Edelweiss is an investment holding company with the long-term mission to protect the purchasing power of its irreplaceable capital, and to increase such value over time in real terms.
The company’s roots and tradition began in 1985 as a family investment practice. The current company was formed in 2002 as a fund and was reorganised to a holding company in 2015. Throughout this period of booms and busts, its mission has remained the same.
The company’s capital is comprised, firstly, of minority participations, both permanent and opportunistic, in the capital of both listed and unlisted enterprises which represent claims on natural monopolies and economic niches with high barriers to entry, pricing power, scarce economic substance, and run by similarly-minded managers and owners. The focus of participations is in the production, chemistry and technology of food, aquaculture, materials, forestry, resources and various industrial and engineering endeavours. Secondly, the company holds substantial reserves in the form of physical gold. The foundation of the Edelweiss principles are rooted in the ideas of the value of scarcity, enduring economic substance and independence.
Edelweiss is privately owned by shareholders from many parts of the world and managed by its Board of Directors and its own professional team. Intellectual, operational and ethical like-mindedness forms the foundation of the Edelweiss relationships with both its shareholders as well as with the entrepreneurs in whose endeavours it holds participations.