Ratos's business model
Medium-sized companies with clear potential for development, tested business models and employees with strong drive are interesting investment opportunities for Ratos. Ratos primarily invests in unlisted companies in the Nordic countries and ideally in partnerships with entrepreneurs and other stakeholders who see the advantage of our flexible ownership horizon and active ownership model. Every year, Ratos analyses many interesting investment opportunities, some of which lead to acquisitions that are expected to realise Ratos’s return requirement. Most ideas are generated within Ratos’s investment organisation while others come from our Nordic network or through processes driven by investment banks and other advisors.
Ratos’s goal is to generate value by developing successful companies. We lend the innovativeness, experience, expertise, contacts and capital needed to realise the potential of the companies in which we invest.
Together with the companies’ executive management, we cultivate the conditions for increased growth and better profitability. During our joint journey with co-owners and management groups, we support the companies in undergoing a total transformation. The development of the companies in terms of environmental, climate and social sustainability is a prerequisite for long-term economic value creation.
We work together with the companies toward mutual goals, normally with a time perspective of between five and ten years. However, Ratos has a flexible ownership horizon and stays on as owner as long as we contribute to the development of the company and meet our return target.
We endeavour to combine long-term sustainable growth with the highest possible return.