We leverage our heritage and capabilities to drive success for our businesses


‘Nyttig virksomhed’

'Nyttig virksomhed' is our Group’s long standing purpose and means that we invest in and develop businesses that have a positive impact on society.

Our value-add

Our value-add means that we invest in companies benefitting from A.P. Moller’s capabilities, networks and insights.

Long-term mega trends

We invest thematically, focusing on four themes: global trade, the energy transition, circularity and demographic change.


Purposeful business, heritage and mega trends

Our heritage has defined the foundation of our investment focus: We strive to generate economic profit while also having a positive impact on society – ‘nyttig virksomhed’. Our focus originates from the strength of our Group’s legacy and focus on long-term mega trends. We are guided by our decades of ownership experience and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Our mandates

We focus our activities across four investment mandates

As an investment organisation, we seek to leverage our knowledge, expertise, and experience across the different mandates. We believe this benefits us as investors as well as our investee companies as it allows us to be more engaged and opinionated investors.

Principal investments

Within principal investments, we focus on control-oriented investments in companies that are underpinned by long-term mega trends while delivering on our desire to drive positive impact on society – ‘nyttig virksomhed’ – as well as having a good fit with areas in which our Group has unique, value-adding capabilities. We seek to deploy large sums of money and have a strong preference for companies where we can deploy additional capital over time for organic and in-organic expansion. In recent years, these efforts have resulted in the acquisition of KK Wind Solutions, Faerch, Nissens Cooling Solutions, and Unilabs.

Growth equity initiatives

Our growth equity efforts follow the thematic investment approach in concordance with our identified mega trends, and we bring our long-term ownership mentality to provide patient capital to founders seeking to expand late-stage growth businesses. In addition to generating attractive financial returns, the objective is to leverage and continue to enhance domain knowledge within our core areas of expertise. These efforts have resulted in investments such as Forto, Loadsmart, Green Hydrogen Systems, Blue Ocean Robotics, and project44.

Incubation projects

Rooted in our entrepreneurial legacy and spirit, we selectively initiate incubation projects and actual building of new business. Such greenfield projects are based on ideas generated internally in our Group where some, after an extensive vetting process, are pushed forward and initially funded exclusively by us. In recent years, this has resulted in the creation of new companies such as Innargi, Iv3 Aqua, and ZeroNorth.

Public investments

Within our public investments, we apply active concentrated global strategies across various asset classes seeking to generate outside financial results above market benchmarks. With a highly disciplined investment process, we look for high quality companies at attractive valuations and while we are keen to leverage the A.P. Moller Group network, we invest across all sectors and themes available, provided an attractive risk reward profile.


Our investment strategy and -approach is based on six fundamental strategic beliefs

A.P. Moller Holding is the cultural custodian of the Maersk name and values. We safeguard the name and we make sure it is developed in the spirit of our forefathers. We ensure the values are understood and lived by the Supervisory and Executive Boards of the Maersk companies.

A.P. Moller Holding is an engaged and influential long-term owner with a point of view on key matters, acknowledged as a valued parent.

A.P. Moller Holding is an investor in the spirit of our founder A.P. Møller; investing in and building new businesses – based on access to certain insights, market positions, assets, capabilities and networks – to safeguard the growth and renewal, and thus viability of our portfolio for the next decades. We believe portfolio renewal comes from building new businesses inside and outside of our core holdings.

A.P. Moller Holding is open to reconsider ownership of a business in our portfolio, if its business model does not have a positive impact on our name or society, and/or lacks prospects for competitive value creation over a long time.

A.P. Moller Holding wants to hold a diversified and financially robust portfolio to sustain black swans and unforeseen negative events.

A.P. Moller Holding wants to safeguard our ability to pay dividends to the A.P. Moller Foundation over the next decades, in order for the Foundation to contribute to society in the form of donations.

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How to find us

Postal address

A.P. Møller Holding A/S
Esplanaden 50
1263 Copenhagen K

Visiting address

A.P. Møller Holding A/S
Esplanaden 19
1263 Copenhagen K



T: +45 61 18 10 20




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