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What we do

When it’s time for your company to grow, change, and when there are tough decisions to make, we will help you. 
Our services cover all the phases of your business cycle and business development. 
With us, you’ll never walk alone.

Transactions

2019
Adviser to
in the sale to Equip Capital
Nordhaven Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Parc Invest AS and its shareholders in the sale to Equip Capital
Parc Invest AS is the largest operator of indoor trampoline parks in Norway. Since establishment in 2016, the Company has opened five “Rush” parks in Norway’s largest cities; Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Drammen. The company will open two additional parks in Hamar and Haugesund during the next 12 months.
A majority of visitors are between 6-14 years old and the parks are popular venues for birthday parties and other social events.
With backing from Equip Capital, Parc Invest will accelerate its organic expansion, both domestically and abroad.
The founders of Parc Invest, Petter Haagaas and Otto Vinje, will continue in their current roles in Parc Invest, in addition to remaining significant shareholders in the company.
“We are very excited to have Equip Capital as a new majority shareholder in Parc Invest. The Equip team has an unparalleled track-record within the Nordic retail / FMCG sector. We are confident that Equips capabilities and financial resources will enable Parc Invest to solidify and build on its #1 position in Norway and open the door for geographic expansion.” Petter Haagaas, Founder and CEO of Parc Invest
Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer of Parc Invest, Otto Vinje, adds: “Parc Invest lends its success to a targeted roll-out of a well-proven concept. Opening new Rush Parks in Norway’s largest cities will continue at an even faster pace with the support of Equip.”
2019
Adviser to the shareholders of
Nordhaven Corporate Finance acted as financial adviser to the shareholders of motimate™ in connection with its private placement.

motimate™ is an award-winning SaaS-solution making internal communication and corporate training fun and easy. motimate™ will simplify your workday through effective internal communication, strong cultural development, simplification of everyday tasks and engaging mobile training.

motimate™ is a SaaS solution that's a perfect fit for every company. Over 70 companies and organisations in Europe are users of motimate™. Since the inception in 2017, the number of users have reached more than 24 000 monthly subscribers.

About the new investors:

Investinor is an evergreen investment company funded by the Norwegian government with MEUR 470 under management. In addition, Stayer Invest and a private investor participated in the private placement.

The new investors will be joining Aller Media, Rema 1000 Norge, the founders and employees, as shareholders in motimate™.
2019
Adviser to
on the sale to 4Service
Norvestor backed 4Service strengthens their offering within the premium business canteen segment by acquiring bRest. Nordhaven Corporate Finance acted as sole financial advisor to the shareholders of bRest in their sale of shares and reinvestment in 4Service.

bRest is a well renowned high-end business canteen provider serving the greater part of Oslo. With their core focus on high quality ingredients, food and people they quickly established themselves as a leading player within the premium segment. Today the firm consists of 90 employees and a stable portfolio of highly satisfied customers delivering in excess of MNOK 100 in revenue.

“4Service has within its 9-year history taken a leading position within the facility management industry. With this acquisition we further strengthen our position within the premium canteen segment. In addition, the bRest team with its long track record and high competence will add significant value to our organization as a whole and to our core management team. Product diversification is a core part of our strategy, and with the addition of bRest we are able to increase this even more providing tailored solutions to each client.” – Tor Rønhovde (4Service)

4Service was established in late 2010 by leading characters from the industry. Their core ambition is to offer their clients better products and service than else ware in the industry. Today the group staffs 2 400 dedicated employees and generates in excess of MNOK 1 500 in revenue. The group is owned by the private equity fund Norvestor and the employees

Completion pending on evaluation by the authorities.
2019
Adviser to
on the acquisition of Computer Program Unit Oy
We acted as financial advisor to Abry Partners, a US-based information and business services focused private equity fund, on the acquisition of DL Software and Cash-in Consulting in Vaasa as well as Computer Program Unit (CPU) in Joensuu. The companies have combined revenues of more than 15 million EUR in 2019 and a total of 117 employees.

Abry together with the management of the acquired companies have founded Confirma Software AB, a new Nordic platform focusing on acquiring strong enterprise software companies with specialized offerings for SME customers in the Nordic countries.
Nordhaven's contacts and knowledge of the Nordic software sector has been instrumental for us in realizing this investment. Moreover, the team's support in the execution of the initial acquisitions was of the highest quality" says Rob Nicewicz of Abry Partners.
2019
Adviser to
on the acquisition of Oy DL software Ab and Cash-in Consulting Oy
We acted as financial advisor to Abry Partners, a US-based information and business services focused private equity fund, on the acquisition of DL Software and Cash-in Consulting in Vaasa as well as Computer Program Unit (CPU) in Joensuu. The companies have combined revenues of more than 15 million EUR in 2019 and a total of 117 employees.

