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Synergos AS
Strandveien 12
P. O. Box 449
1366 Lysaker, Norway
Tel: +47 9341 5933

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Leif Larsen, Managing Partner

Mr. Larsen worked for Orkla (16 years) specializing in SVP Business Dev. Orkla Food Ingredients, sales and marketing direction in Denofa and Idun Industri. He was a sales manager at Bjørge Offshore, cost and planning engineer Saga Petroleum. He has 15 years of M&A experience from Orkla Corp. Dev. and Synergos. Leif has participated in various deals within the food sector and is member of our food industry group.

Arne Erik Kristiansen, Partner

Arne Erik Kristiansen joined Synergos as Partner in February 2018. He has broad experience from leading positions within industry and investment banking with focus on business development and multiple M&A’s. From the mid 80’ies until 1996, Arne Erik  served in the Corporate Development team in Hafslund Nycomed with international experience from pharmaceutical, imaging and energy. From 1996 until 2004 he joined the corporate management of Hafslund as SVP M&A. From 2004 to 2010 he served as Senior Advisor, Corporate Finance in ABG Sundal Collier. In 2010 he started working as an advisor towards Arbaflame/Pemco . Before joining Synergos, he worked within his own advisory company, Asiju Invest AS with focus on renewable energy. Arne Erik earned his BSc from the University of Karlstad, Sweden. He has done numerous deals in the industrials sector and is member of our industrials group.

Karl-Børre Gilje, Partner

Karl-Børre has about 20 years of experience from Orkla and Carlsberg, where he has had positions as sales and marketing director, purchasing and logistics director as well as director of new business. The last 10 years he has been director in business development, and has done several acquisitions in the Nordics (including Jordan and Cederroth) and integrated them in Orkla. In addition, he has Board experience from Asia. Karl-Børre holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from NTNU and a MBA from Netherlands and USA.

Knut C. Helgesen, Associate Partner

Mr. Helgesen has 15 years of management experience in Orkla Media; Corporate Development, Financial Director and Dir. Digital Media. He has additional experience from Boston Corporate and Aratos. Knut has participated in various deals within the IT sector and is member of our IT industry group.

Henrik Reisvang, Senior Analyst

Henrik started his career in Orkla ASA in 2014 working as a Project Analyst in the Production Strategy & Development department, before joining Synergos in 2016. Henrik holds a Master of International Business from Hult International Business School, San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota.

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