Adalsteinn Johannsson

Chief Executive Officer, Stockholm

More than 20 years of experience from investment banking and entrepreneurship globally. Adalsteinn has lead and participated in over 200 transactions worldwide throughout his career, specializing in technology related businesses. He has been a sell side and buy side advisor on numerous landmark transactions and has also raised capital from world renowned investors in Europe and the United States. He has been leading and closing transactions since he was 19 years old, the first international one an electronic X-ray software company sold to the late Kodak in the US. Adalsteinn is the founder of Beringer Finance and its majority owner.

  • Executive Education, Harvard Business School
  • MBA, Reykjavik University
  • B.Sc. in International Finance, Reykjavik University

Tor Berthelius

Country Manager Sweden, Stockholm

Over 15 years of experience from investment banking. Before joining Beringer Finance Tor was Partner and Head of Corporate Finance at Jarl Securities and he has also worked for Kaupthing as well as Pricewaterhouse. 

He was awarded “M&A Advisor of the Year in Sweden” in 2016 by Acquisition Finance Magazine, an award based on nominations and votes from corporate finance professionals including reputable PE funds, VC funds and Mid-Market Companies.

  • M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Gothenburg

+46 722 104 089

Solveig Edda Cosser

Chief People Office / Chief Operating Officer, Stockholm

Solveig has 10 years of experience of working with top level management within the corporate and finance sectors in London, Reykjavik and Stockholm.

  • M.Sc. in Human Resource, University of Iceland
  • B.Sc. in Psychology, City University London

+46 706 337 503

Ståle Schmidt

Head of Corporate Finance Norway, Oslo

More than 20 years of experience from research, consulting, equity sales and capital markets. Ståle has lead and participated in numerous smaller and larger capital raisings, sourcing financing from a pool of Nordic, UK and US investors.

  • B.Sc. in Finance, University of Southern California

+47 977 48 848

Håkon Benjaminsen

Director, Oslo

15 years of experience from capital market, equity sales and research, covering a range of different industries. Håkon has a vast investor network in the Nordics and Europe.

  • M.Sc. in Financial Economics, BI Norwegian Business School

+47 982 21 281

Erik Furnes

Director, Oslo

More than 15 years of experience from both ECM and M&A from SEB Enskilda and Terra Securities.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Oslo

+47 400 58 103

Rolf Henning Lem

Director, Oslo

More than 15 years of experience from investment banking within a broad range of industries but with a focus on aquaculture, renewable energy, biotechnology, technology and general industry. Rolf Henning has lead or participated in more than 100 transactions, mainly in the Norwegian capital market, as advisor in acquisitions, divestments, mergers and restructuring cases, or raising capital from financial investors or industrial players.

  • M.Sc. in Business Administration, Norwegian School of Business Administration

+47 977 48 845

Cathrin Lundgren

Director, Stockholm

Over 15 years of experience from banking and investment banking as a Director within Financial Institutions and Capital Markets covering International Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, Pension funds and Foundations.

Before joining Beringer Finance Cathrin was Director at Nordea Corporate & Investment Banking and she has also worked for SEB Merchant Banking and Avanza Bank.


  • B.Sc. in Economics from Halmstad University and additional studies at University of Lund

+46 70 571 12 78

Anna Sundin

Director, Stockholm

Over 15 years of experience from banking and investment banking. Before joining Beringer Finance Anna was Client Executive covering the Midcorp segment at Swedbank. She also has a background from corporate finance at Kaupthing, Swedbank and Evli Bank.

Extensive experience from numerous ECM and M&A transactions in various sectors.

  • M.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

+46 703 476 519

Steinar Svalesen

Director, Oslo

Over 25 years of track-record from mobile and digital businesses. Steinar has international management experience from leading telecom operators and infrastructure providers such as Nortel, Ericsson and Telenor as well as extensive management consulting experience from consulting companies PA Consulting, Teleplan and Core Group. His focus more recently has been on business development and investments in disruptive early-stage and transformational growth companies. Steinar serves on the board of various early-stage Scandinavian technology companies.

