EQT funds have a long-term ownership approach and stand by the portfolio companies in good and bad times. The decision to sell a portfolio company to a future owner is made when certain milestones on its full potential journey have been reached. The most tangible outcome of EQT’s business model to date is that portfolio companies have, on average, increased their employee base by 7* percent, revenues by 10* percent and earnings by 12* percent annually during EQT funds’ ownership. The average ownership period of a portfolio company is 5 years.
* Reflects average annual development in EQT funds’ portfolio companies since inception. Includes both historical and active funds but excludes the funds in Credit, Ventures and Real Estate.