Beringer Finance positions itself for further growth

February 27, 2017

Beringer Finance takes the next steps towards becoming a leading technology focused investment bank with Einar U. Johansen joining the company as Deputy CEO and Country Manager for Norway.

“Einar’s broad investment banking and leadership experience will enhance the quality of our services and strategic advice. Our clients will benefit from his industry knowledge, expertise and solution driven approach. Einar is joining us at an interesting time as Beringer Finance’s corporate finance and advisory activity towards the end of 2016 improved considerably with strong deal execution in both Oslo and Stockholm. The Reykjavik office has upgraded its presence and leadership, with a new Country Manager and experienced new team members, and we are already seeing promising results”, says Adalsteinn Johannsson, CEO Beringer Finance.

Einar U. Johansen will officially start his position April 1st, 2017. In his role he will compliment Beringer Finance’s Executive Management team, and together with Adalsteinn Johansson drive the strategic direction, development, and growth of Beringer Finance.

“Beringer Finance has a strong foundation when it comes to deal-pipeline, focus, co-workers, and owners. With Fondsfinans’ over 100 years of investment banking track record, Beringer Finances international foothold, and a strategic desire to grow I am really excited. Together we will take the next steps towards building a stronger Beringer Finance with increased client focus and deal flow, both locally in Norway and in our focus areas” says Einar U. Johansen.
Arne Egil Rønning who is the current Country Manager for Norway will leave Beringer Finance.
“I would like to thank Arne Egil for his contribution and commitment during his many years at Fondsfinans, and particularly lately during the merger of our two companies. We are now well positioned for the future” says Adalsteinn Johannsson.

About Einar U. Johansen
Einar Unhjem Johansen has over 20 years of experience from investment banking and joins the firm from Swedbank where he was the Global Head of High Yield Origination & Debt Advisory, Investment Banking. Einar has been involved in most areas within international investment banking activities, notably at Goldman Sachs in New York and London 1997-2004, Deutsche Bank 2004-2006, and as Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2006-2010. In 2010 Einar and his family moved to Oslo and he established First Securities’ (now Swedbank) High Yield and Debt Advisory business, and more recently took the initiative to establish Swedbank’s Acquisition Finance as well as loan Syndication units in Oslo.

Einar holds a B.Sc. in Finance from University of Utah, an MBA from IESE in Barcelona, and is part of the AFF Solstrandprogrammet (AMP) Class of 2015.

For more information, contact:
Adalsteinn Johannsson, CEO Beringer Finance, +46 72 745 08 80
Sara Liljedal, Head of Communications Beringer Finance, +46 706 29 91 63

About us:
Beringer Finance has more than 100 years of experience as a trusted advisor within Corporate Finance and Capital Markets. We offer in-depth industry and transaction knowledge, focusing on creating long-term value for our clients in all phases of their growth and transition. Over the past 20 years Beringer Finance has completed more than 300 projects with an aggregate transaction value of more than USD 22 billion, ranging from larger cross-border transactions to smaller domestic deals. In June 2016 Beringer Finance and Fondsfinans joined forces and today has more than 80 professionals working in offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Palo Alto and New York (Fondsfinans Inc).