Aker ASA is an industrial investment company that owns and carries out industrial and capital management. The company operates its business through the Industrial Holdings and Financial Investments segments. The Industrial Holdings segment comprises the company's ownership interests in Aker Solutions, Kvaerner, Det Norske Oljeselskap, Ocean Yield, and Aker BioMarine. The Financial Investments segment includes cash, real estate, shares in funds, and other financial assets. The company was founded by Peter Steenstrup in 1841 and is headquartered in Lysaker, Norway.