Erling Braut Haaland in 'Friends Fund' star investor – E24

Erling Braut Haaland in 'Friends Fund' star investor – E24

The Norwegian football star bet on Oslo Borse last year, investing in Harald Espedal's fund.

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The shareholder register was opened on Thursday to display information for 2023.

Erling Braut Haaland's investment company, “Pillage 3”, was founded last year, through which he has made many investments.

The Manchester City star sat through Pillage 3 on a stake in Salt Value at the end of the year. The fund is managed by well-known investor Harald Espedal, who was previously chairman of Skagen Fondene.

The value of salt is referred to as the “Friends Fund,” where friends and acquaintances place money. Espedal and Haaland are both from Rogaland.

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The fund had equity of just over NOK 2.6 billion at the end of 2023. Salt Value's pre-tax profits last year were NOK 431 million.

At the end of last year, Haaland's Pillage 3 owned 755,701 shares in Salt Value, which equates to a 0.634 percent stake.

Investor Harald Spedal has assets in private equity and real estate, as well as managing Salt Value and chairing companies such as Lyse, Solstad Offshore and Sandnes Sparebank.

The shareholder register shows who owns shares in Norwegian limited companies and foreign companies on Oslo Børs at the end of each year. Purchases and sales of shares during the year are not recorded in the register. Some services, such as E24's investor listings, can provide insight into some deals in listed companies.

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Charging banks and cars on the exchange

The Norwegian star began investing in Oslo Borse through Pillage 3 last fall.

Car shipping company Höegh Autoliners was the first stake the investment firm took, and Pillage 3 has been buying and selling in the shipping company ever since. E24's investor listings show that.

Haaland also traded shares in Røkke Akastor and Sparebanken Sør ahead of the new year.

The value of shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange bet on by Pillage 3 at the end of 2023 amounted to NOK 16.9 million.

In 2024, Haaland invested in cancer vaccine company Nykode Therapeutics and real estate company Entra. In addition, he stockpiled Akastor shares, and continued to sell up and down Höegh Autoliners. This will no longer appear in the 2023 shareholder register.

Water Bottle Ambassador

Haaland still owns shares in the water bottle company Aquafigure, either directly or through Pillage 3. He has been an ambassador for the company since 2020, and they sell their own Haaland bottle.

The football star also owns 682 shares in Telenor. It is worth about 87,000 NOK today.

The shareholder register shows that at the end of 2023, Haaland was a co-owner of Sola M600, which owns private jets.

Earlier this year, there was an uproar when Finansavisen reported that Sola M600, and thus also indirectly Haaland, had bought a new private jet. Haaland responded by writing “Don't believe everything they write about me” and “clowns” On Instagram. He wrote the next day FinanceAffairs.com That Haaland should have sold the Sola M600 before buying the new plane.

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“Looting”

The name Pillage 3 plays on the name of plunder, which is what the Vikings did in England more than 1,000 years before Haaland began his career in English football.

The investment company was established in 2023, and Haaland owns it through a company in Luxembourg. Father Alfie Haaland and former England pro Egil Ostenstad sit on the board of Pillage 3.

In addition to the stock market activity, it became known last January that Haaland and his father Alfie had entered into a partnership with the Ertvag family regarding investments in commercial real estate in the Stavanger region.

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