Our strategy is to create long-term value

Ahlström Capital is a family-owned investment company. Our mission is to create sustainable long-term shareholder value with attractive cash returns. We focus our investments on industrial holdings, real estate and forests.

Ahlström Capital combines the best features of an industrial company, an investment company and a family-owned company. We invest assets that the Ahlström family has accumulated over the past 160 years. We hold significant financial resources as one of the largest investment companies in Finland. We have strong industrial expertise, efficient processes and an attitude of an active and responsible owner.

Our industrial investments include substantial holdings in listed companies as well as direct investments in non-listed companies. They offer opportunities for strong value growth with flexible holding periods. Real estate and forest investments form the firm basis of our portfolio and they provide a strong cash flow and solid value growth. We also own and develop culturally and historically significant works in Noormarkku and Kauttua.

We aim to have the leading role in listed companies and to be the majority owner in non-listed companies. That said, we also welcome co-investment opportunities with investors who share our values. Ahlström Capital invests in established companies that have strong positions in attractive markets and offer further development and value creation potential.

We have value creation plans for each company and participate actively in developing the companies. We develop them through board and strategy work, as well as through mergers, acquisitions and divestments.

For screening potential new acquisition targets and for developing our existing businesses we apply a comprehensive set of evaluation criteria. Understanding business attractiveness, companies’ strengths and weaknesses as well as the value creation potential is essential. Our main priority is to further develop the existing companies, but we also look for new companies to invest in.

The values of the Ahlström family – ambition and responsibility – guide all our operations. We have a long history and we want to continue that legacy and increase the company’s value for future generations. We are a reputable owner that leads our own and our companies’ operations in a professional manner, fostering a good governance culture.

In real estate, we invest in prime location buildings in Southern Finland. We create value through active ownership and use our ability to execute real estate development and conversion projects.

We invest in forest assets in Western, Central and Eastern Finland. As a private forest owner, we are one of the largest in Finland.