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History

Management

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Niels Jacobsen

Chief Executive Officer

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Nicklas Hansen

Investment Director

Board of directors

RESPONSIBILITY

  • William Demant Invest places our investments primarily in the medtech and healthcare industry and we look at consolidation and growth potential, among others, of the companies and projects in which we invest. Thus, our investment policy contributes to the positive development of a healthy society both in terms of coming up with new inventions, offering new possibilities for people suffering from diseases and paying back to society in form of generating jobs and contributing to economic development.   

    As an investment company, we do not have a stand-alone policy on CSR, but we consider it part of our defined investment policy. Most importantly, we monitor and participate in formulating CSR activities of our associated and Group companies through our Board representation. Furthermore, when analysing new investment opportunities, we strongly emphasise in our due diligence process to get a thorough understanding of the targeted company’s position on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. 

    Due to the nature of William Demant Invest’s business activities, we have not found it necessary to formulate separate policies on human rights and environmental or climate issues. We address these issues in our overall review, when we evaluate new investment opportunities.

     

  • William Demant Invest’s major holdings work intensively with corporate social responsibility, and William Demant Invest continues to monitor the activities in associated and Group companies. It is our belief that our attention to their work with corporate social responsibility contributes to the continuing focus and improvement of the companies’ achievements in this area. In fact, we applaud their results and continuing work with and focus on acting responsibly in a global market place.

    Further elaboration on concrete CSR activities can be found in associated and Group companies’ respective annual reports and webpages.

    Besides the CSR activities in associated and Group companies, William Demant Invest has invested in an offshore wind farm. William Demant Invest’s share of renewable energy will be enough to cover the energy consumption of the William Demant Group more than five times over.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

William Demant Invest A/S invests in companies whose business models and structures resemble those of Demant A/S, but are outside of Demant A/S’ strategic sphere of interest which is hearing healthcare.

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Through the many years of engagement in Demant, William Demant Invest has built up extensive knowledge of developing and driving a company of this kind. Because of the success of Demant, it is natural to look for similarities in new investments.

Therefore, William Demant Invest mainly looks for innovation-driven companies in niche markets, with a strong, unified product program and a global distribution model, with local sales activities and a growth and globalization journey ahead of them.