Projects

  • 2014-2015

    Nordic Capital's acquisition of Vizrt Ltd

    In November 2014, Nordic Capital announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Vizrt Ltd in a transaction valuing Vizrt's share capital at NOK 2.5 billion (approx. EUR 285 million). Vizrt's products are used by the worlds leading broadcasters, production houses and corporate institutions and the technology company was listed on Oslo Børs until completion of the transaction in March 2015. The transaction was structured as a triangular cash merger and Sverre assisted Vizrt in the transaction.

  • 2014-2015

    Delta's acquisition of Eltek ASA

    Sverre headed up the team of Thommessen lawyers assisting Eltek ASA, a technology company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, in a structured sales process ending in Delta Electronics, a Taiwanese listed company, acquiring Eltek through a public offer valuing Eltek's share capital at NOK 3.9 billion (approx. EUR 450 million).

Work experience

  • 2013–
    Managing Partner, Thommessen
  • 2006–
    Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen
  • 2005–2005
    Senior Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen
  • 2003–2004
    Head, London office, Thommessen
  • 2001–2002
    Lawyer, London office, Thommessen
  • 2000–2001
    Smarterwork Ltd, Legal Counsel
  • 1998–2000
    Lawyer, Brussels office, Thommessen
  • 1997–1998
    Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen

Education

  • 2014–2015
    Certified Legal Project Manager®,
  • 2002–2003
    Corporate Finance Programme, London Business School
  • 1998–1998
    Post-gradute degree EC law, University of Oslo
  • 1991–1997
    Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo

Publications

  • International Acquisition Finance, Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Norwegian chapter)

    2010

  • Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe (norsk kapittel), Cambridge University Press

    2008

  • Prospectus for the Public Offering of Securities in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (norsk kapittel)

    2008

  • "Gjennomføring av MiFID i norsk rett - oversikt og bakgrunn", Tidsskrift for forretningsjus

    2008

  • Global Securitisation and Structured Finance, Global White Page, 2005 (norsk kapittel)

    2005