We develop companies and invest in people
DSD focuses on opportunities. The opportunities that companies and the people who work for them represent. We always want new and old forces to work together and pull in the same direction. That way we develop in parallel with the companies we get involved with.
As active owners, we have a strategic, dynamic portfolio consisting of companies that we are a part of and that are a part of us. For us, it’s about taking risks that we understand and realising the potential to create sustainable value and generate good results. We are a family-owned company founded in 1855, which has been the proud owner of companies involved in freight transport, passenger services and international shipping.
We will be owners of technologically leading and innovative companies in the four business areas mobility, maritime and marine, tourism and health. Today, we have ownership in significant companies with a long history in bus transport, shipping and freight transport, at the same time as we explore and take part in new and groundbreaking business ideas within our business areas.
At DSD, we have the culture and history to look ahead and have a conscious relationship with the environment around us. We invest in people who want to realize groundbreaking ideas, create world-leading technology and contribute to the society we are part of. We have no ambition to follow developments.
Tide Buss is Norway’s second largest bus company, as well as being one of the biggest bus operators in Denmark. Tide is contracted to operate public buses in six counties, and it also operates commercial coach services, express buses and airport buses throughout Norway. In total, Tide has over 5,000 employees, 2,150 buses and annual turnover of NOK 3.5 billion.
DSD Shipping was founded in 1989 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of DSD AS. Since then, the company has grown, and it now employs modern technology to operate a fleet of crude and product tankers in the international commercial market. The company has six employees and its turnover in 2019 was NOK 274 million.