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

Denis Chaurette

United States, Boston

Jerome S. Romano

United States, Cleveland

Mark A. Filippell

United States, New York

Jonathan I. Mishkin

Asia Pacific

China, Shanghai

Jeremy Jin

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

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

Germany, Hamburg

Florian von Alten

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Milan

Michele Manetti

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Fokko Poldervaart

Norway, Oslo

Nikolai K. Lunde

Russia, Moscow

Andrey Zaviyalov

Spain, Madrid

José Falgás

Switzerland, Zurich

Jürg Stucker

United Kingdom, London

Andrew Jeffs

United Kingdom, London

Jim Clark


Building a global leader in automation solutions

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ industry specialist teams in Germany, the USA and Canada identified potential targets and advised JENOPTIK AG on the acquisition of Prodomax Automation Ltd. With this transaction, JENOPTIK strengthens its position as a full-service turnkey provider of complex automated manufacturing solutions, while Prodomax will benefit from JENOPTIK’s extensive expertise in efficient, precise and safe 3D laser processing, a technology that becomes ever more…


Sale of supplier of sensors in the maritime industry

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands has advised VAF Instruments, a global market leader in maritime measurement systems, on the sale of the company to Aalberts Industries. This transaction will further strengthen VAF Instruments’ worldwide reputation by bringing its top-class platform and tier-1 products for fuel and performance measurement into new B2B niche markets. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and…


Robots overpowering more industries

AN UPDATE ON THE STATE OF THE MARKET: M&A is on the rise as robots are being deployed throughout an increasing number of industries, forcing manufacturers to innovate their technology and step up to meet consumers’ ever-growing needs despite rising prices. 2018 got off to a forceful start and may even outdo 2017’s record number of deals. Gery Colombo, CEO of Hocoma, explains how his…


Wave of the future

AUTOMATICA TRADE FAIR:  Oaklins’ robotics specialist returns from the Automatica trade fair with a view from the horizon. David Zürrer, an Oaklins’ robotics specialist, was in Munich this week visiting Automatica, the leading trade fair for robotics and automation. He spoke with decision makers who were excited about the future of their businesses and the fast-paced developments taking place in what is considered the Fourth…


Leading innovative anti-reflective glass producer to be taken to the next level

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Latvia has advised the management team of GroGlass on an MBO transaction. Oaklins’ teams in the Netherlands, Germany and Boston supported the transaction. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


An important transaction for the number one player in the mobile stage industry

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Canada has advised the shareholders of Stageline Mobile Stage Inc. (Stageline) on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Roynat Capital, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ and the senior management team. This deal will be an important driver for the future success of Stageline and will enable the company to continue promoting innovate and high quality mobile stages…


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 team in Germany has 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…