Beneficial Ownership identification

Our new service for identifying beneficial owners presents: 

  • Owners (direct) of companies entered in The Register of Business Enterprises

  • Private individuals who control more than 25% (independent of share ownership)

  • Close relations between owners, private individuals who control more than 25% and combinations of owners and private individuals who own more than 25% between them 

  • Reasons as to why they are considered to be beneficial owners or potential beneficial owners

Why have we made a new service?

  • New Money Laundering Act in Norway entered into force 15.10.2018

  • Company structures can be complicated and difficult to get an overview of manually

  • Can be challenging to locate and calculate the potential beneficial owners based on control – across ownership, roles and directors – and even more so when close family members are involved

  • There does not exist a national register for beneficial owners in Norway (at present)

  • The present service is no longer compliant as it only lists beneficial owners (direct or indirect), and does not consider the 25%-in-all-levels rule

Key Features 
  • Basic information such as organisation number, owners, owner percentage, chairman, board members, managing director and entry date
  • Signatory power and procuration
  • NACE code/activity code
Private individuals:
  • Customers with an expanded agreement with EVRY: name, national identity number, address, citizenship, country code and close family members


Technical documentation
Please check our technical documentation for our API here.
Test companies with beneficial owners to use in Sandbox
Company name  DUNS-no. 
Antilope 912345678
Blåbær 912344745
Uvær 912344737
Væren 912344740
Changes and versioning
API version is provided in the base of the requested URL in the form of "v1", "v2" etc. Only major version numbers are used.
API versions are raised only on breaking (i.e. backwards incompatible) changes in the API. Fields may be added but will never be removed during an API version lifecycle. When developing your application, take care to ensure that your application is able to handle additional fields.

For questions and support, please contact Bisnode at api-support@bisnode.com