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Redback is a private equity investor focusing on visionary technology companies with potential to become successful international players in their field. The companies must have a proven and scalable business model and experienced management with commercial orientation.

We provide capital and competence and work actively to maximize the portfolio companies' value creation. Understanding of the industry and underlying business processes are important factors in order to maximize the prospect's future value. As a result, considerable emphasis has been placed on establishing close co-operation with partners in sectors where we have proven results.

Focus areas

Understanding of the industry and underlying business processes are important factors in order to maximize the prospect's future value. As a result, considerable emphasis has been placed on establishing close co-operation with partners in sectors where we have proven results.

Our main focus areas are technical software and oil- and gas-related innovative engineering solutions. Redback will normally invest in portfolio companies through share issues or acquisition of shares. The total size of individual investments, including any follow-on investments, will typically be between NOK 25 and 100 million. 

Board representation is a condition as this is an important part of managing the value creation process.

From our portfolio

Adrega

A Norwegian software company which develops the web-based project and portfolio management tool Adrega PI (Project Intelligence). Read more about Adrega here.


Geoteric

An innovative supplier of cognitive interpretation software, services and support to the global oil and gas industry. Read more about Geoteric here.

Team

Cecilie Johnsen | General Manager

Cecilie Johnsen is currently chairman of the board of Adrega AS, and has board member experience from the boards of Bank2 ASA, Rosenhoff Eiendom AS, DeBank ASA and other Norwegian companies. She has also been head of the nomination committee of the listed company Q-Free ASA and FARA AS.

Co-founder and former chairman of the board of Blueback Reservoir AS (Cegal).

Former CFO/Group Head of Administration & HR of Technoguide, the company that developed and commercialised the world's leading E&P software Petrel.

Former business analyst of the Petrel portfolio in Schlumberger, and for various projects/fields in Saga Petroleum ASA.

Former Finance and Administration Manager of Saga Petroleum's operations in Indonesia.

Cecilie Johnsen holds a Master’s degree from Oslo Handelshøyskole (Norwegian School of Management).


Jan P. Grimnes | Chairman

Jan Grimnes is currently chairman of the board of Geoteric (Foster Findlay Associates Limited), and board member of Adrega AS. He has board member experience from several listed and non-listed companies, including Magseis Fairfield ASAFARA ASQ-Free ASA and SPT Group AS.

Founded Technoguide in 1996, the company that developed and commercialised the world's leading E&P software Petrel, Chairman and CEO.

Former Portfolio Manager, Petrel & Next Generation Products in Schlumberger Information Solutions.

Former CEO of Geomatic AS, Senior Engineer at Saga Petroleum ASA, Department Engineer at Norsk Hydro ASA.

Jan Grimnes holds a Master’s degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and a MSc from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Contact

Details

Redback AS
Aslakveien 14 E
0753 Oslo, Norway

P: +47 67 10 90 38

E: post[a]redback.no

H: 08:00 - 16:00