Abry together with the management of the acquired companies have founded Confirma Software AB, a new Nordic platform focusing on acquiring strong enterprise software companies with specialized offerings for SME customers in the Nordic countries.
Nordhaven's contacts and knowledge of the Nordic software sector has been instrumental for us in realizing this investment. Moreover, the team's support in the execution of the initial acquisitions was of the highest quality" says Rob Nicewicz of Abry Partners.
2019
Adviser to
on the sale of their shares in VESO
Nordhaven Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (Nærings- og Fiskeridepartementet – NFD) in the sale of their 34 % share in Veterinærmedisinsk Oppdragssenter AS (VESO), to Aquanova Invest AS.

For further information regarding the sale, see the press release from the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/staten-har-solgt-seg-ut-av-veterinarmedisinsk-oppdragssenter-as-veso/id2652739/.

About VESO

VESO was established by the Norwegian Agricultural Research Council 1988. The company has two business areas: distribution of pharmaceuticals for animals in the Norwegian market and clinical infection tests on fish in connection with vaccine development, feed development and breeding. The company is headquartered in Oslo, with distribution centres in Oslo, Vestby and Puerto Varas in Chile, while the clinical laboratory for fish infections is located outside Namsos in Trøndelag, and Colaco in Chile. The company's operating revenue, including subsidiaries, totalled MNOK 567 for 2018 with an EBITDA of MNOK 14.
2019
Adviser to
on the sale to F24
Nordhaven Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to One Voice AS and its shareholders in the sale to F24 AG, a portfolio company of Armira Partners. One Voice is the leading SaaS provider of incident and crisis management solutions in the Nordic region. By joining forces, One Voice and F24 will become the undisputed market leader within incident and crisis management solutions in Europe.

One Voice was founded in 2006 in Trondheim, Norway. The flagship product, CIM, enables organisations across a multitude of industries to take care of its values and reputation before, during and after an incident. In 2017 One Voice acquired AI Control Point UK and opened its international office in London.

F24 was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. F24 supports companies and organisations in more than 80 countries with its subsidiaries and branches in 11 locations. Around 1 700 customers rely on the solutions of F24 to manage their communication requirements as part of the daily communication of critical and confidential information or in the event of a crisis. Armira Partners Germany is the majority shareholder of F24 and was advised by Raymond James in the transaction.

By joining forces, F24 further strengthens its leading Pan-European market position in the field of emergency notifications, crisis management and critical communications. By acquiring 100% shares of One Voice, F24 increases its existing customer base to 2 500 by adding over 700 customers from One Voice in the Nordic countries and United Kingdom. Collaborating with One Voice accelerates F24’s growth plan as part of the 1st phase of their buy-and-build-strategy.

The founders of One Voice, Frode Lien Otnes and Kjetil Mollan will continue their work and play an important role in creating a common future, in addition to re-invest a significant part of their proceeds

“As a new member of the F24 family, we are delighted to actively shape the future together and to further develop solutions that fully meet the growing requirements of all our customers.” says Frode Lien Otnes, founder of One Voice and CEO.

Founder and international business director of One Voice, Kjetil Mollan, adds: “What unites us is, amongst others, our approach to work very closely with our customers. Our aim is and always will be to offer our customers highest quality services – together with the F24 Group we will not only continue this work but be able to extend it even further.”

Dr. Jörg Rahmer, spokesperson of the F24 executive board and responsible for strategy, product and operations, states: “We are delighted to welcome One Voice AS to the F24 family. One Voice’s main product CIM not only extends our product portfolio but is also a next and significant step on our journey of establishing the leading pan-European crisis management and emergency notification platform.”
2019
Adviser to
on the sale to Polap-Team
We advised luxury brand Balmuir and its founders in the sale of the company to Polap-Team Oy, the parent company of the largest Nordic apparel company L-Fashion Group who, among others, owns the Luhta and Icepeak brands. The transaction included all of the shares in the company.

Balmuir is a rapidly growing lifestyle and fashion brand offering fashion accessories and interior decoration items made from the finest natural materials. The company’s average growth rate has been in excess of 30% during the past five years. In the financial year ended March 2019, Balmuir generated revenues of 8.3 million euros.
It was a pleasure to work with Nordhaven. With their help, we were able to find Balmuir the best new owner that can support the company’s growth strategy and strengthen its international operations. When you are selling your life’s work, it is crucial that the advisor is wholeheartedly and professionally giving their best in supporting you and achieving the best possible outcome for you” says Heidi Jaara, Managing Director of Balmuir.

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