company_name = Ferd Holding
company_type = Private
foundation = 1778
Johan H. Andresen, Jr.(CEO)
Grace Skaugen (Chairman)
industry = Holding
revenue = profit NOK 6,602 million (2006)
operating_income = NOK 1,192 million (2006)
net_income = NOK 985 million (2006)
num_employees = 2,253 (2007)
Johan H. Andresen jr.
homepage = www.ferd.no
international = yes
Ferd is a Norwegian conglomerate that operates within
industryand financeas well as a real estateportfolio. The group is owned by Johan H. Andresen jr.and dates back to 1778. The company owns among other things Swixand Elopak. The group also has a number of ventureand private equityholdings.
The company operates in several business areas including:
*Ferd Capital and Ferd Invest - an investor in private and public companies in Norway making investments from the company's balance sheets
*Ferd External Managers - a
fund of fundsmaking investments in hedge funds, private equity funds and mutual funds
*Ferd Real Estate - manages approximately 70,000 square meters of
*Ferd Venture - one of Norway's leading
venture capitalinvestment firms
*Herkules Capital (formerly Ferd Private Equity) makes
The company dates back to 1778 when the Andresen family started a
tobaccofactory. In 1849 the family bough J. L. Tiedemanns Tobaksfabrik that it owned until it was merged with Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni.
1957the group established Elopak that produces systems for packaging of fluids and in 1978 it bought the sport equipment manufactuer Swix. The name Ferd dates from 2001.
Ferd Private Equity, renamed Herkules Capital after its spinout in
2008, makes private equityinvestments on behalf of third party investors through leveraged buyouts and growth capitalinfusions [" [http://www.altassets.com/news/arc/2008/nz12916.php Ferd Private Equity spins out, renames itself Herkules] ." AltAssets, March 17, 2008] Herkules currently manages approximately NOK 6.25 billion. Ferd Private Equity was established in 2003 with Ferd serving as the cornerstone investor in the group's first fund. Ferd raised a new fund in 2006 and completed a spinout in March 2008.
* [http://www.ferd.no Ferd] (company website)
* [http://www.herkulescapital.no/ Herkules Capital] (company website)
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