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Texas A&M University
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University

+47 9572 8490

Trygve Ugelstad

Director, Oslo

Over 15 years of transaction experience from international and Nordic Investment banks.

  • M.Sc. in Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • MBA, London Business School
  • Advanced Strategic Management, IMD Lausanne

+47 918 22 378

Hans Henrik Westberg

Director, Oslo

Hans Henrik has more than 20 years of industrial experience from management positions in ICT companies in the Nordics. He has had multiple roles in Telenor within areas like business development and product leadership with focus on Internet. Hans Henrik also has experience from Amdocs PLC, HP Consulting, Weibull, and from his own consulting company where he has advised Norwegian IT companies.

  • MBA, Strategy & Management, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Master of Management, Module Finance & Investments, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Bachelor with Honors – Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Bristol

+47 479 01 020

Atle Lindstad

Associate Director, Oslo

Atle has experience from numerous capital raise and M&A projects, mainly within the technology/IT sector and with financial services companies.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

+47 996 91 874

Ole Magnus Broch Tenstad

Associate Director, Oslo

Experience from numerous M&A, ECM and DCM transactions within the financial services sector, including savings banks, consumer finance, debt purchasing and non-life insurance.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

+47 926 89 835

Johan Holmberg

Johan Holmberg

Senior Associate, Stockholm

Johan has experience from numerous transactions including M&A, IPOs and capital raises mainly within the technology and life science sector.

  • M.Sc in Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  • B.Sc in Economics, Stockholm University

+46 704 33 29 10

Dadi Janusson

Senior Associate, Reykjavik

Dadi’s background lies in technology and entrepreneurship, having founded, ran and successfully exited his own ventures. With over five years of experience from the finance industry, both from M&A and Risk Management, Dadi has experience from M&A transactions within the technology sector, as well as financial modeling and credit risk.

  • M.Sc. in Production Engineering and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

+354 892 8359

Anders Norheim Kvistad

Senior Associate, Oslo

Anders has participated in several M&A, ECM and DCM transactions across a wide range of industries. He mainly focuses on Aquaculture, TMT, Real Estate & Other SMB.

  • M.Sc. in Finance Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • M.Sc. in Strategy & Management Louvain School of Management
  • B.Sc. in Economics & Business Administration (NHH)

+47 926 95 876

Henrik Laukvik

Senior Associate, Palo Alto

More than five years of experience from Management Consulting (Accenture PLC) and Investment banking. Henrik focuses primarily on M&A and private placements within the technology sector and strategic debt advisory services.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • FINRA Series 79

+1 (650) 447-6189

Kristian Melandsø

Senior Associate , Oslo

Kristian has participated in several M&A, ECM and DCM transactions within the financial sector, including savings banks, consumer finance and non-life insurance.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with major in Financial Economics

+47 979 70 540

Petter Gjessing Bakken

Associate, Oslo

Petter has experience from finance in technology projects (A.P.Moeller Maersk). He mainly focuses on M&A projects within the technology/IT and financial services sector.

  • M.Sc. in Finance and Investment, Copenhagen Business School

+47 93 00 36 17

Noland Katter

Associate Beringer Finance US, Inc, Palo Alto , Palo Alto

More than 10 years of experience managing complex operations and implementing strategic business initiatives for the startup technology industry. Noland’s experience lies in cutting edge technology within software, UAV’s and Robotics and he has a background in finance. Noland has successfully run and exited his own ventures, and currently serves as a startup advisory board member as well as active mentor for multiple Silicon Valley based accelerator programs.

  • B. Sc. in Sales Management, Purdue University
  • FINRA Series 63,79, and 82

+1 650 440 3907

Daniel Lebréus

Associate, Stockholm

Daniel mainly focuses on M&A transactions in the TMT, Fintech and IT Services sector. Daniel has previous experience from PwC

  • B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden

+46 70 398 83 39

Viktor Berggren

Analyst, Stockholm

Viktor mainly focuses on M&A transactions in the TMT, Fintech and IT Services sector. Viktor has previous experience from Catella Bank and American Express.

