What we do

Investment Banking

Pareto Securities aims to be the preferred Nordic supplier of financial services, providing sound financing solutions and attractive investment opportunities for companies and investors.

Pareto Securities’ Investment Banking division holds a leading position in the Nordics. We continuously develop together with our clients. We have acted as manager in more than 500 equity and debt transactions and have raised more than USD 30bn in equity and debt capital for corporate clients since 2015. Furthermore, our investment banking team has advised on more than 150 private and public sales, acquisitions and mergers over the same period.

As a full-service investment bank, Pareto Securities offers a complete range of financial services within Equity Capital Markets (ECM), Debt Capital Markets (DCM), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and advisory, as well as Project Finance and Asset Syndication. Our presence across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania provides unique proximity to and knowledge of key industry players and investors.

The Investment Banking team is made up of more than 145 professionals with background from global capital markets, consultancy, and a variety of industries.

The advisory teams are supported not only by a reputable research department offering deep market insights, but also by the largest fixed income and equity sales desks in the Nordics, extending into Continental Europe, the US and Asia. Collectively, these enable Pareto Securities to offer proven market touch and unrivalled Nordic placing power.  

Equity Capital Markets

Pareto Securities is a leading advisor in the Nordic Equity Capital Markets across all industry groups, and a leading investment bank globally within energy, maritime and aquaculture. In recent years we have especially grown our presence in TMT, Healthcare and Cleantech.

With a global organization, we have developed an unmatched placing power and a significant ECM track record:

  • More than NOK 221bn in equity raised since 2015
  • More than 560 ECM transactions executed since 2015

Pareto Securities originates, structures and executes a wide range of equity transactions such as initial public offerings (IPOs), rights issues, private placements, public offerings, share buy-backs and block trades. We have served as lead manager in numerous transactions in North America, Asia, UK and Continental Europe. Pareto has an active US broker dealer, and has since 2015 concluded 30 ECM transactions with NOK 22bn in equity raised for companies listed in North America. 

Debt Capital Markets

Pareto Securities pioneered the Nordic high-yield bond market in the early 2000s and remain the leading investment bank, having arranged nearly 1/3 of all Nordic high-yield issuance since 2015. With a firm Nordic base and a truly international footprint, Pareto Securities arranges corporate bonds, private loans, project and infrastructure debt and US private placements for issuers across a broad spectrum of industries, geographies and situations. Pareto has structured and placed the majority of the largest corporate bonds ever issued under Nordic law and has accelerated the expansion of the market by spearheading the use of Nordic bonds to Continental Europe and beyond.

Since 2015 we have:

  • Raised close to USD 25bn in high-yield bonds globally
  • Completed approximately 500 debt transactions, of which more than 300 bond issues
  • Acted as Sole Arranger on more than 160 bond issues 
  • Structured and syndicated asset-backed USPP transactions for a total value of over USD 3bn

The Pareto DCM advisory team comprises highly experienced professionals capable of advising on, structuring, and leading transactions at all levels in the capital structure. Our long track record spans acquisition financing, expansion and project capital, refinancing, dividend recapitalisations, as well as debt restructurings and workouts, bond term amendments and reorganisations.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Pareto Securities is a top-ranked investment bank within sell-side, buy-side, mergers and other advisory services. Our large presence in the Nordics is complemented by teams strategically located in the United Kingdom, USA, Continental Europe and Singapore. Pareto Securities has unmatched experience from leading large and complex transactions. We have a solid track record completing cross-border transactions, and the majority of our transactions either had an international buyer or seller (or both). The M&A team has deep industry knowledge and extensive client networks within all key sectors. A well-structured and competitive process is key in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients, and our M&A team has gained vast structuring and execution capabilities through execution of a large number of multifaceted transactions over the last two decades. Our clients range from larger, established blue-chip corporations to smaller growth companies across all industries. Pareto Securities provides creative and unconventional solutions for smaller private companies and clients.

We have developed a leading M&A track-record:

  • Advised on more than 40 M&A transactions since 2020, of which half as sell-side advisor and half as buy-side, merger and independent advisor
  • Advised on M&A transactions at a total value of more than NOK 50bn since 2020
  • Awarded #1 M&A Advisor in Norway by both Prospera and MergerMarket in recent years

What we do