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Nordic Investment Banking Powerhouse

ABG Sundal Collier is the independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse, developed over 30 years, founded on a hard working partnership culture and the ability to attract top talent.

Our strategy is to be an advisor and an intermediary, and the core product offering comprise corporate advisory services, corporate financing services and investor research and brokerage services.

Our corporate advisory team offers access to a broad financial and industrial network and unparalleled transaction experience. We provide financing to corporates through our superior Nordic and international distribution platform, and we are optimally structured for naturally matching trading flows, delivering best execution for clients. 

The group employ approx. 250 staff working from the Nordic offices in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and in the offices in the key international markets US, UK and Germany.  

ABGSC ambition is to be the preferred Nordic Investment bank. We are committed to delivering long term superior value for all key stakeholders by:

  • Providing the best advice in relation to strategic challenges
  • Providing the optimal external corporate financing
  • Improving clients’ investment return
  • Being “the place to be” for talented staff
  • Running a cost focused and highly profitable operation


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recent news

  • Q2 Highlights

    - Revenue growth of 33% compared to last year

    Q2 2015 revenues up to NOK 376m from NOK 283m in Q2 2014


    - Increased profitability

    Operating margin of 29% relative to 23% in Q2 2014

    Q2 2015 EPS of NOK 0.17 compared to NOK 0.11 last year


    -Completed buy-back of ASC-shares

    Purchased 21.6m own shares at NOK 5.55 per share


    - Robust capitalisation and liquid balance sheet

    Group capital adequacy ratio of 3.1 times the regulatory minimum requirement

  • ABGSC voted Best Investment Bank in Norway by Euromoney

    ABGSC has been voted the best investment bank in Norway by the Euromoney Awards for Excellence. This annual award recognises the top banks in the world, and ABGSC won the same award in 2013 and 2014. The survey and results are based on interviews with institutions and clients that have used investment banking services in the last 12 months in Norway.

  • ABGSC voted Best Nordic Broker in Extel Survey

    For the third year in a row, ABGSC has been ranked “Best Nordic Broker” in the Extel 2015 Annual Survey, carried out among the investor and IR community globally. On an overall basis, ABGSC achieved 17.4% of the votes in the survey by brokers exposed to the Nordic region, an improvement from last year. On the various parameters ABGSC was ranked No. 1 in three out of four areas: Equity Sales, Equity Research and Sales Trading, while No. 3 in the category Company and Expert Meetings.

    Extel gathers, collates and presents perception opinions and ratings from the investment community worldwide, and is regarded as a leading provider in its field.

    “We are pleased to once again achieve the top spot in the Extel survey. Being regarded as the best provider of high quality sales and research services to professional investors in the domestic and international markets is at the core of our strategy, and forms the basis for having a superior distribution platform for Nordic equities”, CEO Knut Brundtland comments.

  • ABGSC has a new logo and corporate profile

    ABGSC has over the past years been developing and updating ABGSC’s communication profile and corporate branding as we want to ensure that our profile always reflects our core values: Professionalism, integrity and commerciality. A part of this development has been to redesign our logo for the first time since 2001.The new logo and profile is reflected on our new website and will be rolled out on all other documentation and presentation material over the coming months.

  • Establishing a joint venture with the Norwegian Shipbroker Winmar.

    ABG Sundal Collier is expanding its product offering within the shipping segment establishing a joint venture with the Norwegian Shipbroker Winmar as established by  Mr. Even Winje in 1999.

    We are pleased to announce that Mr. Even Winje has joined forces with ABG Sundal Collier in order to deliver a more comprehensive product offering to our clients.

    By establishing the new joint venture we will strengthen our Shipping investment banking footprint, complementing our existing investment banking shipping team as well as leveraging Mr. Winje’s strong knowledge-base and client relationship within the shipping community.

    As a Nordic investment bank delivering a leading product offering within equity and bond sales, research, corporate access and investment banking, we are confident that our clients globally will benefit further from our new establishment.

