Ikea brand now completely in Dutch hands
The internal shift must put an end to the uncertainty about the location of the company and the place where tax is paid. With the acquisition of the brand name by Inter Ikea Systems in Delft, an amount of € 9 billion.
Uncertain cash flows
Especially in the Swedish public opinion are the ambiguous power of the family of founder Ingvar Kamprad about Ikea, the cash flows of the Swedish company and the complex structure of origin with holdings and companies in various countries regularly subject of discussion. Ikea publishes its annual results for the last two years , according to connoisseurs to meet the criticism.
Ikea in Delft was already owner of the concept of the furniture stores of the group. The headquarters of Ikea is located in Netherlands for years because the tax climate here is more favourable than in Sweden. By now also to the ownership of the brand name to transfer the Group Netherlands hopes to take away all ambiguity about the furniture company, stressed the spokesman.
Tax Haven Liechtenstein
Mother holding Interogo in tax haven Liechtenstein remains the overarching body for all Ikea-companies. According to earlier estimates a capacity of Interogo would certainly have EUR 10 billion, before the sale of the brand name to the Dutch Ikea daughter.