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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.

Our main focus areas are technical software and oil- and gas-related innovative engineering solutions. We will normally invest in portfolio companies through share issues or acquisition of shares. 

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


Cecilie Johnsen | General Manager

Cecilie Johnsen is engaged in Redback's daily operations, including its property development projects. She 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 companies 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 Information Solutions.

Former Finance and Administration Manager of Saga Petroleum's operations in Indonesia. Business analyst for various projects/fields in Saga Petroleum ASA.

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 and Argeo AS. He is board member of Adrega AS and several property management syndicates. He has board member experience from 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.



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Aslakveien 14 E
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