About Us

Kirkenes Fondsforvaltning Ltd is managing the “Investment Fund for North-West Russia and Eastern Europe AS”. Our organization consists of competent fund managers and investment officers with solid experience.

Kirkenes Fondsforvaltning Ltd is managing all operational activities of the Investment Fund for North-West Russia and Eastern Europe (the Fund), based on the decisions made by the Board of Directors of the Fund.

Within the framework of the Fund’s investment criteria, we shall continuously seek, analyze and recommend investments together with Norwegian co-investors in the mandate area of ​​the Fund.

This includes actively searching the mandated market for good investment opportunities and new deals, negotiating deal terms, preparing extensive due diligence on the opportunities, implementation of investments, active board representation and hands-on ownership of the investee companies during the whole holding period. Furthermore, Kirkenes Fondsfovaltning will be responsible for exit preparation and implementation, and for the Fund’s reporting and valuations.

We are implementing an ESG (environment, social and governance) reporting system, in line with international standards according to UNPRI, as well as financial reporting of the performance of the portfolio of investee companies.

The place of administration is Kirkenes in the Northeast of Norway, the capital of the Barents region and a gateway to the Arctic, bordering Russia.

Kirkenes Fondsforvaltning is majority-owned by its officers.

Our core competence is based on 25 years of experience in the private equity market, mainly in Norway, Russia and parts of Eastern Europe, as well as in banking operations. We have an established network of contacts in the international capital market.

Statement regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine

We strongly condemn the Russian Federation’s war actions in Ukraine. New investments and contact with the authorities in Russia and Belarus have been suspended until further notice.

Our position in this matter coincides with the statement from Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC), where Kirkenes Fondsforvaltning is a member. Read the statement here.

Uttalelse om den russiske invasjonen av Ukraina

Vi fordømmer på det sterkeste Russlands krigshandlinger i Ukraina. Nye investeringer og kontakt med myndighetene i Russland og Belarus er innstilt inntil videre.

Vårt standpunkt i denne saken er sammenfallende med uttalelsen fra Norsk-Russisk Handelskammer (NRCC), hvor Kirkenes Fondsforvaltning er medlem. Les uttalelsen her.