Business concept

Ratos’s business concept is to develop companies headquartered in the Nordics that are or can become market leaders.

Ratos is a business group that enables independent companies to excel by being part of something larger. People, leadership, culture and values are key focus areas for Ratos. Everything we do is based on Ratos’s core values: Simplicity, Speed in Execution and It’s All About People.

Investment strategy

Ratos's focus and goal as an active owner is to contribute to the long-term and sustainable operational development of its companies.

Ratos has the following criteria for new investments and long-term holdings:

  • Market-leading or the potential to become market-leading
  • Highest profitability in its sector
  • Ability to create a healthy cash flow over time
  • Strong brand
  • Potential to benefit from Ratos’s networks
  • Platform for add-on acquisitions

Ratos strives to implement quick improvements in its companies but remains an owner with a long-term vision. We own our companies for as long as we consider ourselves to be the best owner.

Financial targets

- EBITA growth
Target: EBITA is to amount to at least SEK 3 billion by 2025.

- Net leverage
Target: Net debt in relation to EBITDA should normally range from 1.5 to 2.5x, excluding financial leasing liability. The target includes the cash balances of Ratos’s parent company.

- Dividend payout ratio
Target: The dividend payout ratio should amount to 30–50% of profit after tax attributable to owners of the parent, excluding capital gains and losses.