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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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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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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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Delta Motor Group has sold its import and distribution business to Bergé Auto
Automotive | Consumer & Retail | Private Equity

Delta Motor Group has sold its import and distribution business to Bergé Auto

Delta Motor Group Ltd., an investment vehicle of individual shareholders, has sold Delta's import and distribution business in Finland to Bergé Auto. Financial details have not been disclosed.

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“Looking back, I am actually impressed by the scope and complexity that a structured and international sale process brings along. Oaklins' German team acted as sparring partner at eye level and showed a high level of expertise and experience throughout the overall sale process. Arranging my succession with Hitachi Capital as future shareholder therefore fully complies with my plans and expectations.”

Andreas Maske

Shareholder, Maske Group

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A look back: Success stories and smart moves in Q1

QUARTERLY M&A ACTIVITY: Q1 saw a dynamic market with significant M&A activity in various industries, with TMT leading with 15 deals. Energy, Real Estate, and Construction & Engineering Services also saw high activity.

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Hamburg, Germany
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