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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Ole K. Aabø-Evensen
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