I enjoy leading clients and realizing their objectives, while structuring solutions to issues that are both intriguing and challenging.
Øyvind leads Lincoln’s overall strategic and operational efforts in Switzerland. He has widespread experience advising private and public companies and private equity clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, public takeovers, leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings capital raising and restructuring processes in Switzerland and throughout Europe.
Øyvind helps companies differentiate themselves and traverse the complex sellers’ market, providing support and direction in preparation for a successful sale. As one of the most experienced corporate financiers in Switzerland, he applies more than 25 years of expertise and relationships to lead Swiss clients to the global buyer community. Øyvind has advised clients on transactions across multiple sectors, including business services, consumer and retail, industrials; technology, media and telecom and healthcare.
Øyvind sits on the board of Cassiopea, an Italian dermatology biotech company quoted on the Swiss stock exchange.
Prior to joining Lincoln to launch its Swiss operations, Øyvind was Managing Director and Co-leader of the pan-European consumer and retail group for Leonardo & Co. Formerly, he was a Partner and Managing Director with Sal. Oppenheim and a Partner at EY/Arthur Andersen. Øyvind started his career at UBS where he worked on mid- to large-cap M&A and capital market transactions throughout Europe.
Øyvind earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from University of Fribourg and speaks Norwegian / Scandinavian, English, German, Italian and French.
Lincoln International advised Green Mobility Holding, a portfolio company of Rivean Capital and Deutsche Private Equity, on the acquisition of o2o Bicycle Leasing
Lincoln International advised Deutsche Private Equity and private shareholders on its sale of a majority stake in Green Mobility Holding to Rivean Capital
Lincoln International advised Ardian in its acquisition of a stake in Mimacom Flowable Group from private shareholders and management
Lincoln International advised kiana group in its sale to Kalaidos, a subsidiary of Klett Group
Lincoln International advised Verium on expanding the shareholder base of Toradex with institutional and private investors led by Headway Capital Partners and Kline Hill Partners
Lincoln International advised private shareholders on agreement to sell their minority stake in Neo Advertising to TX Group in a merger with the Swiss subsidiary of Clear Channel Outdoor
Lincoln International advised Invision on expanding shareholder base of Schneider Group with institutional and private investors led by Montana Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised Afinum on selling minority stake in Cotta to L-GAM and founder
Perspectives featuring Øyvind Bjordal
Best Practices for Preparing a Corporate Carve Out
While macroeconomic challenges and rising interest rates correlate to a slowdown in mergers and acquisitions, corporate carve out transactions often see significant upticks during times of economic uncertainty as businesses… Read More
Corporate Carve Outs: A Strategic Growth Tool for Turbulent Times
When challenges arise in the economic environment, businesses become much less interested in discretionary acquisitions—particularly larger deals or at higher multiples, creating a need for dealmaking alternatives. The result is… Read More
European Deal Making in 2020: Insights on Selling, Buying and Opportunities for Investors
Businesses across Europe are facing challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic every day. Despite the challenges, there have been several bright spots—presenting opportunities for private equity and corporate investors. Lincoln… Read More
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