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Lexology In-Depth: Mergers & Acquisitions Edition 17

In this latest edition of the Lexology In-Depth: Mergers & Acquisitions, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, partner at Aabø-Evensen, presents a comprehensive overview of the evolving legal and regulatory...
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Foreign direct investments regime in Norway and its implications for M&A

Written by Associate Iva Svalina. In the context of the current global economic landscape, cross-border investments are significantly contributing to Norway's economic growth, echoing similar trends...
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Incentive Schemes – Use of Synthetic Shares

Private equity funds and strategic industrial acquirers often implement incentive schemes for key personnel. This article written by Hans Kristian Nygaard discusses the use of synthetic shares in...
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Two new partners at Aabø-Evensen

We are pleased to announce that Martin Gunnerius Unneberg and André Høgdahl have been admitted as partners at the firm. Martin Gunnerius Unneberg is internally promoted, while André Høgdahl returns...
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Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Market Intelligence M&A 2023

In this edition of Lexology Getting The Deal Through – Market Intelligence, we provide a perspective on evolving legal and regulatory landscapes. The article features discussion and analysis of...
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ICLG - Private Equity 2023

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, founding partner at Aabø-Evensen, guides you through common issues when it comes to Private Equity in Norway in the latest International Comparative Legal Guide – a...
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Global Legal Insights – Mergers & Acquisitions in Norway 2023

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, partner in Aabø-Evensen, provides you with a full summary of the current M&A market in Norway in Global Legal Insights’ latest edition of Mergers & Acquisitions. The...
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Stirling Square announces acquisition of Infobric

We congratulate the parties involved in the announcement made the 21st of June 2023, that the pan-European mid-market private equity firm Stirling Square Capital Partners has (via its subsidiary)...
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ChatGPT - "come hell or high water"?

The article about ChatGPT, published in the leading Norwegian financial newspaper Finansavisen on the 2 June 2023, is written by lawyer Hans Kristian Nygaard. This is a short and easy-to-read article...
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Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Public M&A 2023

Founding partner Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen summarises the M&A transactional requirements and procedures governing publicly listed companies in Norway in The Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Public...
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Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Private M&A 2023

In the latest edition of Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Private M&A, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen is the author of the Norwegian chapter on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In the attached article...
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The Legal 500: M&A Country Comparative Guide 2023

Founding partner, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, looks into laws and regulations including tax issues in the latest available M&A Country Comparative Guide published by The Legal 500 (Legalease). The...
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Ancala Partners LLP acquires Fjord Base AS

Photo: Ancala.com Ancala Partners LLP has acquired 75% of Fjord Base Holding Group, the leading Norwegian supply base servicing major offshore energy and renewable companies along the Norwegian...
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ICLG Mergers & Acquisitions 2023

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, founding partner at Aabø-Evensen, guides you through the common issues in M&A laws and regulations in Norway, including relevant authorities and legislation, target...
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Scandinavian Beauty acquires Eger Skin Clinic

Photo: E24 Annkarin Svendsen, owner and founder of Karl Johan Hud- og kroppspleie AS, which owns Eger Skin Clinic, recently chose to sell the company to Scandinavian Beauty AS. Eger Skin Clinic is a...
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At the top of Advokatundersøkelsen 2023

The 25th edition of Finansavisen’s annual lawyer survey was published 24th of February. Partner Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen is named the country’s best M&A lawyer for the 7th time and Aabø-Evensen & Co...
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Imdex Limited announces acquisition of Devico AS

We congratulate the parties involved in the announcement made the 19th of January 2023, that Imdex Limited, a leading global mining technology company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange,...
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Incentive schemes and the Black Scholes-formula

Lawyer Hans Kristian Nygaard has written an article about Incentive schemes and the Black Scholes-formula which was published in the scientific journal Practical Economics & Finance, no. 4 2022. The...
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Daniel Arvidsson steps up to become a lawyer

