Capital markets

Capital markets and associated regulations and market practice are constantly changing. Our lawyers are close to the market and have excellent insight into the regulatory framework and issues facing different industries. We assist issuers, facilitators and investors with transactions in the capital market, both equity transactions and issuance of bonds. Furthermore, we provide assistance in connection with initial public offerings and acquisition of listed businesses. We also advise listed companies and other parties in the capital market on an ongoing basis.

Advice from our lawyers

We possess leading expertise in all types of capital market transactions and regulatory requirements. We assist with the following:

  • public M&A
  • acquisitions related to stock exchange
  • capital raising
  • initial public offerings
  • obligations
  • reporting
  • insider rating
  • prospectuses

What you can expect from us

We are a team with a broad range of skills and different backgrounds, specialisations and areas of expertise. We work closely with specialists from other fields and industries in our firm, to ensure that our clients are designated the most optimum team for each assignment.


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17 February 2023

We maintain strong results in Chambers Global 2023

Yesterday, Chambers Global published its 2023 results, strengthening our individual performance and maintaining our positions at company level. The ranking covers a total of eight areas and we are ranked within seven.

15 September 2023

IFLR 1000: Strong results for Arntzen de Besche

The results from this year’s edition of IFLR 1000’s annual survey was recently published. Arntzen de Besche is rated in Tier 2 within all five categories, and 11 of our lawyers are individually recognized. IFLR 1000 is one of the most recognized rating agencies, and have ratings of both law firms and attorneys who has an emphasis on financial and transactional services.

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 has assisted Nutreco in a strategic investment in Andfjord Salmon

Animal research and nutrition specialist Nutreco and the Norwegian seafood group Holmøy are taking part in a private placement in Andfjord Salmon. In addition, Andfjord Salmon has entered into an operational feed supply agreement with Nutreco’s aquaculture business line, Skretting. We are proud to assist Nutreco as legal advisors in this process.

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 congratulates Frøy ASA on its IPO at Oslo Stock Exchange

Arntzen de Besche has assisted FRØY ASA in connection with its initial public offering and listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company recently completed a public offering valuing the Company at approximately NOK 5.2 billion and is expected to commence trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSEBX) as of 29 March 2021, with the ticker “FROY”.

Arntzen de Besche assists Torghatten ASA in bid from EQT

On 23 December, EQT Infrastructure V, through HATI BidCo, submitted an offer to acquire all outstanding shares in Torghatten ASA. The offer values Torghatten ASA at NOK 8.58 billion. Torghatten's shares in Widerøe is not part of the transaction with EQT.


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