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The public M&A market in Norway down 41.6% by the end of the first quarter 2020

1 September, 2020 Articles and publications

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 virus left its mark on the listed acquisition market in Norway, and experienced a percentage decrease of as much as 41.6 per cent in the number of announced agreements compared with the same period in 2019. The reported agreement values ​​also fell significantly. The average contract value fell from € 209 million in the first quarter of 2019 to € 33.6 million for the same period in 2020.

Ole Kristian sheds light on developments in the Norwegian listed M&A sphere, and in addition areas such as:

  • Types of business combinations
  • Current legislation
  • Submission and requirements for publication
  • Relevant share regulations
  • Duties of board members / controlling shareholders
  • Shareholders' rights to approval and assessment
  • Hostile transactions
  • Sharing fee and multiple bidders
  • Government influence on transactions
  • Mandatory offers
  • Minority blackmail
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Notification periods
  • Tax issues
  • Labor and employee benefits

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Contact
Ole K. Aabø-Evensen
(+47) 909 95 470
oka@aaboevensen.com

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