ÖBAG exemplifies active investment management in the best interests of all Austrians. It takes targeted steps to promote growth and innovation and consolidate Austria’s position as a place to do business.
ÖBAG has a portfolio of eleven companies that play a vital role in making Austria a great place to do business. These include listed companies such as OMV AG, Telekom Austria AG and Österreichische Post AG. Verbund AG, which is also listed, is managed by ÖBAG on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Österreichische Post AG, the Austrian postal service, delivers millions of letters, marketing items, publications and parcels every year – making it the nation’s leading provider of logistics and postal services. Its branches form one of the biggest retail networks in the country, offering customers high quality postal, banking, telecommunications and energy products and services. Due to its unrestricted ability to access both residential and commercial addresses, the company makes a substantial contribution to maintaining Austria’s communications and logistics infrastructure.
Verbund AG is Austria’s leading electricity company and one of the largest generators of hydroelectric power in Europe. Verbund is a byword for sustainability, with approximately 95% of its electricity being produced from renewable sources. With its series of power plants in Austria and Germany and around 2,700 employees, Verbund achieved a turnover of approximately 2.85 billion Euro by the end of 2018. Through its independent subsidiary, Austrian Power Grid, Verbund provides the backbone for Austria’s electricity supply network and is a significant factor in stabilising the European electricity market.
Casinos Austria AG and its subsidiaries Austrian Lotteries, Casinos Austria International, win2day, WINWIN and tipp3 are amongst Europe’s leading providers of gambling and sports betting products. Within Austria, Casinos Austria operates a total of 12 casinos, 19 WINWIN outlets, lottery games such as Lotto ‘6 aus 45’, Joker, Toto, EuroMillions, Rubbellos (scratch tickets) and Brieflos (break-open tickets) as well as the online gaming platform win2day and tipp3 sports betting. All the companies in the Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries group operate according to the highest possible ethical standards and are world leaders in the protection of players and young people.
OMV AG is engaged in the production and sale of oil and natural gas, innovative energy solutions and premium petrochemical products. With a turnover of approximately 23 billion Euro and over 20,000 employees, OMV is one of the largest listed industrial companies in Austria. In its upstream operations, OMV has a strong base in Romania and Austria as well as an international portfolio in the North Sea, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. In its downstream operations, OMV runs three refineries with an annual capacity of 17.8 million tonnes and operates more than 2,064 filling stations in 10 countries.
As a leading telecommunications provider, the listed company Telekom Austria AG offers its approx. 25 million customers in seven countries products and services in the fields of voice telephony, broadband internet, multimedia services, data and IT solutions, wholesale and payment processing and digital services. As part of the América Móvil Group, one of the largest integrated telecommunications companies in the world, Telekom Austria AG benefits from the strength of a group of businesses operating on a global scale. Through its subsidiary A1 Digital Telekom Austria has also positioned itself as a digitalisation partner in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.’s portfolio includes over 2,000 properties and sites with a current value estimated at around 12 billion Euro. This makes BIG one of Austria’s largest property owners, focusing on buildings that are part of the public infrastructure. Its most important tenants include ministries, universities, schools, day care centres and museums, in addition to a growing number of private sector customers.
Through its subsidiary ARE Austrian Real Estate, BIG also develops and manages office and residential properties and even pursues fully integrated urban development projects. Its properties are continuously evolving in keeping with the needs of their tenants and users. As a result, BIG will often guide buildings through an entire life cycle.
APK Pensionskasse AG is regarded as a pioneer of the Austrian pension fund system. With a steadily increasing market share, APK now holds a leading position within the market and applies professional international standards. Its investment and risk associations differ in terms of the focus of their investments. Each beneficiary can select the investment and risk association that is right for them, consistent with their own approach to risk.
FIMBAG (Finanzmarktbeteiligung AG des Bundes in Liqu.) was founded in order to assist the Austrian Federal Government in connection with the measures introduced under the Financial Market Stability Act and in order to minimise the effects of the 2008 global financial crisis as far as possible.
As a 100% subsidiary of ÖBAG, GKB-Bergbau GmbH is engaged in conducting an orderly withdrawal from mining operations while consolidating the remaining rights and obligations of the former Österreichische Bergbauholding in its own hands
IMIB Immobilien und Industriebeteiligungen GmbH holds a 13% shareholding in VAMED AG, which was left over from the buy-out and sale of the steel and technology division of the former VOESTALPINE AG carried out in 1987.
Until 1995 SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN Gesellschaft m.b.H. was the parent company of several stainless steel manufacturers that have since been privatised. It now concentrates on safeguarding the former works site as required by law.