GlobeNewswire by notified

Solidium Oy’s half-year report for July-December 2022

  • Solidium’s return on equity holdings was 7.6 per cent for the six-month period and -9.0 per cent for the full calendar year 2022.
  • Solidium’s net asset value increased by EUR 0.2 billion and was EUR 7.4 billion at the end of the period.

Solidium’s CEO Reima Rytsölä’s comments: 

”The return on Solidium’s equity holdings (7.6 per cent) was relatively good when considering the challenging environment. The share prices fluctuated a lot in the beginning of the review period, as the market’s inflation and interest rate expectations changed. Towards the end of the year the stock market was in an uptrend as the reported inflation figures were somewhat lower compared to market expectations. Also, the companies’ results were in general better than what the weakened economic sentiment and consumer confidence implied.

During the review period Solidium increased its stake in Nokian Tyres. The divestment of the operations in Russia and the investment into a new factory in Romania clarifies the company’s direction and we believe it has good prospects for building the business on a new basis.

In September we announced that we had arranged the State’s bridge financing to Fortum. The procedure chosen and the way in which it was implemented were exceptional, as were the circumstances where electricity prices and Fortum’s collateral needs had soared to record high levels. In accordance with the arrangement terms, Solidium received rights to subscribe new shares in Fortum after the first loan tranche was drawn. Solidium transferred these rights to its owner as a capital repayment.

During the review period Solidium also paid EUR 307 million to the State as dividends.“


Development of holdings and key indicators

The value of Solidium’s all holdings was EUR 8,345 million on 31 December 2022 (EUR 7,807 million on 30 June 2022 and EUR 9,274 million on 31 December 2021). The return on all holdings was 9.3 per cent over the review period of six months, and -7.0 per cent for the last twelve months. More detailed information on the investment key indicators are attached.

Equity holdings

The value of Solidium’s equity holdings was EUR 7,934 million on 31 December 2022 (EUR 7,401 million on 30 June 2022 and EUR 8,968 million on 31 December 2021). The total return of Solidium’s equity holdings was 7.6 per cent during the review period and -9.0 per cent for the last twelve months.

Money market investments

Solidium’s money market investments amounted to EUR 26 million on 31 December 2022 (EUR 405 million on 30 June 2022 and EUR 306 million on 31 December 2021). The return on money market investments was 0.3 per cent during the review period and -0.3 per cent for the past twelve months.

Corporate loans

Solidium had EUR 350 million loan receivables from Fortum Corporation on 31 December 2022.

Participation in nomination boards

A central aspect of Solidium’s corporate governance model is to actively influence the composition of the boards of directors of the portfolio companies. Solidium actively participated in the work of the nomination boards responsible for preparing board elections. Solidium pursues board compositions which best serve the needs of the companies and the goal of shareholder value creation.

Solidium’s representatives have served as the Chair of the shareholders’ nomination boards of Elisa, Konecranes, Metso Outotec, Nokian Tyres, Outokumpu, Tietoevry and Valmet, and as members of the shareholders’ nomination boards of Anora, Kemira, and Stora Enso. The nomination boards prepare the proposals related to the selection and remuneration of the board members for the 2023 Annual General Meetings.

In accordance with Solidium’s strategy, the long-term objective is to have a seat in the board of each portfolio company. After the Annual General Meetings in the spring of 2022, this was the case in eight of Solidium’s portfolio companies, as investment director Annareetta Lumme-Timonen was elected to Anora’s board of directors, investment director Pauli Anttila was elected to Konecranes’ board of directors and investment director Petter Söderström was elected to Outokumpu’s board of directors, all of them as new members. The then CEO Antti Mäkinen continued to serve in the boards of directors of Metso Outotec and Stora Enso. In addition, among the members of Solidium’s Board of Directors, Aaro Cantell continued as a board member in Valmet, Jannica Fagerholm as a board member in Sampo, and Timo Ahopelto as a board member in Tietoevry.

Share transactions

During the review period, Solidium bought Nokian Tyres shares for approximately EUR 10 million. Following the the transaction, Solidium’s holding in Nokian Tyres increased from 9.4 per cent to 10.1 per cent.


Annual General Meeting

Solidium’s Annual General Meeting was held in Helsinki on 28 October 2022. The Annual General Meeting adopted the company’s financial statements for the financial year 1 July 2021–30 June 2022 and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO from liability. In accordance with the Board’s proposal, the Annual General Meeting decided on a profit distribution of EUR 307 million to the owner. The number of the members of the Board of Directors was resolved to be seven (7). For a term ending at the end of the next Annual General Meeting, Jouko Karvinen was elected as the new Chair. The following persons were re-elected to the Board of Directors: Aaro Cantell (Vice-Chair), Timo Ahopelto, Jannica Fagerholm, Jukka Ohtola and Laura Raitio as Board members. Suvi Haimi was elected as a new Board member. Harri Sailas and Marjo Miettinen had announced that they are not continuing in the Board of Directors of Solidium anymore.

Dividend and capital repayment

During the review period Solidium paid to the Finnish State EUR 307 million as dividend. In addition, Solidium transferred its right to subscribe 8,970,000 new shares in Fortum Corporation worth EUR 133 million as capital repayment to the State of Finland. The capital repayment was distributed from the reserve for invested non-restricted equity on 23 November 2022.

This half-year report is available at

Attachment: Solidium’s holdings as of 31 December 2022

Solidium Oy

Further information: CEO Reima Rytsölä, call-back requests, Inka Virtanen, tel. +358 (0)10 830 8901

Solidium is a limited liability company wholly owned by the State of Finland. Its mission is to strengthen and stabilise Finnish ownership in nationally important companies and increase the value of its holdings in the long term. Through its stakes, Solidium is a minority owner in twelve listed companies: Anora, Elisa, Kemira, Konecranes, Metso Outotec, Nokia, Nokian Tyres, Outokumpu, Sampo, Stora Enso, Tietoevry and Valmet. The market value of Solidium’s total investments is approximately 8.7 billion euros. Further information:


To view this piece of content from, please give your consent at the top of this page.
To view this piece of content from, please give your consent at the top of this page.

