Maersk under severe pressure from investors to split group

The Maersk Group's executive management is under pressure to deliver results when the company presents a strategic update by the end of this month. Maersk is not ruling out the possibility of continuing down its current path, but this would the share dive.

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Senior management at Maersk Group is under substantial pressure to provide positive answers at the end of this month when the company presents its plan for the group's strategy and structure going forward.

Investors have already added value of about USD 6 billion to the Maersk stock in the expectation that something big is in the works. This means that a continuation of the status quo would be a complete failure. As such, Maersk is forced to present some sort of split into two or more units – even if this does not constitute a solution in itself to Maersk's many problems.

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