This is Aker
Aker ASA (Aker) traces it roots back to 1841, to a smithy with industrial ambitions on the banks of the Akerselva river in Christiania (Oslo). For the past 175 years, Aker has led the development of internationally focused, knowledge-based industry in Norway.
A recurring theme in Aker’s history is knowledge without borders. Aker combines industrial expertise with knowledge of the capital markets and financial strength. Aker ASA is an industrial investment company that exercises active ownership to create value. In its capacity as owner, Aker helps to develop and strengthen the companies in its portfolio of industrial holdings and financial investments. Aker works through the boards of the portfolio companies to drive strategy development, operational improvements, financing, restructuring and industrial transactions forward, with close follow-up by Aker in its capacity as main shareholder.
Aker’s ownership interests are concentrated in the oil and gas, maritime assets, seafood/marine biotechnology and real estate sectors. The investments consist of two portfolios:
The industrial holdings are strategic in nature and managed with a long-term perspective. They comprise Aker’s ownership interests in Det norske oljeselskap, Aker Solutions, Akastor, Kvaerner, Ocean Yield, and Aker BioMarine.
The financial investments comprise cash and liquid assets, real estate development projects and other assets managed with a shorter term ownership perspective and opportunistic approach in mind.