The number of Private Equity firms and the capital under management has grown sharply in Norway since they established in the early 1990s. Active investment funds contribute with capital, knowledge and networks, and play a pivotal role in the development of young and mature companies.
The PE industry is a significant driver of M&A in Norway. Investments are generally of limited duration, resulting in frequent transactions. A successful transaction requires competent legal advisers, and the increasingly more specialised owner funds call for a higher degree of legal expertise, professional breadth and extensive market experience.
Wiersholm provides a full range of legal services to all types of PE funds, including seed funds, venture funds, buyout funds, primary funds and secondary funds. Our complete range of services makes it possible for us to assist our clients in the investment phase, throughout the investment and at the time of exit. In addition, we have long experience of sitting on the other side of transactions where Norwegian and international PE funds are involved. By choosing Wiersholm as a total supplier, important system values are integrated into the relationship with the client so that advisory services become faster, more precise and better adapted to meet the client's commercial needs.
Our clients are Norwegian and international financial institutions, insurance companies and management companies for funds. We assist our clients in connection with the organisation, purchase and sale of companies and businesses, fund structures and other structures for investments, review of tax issues, establishment of incentive schemes for key personnel in investment structures and their portfolio companies, as well as regulatory framework conditions for asset management.