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A broad set of blue chip investors from all over the world, many of which have invested in EQT funds since inception.

EQT’s investor base is truly global and comprises more than 600 institutional investors. Among the investors are some of the leading institutions in the world. These include insurance companies, financial institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, fund-of-funds, endowments and foundations, as well as family offices. Family offices have been important for EQT since inception. In addition to being significant investors in various EQT funds, they also make valuable contributions to the Industrial Network, as they are often active in industries and businesses that may be of interest to EQT.

EQT strives to foster a close relationship with its investors. Providing timely, transparent and accurate information is an important part of building and maintaining these relationships. In addition to a continuous dialogue, EQT gathers investors, Industrial Advisors, portfolio company CEOs and Investment Advisory Professionals once a year for the EQT Annual Investors’ Meeting where all current portfolio companies of the various EQT funds are reviewed in detail. The aim of the meeting is to provide investors with a comprehensive update on current trading, the state of the markets in which the EQT funds operate and a general market outlook, as well as an opportunity to network and ask questions.

The EQT funds are backed by high-quality institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and sovreign wealth funds, and entrepreneurs.  The active EQT funds' investor base is also diversified in terms of geography with 30% of the fund commitments being raised from investors in the Nordic region, 26% from the rest of Europe, 25% from the Americas, 15% from Asia Pacific and 4% from the rest of the world.

The industrial holding company, Investor AB, is a sponsor and anchor investor in most EQT funds. Investor AB’s investment in each fund varies, but is around 10% in the more recent EQT funds.

The charts below display data as of 31 December, 2017.

Commitments by region

Commitments by type