  • ABGSC voted best Nordic Research Team in Institutional Investor Magazine

    For the second year in a row ABG Sundal Collier has been voted Best Nordic Research team in Institutional Investor Magazine’s annual European investor survey. The top-ranking reflects the strength of ABGSC’s team of 33 analysts based in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. “ABG brings great local color and knowledge about the companies they cover, but they also keep abreast of what’s going with their sectors globally,” according to Institutional Investor . The top ranking follows on from ABGSC being ranked number 1-2 on Research in Sweden and Norway in Prospera’s annual survey in November 2013. “We are very happy with being the preferred choice for Nordic research by both local and international investors” says Karl Berglund, Global Head of Research.

  • ABGSC ranked #1 within both sales and research in the annual Kapital broker survey

    The 2014 broker survey in Norway undertaken by business magazine Kapital has just been published. ABGSC was rated best sales and research provider in Norway, winning by a clear margin. Within sales ABGSC received 20,6 % share of total votes, and within research ABGSC received 20,3 % share of total votes. ABGSC`s lead versus the No.2 position has increased significantly.

    Gaute Eie came out on top for sales, receiving 8,3% of the votes.

    On research Georg Liasjø won the fish farming category. He also received the third most votes in any single category.

    John Olaisen won the oil service (subsea/seismic) category, and came third in both the oil stocks and oil market categories. His aggregated score on his sectors put him at No. 2 on the list of analysts receiving the most votes in the survey. Ole Petter Kjerkreit won the telecom and IT category.

    ABGSC was ranked second in the following categories: Oil service/rig – Lukas Daul, Consumer, media, cruise and biotech – Petter Nystrøm, Industrial and metals – Martin Melbye. Also, Fredric Cyon was ranked third in the real estate category.

    ABG Sundal Collier received 20,3% of the overall votes within research.

    Kapital surveyed about 46 institutional and private investors that actively use financial analytical services.

  • ABGSC ranked #1 in TNS Sifo Prospera`s annual Domestic Equity Norway survey

    ABGSC has achieved the No. 1 position in TNS Sifo Prospera's annual Domestic Equity Norway survey for the second year in a row.

    The Prospera survey is based on interviews with 64 institutions and investors, which rated their experience with the numerous financial companies and institutions. Services ranked include broker advice, equity research, brokerage, technical execution of trade and business presentation arrangements.  

    ABGSC has retained the No. 1 position in equity research in Prospera`s survey for the second year running. The survey is divided into three main areas: 1) Research and Advisory, which also includes sales where ABGSC is on top of the list, 2) Execution – ABGSC is ranked No 2, and 3) Corporate Access, also ranked No 2.
    Within Research and Advisory, ABGSC achieved the best score for all of the three sales criteria evaluated. Overall, ABGSC has kept its No.1 position, with a total score of 4.01.

    Research is evaluated on six criteria, including the total number of sector ranking points; ABGSC tops the list on five of these and is top of the list on aggregated sector research points.
    For the various research sectors, ABGSC is ranked No.1 in telecom, seismic, fishery and fish farming, achieved the No.2 position for IT, consumer, industrial machinery, quantitative, small caps, rig/drilling and other oil services, and is ranked No.3 on raw materials and oil & gas.

    “We are very pleased with the results of the Prospera domestic equity Norway survey 2014. As our colleagues on the Corporate Finance department in Oslo achieved a very strong score in the recently published Corporate Finance Norway Prospera survey – winning by a considerable margin – we are happy to see that the team on equities managed to follow up. The results are a function of clever individuals being highly motivated and working against common goals” says Ole Petter Kjerkreit, Deputy Head of Research.

    For further information please contact:
    Karoline Fagerheim Hansen, Communication, Projects and Marketing.
    Phone: +4792840554



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  • ABGSC ranked #1 both overall and in M&A and ECM in TNS Sifo Prospera's Corporate Finance ranking

    ABG Sundal Collier was ranked a solid #1, both overall and in both subcategories, M&A and ECM in TNS Sifo Prospera`s Corporate Finance ranking for Norway. The survey is nowadays conducted annually ans is based on interviews with CEOs, CFOs, M&A specialists and senior partners who have been involved in projects executed in Norway. A total of 23 M&A and ECM Advisors have been evaluated during the period 27 May to 2 October, 2014.

