EQT funds invest in companies, sectors and regions where there is an opportunity to make a genuine difference through a consistent application of an industrial approach, access to specialist expertise and a strategy geared towards growth and development. The mission is to invest to allow companies to develop into strong and sustainable businesses under EQT funds’ ownership, bringing great companies to future owners. This investment approach requires strong acceptance by all stakeholders. Since inception, EQT has had a “local with locals” mindset and always pursued strong local networks to be able to thoroughly analyze companies, their value chains and the markets in which they operate. When evaluating new potential investments, EQT considers various factors, including ESG related issues to seize opportunities in certain markets and/or sectors/industries.
Furthermore, the SDGs is an area which have received attention during 2016 and which EQT expects to increase its focus on further.