Our owner

Investor AB acquired Mölnlycke in 2007. Mölnlycke is 99% owned by Patricia Industries – a part of Investor. Investor’s purpose is to create value for people and society by building strong and sustainable businesses.

Investor AB has owned Mölnlycke since 2007

History and ownership of Investor

The Wallenberg family has actively worked to support enterprise and science in Sweden since the mid-1850s, when André Oscar Wallenberg founded Stockholm’s Enskilda Bank. In 1916, Investor AB was established to own and manage the industrial holdings of the bank. Since then, Investor AB has evolved into a long-term, active and responsible owner of best-in-class companies.

The Wallenberg Foundations, set up by the family in 1917 to fund important scientific and academic research, is Investor’s largest shareholder.  

The Wallenberg Foundations is the collective name for the public and private foundations formed by the Wallenberg family or established in memory of family members. The Foundations grant funding to excellent researchers, research projects and education beneficial to Sweden, and have since 1917 granted almost 42 billion Swedish kronor – 11.4 billion in the past five years. 

“To move from the old to what is about to come, is the only tradition worth keeping”.

Marcus Wallenberg (1899-1982) Founder