Equity Capital Markets
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BAHR – advice that adds up
Norway has a robust and internationally focused capital market with the Oslo Stock Exchange being the world’s largest seafood exchange and ranking among the top two exchanges for shipping and energy.
BAHR has consistently been at the forefront of Equity Capital Markets (ECM) for many years, establishing itself as a market leader. Our diverse experience, including experience from the Oslo Stock Exchange, has allowed us to be actively involved in the regulatory environment across a broad spectrum of corporate fields.
We are particularly renowned for our expertise in managing large, complex, and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Our reputation stems from our commitment to delivering exceptional service, as well as our ability to navigate complex regulatory landscapes with ease and efficiency.
BAHR provides a comprehensive suite of services within ECM, corporate, and regulatory facets, ensuring a holistic approach to meet all of our clients’ needs. Our full-service approach ensures that we are equipped to handle all aspects of our clients’ needs, from initial consultation to final transaction. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our deep understanding of the market, makes us an ideal partner for any organization operating in the capital markets.
- Adevinta ASA; BAHR advised on Adevinta’s IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2019, being the 3rd largest IPO in Oslo ever. BAHR also advised on Adevinta’s acquisition of eBay Classifieds in 2020/2021 being the largest acquisition in Norway at that time, as well as advising Adevinta on the NOK 141 billion takeover offer on all of its shares by a consortium led by Permira and Blackstone with support from Adevinta’s largest shareholders, eBay and Schibsted. This is the largest public takeover offer ever made in Norway.
- Aker Group: BAHR has generally advised the Aker group on all aspects of their ECM transactions, including Aker BP’s cross-border merger with Lundin Petroleum in 2022 being the largest M&A in Norway at the time, the IPO of Aker Horizons and various other Aker portfolio companies, the merger between Aker Solutions and Kværner and a number of capital raises.
- KIRKBI (LEGO owner): BAHR advised KIRKBI as co-investor in the consortium also including Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic, on their NOK 17.2 billion public takeover transaction for Kahoot! – the biggest take-private transaction completed in 2023.