    60 Norwegian and 73 international organisations have been interviewed within the M&A category. 55 Norwegian and 61 international organisations have been interviewed within the ECM category. In particular, special emphasis was placed on ABG Sundal Collier`s ability to undertake and successfully execute large projects.

    "We are proud to see that ABG Sundal Collier Corporate Finance Norway has been ranked #1 in Prospera`s survey for the fifth consecutive survey (in total for the last 9 years). It is encouraging to observe that this year we were ranked #1 within all three main categories; Corporate Finance Advisory, M&A Advisory and ECM Advisory. It is also encouraging that the distance from the competitors has increased substantially since the last survey. We belive this ranking is a reflection of many years of hard work carried our by our dedicated and experienced team that is "top of its game" when it comes to executing large transactions for a broad spectrum of clients" says Arild A.Engh, Head og Investment Banking.

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    For further information, please contact:

    Karoline Fagerheim Hansen, Communication, Projects and Marketing.
    Phone: +4792840554

  • ABGSC voted best Nordic Broker in Thomson Reuters Extel survey

    ABG Sundal Collier has been voted “Best Nordic broker” in the annual Thomson Reuters Extel survey, in which both local and international investors participate. ABGSC has won three out of the four ‘grand slam’ titles; Best Sales team, Best Sales Trading team and Best Nordic research team. The top-ranking reflects the strength of ABGSC’s Equities platform which combines a strong local foothold with superior global distribution.

    “This is yet further evidence of our top class global distribution platform and that we are the biggest trading partner for Nordic shares globally (based on commission paid)”, Knut Pedersen, Global Head of Markets

    “The Extel survey confirms the strength of our research product, and we are very pleased to be the preferred choice among both local and international investors when it comes to insight into Nordic companies”, Karl Berglund, Global Head of Research.

    Extel, which is part of the Thomson Reuters group, conducts market surveys and produces bespoke studies for clients. The annual ranking of broker firms and analysts was conducted during March-May 2013, with both Nordic as well as international investors interviewed.

  • ABGSC voted best Nordic Research Team in the annual Institutional Investor survey

    ABG Sundal Collier has been voted Best Nordic Research team in the annual Institutional Investor survey, in which both European and UK investors participate. The top ranking reflects the strength of ABG Sundal Collier’s team of 33 analysts and their coverage of approximately 230 companies across the Nordic region. “This is evidence that our strategy to provide a broad pan-Nordic research product, with focus on sectors rather than countries is appreciated by international clients”, says Karl Berglund, Global Head of Research. Institutional Investor is a leading international business to business publisher, focused primarily on international finance.

  • ABGSC ranked #3 overall in TNS Sifo Prospera Broker survey Sweden

    ABGSC ranked overall #3 in Prospera Sweden 2012 broker survey with strong rankings for both Sales and Research. ABGSC ranked #1 on Personal Contacts, Business Ideas, Case Analysis and Speaking Partners.  Tier 1 clients also acknowledged the strength of ABGSC’s analyst teams with #1 rankings in 7 sectors: Quantitative, Banking & Insurance, IT, Engineering, Energy, Steel Metals and Mining, and Research on demand. The annual survey was based on interviews with portfolio managers, traders and analysts in 67 Swedish institutions.

  • ABGSC at the top of the rankings in Greenwich Survey

    ABGSC Trading ranked #1 and Sales / Research ranked #2 in the recently published 2011 Greenwich survey. The Greenwich survey is published annually and is based on input from US and Canadian investors.

