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Investor AB
TypePublicly traded Aktiebolag
IndustryIndustrial holding company
Founded1916; 106 years ago (1916)
Key people
Jacob Wallenberg (Chair)
Marcus Wallenberg (Vice Chair)
Johan Forssell (Director & CEO)
ProductsCore, private equity, operating and financial investments
Increase 231.67 billion kr (2021)[1]
Increase 227.97 billion kr (2021)[1]
Total assetsIncrease 795.54 billion kr (2021)[1]
Total equityIncrease 682.61 billion kr (2021)[1]
OwnerWallenberg family (23.3% equity, 50.0% voting)
Number of employees
73 (Investor AB only, 2021)[1]

Investor AB is a Swedish investment and de facto conglomerate holding company. It was founded in 1916, and is still controlled by the Wallenberg family through their Foundation Asset Management company FAM. The company owns a controlling stake in several large Swedish companies, with smaller positions in a number of other firms.


Investor AB was established by the Wallenberg family in Stockholm in 1916, when new Swedish legislation made it more difficult for banks to own stocks in industrial companies on a long-term basis. The shareholdings of the family bank, Stockholms Enskilda Bank (SEB today), were transferred to Investor AB, a newly formed industrial holding company spun out of the bank.


Listed companies

Investor AB own significant minority stakes in listed companies and are typically the largest shareholder.

Patricia Industries

Patricia Industries' key focus is to invest in and develop wholly-owned companies.

Investments in EQT

Investments in EQT AB and EQT Funds.


See also

Some former holdings

Other Swedish investment companies


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  2. ^ "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). Retrieved January 27, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Investor AB – press release". Cision Wire. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2006-08-21.
  4. ^ "VW increases holding". Archived from the original on 2008-03-05.
  5. ^ "Investor AB - press release". Cision Wire. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2005-05-23.