In 2017, a group of investors from Bergen started to raise funds for a new investment bank, Nordsjøbanken. At the end of the year, the bank had negative equity and all employees have now been made redundant, Dagens Næringsliv writes.
According to the paper, the bank was informed by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority that it had to have a capital base of half a billion before the company could start, but this was later reduced to 350 million. In 2017, however, entrepreneurs managed to collect only around NOK 100 million.
Chief Executive Officer Christian Ravnå is now free and the main goal is to choose investors. Before the summer, Herman Friele entered the property side of the family business and his wife, Renate Hjortland, will be on the board.
"We now have 49 investors and have accumulated significant capital, we have a small amount of NOK 350 million, but we are on our way, says Ravnå to the newspaper, noting that the goal is to raise funds in the shortest possible time. finish time.
The company wrote in its annual report for 2017 that it assumes that it can keep the activities 2018 with minimal costs. If the company receives enough money and starts its business, it also wants to be listed on the stock exchange.
"We want to be listed on Oslo Axess as soon as possible after the company is operational", says Ravnå tl DN.