First, while some of the Group's targeted sectors are currently in recession, others are booming. This is particularly the case for the construction and mining sector in emerging countries. It goes without saying that the Caterpillar group has the necessary resources and a sufficient presence in these countries to position itself as the supplier of choice.
The capital of the Caterpillar group is currently partly floating, i.e. freely traded on the market, but another part is held by private and institutional investors including Capital Research & Management with 9.92%, The Vanguard Group with 8.41%, SSgA Funds Management with 7. 54%, State Farm Investment Management with 3.28%, Capital Research & Management World Investors with 2.20%, BlackRock Fund Advisors with 2.19%, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with 1.79%, Geode Capital Management with 1.58%, Capital Research & Management International Investors with 1.42% and Northern Trust Investments with 1.39%.