Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

We offer M&A process preparation, analysis, project management and senior advisory. Our independence enables us to operate at the core of any process resulting in impartial and objective advice to our clients. We have a strong record of successfully executing buy side and sell side transaction advisory assignments .

Equity and debt private placements

Our services include end-to-end capital raising for clients, including process preparation, project management, senior advisory and transaction execution. We have a strong history of value creating long term relationships with investors and companies and have an extensive network towards private equity firms, fund managers, institutions and private investors.

Debt financing and capital structure

We offer analysis and process support in recapitalisations, financing renegotiations and other financing decisions. Guardian advises corporations and institutions on a wide range of capital structure, restructuring and financing situations. We bring extensive experience negotiating with banks and structuring tailored solutions for our clients.

Pre Transaction Preparation

Guardian combines the experience of its professionals in advising either buyers or sellers with the aim to identify and realize potential in the business before a transaction is initiated. We believe that a well prepared transaction process is critical in maximizing value for our clients.

Business Review

We offer to perform a detailed review of the past, present and future financial performance of a business – either giving a second opinion or as a co-developer with the client. Our professional’s diverse background ensures a realistic and insightful review of the business in question.


We perform valuation services for private and public companies, both as a key workstream in a transaction processes, as input to investment portfolio surveillance or as an individual report to the client. Our valuation services combines experience with reliable models and information providers.


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Knut Øversjøen

Acting CEO

Strong track record from investment banking and multiple board and CEO positions. Joined Guardian as a board member in 2014 and is now acting CEO

  • MSc BI Norwegian Business School
  • 2014 - Guardian Corporate (board member and acting CEO from 2019)
  • 2013 - CEO / Major Owner Scandec Systemer
  • 2009 - CEO / Investor Innblick Invest
  • 2013 - 2018 Managing Partner / Chairman, Falcon Industrial Partners
  • 2010 - 2014 Head of Investment banking / Member of Advisory Board , Carnegie Investment Bank
  • 2004 - 2009 CEO / BOD member, Kverneland Group
  • 2001 - 2007 CFO / Head of M&A, Umoe
  • 1996 - 2000 CFO, Hafslund
  • Numerous current board positions, including Relacom, Sans Bygg, Spond, Z-Terra

Håkon Haugerud

Associated Advisor

Extensive experience from various roles, including equity research and wealth management. Joined Guardian Corporate in 2013.

  • MSc Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Economist BI Norwegian School of Management
  • 2013- Guardian Corporate
  • 2001 - 2011 Wealth Management, Nordea, Formuesforvaltning, SEB
  • 1996 - 2000 Equity Analyst, Karl Johan Fonds
  • 1992 - 1995 CEO Metalock Industrier AS
  • 1987 - 1992 Corporate Banking, Nordea Fokus Bank
  • 1985 - 1986 Project Control, Kværner Engineering
  • 1984 - 1985 Material Department, Norwegian Ministry of Defence