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Investors want the Maersk Group split up

Shareholders in Maersk would become far richer if management ditched the conglomerate construction, say investors. They are urging Maersk's management to divide up the company and stock-list the core business units separately.

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If A.P. Moeller-Maersk wants to increase the value of the company, then it is high time to split the business up into several independent entities. The current ownership structure helps scare investors away, say one current and two former investors.

At Carnegie Asset Management, which still owns a portion of Maersk shares, but not to the same extent as before, Kim Korsgaard Nielsen, portfolio manager of Danish shares, believes that Maersk should take note from Novo, another Danish company which has successfully managed to separate each business unit and focus on these individually.

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