  • ABGSC awarded the prize for Nordic Corporate Finance House of the year in Pricate Equity Awards

    ABGSC was recently awarded the prize for Nordic Corporate Finance House of the Year and the prize for Regional Corporate Finance House of the Year in the prestigious annual Private Equity Awards held in London. This is the first time that a Nordic firm is awarded the European regional prize and is an acknowledgement from our clients that they appreciate the quality of our services.

  • ABGSC is expanding its Danish operation, establishing a Corporate Finance branch in Copenhagen

    ABG Sundal Collier is expanding its Danish operation and establishing a corporate finance branch in Copenhagen. We are pleased to announce that Thomas B. Lindquist has been appointed as new partner and Head of Investment Banking Denmark. Mr. Lindquist brings 17 years of investment banking experience and was previously Managing Director of Nordea’s corporate finance activities in Denmark.

    By establishing a local team in Copenhagen, we will strengthen our Nordic investment banking footprint, complementing existing teams in Oslo and Stockholm, as well as leveraging our strong platform and knowledge-bases within corporate finance, equity-, high-yield and convertible bond sales and research.

    The establishment of a Danish corporate finance operation is seen as a natural next step in developing our positions in Denmark, mirroring the service offering in our other Nordic offices. ABG Sundal Collier’s current Danish equity research and sales operation was opened in 2005.

    As a Nordic investment bank delivering a leading product offering within equity and bond sales, research, corporate access and investment banking, we are confident that our clients in Denmark and globally will benefit further from our expansion into investment banking services in Denmark.

  • ABGSC ranked #1 Broker in Kapital ranking

    Kapital, a leading Norwegian business magazine, rated ABGSC best broker in Norway in its first edition of 2012. ABGSC received 16.5% of the overall votes, while the runner up was awarded 12.6% of votes. In addition to this overall acknowledgement, two of ABGSC’s research analysts lead their sector rankings. Ole Petter Kjerkreit, who took over as ABGSC’s Head of Research, Norway in August 2011, topped the rankings of IT and Telecoms analysts, and Martin Melbye was ranked #1 amongst Industry and Materials analysts.

    Kapital’s annual rankings are based on input from a selection of the largest asset managers in Norway.

  • ABGSC ranked #1 overall in TNS Sifo Prospera Corporate Finance survey for Norway

    For the third consecutive time ABGSC was ranked # 1 overall in Prospera’s semi-annual Corporate Finance survey for Norway in 2011. The survey was based on feedback from 186 companies actively purchasing corporate finance services from investment banks and local brokerage firms. ABGSC was ranked #3 (#2 among Nordic banks) by 72 Tier 1 institutions in Prospera’s corresponding 2011 Corporate Finance survey for Sweden.

    Recent articles in Norwegian newspaper Finansavisen and Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri further confirms ABGSC leading market share within the Nordic market for corporate finance services. According to the mentioned sources, ABGSC was the # 1 financial advisor in Norway and # 2 in the Nordics in 2011 in terms of the number of M&A transactions supported (Mergermarket statistics).

    These solid rankings underline both the expertise within ABGSC’s investment banking teams and ABGSC’s strong position amongst corporate finance clients within the Nordics.

  • ABGSC climbed up to the #2 position in TNS Sifo Prospera Domestic Equity survey for Sweden

    ABGSC’s Research department climbed up to the #2 position in the recent annual Prospera Swedish Domestic Equity 2011 survey. ABGSC was in the top 3 within a range of research sectors including Retail, Engineering, Banking and Insurance, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech, Automotive and Media & Gaming.

    We are continuing to strengthen our research team to further improve coverage and value-added analysis across sectors.


Warning! The name ABG Sundal Collier Norge ASA Copenhagen branch, is currently being misused in an attempted fraud. A number of false names (among these, Damian Chambers, Andrew Palmer, Lionel Terry, Tor Pedersen), telephone numbers and email adresses (including are being used as part of the fraud.

We advise anyone receiving a cold call regarding previously purchased shares and requesting a transfer of funds to release shares held in your name to report the incident to your local police. If you would like to verify whether a call is genuine, we suggest you contact your local ABG Sundal Collier office via the contact details listed on our website.


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