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Aker said to weigh sale of Norwegian offshore-engineering firm

Norwegian Kjell Inge Røkke and his Aker Group are allegedly weighing a sale of offshore-engineering business Aker Solutions. The company is discussing various options with potential adviser Goldman Sachs, sources say.

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Aker ASA, the investment company controlled by Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke, is considering a sale of offshore-engineering business Aker Solutions ASA, according to people familiar with the matter.

Aker ASA, which owns more than a third of Aker Solutions via a holding company with the Norwegian government and a direct stake, is discussing options with potential adviser Goldman Sachs Group Inc., said the people, who asked not to be identified because talks are private. Aker Solutions, which is based in Fornebu near Oslo, has been informally shopped to potential buyers, the people said. No final decisions have been made.

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