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

AREA OF POTENTIAL INTEREST

‘Nyttig virksomhed’

In addition to attractive financial returns over the cycle, our investments must also have a positive impact on society at large. This could take many forms and include support of the green transition, directly or indirectly, total jobs creation or enable education and transparency.

Our value-add

Our value-add is rooted in our more than 130 years of history of active ownership, but also evolving as we build expertise within our focus areas. We are entrepreneurial business builders and owners, we are conservative in nature, but forward-looking, and our ownership experiences and heritage guide how we add value as an engaged owner. E.g. we leverage our family name, values, our expansive global networks.

Long-term mega trends

As owners of businesses and assets for more than 130 years, we recognise the power of long-term trends. Our investment strategy is therefore anchored around long-term mega trends and is not driven by a sectoral focus. Examples of trends in our focus include population growth, urbanisation and resource efficiency. We look at population growth and evaluate the increase in global demand for resources, clean drinking water, increased need for global food security and a demand for education in especially emerging markets.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

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 the Group’s legacy and a focus on long-term mega trends. We are guided by our decades of ownership experience and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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APPROACH

We are an engaged and active long-term owner

Our long dated ownership experiences have driven our focus towards mega trends, and within this approach we are sector agnostic. We are engaged and active owners and we have a long-term view on value creation for each of our investments. Short- and medium-term performances are important for most businesses and we believe in finding a balance driven by the long-term view. We believe owners have a responsibility to act and we exercise our ownerships through the boards of our companies.

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EXAMPLES

Three recent investments demonstrate the diversity of our investment strategy

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KK Wind Solutions

A leading global supplier of power system solutions primarily for the wind turbine industry. KK Wind Solutions benefits from both electrification and from the green transition where wind power has proven to be a viable source. The wind industry is furthermore expanding rapidly on a global basis with a need for companies to have scale and a global footprint to remain relevant. We support KK Wind Solutions on its global growth journey with, among others things, network access, capital and agility to operate.

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Geothermal energy

To deliver on the global climate change ambitions to reduce CO2 emissions, the world is in critical need of baseload power and heat alternatives to fossil fuels. With the potential to cover 30% of Denmark's district heating, geothermal energy is a proven and economically viable alternative. Our value-add, in addition to patient and engaged capital, is our extensive experience with large and complex subsurface projects. Geothermal energy is 'nyttig virksomhed', as it can be an anchor element in the green transition as a sustainable heating alternative to coal, gas and biomass.

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A.P. Moller Capital

Africa’s population is expected to more than double by 2050, resulting in a critical need for investment across many areas, including infrastructure. A.P. Moller Capital is a fund management company established by A.P. Moller Holding to focus on infrastructure investments in Africa. Our Group has been doing business across the majority of countries in Africa for decades and today benefits from our good reputation and a valuable network. A.P. Moller Capital's focus area is critical for the success of Africa, and it is an example of how we seek to combine 'nyttig virksomhed' with investments in markets where we can act as a facilitator for future growth.

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STRATEGIC BELIEFS

Our investment strategy and approach are 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

 

 

Contact

GENERAL INQUIRIES

T: +45 61 18 10 20
E: contact(a)apmoller.com

INVESTMENT TEAM

E: investments(a)apmoller.com

MEDIA RELATIONS

Mika Bildsøe Lassen
T: +45 20 55 26 55
E: mika.Lassen(a)apmoller.com