About GlobeNewswire by notified

GlobeNewswire by notified
GlobeNewswire by notified
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

GlobeNewswire by notified is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.

Subscribe to releases from GlobeNewswire by notified

Subscribe to all the latest releases from GlobeNewswire by notified by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from GlobeNewswire by notified

Freshworks and Meta Partner to Help Businesses Elevate Conversational Customer Experience Through the World’s Most Popular Messaging Apps6.2.2023 13:00:00 CET | Press release

Powered by the Freshworks Neo platform, the Freshworks CX and CRM integrations with WhatsApp, Instagram Messaging, and Facebook Messenger, enable teams to deliver intelligent and personalized messages at scale SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freshworks Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH) today announced that companies around the world have increased customer retention by using Freshworks’ conversational AI bots to automate communication with buyers through WhatsApp, Instagram Messaging, and Facebook Messenger. International companies like MTN Cameroon in Africa, Body & Fit in Europe and The Giving Movement in Dubai have elevated their customer support efficiency on Meta’s messaging platforms using Freshworks’ Freshchat™, Freshdesk™ and Freshsales™ products. With over two billion daily active WhatsApp users, nearly two billion daily active Facebook users, and more than two billion monthly active Instagram users, Meta provides the world’s most popular messaging platforms. The Meta B

Online Retailer Das Kostümland Deploys Descartes’ Ecommerce Warehouse Management Solution to Strengthen Peak Season Fulfillment6.2.2023 12:45:00 CET | Press release

MUNICH, Germany and ATLANTA, Feb. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Das Kostümland, a leading German vendor of costumes and disguises, has deployed Descartes’ ecommerce warehouse management system (WMS) to keep pace with dramatic order volume seasonal spikes. The Descartes solution streamlines and accelerates the retailer’s fulfillment processes, increasing operational efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing the customer experience. “We have more than 10,000 SKUs and, during seasonal peaks such as Halloween, we process upwards of 2,000 orders per day,” said Daria May, founder and CEO of Das Kostümland. “With Descartes’ barcode-based pick and pack processes, we’ve increased our warehouse productivity to handle even extreme seasonal order fluctuations without hiring additional labor. By optimizing our fulfillment processes, we’ve reduced picking errors,

Biogen and Sage Therapeutics Announce FDA Accepts Filing of New Drug Application and Grants Priority Review of Zuranolone in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and Postpartum Depression6.2.2023 12:30:00 CET | Press release

Zuranolone is being evaluated as a potential 14-day, rapid-acting, once-daily, oral medication to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) and postpartum depression (PPD) Depression is a public health issue with significant unmet medical need CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SAGE) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the filing of a New Drug Application (NDA) for zuranolone in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and postpartum depression (PPD). Zuranolone is an investigational drug being evaluated as a 14-day, rapid-acting, once-daily, oral treatment in adults with MDD and PPD. The application has been granted priority review and the FDA has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of August 5, 2023. “We see potential for zuranolone, if approved, to be a meaningful new option that can help address the serious unmet need faced by the diverse pop

Maha Energy enters into a definitive agreement regarding the business combination with DBO 2.0 S.A.6.2.2023 12:05:00 CET | Press release

Maha Energy AB (publ) (“Maha” or the ”Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed the definitive agreement with the shareholders of DBO 2.0 S.A. (“DBO”), with respect to the previously announced (on December 5, 2022) business combination, which involves (i) a maximum issuance of 36,775,410 new shares in Maha, to be subscribed by DBO’s shareholders as a consideration; and (ii) the transfer of DBO’s existing shares to Maha by DBO’s shareholders (“Transaction”). The Transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent, including an Extraordinary General Meeting in Maha approving the necessary resolutions. The Transaction is expected to close in the 1st half of 2023. Founded in 2017, DBO is a private upstream oil and gas company that focus on mature offshore fields in Brazil. It has attracted North Sea investors to invest in Brazilian assets, working with Brazilian partners, and applying the most advanced Northern Sea techniques in order to: (1) identify additional reserves, (2

Maha Energy sluter slutgiltigt avtal avseende sammanslagning av verksamheterna med DBO 2.0 S.A.6.2.2023 12:05:00 CET | Pressemelding

Maha Energy AB (publ) (“Maha” eller ”Bolaget”) meddelar härmed att Bolaget har slutit ett slutgiltigt avtal med aktieägarna till DBO 2.0 S.A. (”DBO”) avseende den tidigare överenskomna och den 5 december 2022 offentliggjorda sammanslagning av verksamheterna, vilken inkluderar (i) en köpeskilling om maximalt 36 775 410 nyemitterade aktier i Maha som tecknas av DBOs aktieägare,: och (ii) att aktieägarna i DBO överför aktierna i DBO till Maha (”Transaktionen”). Transaktionen är villkorad sedvanliga förbehåll, inklusive en extra bolagsstämma i Maha för att fatta de nödvändiga besluten. Transaktionen beräknas kunna slutföras under första halvåret 2023. DBO är ett privat upstream olje- och gasbolag med fokus på mogna offshorefält i Brasilien. DBO grundades 2017 och har attraherat Nordsjöinvesterare att investera i brasilianska tillgångar, arbeta med brasilianska partners och tillämpa de mest avancerade teknikerna från Nordsjön för att (1) identifiera ytterligare reserver, (2) utveckla mogna