Danske Bank A/S

Danske Bank A/S

Danske Bank A/S

Date Founded



Holmens Kanal 2-12,Copenhagen, Capital Region 1092

Type of Company


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Retail & Commercial Banking
Investment Banking & Brokerage

Company Description

Danske Bank A/S engages in the provision of services in the fields of banking, mortgage finance, insurance, pension, real-estate brokerage, asset management and trading in fixed income products, foreign exchange, and equities. It operates through the following segments: Personal Banking, Business Banking, Corporates and Institutions, Wealth Management, Northern Ireland, Non-Core, and Other Activities. The Personal Banking segment offers financial advice and solutions to private customers. The Business Banking segment serves small- and medium-sized businesses through finance and contact centers, branches, and online channels that focus on solutions within financing, investing, cash management, and risk management. The Corporate and Institution segment provides wholesale banking services for institutional and corporate customers involving cash management services, trade finance solutions, custody services, foreign exchange and derivatives products, corporate finance, and acquisition finance. The Wealth Management segment encompasses expertise from Danica Pension, Danske Capital, and Private Banking. The Northern Ireland segment serves personal and business customers through a network of branches in Northern Ireland and digital channels. The Non-core segment includes certain customer segments that are no longer considered part of the core business. The Other Activities segment encompasses group treasury, and group support functions and eliminations. The company was founded by Gottlieb Hartvig Abrahamsson Gedalia on October 5, 1871 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Executives & Employees

Interim Chief Executive Officer & Head of Banking Dk

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Risk Officer

Head-Wealth Management

Head-Wealth Management

Head of Banking Nordic

Head of Group Societal Impact & Sustainability

Head of Group Human Resources

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Confederation of Danish Industry

Chief Risk Officer at Lloyds TSB Bank Plc (Belgium)

Former Director General at Svenskt Näringsliv

Former Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific at Blackstone Corporate Private Equity

Chief Strategist at Danske Bank A/S (Norway)

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB

Chairman at Schibsted Norge AS

Member at Fonden Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center

Vice Chairman at Apostelgaardens Fond

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Didner & Gerge is an active, conservative manager with a long-term investment horizon, following a growth-and-value investment approach. They invest across market-caps and sectors in Swedish equity and equity-related securities, and marginally in derivatives. Part of their portfolio is invested in other Nordic countries. Their investment philosophy emphasizes on a thorough knowledge of companies and their development. They pay limited attention to market trends.The firm employs a bottom-up process to select stock and manages concentrated portfolios, seeking to invest in well managed companies with good stock price potential, a stable sales and earnings history, good profit margins ir the potential to achieve it.They supplement publicly available information on markets and companies with in-house analysis and research that includes a program of company visits. They divest value-driven investments when they reach valuation targets and review growth-driven investments when business expansion slows, with the objective of avoiding premature divestment.

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ATP is an active, long-term, fundamentals-based manager which allocates assets among domestic and foreign bonds, equities and real estate based on an asset/liability model.The firm's equity portfolio is divided into domestic equities, Western European equities and other foreign equities. They allocate among regions based on an assessment of economic developments and the relative pricing of the various regions. Risk management is another central element in their equity allocation.Danish and Western European equities are managed in-house. ATP follows a bottom-up approach, performing fundamental analyses, supplemented by company and sector-specific research to select value-creating equities. Other foreign equities are managed externally.The firm's fixed-income investments include government bonds, mortgage bonds and high yield bonds. The bond class allocation and government bond mix are determined by global interest rate expectations. The mix of mortgage bonds is determined based on an analysis of the specific conditions applying to individual bonds. Their high yield portfolios are typically managed by external asset managers.ATP continuously evaluates and follows up on investments. Their framework management model involves regular meetings to set benchmarks and maximum deviations allowed, perform economic data and transaction reviews and calculate and report portfolio risk and return.

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Danske Bank-IM is an active, long-term manager which constructs portfolios invested in equity, debt and alternative instruments across strategies and regions with a strong emphasis on European markets. They focus on core investment areas and select external managers for investments in regions where they do not possess specialist expertise. They seek to identify global trends within traditional and rapidly growing sectors.The firm's portfolio investment teams employ a bottom-up approach to select equities based on the belief that markets are especially inefficient at pricing companies undergoing change. Their investment process begins with a systematic qualitative and quantitative screening process designed to identify and evaluate companies experiencing or about to experience changes. They then apply their proprietary valuation model, DCF, which is based on fundamental analysis. The final step of the process is a comparison of the changes undergone by companies, their quality and their market evaluation.Danske Bank-IM's fixed-income investment philosophy is based on exploiting market inefficiencies and consists of a top-down and bottom-up research process combined with quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Recent Transactions
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Terveystalo Oyj purchases Attendo AB /Finnish Healthcare Operations from Attendo AB

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EQT AB, EQT Partners AB purchase Stendörren Fastigheter AB

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SSAB AB, Tibnor A/S purchase Sanistål A/S /Steel Distribution Business from Sanistål A/S

Transaction Clients
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Advised on Första AP-fonden, Omers Infrastructure Management, Inc., Tredje AP-fonden (Private Equity), Folksam /Private Equity, Fortum Distribution AB /Private Group purchase Ellevio AB from Fortum Oyj

