Novo A/S

Novo A/S






Novo A/S is a Danish private limited liability company wholly owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and the holding company of the Novo Group and as such the majority shareholder in the publicly listed companies Novo Nordisk A/S and Novozymes A/S.

Novo A/S was established in 1999 prior to the demerger of Novo Nordisk A/S, where Novozymes A/S was established as a stand-alone publicly listed company. Novo's purpose and objectives are to manage the Foundation's financial assets and to ensure the Foundation sufficient dividends to cover its grant obligations for medical and scientific research etc. in Scandinavia. Besides the holdings in Novo Nordisk and Novozymes Novo A/S manages a large portfolio of seeds, venture and growth equity companies within the life science sector, plus a globally diversified portfolio of financial investments.