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Industry leaders recognised at 2020 awards

 As part of our annual EV Private Equity Investor Conference, which took place virtually last month, we were delighted to reveal the winners of our coveted CEO, CFO and ESG Company of the Year awards to the well deserving recipients. Dave Acton of...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with Stian Martinsen, Trainor CEO

To wrap up our campaign on leading electrical safety training provider, Trainor, we caught up with CEO, Stian Martinsen. Stian talks about key e-learning industry trends through the decades, how digitisation is transforming learning experiences and...

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EV Private Equity gives back to global causes

Following the launch of the EV Private Equity Charitable Initiative (EVCI) earlier this year, we are pleased to announce a series of further donations, which will help those in need around the world. This latest donation will see £3,000 (NOK...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Tomas Hvamb discusses Trainor growth strategy

We asked our investment director and Trainor board member, Tomas Hvamb, why the company was the perfect fit for our growing portfolio of differentiated technology investments, as well as his future predictions for the company’s growth. In July, we...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with Kåre Vegar Sund, Trainor Creative Director

In this blog, part of our Trainor portfolio spotlight campaign, we caught up with Kåre Vegar Sund, Trainor Creative Director. Kåre chats to us about his role within the company, what e-learning means to him, and how he sees the market evolving as...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Deep Casing Tools Delivers 30,000 Tonnes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings

Our Senior Partner, Greg Herrera, shares his insight on Deep Casing Tool’s innovative TurboRunner and TurboCaser tools, looking at how they fit into the EV portfolio, and what benefits these technologies bring to both the economy and...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with David Stephenson, Deep Casing Tools CEO

As part of our portfolio spotlight on Deep Casing Tools, we caught up with CEO David Stephenson to find out more about the company’s international growth, ‘Simple Innovation’ philosophy, and award-winning Casing Cement Breaker...

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EV portfolio company, Abrado, appoints new CEO

Tuesday 11th August – Abrado, the industry leader in the surgical removal of multiple casing sections downhole, has appointed Jason Broussard as President and CEO.  He will be based at the company’s office in Broussard, Louisiana. With a...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with Dan Piette, Bluware CEO

As our portfolio spotlight on Bluware comes to a close, we caught up with Dan Piette, Bluware CEO, on the current state of the oil and gas industry, and how Bluware’s unique offering can benefit both geoscientists and the wider industry.  Let’s...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with Kostya Deev, Bluware Senior Cloud Developer

As part of our portfolio spotlight this month, we spoke with Kostya Deev, Senior Cloud Developer at Bluware, on what it’s like to work for a leading E&P company making strides in the seismic cloud industry. Who is Bluware? Bluware is paving...

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Trainor secures investment from EV Private Equity

Thursday, 23rd July 2020 – The leading provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries, Trainor, has secured new investment from EV...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Bluware Volume Data Store (VDS)

As part of our Bluware portfolio spotlight, Andy James, Chief Product Officer at Bluware, talks us through the Bluware Volume Data Store (VDS), a powerful storage format that can support previously unthinkable application workflows and end-user...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Reflections from ROMAR International CEO, Malcolm MacKenzie

As our spotlight on ROMAR International comes to a close, we caught up with company CEO, Malcolm MacKenzie. We asked what the future holds for both ROMAR, and the wider energy industry as it contends with the fluctuating oil price and a global...

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Portfolio Spotlight – Tomas Hvamb on ROMAR International’s growth and success

As part of our portfolio spotlight on ROMAR International, we caught up with our very own Tomas Hvamb, who plays an active role on the ROMAR board. Tomas shares his thoughts on the stellar growth made by ROMAR so far, and what the company is doing...

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Portfolio Spotlight – Interview with Sean Burrows, ROMAR’s Lead Workshop Technician

Working on the frontline of ROMAR International’s product delivery is Offshore/Lead Workshop Technician, Sean Burrows.  Sean originally joined the ROMAR team when he was just 18 years old and is a much -loved member of the team due to his...

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In the news with Einar Gamman: Offshore Engineer

Einar Gamman, our Senior Partner, recently spoke to Offshore Engineer to share his thoughts on how the global pandemic, paired with the climate emergency, has forced sustainability to jump up higher on the agenda for many oil majors. He outlines why...

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Bluware Signs New Agreement with BP

Bluware Corp, the digital innovation platform that enables the oil and gas industry to accelerate digital transformation initiatives using deep learning, has announced a new agreement with BP. The agreement will see Bluware, which has been backed by...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with Aquaterra Energy Managing Director, James Larnder

We are coming to the end of our Aquaterra Portfolio Spotlight campaign, and we thought who better to speak to than James Lardner, Aquaterra Energy Managing Director, to find out more about the company’s achievements and exciting growth plans. You...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with Aquaterra Energy Technical Director, Stewart Maxwell

Our latest portfolio spotlight campaign saw us lift the lid on life at Aquaterra Energy, the offshore specialists. We spoke to Aquaterra Energy Technical Director, Stewart Maxwell, to find out what a typical workday looks like for him in lockdown....

