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Bjørnar Reitan

Partner, Ph.D (Economics and Technology Management) / MSc
+47 92 64 86 66
Bjørnar Reitan (b. 1969) – Partner and co-founder of Impello in 2005. Bjørnar Reitan has 20 years of experience as project manager in transaction processes (M&A), financing processes and strategy consulting. He also has broad experience as CEO and CFO (ex: Eplehuset, Fesil Sunergy, Smartmotor, Biotrål/SES). He has been involved in approximately 50 transactions with a total transaction value of +3 brd. (Purchases, sales, mergers, demergers, MBOs, emissions) and he has also helped raise more than 1/2 brd. to growth companies. He has experience as board chairman and board member from 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 and Biotrål AS (CEO/CFO for hire)
2012 – 2018: 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