Business Support Services







Oaklins' professionals have helped clients operating in testing inspection and certification, HR management, contract services, call centers and many sub-sectors to identify and negotiate transactions with strategic partners or acquirors around the world. We combine deep knowledge of local dynamics with a worldwide view of your market. That's the Oaklins way.

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Oaklins Business Support Specialists


South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Yves A. Sicard

Mexico, Mexico City

Larry Newell

United States, Atlanta

James S. Grien

United States, Boston

Jarrad Zalkin

United States, Cleveland

Charles V. Aquino

United States, Dallas

Bradley S. Buttermore

United States, Jacksonville

Don Wiggins

United States, Seattle

Thomas Elzey

Asia Pacific

Australia, Sydney

Paul Young

China, Shanghai

Angela Chen

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

Singapore, Singapore

Gerald Ong

Europe and Middle East

Austria, Vienna

Christian Hurek

Belgium, Brussels

Stefan Goethals

Czech Republic, Prague

Peter Turner

Denmark, Copenhagen

Flemming Egtved

Estonia, Tallinn

Heikki Källu

Finland, Helsinki

Mikael Planting

France, Paris

Éric Félix-Faure

Germany, Frankfurt

Martin Kanjuh

Ireland, Dublin

Raymond Donegan

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Turin

Enrico Arietti

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Arjen Kostelijk

Norway, Oslo

Dan Petterøe

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Maheur Mourali

Spain, Madrid

José Falgás

Sweden, Stockholm

Nikolaos Karabelas

Switzerland, Zurich

Jürg Stucker

United Kingdom, London

Amanda Phillips

United Kingdom, London

Peter Gray


TIC ticks the boxes for private equity

SPOT ON TIC: With private equity becoming increasingly active in the TIC M&A market and banks eager to provide the finance, TIC specialist Arjen Kostelijk hones in on the key factors pulling financial investors into the sector. Private equity firms now own the lion’s share of mid-market TIC companies. We spotlight recent deals and buy-and-build programs. What benefits can financial investors offer private company owners?…


Human Resources Spot On

MARKET INTELLIGENCE ON HUMAN RESOURCES:  The global HR services market is among the fastest growing industries today. In this first edition of human resources Spot On, our HR specialist Sofie Lemmens guides us through main market drivers in this rapidly expanding sector. This edition also introduces two women at the top of the industry, Conny Vandendriessche, co-founder, and Rika Coppens, CEO, of The House of HR, a…


TIC Spot On

MARKET INTELLIGENCE ON TESTING, INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION: This second edition of the testing, inspection and certification Spot On, our specialist Arjen Kostelijk provides insight into the clinical diagnostic laboratory segment, where recently we have seen much M&A activity with large players consolidating the market and environmental and food labs acquiring diagnostic labs and vice versa.    You will find an overview of the market and…


Regional tech-enabled human resources outsourcing firm expands to the US Midwest

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Dallas has advised Sequent, Inc., a well-established professional employer organization (PEO), on its sale to Resourcing Edge Holding Company LLC, an industry leader and certified professional employer organization (CPEO). This is a perfect strategic transaction in an industry that is highly IT-driven and therefore scalable, but best served by having regional customer-facing service personnel. Read more about the transaction, market…


Spanish and Latin American real estate valuation and assessment market leader acquires Dutch valuation business

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Spain has advised Tinsa Tasaciones Inmobiliarias, S.A. on the acquisition of Troostwijk Groep. Oaklins’ Dutch team identified the target and assisted throughout the transaction. This transaction is a very important step in Tinsa’s internationalization strategy and it will provide Troostwijk Groep with a strong base for further growth. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation…


TIC Spot On newsletter

MARKET INTELLIGENCE ON TESTING, INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION: The first edition of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Spot On newsletter zooms in on the drivers behind the consolidation play that is fueling the industry’s M&A activity. You will find an overview of the market and valuation trends, a spotlight on Eurofins, one of the most active consolidators in the global TIC market; as well as an interview with…


Merger of leading provider of financial and commercial technological solutions in the aviation industry

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Spain has advised Accelya’s management team on its reinvestment and ongoing participation in the company and its subsequent integration with Mercator. The resulting company is expected to have a global footprint of more than 400 clients worldwide, including 250 airlines. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Consolidation in the staffing sector

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Germany has exclusively advised Timecraft Group’s private shareholders on the sale of the company to Actief Group. The team selected over 50 national and international candidates. Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands identified the buyer. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Emergency response service acquisition in Denmark

DEAL FLASH: Our Oaklins’ Danish team acted as the strategic and financial advisor to the private shareholders on the sale of Røsva Skadeservice to identify a potential partner capable of securing future growth and accelerating the development of the company. Oaklins’ team in Germany introduced BELFOR and an international deal team was established to work throughout the project. This transaction is another example of the…


Waste not, want not!

DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Australian team advised Worth Recycling Pty Ltd, on the sale of their parent company, Sydney-based Worth Corporation to ASX-listed Tox Free Solutions Ltd (Toxfree) for US$53 million, based on enterprise value. The team acted as advisor to Worth Corporation in this transaction. In 2013, preceding a formal advisory engagement, the team responded to a request from the owners about sale prospects. Corporate…


Under the hammer

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES DEAL FLASH:  Cavendish, an Oaklins member firm in the UK, advised the shareholders of SMA Vehicle Remarketing exclusively on the sale to BCA Marketplace, providing detailed process knowledge and structuring advice. The acquisition of SMA will help BCA to meet increased demand for its core auction services. It serves to support customers’ capacity requirements, extends BCA’s geographical footprint in the UK and…