An eventful year for Lind Invest.
2019 was an eventful year for Lind Invest, driven by the sale of Danske Commodities to Equinor. The deal was closed in the first month of 2019 and had a significant effect on the company’s cash position.
Due to the divestment of Danske Commodities, our investment portfolio grew massively – from DKK 3.4 billion at the start of 2019 to DKK 6.1 billion at end of the year. Lind Invest recorded profit after tax of DKK 3.1 billion in 2019, which is considered satisfactory. The performance was driven by the sale of Danske Commodities, which accounted for 86% of the profit, while 14% derived from returns on investment activities.
Moreover, divestments of Skjern Bank and Arkil later in 2019 marked a shift in our investment strategy and rebuild our portfolio. As a result, we now have a portfolio consisting of fewer but more liquid investments and focused on the Nordics in a combination with external mandates.
For more on the performance and highlights of 2019, read the Annual Report here.