List of 3 important Single Family Offices from the Nordics
Below we highlight three interesting single family offices from Scandinavia so that you can get an impression of the investment groups you will find in our database.
1. Kirkbi A/S (Kirk Kristiansen family office, Denmark)
KIRKBI is the family office of the Danish founding family of LEGO. The investment group pursues a long-term and sustainable investment approach and is active in various asset classes. As a real estate investor, KIRKBI has a portfolio of 25 buildings and focuses on retail and office properties. The family office is also active as a private equity investor and holds among others shares in Falck A/S, Nilfisk, Välinge and Armacell. In addition, the investment company is active in the capital markets and has a particular focus on ESG issues and sustainability.
Update 2023: In September 2022, the single family office of the Lego family announced to sell the office and retail property “Das Einstein” in Munich’s quarter Au-Haidhausen.
2. Smedvig (Smedvig family office, Norway)
The traditions of the Smedvig family office range back to 1915, when Peder Smedvig launched his first shipping company. Today, the Scandinavian single family office invests in real estate, private equity as well as investment funds and fixed income. The AUM of the single family office exceed $2.2BN. Private equity investments range from GBP3-10M, the firm has funded more than 75 companies during the last years. Real estate investments are mainly pursued in Norway and UK. The family office requires new construction projects to have the highest sustainability standards, through being certified by BREAM-NOR.
Update 2024: In the end of last year, Smedvig submitted plans for the development for a six-storey timber office building in Maidenhead, a UK town in Berkshire. The planned development shows the activity of the Norwegian single family office, despite the challenging property market at the moment.
3. Awilhelmsen AS (Arne Wilhelmsen family office, Norway)
Arne Wilhelmsen was a Norwegian billionaire who co-founded the global player Royal Caribbean Cruises. Through the Awilhelmsen Group, the family holds shares in companies and real estate. Property investments are handled through the Linstow subsidiary, while private equity investments in industrial companies are made directly through Awilhelmsen AS. Structurally, the family office is divided into Cruise, Real estate, Shipping & Offshore, Retail and New industrial investments.
Family investment groups from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland
The single family office investment firms of Scandinavia’s wealthiest families can be found in the metropoles of the Nordics. Of 19 single family offices in Sweden, most are located in Stockholm. The second most important family office center in Sweden is Gothenburg. In Norway, the family wealth managers are mostly located in its capital Oslo. Denmark, accordingly, has most single family offices in Copenhagen.
Private investment vehicles of wealthy Scandinavian families
Many Scandinavian companies are part of larger family holdings that pool the assets of high net worth individuals (HNWI). However, not all Single Family Offices in the Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark) are operating as a holding. Rather, many wealthy families use SFOs to invest in Real Estate, Venture Capital and Private Equity. A characteristic feature of Single Family Offices in Scandinavia is their sustainable way of investing.
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We build our lists to ensure optimal usability for our clients. There are three areas included: family information, contact details and investment information. So we provide you with general e-mail addresses, phone numbers, excecutive names, exemplary investments and many more features.
Disclaimer: due to the secrecy of some family offices, we are sometimes not able to provide you with email addresses or other pieces of information. In case we don’t know the exact investment focus, the specific column is marked as n.a.
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Comprehensive family investment offices list with SFOs from Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen etc.
Wealthy families from Northern Europe play an important role in the entire European family office landscape. Particularly relevant cities are the respective capitals (Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen), but important investment companies are also regularly established in other locations. Real estate investments and corporate investments are particularly popular with HNWI from Scandinavia. In the private equity sector, some Nordics Single Family Offices are even among the most important players in the market. In our news section we regularly report on current investments and developments in the Nordic family office market. So if you would like to be kept up to date, it is worth subscribing to our newsletter and/or visiting our website regularly.
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