IES was fully owned by its founder, Barbara Bergstrom, up till 2012. Since 2020, the majority owner is Paradigm Capital, a fund focused on investing in high quality companies in Northern Europe.
Paradigm was founded in 2007 by Jan Hummel, a Swede born and raised in Dalarna. Mr. Hummel has a strong family background in education and is dedicated to promoting high quality in schools, taking a long view. It has its headquarters in Germany. Paradigm has been a shareholder in IES since 2016.