Vind

Vind is a private investment company focusing
on direct ownership in public and private
businesses across Europe
WHO WE ARE
History

History
Vind established its current investment approach and initiated a transformation of its portfolio in 2008.

The roots of Vind trace back two generations to the entrepreneur Leif Høegh who founded a shipping business in 1927. Leif Høegh & Co started within oil tankers and then entered niches such as bulk carriers, liner shipping, cruise lines, car carriers, reefers and LNG tankers. Vind sold its part interests in the shipping activities in the late 1990s and no longer has investments within the shipping industry.
Management Team

Management Team
HARALD HØEGH
Investment Director and Owner. Overall responsibility for the portfolio

TORGEIR SVAE
Managing Director. Manages the operations and finances. Responsible for investments in special opportunities and select listed equity investments

EIRIK LAUGLO
Investment Manager. Responsible for listed equity investments. A real estate specialist supporting Høegh Eiendom

New Investment Manager
Vind is currently recruiting a new
Investment Manager.
Board

Board
DITLEV WEDELL-WEDELLSBORG
Chairman

HANS-CHRISTIAN BØDKER JENSEN
WESTYE HØEGH
BJÍRN LINDER
 
WHAT WE DO
Listed equities
Ownership of listed equities constitute the main part of the portfolio of Vind and the activity forms the backbone of the operation.

The listed equity portfolio consists of around ten positions in companies located in countries across Europe. We only invest in companies that we are prepared to continue owning for decades. These companies are profitable with good long-term prospects and operate with relatively low levels of business risks and financial debt.

We typically get to know and monitor companies thoroughly before we make an investment. When we do invest, we seek to take positions that have a large impact on our business and future. Positions each normally constitute 5-15% of our total asset base.
Real estate
Vind is a part owner of the real estate company Høegh Eiendom. The company owns office buildings in central Oslo and develops office, housing and logistics properties in Oslo and surrounding areas.
Special opportunities
Vind is seeking investments in private companies together with similarly long-term oriented partners who share our values and objectives. We contribute to value creation through board representation backed by strong analytical and functional support. The private companies that we invest in need to satisfy the same criteria as our listed equity positions.

From time to time we come across investment opportunities that do not fit our standard criteria. We consider such opportunities when they are particularly attractive. Investments in this category are often financial in nature and have a shorter time horizon.
Other
Vind cooperates closely and shares certain investments with other entities in the Høegh family group. Høegh Capital Partners is responsible for managing our back office operations, excess liquidity and select smaller portfolio positions.
 
WHERE WE ARE

VISITING ADDRESS
Parkveien 55
0256 Oslo
Norway
POSTAL ADDRESS
Vind AS
P.O. Box 2416 Solli
0201 Oslo
Norway
TELEPHONE
+47 22 12 28 00

Same number for Høegh Capital Partners
regarding back office related matters