Exor N.V. is a  holding company, incorporated in the Netherlands and controlled by the Italian Agnelli family. It has a capitalization of nearly $24 billion USD, with a history of investments running over a century. Its most important investments include Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PartnerRe, Ferrari, CNH Industrial, Juventus and The Economist. It is the 19th largest group in the world, according to the 2017 Fortune Global 500 List.
(public limited company)
|Traded as||BIT: EXO |
FTSE MIB Component
|Founded||27 July 1927 (IFI)|
|Headquarters||EXOR N.V - Gustav Mahlerplein 25, 1082 MS Amsterdam|
|John Elkann (Chairman & CEO)|
Suzanne Heywood (Managing Director)
|Revenue||€143.2 billion (2018)|
|€5.4 billion (2018)|
|Total assets||€166.2 billion (2018)|
|Owner||Giovanni Agnelli B.V. (52.99%)|
Number of employees
|307,637 (approx) (2018)|
Declared shareholdings as of 2017:
|Company||% of Share Capital||Voting Rights|
|Fiat Chrysler Automobiles||28.98%||42.11%|
Main Exor N.V. shareholders as of 10 may 2019:
|Company||% of share capital|
|Giovanni Agnelli B.V.||52.99%|
|Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.||2.96%|
In 1957, IFI acquired control of Istituto Commerciale Laniero Italiano, which conducted activities in the financial field, particularly in the textile and wool sector. In 1963 it extended its operations to the banking system and changed its name to Istituto Bancario Italiano Laniero. Three years later, having spun off the banking business to Banca Subalpina, the company became Istituto Finanziario Italiano Laniero (IFIL), playing a parallel role to that of IFI and conducting similar investment management activities.
IFI gained holdings in numerous firms over the decades, including Unicem and 3M, many of which have since been divested. IFI listed preference shares on the Borsa Italiana in 1968. A reorganisation of the Agnelli family's holdings in 2008 led to the merger of IFI and IFIL to create Exor, the new name being taken from the French company (then the majority owner of Perrier water and the Château Margaux estate) which it acquired in 1991.
The family firm Giovanni Agnelli B.V. owns 52.99% of the share capital.
Exor is ranked 19th largest company by revenue according to the 2018 Fortune Global 500 lists.
In 2016 Exor bought PartnerRe with a bid of $140 per share (total $6.9 billions). Originally it had offered $130 per share and in response Axis Re offered $120.31 per share in paper plus $11.50 in a pre-closing dividend.
On August 12, 2015, the editor announced that Exor would purchase three-fifths of the Economist Group shares then owned by Pearson PLC. Exor held shares in the Economist Group prior to this purchase. This was considered to be the "most important change to The Economist's shareholding structure in almost 90 years." Pearson PLC which also owned the Financial Times had had a non-controlling 50% stake in the Economist Group since 1928. The Economist Group will bought back the remained two-fifths of Pearson shares.
On September 2, 2015 Exor closed the sale of Cushman & Wakefield to Chicago-based DTZ for $1,28 billion in net, generating a capital gain of $722 million for the holding company of Italy's Agnelli family.
Board of Directors in charge as of December 2018:
Exor may refer to:
Exclusive or, the exclusive disjunction
Exor, a gargantuan sword of the Smithy Gang
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Exor (company), an Italian investment holding company controlled by the Agnelli-Elkann family
FTSE MIB companies of Italy