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JO Odfjell Group

Maritime background. Wide horizon.

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Our history

The JO Odfjell Group

The JO Odfjell Group is a group of investment companies, carrying the history of more than 100 years of industrial and financial presence in shipping, real estate and capital markets. The Group consists of JO Capital AS, JO Invest AS and Aseo AS, all being managed under one investment strategy and by one investment team.


The Group was founded in 1915


The Group was founded in 1915, initially being specialized within freight of timber. From the 1950’s, focus shifted to the chemical tanker industry, and in the 1980’s/90’s  JO Tankers operated the world's third largest fleet of advanced chemical tanker vessels. After 2010, the fleet was supplemented with larger product tanker vessels. In 2016, JO Tankers was sold out of the Group at attractive terms, and an opportunity to target a wider range of investment segments emerged.


The Group is increasingly focused on early stage investments


In parallel with the development of the Group's shipping activity, a portfolio of different investment segments has appeared. In addition to shipping, real estate and liquid stocks/bonds dominate the current investment portfolio. Furthermore, venture/early stage investments and private equity investments are to an increasing degree taking place in the Group's investment focus.  


The Group is looking for good ideas, teams and capital partners

The Group

The JO Odfjell Group is enthusiastic about its current investments, and is well positioned for further capital exposure. We are continuously looking for attractive investment proposals, and seek to direct our capital to excellent business ideas, with excellent teams and capital partners.


We direct our capital to investment opportunities with clear growth potentials

We invest in

Shipping Real estate Capital markets Venture Private equity