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DNB private equity

DNB Private Equity is one of the leading private equity investors in the Nordics, with more than 25 years of history with strong and steady track record delivering consistent net return in the high teens.


About us

Since inception, DNB Private Equity has invested in excess of EUR 1.5bn in over 150 funds and indirectly in more than 1,500 companies.

DNB Private Equity manages the private equity allocation of DNB Life Insurance, DNB Bank, other institutional investors such as Norwegian pension funds, endowments and family offices.

DNB Private Equity is led by an experienced team with a proven private equity track record, backed by a broad spectrum of private equity knowledge and relationships.

The team manage two specialized private equity funds;

  • Primary program covering European and North American top-tier fund managers
  • Co-investment program covering direct company exposure in companies led by top-tier fund managers.

Our strategy

We leverage our specialized private equity expertise to identify and execute on the top-tier Nordic, Western European and North American private equity fund managers.

Key fund investment criteria are:

Top quality with active ownership

Investment discipline

Solid alignment of interests

Strong ESG attributes

More about Private Equity


DNB Private Equity acknowledges the impact we have on society and the environment. Environmental, social and governance factors are integrated into all stages of our decision-making process, from the initial analysis of an investment opportunity until the final investment decision. DNB Private Equity will strive to invest with responsible PE fund managers who consider ESG factors in its investment decisions and during its active ownership. After the investment, all investments are continuously monitored by DNB Private Equity through screening tools, direct engagement on ESG, and reporting from the PE funds.If DNB Private Equity considers that the actual or potential impact of sustainability risks on an investment to be unacceptable, DNB Private Equity may abstain from making such investment, or at the earliest opportunity, choose to sell its ownership stake in such investment, as relevant.

For more information on DNB Private Equity's approach to ESG, please refer to the DNB Asset Management Private Equity ESG Guidelines.

DAM PE ESG Guidelines (PDF)

DNB Private Equity is part of DAM, and ESG related considerations have been part of DAM's investment approach since 1988, and DAM has since continuously refined its ESG philosophy and capabilities. DAM is part of DNB Bank ASA, which follows several influental initiatives, including the UN's Principles for Responsible Investments ("PRI").

Our team

Jan Terje Aasgaard
Head of Private Equity

Gry E. Bergan
Investment Manager and COO

Joachim Jæger
Investment Director

Philip Hafsteen
Investment Manager

Cathrin Jensen
Investment Manager

Fredrik B. Elvebakk
Senior Associate

Marius Kjoberg
Operations Manager


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Head office

Dronning Eufemias gate 30

0191 Oslo, Norway

Postal address


PO Box 1600 - Sentrum

0021 Oslo

Org. no.


984 851 006

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