We are proud to be able to congratulate Daniel Arvidsson on his lawyer's license. Daniel Arvidsson goes from being a Senior Associate to becoming a lawyer at Aabø-Evensen. He is originally a Swedish...
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Earn out | Use of options, warrants and swaps

When selling a founding business, there is often a discrepancy between the seller's price expectations and the buyer's willingness to pay. This article describes three mechanisms that use options,...
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ICLG - Private Equity Laws and Regulations in Norway 2022

In the latest International Comparative Legal Guide founding partner, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, is looking into Private Equity. He is guiding us through the most common types of private equity...
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Esoft acquires Inviso

Photo: Esoft Systems A/S 6th of September 2022 Esoft, a marketing company for the real estate industry, entered into an agreement to purchase the shares in Inviso AS – Norway’s largest agency for...
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The Legal 500: M&A Country Comparative Guide

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen at Aabø-Evensen looks into laws and regulations including tax issues in the latest available M&A Country Comparative Guide published by The Legal 500 (Legalease). The...
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ICLG - Mergers & Acquisitions Laws and Regulations in Norway 2022

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, founding partner at Aabø-Evensen, guides you trough the common issues in M&A laws and regulations in Norway, including relevant authorities and legislation, target...
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Market Intelligence – M&A 2021

In this latest edition of the Lexology Getting The Deal Through - Market Intelligence, M&A expert, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, gives you a highly accessible take on the crucial issues of the current...
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Private equity transactions in Norway

The Norwegian private equity market ranges from seed and growth investments by angel and venture capital funds, to leveraged buyout (LBO) and secondary transactions by private equity funds, herewith...
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Vauban Infrastructure Partners announce acquisition of Boreal

Photo: Boreal. 28 October 2021 Vauban Infrastructure Partners (Vauban) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Boreal Holding AS (Boreal), a leading multi-modal public transportation services...
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NCAB Group acquires Elmatica

Photo: Elmatica. NCAB Group AB, a Sweden-based global provider of printed circuit boards (PCB) and listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, has acquired Norwegian company Elmatica AS, which started operations in...
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Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Private M&A 2022

M&A expert, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, looks into common legal issues in Norwegian private M&A including best practices for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and company directors...
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nShift acquires Webshipper

nShift, a global provider of cloud delivery management solutions for e-commerce shops, retailers, manufacturers and third-party logistics, has acquired Webshipper, a leading e-commerce cloud delivery...
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Green Mountain Data Centers to be acquired by Azrieli Group Ltd.

Photo: Green Mountain. In July, Smedvig, the majority owner of Green Mountain, a Norwegian company that designs, builds and operates highly secure, innovative, and sustainable colocation data...
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Global Legal Insights – Mergers & Acquisitions in Norway

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, partner in Aabø-Evensen, provides you with a full summary of the current M&A market in Norway in Global Legal Insights’ latest edition of Mergers & Acquisitions. The...
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ProData Consult acquires Bragd Consulting Network

Photo: ProData Consult. ProData Consult joins forces with Norwegian based IT consultancy Bragd Consulting Network. The new partnership will allow ProData Consult to increase its footprint in Norway...
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Positive outlook for the Norwegian public M&A market

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, partner at Aabø-Evensen, takes a closer look at the public M&A market in Norway in the fourth edition of The Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Public M&A 2021. The number...
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EG acquires Front Systems AS and strengthens the focus on digitalisation of the retail industry

Photo: EG. 1 June 2021 EG completed their acquisition of the Norwegian SaaS company, Front Systems AS, for an undisclosed amount. EG thereby strengthens its position as a preferred partner of digital...
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IWMAC and Egain join forces to drive sustainability in building energy management

Photo: Egain. Property management specialists IWMAC and Egain are now joining forces to become leaders within proptech in Europe. The vision of the new company is to make a big impact in the fight...
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ICLG - Mergers & Acquisitions Laws and Regulations in Norway 2021

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, founding partner at Aabø-Evensen, guides you trough the common issues in M&A laws and regulations in Norway, including relevant authorities and legislation, target...
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The Mergers & Acquisitions Review - Edition 14

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, founding partner at Aabø-Evensen, summarizes all you need to know about M&A transactions in Norway in the latest edition of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review. In this...
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What does the future hold for M&A activity in Norway?