  • M.Sc. in Finance, Stockholm School of Economics
  • B.Sc. in Finance, Stockholm School of Economics

+46 702 919 520

Bodil Erdal

Analyst, Oslo

Bodil started working at Beringer Finance in 2015. She has experience from several cross border transactions in different sectors.

  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Diploma of Law, University of Oslo

+47 4584 8843

Andreas Forsman

Analyst, Stockholm

Experience from International Expansion and Management of Bank & PSP Relationships at Trustly. Previous experience also includes Accounting and Financial Reporting at EQT Partners and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. Andreas mainly focuses on M&A transactions within the TMT, Fintech and IT Services sector.

  • B.Sc. in Business Administration (Major in Corporate Finance) from Lund University, Sweden.

+46 704 564 767

Lukas Johnston

Analyst, Stockholm

M&A experience from one of Sweden’s leading start up incubators and investment companies.

  • B.Sc. in Accounting and Finance, Uppsala University

+46 703 98 87 12

Mathias Maier

Analyst, Stockholm

Experience from Finance and Asset Management services through internships in Beringer Finance (Equity Research), Televenture Management, Goldman Sachs, and more. Mathias mainly focuses on M&A transactions within the TMT, Fintech and IT Services sectors.

  • B.Sc. in Business Administration (Major in Finance) from IE Business School, Spain
  • The Royal Norwegian Naval Officer School (UBHH) – Strategic Leadership

+46 706 300 264

Nicoleta Rosu

Analyst, Oslo

Nicoleta has previous experience from Equity Research. As a research analyst she had coverage of companies within the IT/TMT sectors and simultaneously analyzed and followed the Nordic IT services sector. Prior to joining Beringer Finance Nicoleta worked with management consulting and with SMEs funding.

  • M.Sc. in Financial Economics, BI Norwegian Business School
  • M.Sc. in International Financial Risk Management, Bucharest University of Economic Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

+47 486 83 152

Emil S. Tønsberg

Analyst, Oslo

Emil started working at Beringer Finance in 2018. Through internships at Norwegian and Swedish banks, he has experience within various Capital Markets services, including foreign exchange brokerage, equity research and debt capital markets.

  • M.Sc. in Financial Economics, BI Norwegian Business School

+47 472 44 199

Ingjerd Dale

Office Manager, Oslo

10 years of experience in management and administration. Ingjerd has also worked as a journalist, producer and news reporter for Norwegian television and radio.

  • Master of professional accountancy, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Cand. Jur. major in Corporate Law, University of Oslo

+47 908 45 025

Arne Lien

Chief Compliance Officer, Oslo

Over 30 years of experience of working with Scandinavian Investment Banks; first as a stockbroker with a special interest for derivatives and later as Compliance Officer. He has held the position as Chief Compliance Officer since 2012. Arne has formerly served as a deputy board member of The Norwegian Securities Dealers Association (NSDA) and Head of the Derivatives Committee. He is currently a member of the NSDA’s Compliance Committee and The Ethical Advisory Board.

+47 932 85 572

Anders Winterstad

Head of IT, Oslo

Over 15 years of experience managing IT-systems. He previously ran his own IT consulting business before joining Beringer Finance in 2006.

+47 402 04 330

Timo Lehes

Senior Advisor

Over 20 years of experience from starting, running, exiting and investing in enterprise software companies. Timo has served as an investor and executive in technology companies, with extensive experience from building, running and investing in enterprise software companies and leading various merger and acquisition deals. With multiple successful exits, he has worked both Buy and Sell sides of financial transactions. In the past year, Timo had successful exits in advertising technology platform Admeta and virtualization platform Witsbits. Throughout his career, Timo has invested in more than 40 companies. He currently serves as a board member at BankerBay, and is a Senior Advisor to Beringer Finance AB.

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science & Data Communication, Chalmers University

Arni Thor Arnason

Senior Advisor

Over 10 years of experience from Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment banking. Arni has significant management and entrepreneurship experience and a special interest in IT/ Tech startup´s, focusing on sales & marketing. He has worked as an advisor for several companies in restructuring processes.

