Industries and Sectors With Experience and Client References:

Retailing and Consumer Brands/B2C

Books & media, car dealerships, consumer electronics, cosmetics, DIY chains, FMCG, furniture, healthcare, health food, optics, paint, pharmacies, supermarkets, transportation

Industrial Trade/B2B

Chemicals, electronic components/computers, health food, metals, pharmaceuticals, power, software, telecom (cell/mobile, M2M, RFID, alarm systems), trucks/buses


Aerospace, automation/robotics, automotive/engines, consumer appliances, defense, electronics/power electronics, marine electronics, packaging, pharmaceuticals, plastics, shipyards, tools, various subassembly segments

Process Industry

Chemicals, carton board, energy, fertilizers and agrochemicals, foundries, glass, mining, pulp & paper, steel & ferroalloys

Natural Resources

Oil & gas, alternative energy (incl. wind power, hydropower and CO2 capturing technologies), mining/minerals, fisheries (upstream/downstream)

Business Services

Advertising/media, banking/financial services, car/truck rental, catering, commodity & metals trading, construction, consulting, engineering, hospitals, ICT/IT consulting, ISPs, logistics, office supplies, packaging, printed materials, publishing, various outsourcing subsegments, real estate, recruiting, software, staffing, surface coating, telecom, transportation/logistics and buses


Extensive experience with public and multinational corporations, as well as with family-controlled entities. I also work extensively with startups, in particular with "go-to-market" strategies and early stage financing.

Contact me if you recognize yourself as being in one of the following situations:

Ketil A. Wig

Ketil Wig is the owner and managing partner of Remis AS. He previously developed and managed the niche advisory firm Rokade AS within M&A and post-merger integrations/turnarounds, which was acquired by KPMG in 2012. From 2013 up until August of 2015, he served as the head of M&A Service Lines at Deloitte Norway. His previous experience includes McKinsey & Co., Andersen Consulting/Accenture and a number of management-for-hire assignments in Norway and internationally. Ketil Wig holds a MSc. in Engineering degree in physics/computer science from the Technical University of Norway (NTH/NTNU) and an MBA from Stanford University. He currently works on corporate advisory assignments and as a board director. For more information, see Linkedin Profile.

Remis AS - Ketil Wig

Corporate Finance and Ownership Strategies

Corporate Finance includes a set of project types related to ownership strategy development, valuations/bid scenarios, equity splits/de-mergers, negotiations between shareholder groups, and capital optimization projects.

Read this article on: Equity Financing of Startups.

Valuations, Bid Situations, Equity Splits and De-Mergers

Valuations are rarely executed on a stand-alone basis, but rather as a necessary and important part of bid evaluations for acquisitions or divestitures/trade sales of non-core assets, or as a basis for negotiating de-mergers. Several equity split projects/de-mergers have also typically been characterized by successfully managing complex negotiations and building dialogue/creative win-win solutions in situations characterized by owner conflict and distrust between shareholder groups or board members.

Advanced Ownership Strategies

A separate corporate finance specialty has been to work directly for corporate boards in evaluating and implementing advanced ownership strategies, characterized by combining various measures such as protecting against external takeovers, locating alternative buyers, tightening up internal agreements and shareholder protection schemes, refinancing, building a more robust equity structure, etc. Usually, all of these actions are combined into an "integrated package."

The below illustration shows a model for building maximum shareholder value:
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The Development of Ownership Strategies
A Model for Building Maximum Shareholder Value

Other Relevant Articles

Also read the separate article on Strategy and the Use of M&A, on Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures, on Buy-Side M&A, on Sell-Side M&A, on Synergies and Poor Judgment, on Financial vs. Industrial Ownership, on Developing High Quality Business Models; on Equity Based Financing of Start-ups, and about M&A Process Management.

See Download Center: White Paper #1: Post-Merger Integrations - About Synergies and Poor Judgment; White Paper #2: Strategy - and the Proper Use of M&A Tools; White Paper #5: Buy-Side M&A (mergers and acquisitions); White Paper #6: Sell-Side M&A (divestitures, trade-sales and mergers); White Paper #7: Should You Choose Financial or Industrial Investors/Owners?; White Paper #8: The Funding Journey - on Equity Based Financing of Start-ups and High Growth Situations; or White Paper #9: A 15 Step Recipe for Developing Your High-Quality Business Model.