Vidar Løhre


Vidar Løhre

Løhre works primarily in the banking and loan market. He has more than 14 years’ experience of advising Norwegian and international clients on a wide range of matters relating to financing, securities trading law, restructuring and insolvency. Løhre’s practice encompasses bank financing, direct lending/private debt and capital market transactions in most sectors and relating to most asset types, including ship and property financing, acquisition financing and project financing.

Vidar Løhre goes beyond other competitors by building relationships that are trust based through great advice, efficient processing and staffing the best suited to each transaction. Vidar has a great commercial aspect, on top of his market knowledge and experience, which ensures friction free processes.

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28 October 2021

Solid recruitment and strong growth for capital markets at Arntzen de Besche

In the first half of 2021, the M&A and Capital Markets team enjoyed an increase in turnover of 40 percent, compared to the first half of the previous year. Solid recruitment of competent lawyers over the last three years has broadened the general expertise and industry knowledge required in a market with increasingly complex assignments. In addition to favourable financial results, the team has also caught the attention of international ranking agency IFLR1000, which recently ranked Arntzen de Besche in Tier 2, the second highest level, in the Capital Markets Debt and Capital Markets Equity categories.

What we have done

Arntzen de Besche assisted NTS ASA with the acquisition of Norway Royal Salmon ASA

In July 2021 NTS ASA made a mandatory offer of 100% of the shares in Norway Royal Salmon ASA of NOK 209 per share. This was later increased to NOK 240 per share, which priced all shares in the company at NOK 10.4 billion. The acceptance deadline expired on 26.08.21, and NTS ASA received acceptances that together with already owned shares mean that NTS ASA owns approximately 70.6% of the outstanding shares in Norway Royal Salmon ASA.

Arntzen de Besche has assisted NTS ASA with a bid for Norway Royal Salmon ASA

NTS ASA has today submitted a bid for all shares in Norway Royal Salmon (NRS). With a price of NOK 209 per share, the bid ends at NOK 9.4 billion, almost two billion more than the marked value before the bid was submitted. Arntzen de Besche has been legal advisor in this bid which is the latest in a number of large and complex transactions where they have assisted NTS ASA, most recently by merger with Salmonor AS, announced on 2 June 2021, with a value of approximately NOK 3 billion.

Arntzen de Besche assists KMC Properties AS in transaction

Storm Real Estate ASA (OSE: STORM) announced on 17 November that the company has entered into an agreement for the purchase 100 % of the shares in KMC Properties AS (“KMC”) for approximately NOK 1 billion (NOK 1,076 million). KMC is a privately owned real estate company, owned 53 % by EBE Eiendom AS, a company controlled by the Bekken and Thoresen families, and 47 % by the Witzøe family's investment company, Kverva Industrier AS.


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