Just going to leave this in here, for future reference:
While #Norway “facilitated” talks between chavista regime & opposition, @HandelsbankenNO was pitching its services to @PDVSA to circumvent @USTreasury sanctions, specifically to help #Petrocedeño a JV of PDVSA, @Equinor @total Featuring Ultima Management https://t.co/i7MwhhbQbr pic.twitter.com/vB0eqHrWJS
— alek boyd (@alekboyd) July 28, 2019
Erik Brodahl seems to be man behind Ultima Management:
He describes himself as an "...energetic Private Equity professional with both extensive Operational Experience, Deal Executions and Deal Structuring experience, always with a high level of integrity."
And likes to cycle:
Scandinavia seems to be in vogue with chavistas and boligarchs thugs making a mockery of U.S. sanctions, isn't that right Nynas?
Note added later: the document shared with this site offers Handelsbanken services specifically to Petrocedeño. None of the other PDVSA JVs are even mentioned. It is not therefore, an effort by a Norwegian bank to help the chavista regime circumvent U.S. sanctions in all cases, but only Petrocedeño's JV partners: Equinor (67% owned by Norway's government) and France's Total.