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Ahlström Capital in brief

Ahlström Capital is a family-owned investment company that focuses its investment activity in industrial companies and real estate. We are one of the largest and most significant investment companies in Finland with a history of more than 160 years. Ahlström Capital creates long-term shareholder value by actively developing its portfolio.

Key figures

Revenue and comparable operating profit, MEUR
Comparable operating profit
*Restated due to discontinued operations.
Profit for the period, MEUR
Balance sheet total, MEUR and net gearing, EFV-adjusted
Balance sheet total
Net gearing, EFV-adjusted
External fair value (EFV) and dividend, EUR/share
External fair value (EFV) per share
Dividend per share
Extra dividend per share
* Board’s dividend proposal
Hans Sohlström

”Our dividend adjusted EFV increased by 12% to EUR 1,034 million and our comparable operating profit by 28%.”

Hans Sohlström,
President and CEO

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Our portfolio

The scope of our portfolio companies

~ EUR 4 billion
revenue of portfolio companies, total

employees in portfolio companies

operating countries

Listed companies

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide.

Comparable operating profit
*2017 figures as well as all comparison figures are presented on a pro forma basis to illustrate the financial impact of the merger between Ahlstrom and Munksjö as if it had been completed at the beginning of 2015.

Ahlström Capital’s shareholding

Market capitalisation
1,745.7 MEUR

Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes as well as for medical and hygiene products. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes.

Comparable operating profit

Ahlström Capital’s shareholding

Market capitalisation
253.6 MEUR

Detection Technology is a global provider of X-ray imaging subsystems, components and services for medical, security and industrial applications.

Comparable operating profit

Ahlström Capital’s shareholding

Market capitalisation
249.9 MEUR

Glaston is a frontrunner in glass processing technologies and services. The company responds to the most demanding glass processing needs of the architectural, solar, appliance and automotive industry.

Comparable operating profit

Ahlström Capital’s shareholding

Market capitalisation
90.3 MEUR

Non-listed companies

Destia is a Finnish infrastructure and construction service company. The company builds, maintains and designs traffic routes, industrial and traffic environments, as well as complete living environments.

Comparable operating profit

Ahlström Capital’s shareholding

Enics is the partner of choice for professional electronics in the fields of energy, industrial automation, transportation, building automation and instrumentation.

Comparable operating profit

Ahlström Capital’s shareholding

Real estate and forest

Real estate

Ahlström Capital’s real estate portfolio includes office and logistics properties in central locations in Southern Finland.

110,000 m2
real estate
area in total

142 MEUR
External fair value of
real estate


Ahlström Capital focuses its forest holdings in Satakunta region in Finland. we are one the largest private forest owners in Finland.

33,000 ha
Forests in total

121 MEUR
External fair value
of forests