In this latest edition of the Lexology GTDT Market Intelligence, M&A expert, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, gives you an accessible take on the crucial issues of the M&A market situation in Norway....
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Unifaun and Consignor announce merger agreement

Photo: Consignor. 7 January 2021 Unifaun, a leading Stockholm-based cloud Transport Administration Systems (“TAS”) platform, and Consignor, an Oslo-based cloud TAS platform, announced that they have...
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Timex Group Announces Growth Recapitalization with The Baupost Group, LLC

Photo: Timex. The Boston-based investment firm Baupost Group, LLC, has entered into an agreement with the owners of Timex Group, a global maker of timepieces, to acquire majority ownership of the...
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How to do M&A transactions in Norway in the current Covid-19 climate

M&A expert, Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, looks into common legal issues in Norwegian private M&A including best practices for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and company directors...
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The Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on Private Equity transactions in Norway.

Despite the lower level of activity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Norwegian M&A could return to higher levels of deal volume once there is more certainty around the ramifications of the virus...
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The public M&A market in Norway down 41.6% by the end of the first quarter 2020

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen, partner in Aabø-Evensen, takes a closer look at listed M&A transactions in Norway in the third edition of The Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Public M&A 2020. The corona...
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Nordic technology company Banqsoft has entered into an agreement to acquire Norwegian software company Concent

Photo: KMD Banqsoft, a fast-growing Nordic FinTech player, has entered into an agreement to acquire Norwegian software company Concent. The acquisition will enhance Banqsoft’s capabilities, offer an...
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US Private equity fund Francisco Partners acquires Consignor Group AS for NOK 1.5 billion

US-based Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses, has acquired Consignor Group, a leading Nordic...
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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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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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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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UK Private equity fund Tenzing’s portfolio company, Ticketer, acquires Nordics’ leading bus ticketing company, FARA, for an undisclosed amount

UK lower mid-market investor, Tenzing Private Equity, announced 2 December that its portfolio company, Ticketer, has acquired the Nordics’ leading bus ticketing company, FARA. The investment in FARA...
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Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer’ Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise and Licensing

Magnus Grape Løvdal at Aabø-Evensen & Co looks into laws and regulations including tax issues within the franchising and licensing sphere in Norway in the latest available Legal 500 & The In-House...
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Triton acquires Norstat

The Smaller Mid Cap Fund advised by Triton has signed an agreement to acquire Norstat Group (Norstat) a full-service, independent pan-European leader in high-quality data collection solutions for...
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P/F Bakkafrost buys a 68.6% stake in the Scottish Salmon Company Plc

The Scottish Salmon Company Plc (SSC), a leading salmon farming company with operational headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, has completed its strategic review resulting in P/F Bakkafrost...
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The Global Legal Insights: Mergers & Acquisitions 2019

Partner Ole K. Aabø-Evensen has written the chapter that covers Norwegian law in the eighth edition of the The Global Legal Insights: Mergers & Acquisitions 2019. Ole K. Aabø-Evensen elaborates on...
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Common legal issues in private equity in Norway

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen looks into common issues within private equity in Norway in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Equity 2019. The International Comparative Legal Guide to:...
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How to do Public M&A transactions in Norway

Ole Kristian Aabø-Evensen at Aabø-Evensen & Co Summarise the M&A transactional requirements and procedures governing publicly listed companies in Norway in the second edition of The Lexology Getting...
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Advokatundersøkelsen 2019: Aabø-Evensen & Co recognised as the Top 2 M&A law firm in Norway

The 21st edition of the annual peer review conducted by the Norwegian business daily, Finansavisen, was published today 14 February. Aabø-Evensen & Co is once again ranked as one of Norway's leading...
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