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Experts are invited to speak at Nordic Buy Out Forum to share their experiences and to discuss current developments and future projects.


Jarle Kvam is the initiator of Nordic Buy Out Forum. He identified the demand for and thus, wanted to create, an open venue for knowledge sharing , discussions and network building for players active within the field of M&A, including the venture capital and private equity segment. In cooperation with the Norwegian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (NVCA), represented by the former CEO Knut Traaseth, the first Nordic Buy Out Forum was organized and took place in December 2011.

Kvam has more than 25 years of experience with M&A and cross-border transactions, and frequently assists international, Nordic and local buy-out funds. Jarle Kvam has an international background. He has previously practiced M&A for several years in Copenhagen, and after an MBA at Henley Management College in 1995-1997 he returned to Norway in 1997 and has since then had M&A as his core activity. Jarle Kvam is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on his fields of expertise in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000.


Harald Hellebust works mainly with transactions, including purchase and sale of businesses for buy-out funds and industrial players. His main areas of expertise are company law and contract law. Hellebust was admitted to the Supreme Court in 2008.

Hellebust is a popular lecturer, including at the annual company law conference in Stavanger. He is also always a part of Wiersholm Summer School, and every year he is a very popular coach in contract law and thesis writing for law students.

Harald Hellebust is ranked as one of Norway's most prominent experts on mergers and acquisitions by Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey.


Christine Liæker Lindberg
Marketing Director 
Mobile: +47 91 52 18 10

Kristin Langeland
Marketing and Communication Advisor
Mobile: +47 92 63 18 36