HCN Groups Strategy

HCN Group AB’s goal is to create shareholder value by maximizing the long-term asset value per share. The strategy to achieve this goal is described below.

Create value in existing companies

HCN Group AB is working to make all holdings leaders in their respective business areas and thereby create value through growth and profit. We believe it is important for a company to be one of the biggest players in the market for the long term, be competitive and profitable. Therefore it is important for all holdings to find its niche where it can be number one or two. In order to influence the company’s direction an active board is needed. The board in its turn requires a higher stake, which HCN Group AB is looking to have in their holdings. The active board work is multifaceted, but can be exemplified by the nomination of board members, define business direction and strategy and evaluating capital structure, major investments, acquisitions and spin-offs. Perhaps the most important task of the board is, however, the election of the President and the recruitment of key staff. Whether business focus consists of business people and skilled employees is the primary key for success.

Financial readiness

From time to time, opportunities arise for the holdings to strengthen its market position through major acquisitions or restructuring transactions. HCN Group AB must therefore have sufficient financial strength to support holdings in such situations for them to achieve their strategic objectives.

New investments

HCN Group AB is working continuously to identify new investments. We have no geographical limitations and are prepared to invest in a variety of industries, with the reservation that our expertise and network can contribute to the company’s continued growth. Furthermore, it is important that the company has a clear growth potential, so we can actively support the company on its journey. We do all our investments with a long-term time horizon, because we believe that lasting value is created by sustainable and strategic work. In other words, we have no explicit exit strategy but by looking at our investments as a company we will live for a long time. In most investments, we intend to become the principal owner to be able to support the company in the best way. We also have good experience of working with other ownership constellations and are open to similar cooperation also in future investments.

Investment criteria

  • The company will benefit from HCN Group AB’s management and board experience, expertise and network.
  • The company should have clear potential for future growth and international expansion opportunities.
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