Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

"We wrote the book on M&A"

Aabø-Evensen advises Norwegian and foreign clients on mergers, acquisitions and sales of companies and businesses in most industries - and often across national borders.

Our clients expect advice based on knowledge of the law and legal practice, industry understanding, and a transparent and cost effective process that meets the highest international standards. This in combination with insight into the strategic and commercial objectives underlying the planned transaction(s).

Our M&A experience goes far beyond more traditional acquisition transactions. We have the resources, knowledge and experience to handle transactions with complex challenges. Examples of this can be co-investment, public-to-private transactions, dual and triple-track processes, and companies with major regulatory or environmental challenges.

We find the best solutions to challenges that arise along the way. In this way, we can ensure that transactions actually take place and are completed.

Our defining characteristic is that we handle large transactions with a small team of experienced advisers. This ensures the most efficient and seamless execution of such transactions.

Several of our M&A transactions have an international dimension. In this type of transaction, we work closely with leading local attorneys in different countries to ensure the best possible expertise for each transaction. We have extensive experience as project managers for multinational transactions.

Our attorneys provide advice to buyers, sellers and financial advisors regarding national and multinational mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. We assist our clients in auction processes as well as bilateral transactions, in addition to private equity buyers in connection with loan-financed transactions.

For the past 14 years, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, head of the company's M&A team, has been ranked among the leading transaction lawyers in Norway, rated by the industry itself and mentioned in Finansavisen. The same ranking considered Aabø-Evensen law firm among the top three law firms in transactions / M&A in 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen wrote the Norwegian book about M&A: "Acquisition of Companies and Businesses", published by Universitetsforlaget in 2011.


Ole Kristian Aabø Evensen

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen

Lawyer / Partner
(+47) 477 818 40


April 28, 2020

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Partner Ole K. Aabø-Evensen has written the chapter that covers Norwegian law in the 14th edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions. Ole K. Aabø-Evensen...
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February 13, 2020

Advokatundersøkelsen 2020: Aabø-Evensen & Co recognised as one of Norway's leading M&A law firms

The 22nd edition of the annual peer review conducted by the Norwegian business daily, Finansavisen, was published today 13 February. Aabø-Evensen & Co is once again ranked as one of Norway's leading...
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January 7, 2020

Röko AB has acquired Beth’s Beauty AS and Beth’s Medispa AS

The Sweden-based investment company, Röko AB, has acquired a 65 % stake in both Beth’s Beauty AS, the Norway-based company that retails beauty products and provides treatments for body, hair and...
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"Aabø-Evensen & Co is doing a great job. We have worked with the top three or four firms in Norway over the past five years and Aabø-Evensen is clearly in that group, with the added personal touch and service of a somewhat smaller firm. " 


Client, Legal500 EMEA


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You don’t need many lawyers to solve big transactions. Our assignments are carried out by small teams of skilled and experienced lawyers. We provide high quality tailoring to our clients. As our client you are guaranteed an exclusive product tailored to your needs.

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