Annual report


Owner and Chairman

“It is essential that our portfolio companies succeed in implementing their plans. A number of the companies have now become so strong that they are able to acquire other businesses without having to ask for capital from Ferd”

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Key Figures



Johan H. Andresen

Johan H. Andresen

Owner and Chairman

Key Figures

32.3 bn.nok

Ferd´s total value-adjusted equity

  • Value-adjusted equity
  • Return on equity %
  • Liquidity

Balances on the group cash pool, listed shares and liquid hedge funds

Letter from the CEO

“What we can offer in addition to funding is our expertise, insight and network, not to mention our flexibility and ability to take a long-term approach.”

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Morten Borge


Morten Borge

Summary of Ferd's financial results for 2017


Ferd’s value adjusted equity at the close of 2017 was temporarily calculated to be NOK 32.2 billion (NOK 28.8 billion at 31 December 2016). The return for the year was NOK 3.7 billion, equivalent to 13.0%, which is considered a good result for Ferd in 2017.

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Business Areas

Portfolio value 2017 18.0 BN NOK

Ferd Capital has three investment mandates: Private Companies, Listed Companies, and Special Investments. These mandates give the business area significant flexibility in terms of the type of investments it can make. In both the privately owned and listed companies in which we have a significant ownership interest, we are a long-term and active investor that acts on the basis of Ferd’s value platform and competitive advantages.

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Portfolio value 2017 4.0 BN NOK

Ferd Invest is an active investor with a sizeable portfolio of Nordic listed shares.

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Total assets 2017 4,2 BN NOK

Ferd External Managers invests in international funds that cover a broad range of investment strategies and asset classes in markets that complement Ferd’s direct investments.

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Portfolio value 2017 2,6 BN NOK

Ferd Real Estate has a flexible investment mandate, and invests in all categories of real estate and in all geographic regions.

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We provide expertise, networking and capital to 21 social entrepreneurs

These had life-changing or life-enhancing impact on 724,006 people in 2017.
(Include current and past investments)

Ferd Social Entrepreneurs invests in social entrepreneurs: innovative companies with a double bottom line – i.e. social as well as financial results.

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Annual Report 2017

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