Cevian creates value by (i) acquiring substantial ownership positions in undervalued European listed companies and (ii) working with the boards and management teams of those companies to increase their long-term competitiveness, thereby creating real value for all shareholders and other stakeholders.
Cevian generally invests in sound companies that are overlooked, misunderstood, or out-of-favor with investors.
It works in a hands-on and constructive manner to realize value-enhancement potential in operations, corporate strategy/organizational structure, financial management and corporate governance.
Cevian manages a concentrated portfolio, holding significant ownership positions in a limited number of publicly-listed companies for lengthy periods. It is typically the largest or second largest owner of its portfolio companies. Consequently Cevian maintains a strong commitment to each of its investments.