What we seek

What we are looking for

bulletLongship targets medium sized companies (SMEs) with a Norwegian heritage and with a clear potential for growth in revenue and earnings.

Our target investments typically have sales of NOK 150-1,000 million, and are profitable.

We look for companies which are established or have operations in Norway, with strong potential for growth both locally and/or internationally.

We normally hold majority ownership stakes, but are happy to partner with previous owners, management and other shareholders.

medium size

  • NOK 100-500 million in transaction value
  • Norwegian heritage


  • Scale of operation, relative to competition
  • Lowest cost position
  • Best in class technology/service
  • Strongest brand
  • Excellent management and company culture

Attractive and
growing industry

  • Underlying market growth
  • Industry dynamics and opportunity to transform
  • Attractive value chain
  • Consolidation and industrial exit opportunities

Building businesses for the future

Longship is targeting opportunities to accelerate growth. Our companies should deserve to grow and adress real demands for the future. We support companies we can be proud of, and where our team has experience and competence. We believe the following themes are examples of sectors where such companies can be found:

Technology enabled solutions

Technology and solutions

Service concepts and solutions offering improved quality, efficiency and productivity, often by innovative use of technology

Leisure and lifestyle

Leisure and lifestyle

Services and successful concepts addressing quality of life and the growing demand for recreation, travel, sports, wellbeing and entertainment



Services, technology and solutions supporting sustainability, in sectors like food production, fish farming, waste and water treatment, enhanced oil recovery and energy supply

Welfare services

Welfare services

High quality operators providing services and solutions to the growing demand for welfare, e.g. within health, education, and care services