Established in 1997, Vinestor is one of the leading importers of wine in Norway. Other group companies are Vinarius, Vinum, Plus Vini and Trulli Wines. The company is based in Lysaker, outside Oslo.

Investment Rationale

  • Build a substantial player in the Norwegian wine & spirits market

  • Improve profitability through operational focus and system synergies

  • Secure growth through acquisitions

Initiated and/or completed projects

  • Increased focus on company systems in order to handle increased volumes

  • Improved inter-company cooperation and implement reporting systems for inventory and key value-drivers

  • Identified and completed several add-on acquisitions

Key Facts

Country Norway
Revenue NOK 360 million
Acquired 2014
Katalysator ownership 97%
CEO Audun Stensvold
Chairman Jon Pran
Katalysator representative Kim Strømsborg