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Bjørnar Reitan

Partner, Ph.D (Economics and Technology Management) / MSc
+47 92 64 86 66
Bjørnar Reitan (b. 1969) – Partner. Bjørnar Reitan is one of the founding partners of Impello and has a broad experience from management, M&A, investments and financial advisory. He has more than 15 years of experience from M&A, and has been involved in more than 30 transactions with a total transaction value of more than NOK 3 brd. He has also raised more than NOK 500 mill to growth companies from both equity, debt and research grants. He has had position in several boards of directors in both growth companies and large companies.

Fields of expertise:

  • M&A
  • Financing (equity, debt, grants)
  • Management in growth companies and restructuring (CFO, CEO)
  • Financial analysis and valuation
  • Strategy and business development
  • Board of directors


2014 – dd: Impello Management (Partner)
2014 – 2015: Seaweed Energy Solutions AS (CEO for hire)
2012 – dd: Associate Professor II NTNU School of Entrepreneurship (Mentor, Lecturing)
2012 – 2014: Eplehuset AS (CFO, CEO)
2008 – 2012: Fesil Sunergy AS (CFO for hire)
2008 – 2012: Impello Management AS (Managing Partner)
2003 – 2004: SmartMotor (CFO for hire)
2002 – 2004: VI Partners / Trøndelag Vekst (Investment Manager)
1998 – 2002 + 2004/5: Ernst & Young Corporate Finance (Senior Manager)
1993 – 1998: NTNU Industrial Economics (Ph.D student) and SINTEF Technology Management (Researcher)


1998: Ph.D Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
1992: Master of Science in Business, University of Nordland
1990: College Graduate Economics and Administration, Trondheim School of Business