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In the midst of the transition from legacy fossil fuels to alternative powertrains and autonomous driving capabilities, the automotive industry has also endured the disruption from COVID-19 and ongoing global supply chain constraints. Our dedicated professionals, located in each of the world’s key automotive markets, are committed to your success in this shifting climate. Oaklins’ capabilities in M&A, growth equity and ECM, debt advisory and corporate finance services span from traditional OEMs suppliers to emerging technology companies. We will help you navigate the current market and close the deals crucial to your future success.

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JENOPTIK AG has acquired Prodomax Automation Ltd. from Kensington Capital Partners Ltd.
Automotive | Industrial Machinery & Components | Private Equity

JENOPTIK AG has acquired Prodomax Automation Ltd. from Kensington Capital Partners Ltd.

JENOPTIK AG has acquired the Canadian company Prodomax Automation Ltd. from Kensington Capital Partners for a consideration of slightly below 2x expected sales, or around 7x expected 2018 EBITDA.

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The shareholders of Gestion PHUN have sold a majority stake in Uniban Canada & PHVitres d'Autos to Ridgemont Equity Partners
Automotive | Private Equity

The shareholders of Gestion PHUN have sold a majority stake in Uniban Canada & PHVitres d'Autos to Ridgemont Equity Partners

The shareholders of Gestion PHUN have sold a majority stake in Uniban Canada Inc. and PH Vitres d'Autos to Ridgemont Equity Partners. Financial details have not been disclosed.

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Nitto Denko Corporation has sold certain assets of Nitto Switzerland to ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Automotive | Other Industries

Nitto Denko Corporation has sold certain assets of Nitto Switzerland to ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Nitto Switzerland is the global market leader in specialized adhesive films for side curtain airbags. Its products outperform other technologies in terms of gas tightness, heat resistance and thickness, as well as adhesiveness to the airbag fabric. The technology is patented and has been sold together with other assets to ZF Friedrichshafen AG in the course of an asset deal.

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“The acquisition of FAI by Motus will bring us many synergies, with scope to expand our supply chains and product ranges as well as opportunities to enter new markets. Both existing and new customers will benefit from our core aims of best availability, best service, best quality and best price. Our business ethos is so closely aligned with that of Motus’ that the change of ownership will be seamless, but the benefits will be felt by all.”

Jonathan Alexander

CEO, FAI Automotive plc

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