Bernt Østhus

Staur Holding


Law degree University of Bergen 1994.


15 years of experience from legal work, mainly related to M&A, restructuring and turn-arounds. Since 2001, and in parallel with the legal practice, developed a portfolio of Private Equity investments.

Since 2009 his main focus has been on Private Equity. Chairman of the Board of several growth companies, such as Drilling Technologies Ltd, Aqualyng Holding AS, Fram Exploration ASA and ResLab Reservoir Laboratories AS.Since 2009 raised in excess of USD 160 million for the portfolio companies. Established a good cooperation with other Norwegian and International Private Equity firms.

Founded in cooperation with Pareto Asset Management AS Pareto Staur Energy in 2011.


Turn around processes, financing and operational support of growth companies.