Norway has a long and proud heritage as a leading maritime nation. The maritime cluster combines shipping companies, financial institutions, shipbrokers, service and equipment providers, together with lenders, corporate financiers and investors. An important maritime-focused capital market has developed around the cluster with a unique offering to shipping companies across the globe.
The Oslo Stock Exchange is the world’s second largest exchange for shipping companies and the home of industry leaders within several shipping segments. Norwegian marketplaces offer a wide range of opportunities for global shipping companies to raise equity and debt capital from a global investor base, leveraging the experience and expertise present in the Norwegian market. Established as a leading provider of investment banking services to shipping companies, Arctic has an absolute commitment to integrity and quality.
Through our broad investor base and close dialogue with prominent institutional shipping investors, Arctic Securities provides clients with unique placing power, documented through our track record of successful transactions. Our shipping team has managed and executed high profile shipping IPOs, follow-on equity offerings and block trades in both the Norwegian and US markets, as well as placing secured and unsecured high yield bond issues and convertibles, and handling complex restructurings. Arctic Securities can also structure and syndicate project finance transactions, ranging from small syndicated single-ship deals to major bilateral project finance transactions. To support our project finance activities, our subsidiaries Arctic Capital and Arctic Business Management provide capital raising, secondary trading and management of direct investments, respectively.