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Advised on EQT Partners AB, EQT AB purchase Stendörren Fastigheter AB

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Advised on Bergs Timber AB purchases Jarl Timber AB from Norvik hf

Transaction Advisors

Advised onNationwide Mutual Insurance Company purchases Danica Life SA from Danske Bank A/S


Advised onNationwide Mutual Insurance Company purchases Danica Life SA from Danske Bank A/S

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Advised onNationwide Mutual Insurance Company purchases Danica Life SA from Danske Bank A/S

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Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills


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Topdanmark A/S engages in the provision of insurance and reinsurance services. It operates through the Personal & Small Medium Enterprise (SME) segments. The Personal segment sells insurance policies to individual households. The SME segment offers policies to Danish-based SME and agricultural businesses. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark.

Protector Forsikring ASA engages in the provision of insurance and re-insurance services. It operates through the following business segments: Commercial Lines of Business; Public Lines of Business; Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, and Finland; and Change of Ownership Insurance. The Commercial Lines of Business and Public Lines of Business segments offer all types of insurance to both markets except pension insurance. The Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, and Finland segment sells all types of insurance to both markets except pension insurance in aforementioned demographics. The Change of Ownership Insurance segment covers the seller's responsibility for the estate's material defects as specified by the sale of property law. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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Adform A/S engages in the provision of integrated software as a service platform for the buying, managing, and serving of digital advertising. It consists of a data management, demand side platform; and an Ad serving platform. The company was founded by Gustav Chriten Mellentin, Jakob Toftgaard Bak, and Stefan Juricic on January 17, 2002 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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R3 Ltd. operates as a financial technology firm. It also operates a consortium of financial institutions that have guided and contributed to the development of Corda, a distributed ledger platform. The company was founded by David Rutter and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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G.S.V. Materieludlejning A/S offers rental of machines and equipment for land, building, and construction sectors. Its products include construction materials, mobile huts, pavilions, lifts, cranes, platforms, trailers, scales, modules, and scaffoldings. The firm provides its products to customers in service, construction, and public sector. The company was founded on December 30, 1964 and is headquartered in Hedehusene, Denmark.

Hufvudstaden AB Consumer Services | Stockholm, AB

Hufvudstaden AB engages in the ownership, development, and management of commercial properties. It operates through the Real Estate Management and Parking segments. The Real Estate Management segment offers rental of properties. The Parking segment consists of parking operations through Parkaden AB. The company was founded by Ivar Kreuger in 1915 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sponda Oyj Holding Companies | Helsinki, UU

Sponda Oyj is a real estate investment company, which engages in development and rental of properties. It operates through the following business units: Investment Properties, Property Development, and Russia. The Investment Properties unit leases office, retail, shopping center, and logistics premises as well as purchases and sells properties. The Property Development unit involves renovating properties in the portfolio and developing new properties. The Russia business unit leases, manages, and develops business premises for use by companies and organizations in Moscow and St. Petersburg regions in Russia. The company was founded on October 23, 1991 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Gunnebo AB Other Business & Consulting Services | Gothenburg, VG

Gunnebo AB is a holding company, which owns and manages shares in other group companies. It also involved in providing group functions and services within corporate management, business development, human resources, legal affairs, financial control, finance, information technology, quality, logistics, environment, and communication. It operates through the following geographical segments: Region Europe, Middle East, and Africa; Region Asia-Pacific; and Region Americas. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB Retail & Commercial Banking - Stockholm, AB

Most people strive to grow through visions and plans for the future. At SEB we see it as our job to be there as our customers turn these ambitions into reality; to make our knowledge available and be their trusted partner in both good and bad times; give good advice on a daily basis – but also to anticipate future needs. That is why cross-border co-operation is a success factor for us – one SEB, where differences in culture, individual background and skills are woven together into a whole that has tangible benefits for our customers. We are different from other Nordic banks in several ways, but mainly through our unique business mix with an emphasis on corporate banking and through deep and long-term relationships with our customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Germany. We are also proud of our history – more than a century and a half of it. This gives us a firm tradition to stand on but has also taught us to be resilient and take a long-term perspective. Above all, it has given us an insight: close relationships with our customers are paramount.

Svenska Handelsbanken AB Retail & Commercial Banking - Stockholm, AB

Svenska Handelsbanken AB engages in the provision of financial and banking services. It operates through the following segments: Sweden, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Capital Markets, and Others. The Capital Markets segment refers to the investment bank, including securities trading, and investment advisory services. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Swedbank AB Retail & Commercial Banking - Stockholm, AB

Swedbank AB engages in the provision of financial products and services. It operates through the following segments: Swedish Banking, Large Corporates & Institutions, Baltic Banking, and Group Functions & Others. The Swedish Banking segment caters to customers through digital channels and branches as well as through cooperating savings banks and franchises. The Large Corporates & Institutions segment develops corporate and capital market products for the rest of the bank and the savings banks. The Baltic Banking segment handles customers located in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Group Functions & Others consists of centralized business support units such as Group Products, Group Staffs, and Ektornet. The company was founded by Eduard Ludendorff on October 28, 1820 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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