Business Support Services

Big ideas and great success come from long-lasting relationships. When trust between people lets curiosity and commitment thrive, the sum becomes bigger than the parts. 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.

It's in collaboration that we reach our full potential.


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Business Support Services specialists


South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Denis Chaurette

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

Scott Hardman

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

Claes von Heiroth

France, Paris

Éric Félix-Faure

Germany, Hamburg

Jan P. Hatje

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

Portugal, Lisbon

Diogo Torrado

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

Recent Oaklins news

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Finding the right match to turn your vision into reality

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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

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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…