- Press Release

Acquisition of Landkreditt Finans AS in Norway

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announces today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the 100% acquisition of a Norwegian leader in agricultural leasing, Landkreditt Finans AS. This operation will be finalized by the end of the first half of 2018, subject to the agreement of the various supervisory authorities.

Landkreditt Finans AS, founded 10 years ago, is a company specialized in the financing of agricultural, forestry and construction equipment. With a portfolio of 100 million euros asset under management, this company based in Aalesund in Norway has quickly established itself as one of the leaders in its market.

Thanks to this acquisition, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is laying the first milestone of its expansion in the Nordic countries, reinforcing its position as Europe’s leading leasing company. In 2017, the Group was ranked number one in Europe on the Leaseurope 2017 ranking and was awarded Leasing Life’s “European Lessor of the Year 2017” award for the second year in a row. A pioneer in the usage economy, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions will continue its ambition in Norway to support companies to help them move from the sales model to the rental business model.

Our customers are increasingly looking for a global partner who can support them with financing their business policies around the world. BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is already present in 23 countries. This new acquisition makes it possible to penetrate the Nordic markets and thus meet the growing demands of our customers, says Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

About Landkreditt Finans AS

Landkreditt Finans AS is a Norwegian company that offers leasing financing solutions through a partnership program or directly to small and medium-sized companies. Specialized in the agricultural and forestry sectors, Norwegian farmers make up 60% of its portfolio.
Landkreditt Finans AS offers its solutions throughout Norway via regional branches and thus ensures a close relationship with its customers. Confidence and level of service are also the hallmarks of teams that stand out for their commitment, enthusiasm and skills.