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Water for land-based fish farming
Fish farming in land-based facilities is growing quickly - along with the associated need for water treatment and recirculation. Ferd Special Investments and Broodstock Capital are therefore investing in the Danish company Billund Aquakulturservice, a global leader in the area.
European summit on social innovation
The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) will hold its annual conference in Norway for the first time in November. The conference is Europe’s most important meeting place for investors seeking to create social value. “It will offer attendees the chance to meet and learn from investors leading the way in venture philanthropy in Europe”, explains Katinka Greve Leiner, Director of Ferd Social Entrepreneurs.
Ferdmagasinet: Takk til ham som la grunnlaget for fremtidens Ferd
Konsernsjef John Giverholt blir pensjonist 1. august. Han og hans mangeårige innsats for Ferd står sentralt i Ferdmagasinets sommernummer – både på lederplass og i et dobbeltintervju med Giverholt og eier og styreleder Johan H. Andresen.
JA Europe is launching FERD’S LIST, a European list of young and inspirational entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders.
Johan H. Andresen, Owner and Chairman of FERD, is partnering with JA Europe to recognize and celebrate the long-term impact JA has on young people. Outstanding JA alumni, 5-10 young men and women on a unique path to “creating enduring value and leaving lasting a lasting footprint”, will be nominated from across Europe. The first FERD’S LIST honourees will be inducted in October 2017 at a ceremony in Brussels. FERD’S LIST will be an annual celebration.
Ferd invests in fast-growing e-commerce company
Ferd has taken a new stake in e-commerce. Boozt AB has today completed an initial public offering (IPO) of its shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. Ferd participated in Boozt’s IPO as a cornerstone investor, which means that prior to the IPO process Ferd guaranteed it would subscribe for SEK 200 million. As a result of this investment commitment Ferd now has a 5.8% ownership interest in the company. This is the first time Ferd has participated as a cornerstone investor in an IPO.
Ferd is a family-owned Norwegian industrial and financial group that is an active and long-term owner of strong companies with international potential and carries out financial activities through investments in a broad range of asset classes. In addition to the group’s purely commercial activities, Ferd has an extensive involvement in social entrepreneurship.
I. & L. Jacobsen’s ‘Tobaks-Fabrique’ in Christiania is granted a Royal Warrant
I & L. Jacobsen’s Tobaks-Fabrique in Christiania is granted a Royal Warrant to manufacture “all kinds of smoking tobacco and tobacco snuff” and to sell both its own products and imported tobacco products. This is now recognized as the date for the formal establishment of the business undertaking which today lives on as Ferd. However, the factory itself was opened more than 30 years earlier by Jens Jacobsen, a city councillor, ship owner and merchant (1703-1772).
Picture shows The 1778 Royal Warrant.