Consumer & Retail

A buy-side or sell-side transaction is a process that needs an agile partner who delivers when required, helping you achieve your vision. 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.

Our dynamic approach helps you encounter the most extraordinary opportunities, often in unexpected places.


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Consumer & Retail specialists


South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Sebastien Nadeau

Mexico, Mexico City

Arseny Lepiavka

Peru, Lima

Eduardo Campos

United States, Atlanta

James S. Grien

United States, Boston

Craig M. Gibson

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

Gerald Ong

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

Ireland, Dublin

Ted Webb

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Milan

Michele Manetti

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Marc van de Put

Norway, Oslo

Trygve Graff-Wang

Russia, Moscow

Alexey Bykov

Slovakia, Bratislava

Miroslav Hilčík

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Jure Jelerčič

Spain, Madrid

José Antonio Martín de los Santos

Sweden, Stockholm

Lars Gustafsson

Switzerland, Zurich

Jens Rutten

United Kingdom, London

Jim Clark

United Kingdom, London

Jonathan Buxton

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DEAL FLASH: Oaklins Cavendish has advised the shareholders and management of Orlebar Brown Limited on the sale of the business to Chanel. “We were delighted to advise on the sale of Orlebar Brown to Chanel and believe that Chanel, with its long-term focus on building enduring global brands, is the ideal partner for the next chapter at Orlebar Brown. With its strong digital presence and…


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DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in the Baltic region has advised Mylnvest Estonia, a consortium of private investors, on the sale of the DIY chain Bauhof Group AS to Ermi Group, a subsidiary of the Baltics’ largest retail group, Vilniaus Prekyba. This acquisition will bring immediate sourcing synergies to Vilniaus Prekyba in their domestic market in addition to strengthening the group’s presence in Estonia. Read more about…


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DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Germany has advised the managing shareholder of HKM Group on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Frankfurt-based private equity investor Finatem. Equestrian equipment distribution is largely fragmented, with independent mom-and-pop stores dominating the market sphere across almost all geographies. However, consolidation is ongoing and has seen larger specialist retailers prosper. Read more about the transaction, market…


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DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Cleveland has advised L.D. Kichler Co., a designer of decorative lighting products, on its sale to Masco Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded home improvement and building products. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.