase. We expect continued strong net cash flow over time. and we will continue to selectively invest in future funds.