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with Abrado Executive Chairman, Martyn Fear

We caught up with Martyn Fear, Abrado Executive Chairman on Abrado’s leading Medusa technology and performance optimization via its ‘Operations Excellence’ approach. It was recently announced that you were appointed as Executive Chairman for...

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EV Private Equity Launches its Charity Foundation

Today we announced the launch of the EV Private Equity Charitable Initiative (EVCI), which has seen us donate much-needed funds, as well as the team’s time and business skills, to support local Aberdeen charities. The annual initiative will...

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Portfolio Spotlight: Interview with Geoteric Research & Development Director, James Lowell

Graduating from the University of Durham with a PhD in medical image processing, James Lowell is now at the forefront of uncovering geological discoveries, specialising in creating innovative technologies for Cognitive Interpretation at Geoteric....

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Portfolio Spotlight: Meet Mark Brownless, Geoteric Geoscientist

In this blog, Chief Geoscientist Mark Brownless, at Geoteric, shares his thoughts on how bringing science and technology together can tear up the rule book when it comes to seismic interpretation.  A key step at the beginning of any project is...

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Responsible investing in the energy sector

By Karem Kobayashi, Compliance Manager at EV Private Equity This article first appeared in Energy Voice on 24/02/2020 Disruptive environmental protests from activists like Greta Thunberg and groups such as Extinction Rebellion have dominated the...

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In the News with Karem Kobayashi: Responsible Investment in the Energy Sector

This week our Compliance Manager, Karem Kobayashi, spoke with Energy Voice to share her insights into the changing attitudes towards responsible investment in the energy sector, and how priorities have changed across the industry as environmental...

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EV portfolio company, Enpro Subsea, Acquired by Hunting PLC

February 21st 2020 – Production Optimisation Specialist, Enpro Subsea has been acquired by Hunting PLC. In a statement issued earlier today, Hunting, the international energy services group, confirmed acquisition of one hundred percent of the...

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Eddyfi/NDT Acquires EV Private Equity portfolio company, Halfwave

Québec, Canada, February 18th, 2020 — Eddyfi/NDT announced today the acquisition of Halfwave, headquartered in Bergen, Norway. Halfwave is the owner of the proprietary Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART), an ultrasound-based technique which...

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EV portfolio company, Enpro Subsea, wins 2020 Subsea UK award

Production optimisation specialist, Enpro Subsea, has been named Company of the Year during the Subsea UK Awards gala dinner last night (Wednesday, 12th January 2020), in celebration of the very best of the sector’s businesses and stand out...

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BP acquires Fotech, leader in distributed acoustic sensing, from EV Private Equity

BP acquires Fotech, leader in distributed acoustic sensing, from EV Private Equity. The deal is a first for BP’s business-builder, Launchpad, and will help the company target both sides of the dual challenge: more energy from more efficient...

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EV Private Equity strengthens team with Matt Anstead promotion

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Houston-based Matt Anstead to Senior Partner. In his new role, he will continue to provide strategic input to the firm’s current portfolio of leading energy service companies, in addition to supporting...

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Rajat Maheshwari Promoted to Investment Manager

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Rajat Maheshwari to Investment Manager in our Aberdeen office. Rajat Maheshwari has nearly a decade of energy industry experience, and joined EV Private Equity in 2015. Since joining the company, he has...

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In the News: Greg Herrera shares oil and gas market trends

Senior Partner at EV Private Equity, Greg Herrera, recently spoke to Energy Voice to share his opinion on the oil and gas industry trends that shaped 2019, and provided his predictions for 2020 market activity. In particular, he discussed the...

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Q&A with New EV employees: Kaivan Forouzesh and Amy Brownlie

Recently joining our Houston office and the EV family, we caught up new employees Kaivan and Amy after our investor conference, which gave them the opportunity to bond with their new colleagues. Kaivan Forouzesh, Senior Analyst What attracted you to...

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Successful leadership – capabilities, responsibilities and tasks

By Rune Jensen, Senior Partner, EV Private Equity Successful leadership is all about creating an environment which allows each member of an organisation to perform according to the overarching ambitions and plans. It is about quantitative and...

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Leadership behaviours we can embrace

By Rune Jensen, Senior Partner, EV Private Equity My experience from CEO and Executive Chairman positions in 16 countries across Europe, USA and Asia is that although there are certain cultural differences that influence how leaders behave, and how...

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EV Private Equity Expands Global Team

Kaivan joined our Houston office as Senior Analyst, his role focussing on deal origination, new investment diligence and portfolio management. He has built his analytic knowledge from his previous role as Investment Analyst at Miller Global...

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Supporting Gathimba Edwards Foundation – Update

We caught up with Jackie Burke, our Aberdeen Office Manager, after her trip to Karatina, Kenya with the Gathimba Edwards Foundation (GEF). What was accomplished on the trip? A group of 13 strangers from Scotland flew to Kenya to build 3 new houses...

