EQT has a broad set of blue-chip investors from all over the world, many of which have invested in the EQT funds since inception. A continuous dialogue is an important part of building and maintaining these longterm relationships.
EQT funds’ investor base is truly global and comprises around 480 current institutional investors. Among EQT’s investors are some of the leading institutions in the world, including insurance companies, financial institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, fundof-funds, endowments and foundations, and family offices. Family offices have been important for EQT since inception. In addition to being significant investors in various EQT funds, they also make valuable contributions to the Industrial Network as they are often active in industries and businesses that may be of interest to EQT.
EQT funds’ investor base is also diverse in terms of geography. The industrial holding company, Investor AB, is a sponsor and anchor investor in the vast majority of the EQT funds. Investor AB’s investment in each fund varies but has typically been around 10 percent.
In close dialogue EQT strives to foster a close relationship with its investors and providing timely, transparent and accurate information is an important part of this. In addition to maintaining a continuous dialogue, EQT gathers investors, Industrial Advisors, portfolio company CEOs and Investment Advisors once a year for the EQT Annual Investors’ Meeting, where all current EQT portfolio companies are reviewed in detail.
The aim of this meeting is to provide investors with a comprehensive update on current trading, the state of the markets in which the EQT funds invest and a general market outlook. It also offers an opportunity to network and ask questions.
The charts below display data as of 31 March, 2019.