Significant climb in the league table position

Oaklins is delighted to announce that our passion to achieve extraordinary results for our clients has placed us amongst the leading advisors in the Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket mid-market financial advisory league tables. Our outstanding performance in 2018 reflects our commitment to excellence, and is built on our industry expertise and expansion in emerging markets.

In just one year, after adding expert local teams in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Brazil, we became a front-runner in Latin America, shooting up from 22nd to 6th position in Reuters’ league table, and also in Africa, rising from 76th to 9th in the Mergermarket ranking. Oaklins’ ascent up the league tables in Spain, the UK, Australia and Canada was equally spectacular. Reuters now places Oaklins at 11th globally, and the dedication of Oaklins’ teams to deliver on the goals we set for ourselves and those of our clients sees us poised to enter the top 10 worldwide.

Oaklins’ unrivalled industry expertise across the mid-market in the TMT, consumer & retail and healthcare sectors has resulted in the successful closure of many complex and high-profile deals. In 2018 Oaklins advised on the sale of innovative US machine learning and data analytics company Panjiva to S&P Global, the leading provider of ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. In another noteworthy transaction, the sale of Orlebar Brown brought a new and exciting 21st-century luxury brand to Chanel’s portfolio. And the sale of Ethos to Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners will provide the US veterinary health company with the liquidity to position itself for future organic and acquisitive growth.

Oaklins’ excellent 2018 ranking and increasing number of cross-border deals reflect our clear focus on strong sector experience, our global capability and our deep connections in local business communities to help give our clients the best results.