Industrial Machinery & Components







Oaklins' professionals know that demand is only growing for industrial machinery and highly engineered automation processes. Our deep insights into the roles technology plays on a global stage has helped local niche players expand cross-border, and larger groups consolidate their worldwide assets. Our passion and creativity realizes premium valuations. That's the Oaklins way.

Global Deals

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Oaklins Industrial Machinery & Components Specialists


South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Fausto Levy

United States, Boston

Jerome S. Romano

United States, Chicago

S. Jack Campbell

United States, Cleveland

Mark A. Filippell

United States, New York

Jonathan I. Mishkin

Asia Pacific

China, Shanghai

Paul Liang

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

Thailand, Bangkok

Woranun Thaworanun

Europe and Middle East

Austria, Vienna

Thomas Regitschnig

Belgium, Brussels

Stefan Goethals

Czech Republic, Prague

Oliver Polyák

Denmark, Copenhagen

Daniel Sand

Estonia, Tallinn

Heikki Källu

Finland, Helsinki

Mikael Planting

France, Paris

Hadrien Mollard

France, Toulouse

Jean-Pierre Chometon

Germany, Hamburg

Florian von Alten

Germany, Stuttgart

Constantin Hildebrandt

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Milan

Michele Manetti

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Lithuania, Vilnius

Karolis Pocius

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Fokko Poldervaart

Russia, Moscow

Andrey Zaviyalov

Spain, Madrid

José Falgás

Switzerland, Zurich

Jürg Stucker

United Kingdom, London

Philip Barker


Creating a global supplier of specialized machinery and automated production lines

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Germany has advised the shareholders of USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen GmbH, a renowned specialist in automation solutions for assembly, handling and testing processes, on the sale of the company to Aumann AG. Combining USK’s development, construction and assembly capacities with its expertise in future technologies, Aumann expects to achieve a substantial growth boost in the e-mobility sector. Read more about…


Leading integrated photonics group taps growth potential in the US market

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’s teams in Germany and Chicago have advised JENOPTIK AG on the acquisition of Five Lakes Automation LLC. (FLA). JENOPTIK’s acquisition of process automation and process control capabilities follows a strong trend in the German machinery sector, known as “Industrie 4.0”. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Robotics M&A Report 2017

AN UPDATE ON THE STATE OF THE MARKET: The first edition of the Robotics M&A Report zooms in on the driving forces for innovation and opportunities for the industry. Robotic technology has entered the work space with increasingly flexible and responsive robots beginning to augment, change and replace production processes, value chains and human labor in a wide range of industries. This is a megatrend…


Global specialist in high technology wires and surface coating changes ownership

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in France has advised the shareholders of Thermo Technologies, the parent company than controls Thermocontact SA, throughout a dual-track process and managed the sale to Edify SA. This collaboration with Edify stems from a strategic vision and will provide Thermo Technologies and Thermocontact with increased resources to continue their international expansion. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and…


Merger between US and Chinese TBM manufacturers

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Cleveland acted as lead strategic and financial advisor to The Robbins Company in the merger with China’s Northern Heavy Industries Group Co., Ltd. (NHI). NHI now has a 61% equity interest in Robbins with 39% retained by Robbins’ previous shareholders. Oaklins’ teams in Hong Kong, China and Germany provided strategic support and cross-border expertise throughout the transaction. This deal is…


Pipe fittings specialist

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Austria advised the shareholders of Erne Fittings Group GmbH (Erne Group) on the sale of the entire group of companies to a private investment consortium. The team prepared all the transaction documentation and collected non-binding offers during the international market approach via Oaklins’ worldwide teams. After preparing the data room, the Austrian team steered the process through the due diligence…


Marine market and automation solutions in the Nordic Region

DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Norwegian team advised Auto-Maskin AS, a world leading supplier of diesel engine control, monitoring and automation solutions on the sale of the company to Lifco AB. In collaboration with other Oaklins’ member firms, the team advised the sellers throughout the transaction, from the initial assessment of potential buyers to negotiations and transaction execution. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers…