Access to broad expertise in management helps the portfolio companies to increase efficiency and profitability.
EQT invests in good companies across the world with a mission to help them develop into great and sustainable companies. By providing access to ownership skills and operational expertise, EQT helps the acquired companies grow and prosper, both under EQT's ownership and with future owners.
EQT’s governance model is designed to enable accountability, promote fast decision-making and empower portfolio companies’ CEOs, while also allowing for informal free-thinking and limiting internal politics.
The model is built upon clear roles and responsibilities for the management of the portfolio company, its board and the EQT AB Group.
An important pillar within the EQT Governance Model is the TROIKA forum that enables smooth communication, transparency and efficient governance. The TROIKA consists of the portfolio company’s Chairperson (typically appointed from the EQT Network), a responsible advisory partner at EQT and the portfolio company’s CEO. Working closely together, the TROIKA is a sparring partner to the portfolio company’s CEO and keeps EQT well-informed of the performance in the portfolio company. This informal forum also creates a good relationship among the involved parties and helps to drive value creation in an aligned and effective way.
Further, common incentives are secured through the board and management participation programs. Under these programs, the board and select management team members are invited to invest in the portfolio company, creating a joint agenda and common goals.