  • Political Science, University of Iceland

Arne Daehli

Senior Advisor

Over 25 years’ of experience from industry, banks and corporate finance with focus on debt advisory. Arne has worked within structured finance, both in the Nordic countries based in Oslo and Stockholm, and international transactions done out of London. Arne has been involved in transactions in different sectors including industrial engineering, telecom, transportation and energy. Arne is now focusing on origination on debt advisory and working closely with the M&A team.

  • M.Sc. in Business and Finance, Uppsala University

Harald K. Berg

Senior Advisor

Over 20 years of experience from corporate finance, investment banking and entrepreneurship all over Europe. Harald´s corporate finance specializations are acquisition debt finance and cross border M&A transactions. Harald is also a dedicated entrepreneur with successful and active current and past ownership ranging from investment banking and micro credit to telecom and fiber optical technology companies. He serves as a board member of Meltwater Group, Georgian Credit and SmartOptics.

  • MBA, University of Freiburg

Trond Dale

Senior Advisor

Over 20 years’ of experience in the financial sector from some of the world’s largest banks including Chemical Bank, Oslo and London, Goldman Sachs, London, Credit Agricole, Stockholm and DLP Capital, Stockholm. Trond’s main focus has been in international sales and advisory emphasizing on Foreign Exchange, Interest and Fixed Income Products.

  • Lic. Oec. HSG/MBA in Banking and Finance, Handelshochscule St. Gallen, Switzerland

Donald Farmer

Senior Advisor

Donald has worked for over 30 years in the fields of data management and product innovation, with a background ranging from fish-farming to archaeology to advanced manufacturing. He has worked in award-winning startups in the UK and Iceland, and spent 15 years at Microsoft and at Qlik leading teams designing and developing new enterprise capabilities in data integration, data mining, self-service analytics and visualization.

As an advisor and investor Donald’s interests are equally diverse, including restaurant management software in the Philippines and graph database analytics in Silicon Valley. He mentors individuals from junior inside sales reps to globally-focused executives.

Per Christian Goller

Senior Advisor

25 years of experience from investment banking and industry. Per Christian has lead several large M&A transactions and capital raisings, particularly in the financial and technology sectors.

  • MBA, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • B.Sc. in Management Sciences, UMIST, University of Manchester

Thomas Ivarson

Senior Advisor

Thomas has over 30 years of international experience in IT software and services companies. After a 15-year career in Ericsson he was CEO for two global software companies during 7 years, EHPT AB and CMG Wireless Data Solutions BV. Then followed 9 years of executive roles in the IT services sector for Logica/CGI. Since 2013 Thomas works as an investor, he has a portfolio of 12 companies and is a Board member in 5 of them.

  • M.Sc. in Electric Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Master of Science in Business and Economics, Gothenburg University

Manish Jha

Senior Advisor

The founder and Executive Chairman of the Silvermine Group. Manish has spent over 25 years’ in the media business, as general manager of business units in large companies like the NFL and ESPN and as CEO and President of smaller companies like Vantrix, SkyWeaver and Tremor Video. Most recently, Mr. Jha was President of Publisher Platforms at Tremor Video, where he oversaw the publisher business, successfully launching and rapidly growing the company’s programmatic SSP platform. Prior to Tremor, he served as the General Manager of Mobile at the NFL where his team developed industry leading applications for smartphones and tablets. Previously, Manish served as the President and CEO of SkyWeaver, Inc, a social and interest graph based targeting company, and as CEO of Vantrix, a video technology company.

Mr. Jha started his career at ESPN, where he served in various capacities including as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile, and as SVP/GM of Emerging Media, launching innovative services like ESPN3. Mr. Jha has received numerous industry accolades for his leadership, including: one of the “50 most influential people in streaming and technology” by Streaming Magazine, one of “CableFax 100” by CableFax magazine, “Who’s Who in Mobile” by The Hollywood Reporter, one of the most influential sports technology executives of the decade by The Sports Business Journal, and one of the 25 most influential South Asian Executives in media in the US by Korn Ferry and IFFLA.

