Broad base of international shareholders
With over 900,000 shareholders, BASF is one of the largest publicly owned companies with a high free float. An analysis of the shareholder structure carried out at the end of September 2023 showed that, at around 18% of share capital, the United States and Canada made up the largest regional group of institutional investors. Institutional investors from Germany accounted for 5%. Institutional investors from the United Kingdom and Ireland hold 7% of BASF shares, while investors from the rest of Europe hold a further 11% of capital. Institutional investors from the rest of the world, including the Asia Pacific region, hold 3% of BASF shares. Approximately 47% of the company’s share capital is held by private investors, nearly all of whom reside in Germany. BASF is therefore one of the DAX 40 companies with the largest percentage of private shareholders.