A journey through our history

Morten Borge og Tom Erik

2020 – an unprecedented year

In 2020 Covid-19 put many businesses to the test, including some in Ferd’s portfolio, and Ferd spent a lot of time helping its companies in 2020.

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NextWind increases the production of renewable wind energy

Ferd Impact Investing: busy first year

Ferd Impact Investing made six investments in 2020 in its focus areas of renewable energy, proptech and aquaculture, and its ambition is for a number of these to serve as platforms for further investments over time.

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Ferd Real Estate: high level of investment activity

In 2020 Ferd Real Estate invested around NOK 8 billion, giving it a strategic position in the market as a leading urban developer.

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Ferd moves to 10, Dronning Mauds gate

After 19 years in Lysaker, a little way from the centre of Oslo, Ferd moved in June 2020 to state-of-the-art premises in a recently renovated and environmentally certified building in Vika in central Oslo. Ferd’s new headquarters are convenient, functional and suitable for the group’s continuing expansion, and will serve as a meeting place for the entire Ferd family in the years ahead.

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Ferd Real Estate buys the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) plot in Marienlyst

The Marienlyst project is Ferd’s biggest investment to date. Ferd Real Estate spent a great deal of time working on the concept, and in February was ready to sign the purchase agreement with NRK.

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Mestergruppen. Foto: Sveinung Bråthen

Mestergruppen strengthens its market position

Mestergruppen completes a number of important acquisitions in 2019 and further strengthens its position in the Norwegian market.

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Bjørn petter tv, Danjal, Thorfinn th Fotograf Cornelia Bjørke-Hill

Ferd acquires Simployer and invests in HR technology

Ferd acquires Simployer (formerly Infotjenester), an industry leader Simployer is the largest company in Norway in HR software, courses, expertise and finance, and it occupies a similarly strong position in Sweden.

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Ferd sells 6.5 million shares in Scatec Solar

Scatec Solar was set up in 2007 and was listed on Oslo Børs in October 2014. Ferd bought its first shares in the company in 2015 and had been one of the company’s largest shareholders since 2016.

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New impact investing initiative at Ferd

The ability to achieve climate-friendly growth has become important to succeeding in the market.

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Social Startups SSU. Foto: Alex Asensi 1

Ferd sets up a Nordic-wide accelerator program

A successful accelerator program for social entrepreneurs is now set to be rolled out across the Nordic region.

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