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Longship Fund I (“Longship”) has as on April 13th, 2021 divested 100% of its shares in Norian Topco AS and its subsidiaries (“Norian”) to the Norwegian accounting and IT company ECIT AS. The management team will continue to work in Norian, and will retain an ownership stake in Norian as well as reinvest part of the proceeds in ECIT. Norian is the second exit from Longship Fund I in 2021.

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Longship Fund II (“Longship”) has as of March 20th, 2021 agreed to acquire 100% of the shares in Westcon Power & Automation AS (“WPA”) from Westcon Group AS (“Westcon”).

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Longship Fund II (“Longship”) has as of February 19th, 2021 acquired 100% of the shares in Gexcon AS from NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS (“NORCE”).

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Longship Fund I (“Longship”) has as of January 15th, 2021 together with Founder Helge Rustand and the employees divested 100% of the shares in HRP AS and its subsidiary HR Prosjekt AS (“HRP”) to the Swedish investment company Broviken AB.

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Longship, the Norway based lower mid-market buyout specialist, has closed its second buyout fund. The fund held its first and final closing on November 4th, at the hard cap of 1.7 billion (c. EUR 160 million). The announcement of Fund II comes less than five years after Fund I closed. Longship now manages NOK 3.1 billion (c. EUR 300 million) in aggregated capital commitments across its two funds.

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