  • Variety of executive education programs at Harvard, MIT and UCLA
  • BA degree in Philosophy and Religion, Colgate University

Robert Lampereur

Senior Advisor

Over 30 years’ of industry experience and is currently the CTO of The Stonington Group, where he is focused on venture capital and industry development activities. In addition to his Senior Advisor role with Beringer Finance, Robert is a co-founder of Yorke Capital Founders, LLC.
Prior to The Stonington Group, he was Chief Software Engineer & Mission Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp (15 years) and Lockheed Martin (15 years). His career focused on developing high reliability, real-time systems for government and commercial customers. A career highlight is the time he spent developing flight software used to operate the cameras currently in the Hubble Space Telescope. He has supported the development and operations of numerous NASA and government systems that include the Kepler Space Telescope, weather & climate monitoring satellites, global communication systems, and methods for addressing cyber security issues unique too aerospace.

  • M.Sc. in Computer Information Systems, Regis University, Denver, Colorado
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Frederic Laziou

Senior Advisor

Frederic Laziou is the CEO of Tacton, a Swedish software company (200 employees). Frederic has 15 years’ experience in IT and technology working in various countries with general management, corporate and business development, M&A and strategy. Prior to joining Tacton, Frederic was CEO of 24 Solutions, a cloud infrastructure provider.

Chris Thomas

Senior Advisor

Over 35 years’ of industry experience and is currently the CEO of The Stonington Group. In his career, Chris has focused on developing and driving market adoption of cutting edge technologies. He is sought after for his visionary executive workshops that blend technology futures with accelerating business revenue.
Prior to The Stonington Group, Chris was Chief Strategist at Intel Corporation focused on global engagement with Industry, Governments, Systems Integrators, NGOs and Global Development Agencies including developing strategies, architectures and products for Networking, Communications, PC, Server, Enterprise, Education, Health Care, Small Business, Mobile, Emerging Market and other areas. He is well known for driving computer industry standardization and next generation solutions, including founding the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF), creating and directing Intel’s Distributed Enterprise Architecture Lab, and architecting core technologies behind the LANDesk™ Management Suite. He co-authored the book “Mashup Corporations” and has participated in World Economic Forum Information Technology, Internet Security, and Cloud Computing activities.

  • Disruptive Technologies Program, Harvard Business School
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science and BA Spanish, Carroll University

Kjartan Thor Thordarson

Senior Advisor

Over 20 years’ of experience in the entertainment industry and software sector. Kjartan has held several top management positions, founded companies and executed successful exits. He was CEO and co-owner of STORM, a leader in digital content creation. He founded and sold PoppTV, the first and only 24-hour music television station in Iceland. He started VYRE, a Content Management and Web Publishing vendor. As CEO of STORM, in 2006 he sold and then merged the company with Sagafilm and in 2008 he acquired Sagafilm as he currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Sagafilm Nordic in Stockholm. Kjartan currently sits on the board of travel innovator Bokun and distribution platform OZ.

Huizi Zeng 曾惠子

Senior Advisor, Stockholm

Working with Asia equity investments and business operations since 2006. Huizi closely follows developments in Emerging Asian markets including Greater China, South Korea and Southeast Asia, and has developed unique on-the-ground insights across Europe and Asia continents. Prior to joining Beringer Finance, she worked as an Asian equity analyst at the Swedish active asset manager East Capital based in Stockholm, covering technology, energy and consumer goods sectors. Before moving to Sweden in 2009, she was heading Towers Watson’s Global Research Center (20 analysts/economists) in Wuhan, China.

曾惠子自2006年起从事亚洲股权市场投资及研究团队运营工作。她密切跟踪欧洲及新兴亚洲市场(大中华区、韩国及东南亚)的经济、商业和企业发展,获得了横跨欧亚市场的独特本土化观点。加入Beringer Finance之前,她在瑞典主动型资产管理公司East Capital任职亚洲二级股权市场分析师,覆盖科技、能源及消费品行业。2009年移居瑞典前,她领导着韬睿惠悦武汉全球研究办公室的20人分析师/经济学家团队。

  • M.Sc. in Business & Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
  • B.A. in Economics, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
  • CFA Institute, Level III Candidate

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