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EV Private Equity 2019 Annual Investor Conference

In September 2019, we hosted our Investor Conference in Stavanger and welcomed two guest speakers with different views on how climate change should be tackled. The result? An engaging discussion that carried on beyond the event and media coverage in...

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EV announces 2019 CEO and CFO of the Year

Our recent annual investor conference saw us announce our much anticipated CEO and CFO of the year! Mark Miller of Pennsylvania-based Workover Solutions (WOS) secured the CEO of the Year accolade after fighting of strong competition from...

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News feature: Stavanger investors manage billions

A feature written by Glenn Stangeland, Sandes, Norway. This article first appeared on October 23rd, 2019 on Petro.no (Energi24.no) and is used here with permission of the publication. EV Private Equity, headquartered in Stavanger, manages billions...

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EV Private Equity Welcomes Advisory Board Members

We have appointed two new EV Private Equity advisory board members, Bettina Bachmann and Carl Stjernfeldt, who bring decades of experience and valuable knowledge in venture capital to the firm. Ms Bachmann spent 35 years at Shell, latterly as Vice...

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Making a Career in Private Equity

Intrigued by the mystique and excitement surrounding the world of PE sector and keen to find out more about making a career in private equity? Jebb Peria, associate at EVPE, one of the world’s leading specialist private equity firms in the energy...

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Creating Value Through Active Stewardship

By Rune Jensen, Senior Partner – Stavanger, Norway Value creation in private equity has historically been perceived as a form of financial engineering based on an investment philosophy of “quick in – quick out”. However, in recent years the...

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Rival Downhole Tools Secures Agreement for Drilling Motors

Rival Downhole Tools (Rival), a portfolio company of EV Private Equity, has secured a five-year collaborative supply agreement for drilling motors for US Land from a major oilfield services provider. Rival will utilize its market-leading...

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EVPE underlines commitment to responsible investment

EV Private Equity is pleased to announce it has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into decision-making to create more...

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EV Private Equity buys Enhanced Drilling from Altor

Enhanced Well Technologies AS, a company owned and controlled by EV Private Equity (“EV”) and a major global oil company, has completed the purchase of Enhanced Drilling Holding AS (“Enhanced Drilling”) from the Altor 2003 Fund and Altor...

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Supporting the Gathimba Edwards Foundation

EV Private Equity is delighted to support the Gathimba Edwards Foundation by matching the donation total raised by our very own Jackie Burke for her trip to Karatina, Kenya in October. The trip is entirely self-funded by Jackie, and all donations go...

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The Future of UKCS: Small (and Agile) is Beautiful

By Greg Herrera, Senior Partner When the Americans decided to embark on the space programme for the moon landings in the early 1960s, they famously said that they chose to do it “not because it is easy but because it is hard”. Something of that...

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Collaboration is King

Sometimes it’s only by looking at the extremes of behaviour beyond your own industry that you get a sense of what is possible, desirable and profitable. This applies especially in supply chain collaboration, where we in the upstream oil and gas...

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Shale Shock

by Helge Tveit, Managing Partner Dogged by poor recovery rates and rapidly declining well output, the shale oil sector has disappointed since the initial boom. But investment in innovative refracking technologies can change that dynamic and deliver...

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A Digital Oilfield: The Shape of Things to Come

By Per Arne Jensen, Senior Partner The year 2030 sounds futuristic. It seems a long way off. In fact, we are closer to it than we are to 2008 – the year of the global financial crash – the effects of which continue to reverberate in the...

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EV portfolio company, FourPhase, reaches ambitious growth targets

Norwegian based production solutions firm, FourPhase, has reported a substantial growth in revenue and staff numbers, as it seeks to expand further in 2019. Revenue jumped by 76% from 2017 to 2018. During that period, FourPhase also recruited an...

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Motive Offshore secures investment from EV Private Equity

Motive Offshore has secured a multi-million private investment as it strives towards its ambitious growth strategy to become a £20 million EBITDA business in the next five years. The North East equipment specialist has agreed a deal with EV...

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Looking to the future of the oil and gas industry

by Einar Gamman, Senior Partner In a series of blogs, our senior partner, Einar Gamman looks into the future of the oil and gas industry, exploring the sector’s hot topics – the burning questions we need to address to guarantee the oil and...

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Digital transformation energises the future

By Einar Gamman, Senior Partner In a series of blogs, our senior partner, Einar Gamman explores the oil and gas industry’s hot topics – the burning questions we need to address to guarantee the oil and gas sector doesn’t just survive but...

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Balancing energy dilemmas and growth

By Einar Gamman, Senior Partner In a series of blogs, our senior partner, Einar Gamman explores the industry’s hot topics – the burning questions we need to address to guarantee the oil and gas sector doesn’t just survive but thrives. Einar...

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WellConnection Group signs deal on first UK acquisition

WellConnection Group, a leading Norwegian inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) company has acquired Peterhead-based Independent Oilfield Services (IOS) in a deal which marks their entrance into the UK market. WellConnection Group with bases in...

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