Construction & Engineering







Oaklins' professionals offer knowledgeable, reliable advisory services to companies whose operations-driven growth is powered by capital projects and maintenance services. Our local teams first identify operational strengths and then use their global leverage to connect clients with the right partners at the highest valuations. That's the Oaklins way.

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Oaklins Construction & Engineering Specialists


South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Fausto Levy

Mexico, Mexico City

Larry Newell

United States, Boston

Jerome S. Romano

United States, Cleveland

Kevin J. Mayer

United States, Dallas

Bryan Livingston

United States, New York

W. Gregory Robertson

Asia Pacific

Australia, Sydney

Paul Young

China, Shanghai

Jeremy Jin

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

Singapore, Singapore

Gerald Ong

Europe and Middle East

Austria, Vienna

Thomas Jungreithmeir

Belgium, Brussels

Manu De Vries

Croatia, Zagreb

Željko Perić

Czech Republic, Prague

Milos Cebik

Denmark, Copenhagen

Nicolai Audon

Estonia, Tallinn

Heikki Källu

Finland, Helsinki

Claes von Heiroth

France, Paris

Pierre Dropsy

Germany, Hamburg

Hans Bethge

Ireland, Dublin

David Lyons

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Turin

Davide Eugenio Milano

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Marc van de Put

Russia, Moscow

Alexey Bykov

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Maheur Mourali

Slovakia, Bratislava

Martin Smigura

Spain, Madrid

Laura Satrústegui

Sweden, Stockholm

Lars Gustafsson

Switzerland, Bern

Daniel Spring

United Kingdom, London

Andrew Jeffs

United Kingdom, London

Brian Livingston


Consolidation in the Scandinavian DIY/building materials distribution sector continues

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Norway has advised Byggmakker Handel AS, Kesko’s Norwegian building and home improvement chain, on the acquisition of its two largest retailers: Skattum Handel AS and Gipling AS. As a key step in its growth strategy, Kesko’s building and technical trade division in Norway has significantly strengthened its position through these strategically important acquisitions. Read more about the transaction, market trends,…


Building M&A opportunities in China

SPOT ON MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION OF BUILDING MATERIALS: China has become the largest building materials manufacturing and consuming country in the world. Our specialist Angela Chen helps us make sense of all the changes in the Chinese market and discover the upside of these challenging deal making conditions. We turn a spotlight on China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM), a state-owned building materials business…


Manufacturing & Distribution of Building Materials Spot On

MARKET INTELLIGENCE ON MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION OF BUILDING MATERIALS: In our first edition of manufacturing & distribution of building materials Spot On, our specialist Brian Livingston takes us through the macroeconomic factors driving growth in the building materials distribution market and reveals the forecast for the next two years. The digital revolution has increasingly become an essential part of the business landscape for many industries. As the…


Creating a highly diversified market leader in the US cabinetry market

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Los Angeles has advised the shareholders of RSI Home Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinetry and home storage products, on the sale of the company to American Woodmark Corporation. The combined company will have approximately US$1.6 billion in pro forma annual revenue along with a broader product portfolio. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal…


Refinancing for independent French aerial work platforms and forklifts leader

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in France has advised the management team of ACCES INDUSTRIE on an MBO. The team, together with Parquest Capital and two other private equity funds, Irdi Soridec Gestion and CM-CIC Investissement, have acquired Butler Capital Partners (BCP)’s majority stake in the company. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Acquisition of two Austrian companies in the elevator sector

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Sweden has advised Sdiptech AB on the acquisition of Liftsystems GmbH and Aufzüge Friedl GmbH. Oaklins’ Austrian team played a crucial role in identifying the target. This deal is another example of the seamless cooperation between Oaklins’ member firms, demonstrating the organization’s added value through its global execution capabilities, industry expertise and contacts. Read more about the transaction, market trends,…


Swedish construction group divests its remaining Latin American operations

DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Peruvian team acted as lead corporate advisor to the shareholders of Skanska AB on the sale of Skanska Peru to Confipetrol for approximately US$29 million. The team set up an international competitive process using their global relationships with strategic competitors in the industry. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Infrastructure services in the Nordic Region

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING SERVICES DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Swedish team exclusively advised the shareholders of Bergsäker AB, a consulting firm in construction-related environmental monitoring, on the sale of the company to OY Forcit AB, a leading manufacturer of explosives, throughout the entire sales process. A strategic review in the preparatory phase to describe Bergsäker AB’s complex business model, including services as well as software and hardware,…


Oil & gas field services

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ teams in Dallas, USA, and in Canada represented three firms in the oil & gas field services sector – two American and one Canadian – in a merger to become US Shale Solutions of Houston, Texas, USA. The US and Canadian teams provided strategic advice and guidance to all the parties involved in this complex transaction. The teams’ persistence, dedication…