Consumer & Retail







Oaklins' professionals understand the nuanced differences between national markets when it comes to e-commerce, innovative logistics, price transparency, fashion trends and global consolidation. Leveraging our strong relationships with leading sector players, our clients have realized premium valuations, both locally and cross-border. That's the Oaklins way.

Global Deals

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Oaklins Consumer & Retail Specialists


South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Denis Barrington

Mexico, Mexico City

Arseny Lepiavka

Peru, Lima

Eduardo Campos

United States, Atlanta

James S. Grien

United States, Boston

Craig M. Gibson

United States, Chicago

Arthur J. Lyman

United States, Cleveland

David D. Dunstan

United States, Los Angeles

Brian Levin

United States, New York

W. Gregory Robertson

Asia Pacific

China, Hong Kong

Richard Winter

China, Shanghai

Angela Chen

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

Singapore, Singapore

Alistair Burgoyne

Thailand, Bangkok

Giang Tran Thuy

Europe and Middle East

Austria, Vienna

Christian Hurek

Belgium, Brussels

Nathalie Van Den Haute

Croatia, Zagreb

Željko Perić

Czech Republic, Prague

Ondrej Berka

Denmark, Copenhagen

Mads Thomsen

Estonia, Tallinn

Heikki Källu

Finland, Helsinki

Claes von Heiroth

France, Paris

Hadrien Mollard

Germany, Hamburg

Lutz Becker

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Milan

Marco A. Vismara

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Lithuania, Vilnius

Šarūnas Skyrius

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Marc van de Put

Norway, Oslo

Trygve Graff-Wang

Poland, Warsaw

Henryk Rytwinski

Russia, Moscow

Alexey Bykov

Slovakia, Bratislava

Miroslav Hilčík

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Jure Jelerčič

Spain, Madrid

José Antonio Martín de los Santos

Sweden, Gothenburg

Sven-Åke Lewin

Sweden, Stockholm

Lars Gustafsson

Switzerland, Zurich

Jens Rutten

United Kingdom, London

Jonathan Buxton

RECENT OAKLINS NEWS has acquired The Multi Group Ltd., a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, has acquired a 93% stake in The Multi Group via a share purchase agreement for a total cash consideration of approximately US$56 million. Limited (NYSE: WBAI) is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. It offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues…


Italian shoes market leader acquires German branded company

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in  Italy has advised Condor Trade on the acquisition of Rohde Shoes, an iconic German company engaged in the design and distribution of high-end slippers and sandals. To succeed in the German market, it is crucial to have a well-known local brand with a long heritage, characteristics that Rohde has. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A…


Consolidation in the online travel market

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of dé VakantieDiscounter in its sale to Otravo. The Dutch team set up a broad international process to find the right partner. In cooperation with their international colleagues, the team approached parties from several countries. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Actev checks into boutique hotel group

DEAL FLASH: Smith & Williamson has advised the shareholders of Actev Limited on their investment in Another Place Ltd. The team advised the buyer throughout the process, from the origination and analysis of the opportunity through to negotiations with the management team and other shareholders. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Online travel

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Sweden acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of Flygstolen Nordic AB in its sale to Otravo Topholding B.V. Oaklins’ Dutch team identified the buyer. This deal demonstrates the value and competitive advantage Oaklins provides in identifying a strategically sound buyer in cross-border acquisitions, in addition to its deep industry expertise. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal…


Consolidation in the retail pharmaceutical industry in Peru

DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ team in Peru acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mifarma S.A.C. (Mifarma), a subsidiary of the Peruvian holding group Quicorp, who acquired Albis S.A. The team assisted Mifarma in the valuation of Boticas Arcangel and in the identification and quantification of potential industry and company specific synergies in a combined retail and pharmaceutical distribution operation. The team also played a key…


Starbucks sells rights to Puerto Rico stores

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ Atlanta team served as the sole financial advisor to Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) in its sale of the exclusive right to operate Starbucks stores in Puerto Rico to Baristas Del Caribe, LLC, an affiliate of Puerto Rico-based Empresas Fonalledas Inc. The team assisted Starbucks in attracting a partner that shares not only its passion for high quality coffee, but also…


Mud Pie completes debt recapitalization

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ specialist teams from Atlanta, Boston and New York served as the exclusive financial advisor to Mud Pie, LLC in its debt recapitalization and repurchase of shares owned by minority investor Lineage Capital LLC. The team arranged senior and mezzanine financing to effect a recapitalization for Mud Pie, LLC that returned 100% ownership of the company to its founding family.…