Ferd

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Ferd Holding
TypePrivate
IndustryHolding
Founded1778
HeadquartersBærum, Norway
Area servedNorway
Key peopleJohan H. Andresen jr. (CEO)
Grace Skaugen (Chairman)
RevenueIncrease NOK 6,602 million (2006)
Operating incomeNOK 1,192 million (2006)
Net incomeNOK 985 million (2006)
Owner(s)Johan H. Andresen jr.
Employees2,253 (2007)
SubsidiariesSwix
Elopak
Websitewww.ferd.no
 
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Ferd Holding
TypePrivate
IndustryHolding
Founded1778
HeadquartersBærum, Norway
Area servedNorway
Key peopleJohan H. Andresen jr. (CEO)
Grace Skaugen (Chairman)
RevenueIncrease NOK 6,602 million (2006)
Operating incomeNOK 1,192 million (2006)
Net incomeNOK 985 million (2006)
Owner(s)Johan H. Andresen jr.
Employees2,253 (2007)
SubsidiariesSwix
Elopak
Websitewww.ferd.no

Ferd is a Norwegian conglomerate that operates within industry and finance as well as a real estate portfolio. The group is owned by Johan H. Andresen jr. and dates back to 1778. The group also has a number of venture and private equity holdings.

The company operates in several business areas including:

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History

The company dates back to 1778 when the Andresen family started a tobacco factory. In 1849 the family bough J. L. Tiedemanns Tobaksfabrik that it owned until it was merged with Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni.

In 1957 the group established Elopak that produces systems for packaging of fluids and in 1978 it bought the sport equipment manufacturer Swix. The name Ferd dates from 2001.

Herkules Capital

Ferd Private Equity, renamed Herkules Capital after its spinout in 2008, makes private equity investments on behalf of third party investors through leveraged buyouts and growth capital infusions[1] 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.

Ownership

Ferd's portfolio consists, among others, of:

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