Foreign direct investments in Denmark on the rise

The amount being directly invested in Denmark grew by 29 billion DKK in 2015.

A new report by the National Bank of Denmark on in- and outgoing investment flows shows that foreign direct investment inflows into Denmark in 2015 grew by 29 billion DKK. The value of foreign direct investments in Denmark amounts to 684 billion DKK by year end of 2015, corresponding to roughly 92 billion EUR.

The increase in foreign direct investments is due to foreign acquisition of Danish companies such as Cheminova acquired by FMC and Universal Robots acquired by Teradyne, as well as capital increases for existing exposures.

A hot spot for smart city and big data

“In recent years, Greater Copenhagen has seen a number of major international firms invest, locate or expand in the region. These include Hitachi, Cisco and IBM who see great potential for developing new smart city and big data-based solutions owing to Denmark’s progressive digitisation agenda and ambitious climate targets,” says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

“Moreover, Greater Copenhagen offers excellent conditions for commercial real estate investors such as high yields, low transaction costs and large new urban development areas, which is also attracting considerable investments.” 

Related news: Copenhagen Capacity awarded top investment agency in Western Europe

Attractive to foreign investors 

Denmark offers a competitive company tax rate, low business costs, flexible labour market conditions, well-developed IT as well as physical infrastructure, and simple procedures for establishing a business. Greater Copenhagen provides an ideal hub to Scandinavia, Europe and the Baltics with access to 100 million consumers in 24 hours or less.

Related news: World Bank – Denmark easiest country for business in Europe

Want to know more about investing in Greater Copenhagen?

If you are considering setting up a business or expanding your activities in Greater Copenhagen, please contact Marianna Lubanski, Director of Investment Promotion, via phone +45 30 46 36 40 or e-mail