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.

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Enrico Arietti

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Recent Oaklins news

Multi-channel strategy for dominant bird feeders supplier

DEAL FLASH: Classic Brands, LLC, a portfolio company of FrontRange Capital Partners and Brass Ring Capital, has been sold to Merit Capital Partners and Aiglon Capital Management. Oaklins’ team in Los Angeles acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor. EDUARD BAGDASARIAN CEO AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OAKLINS, LOS ANGELES, USA “Classic Brands has grown significantly over the past five years both organically through its commitment to traditional…

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Three restaurant brands, one united ambition

DEAL FLASH: Groupe Rush, which operates the Maison Pradier and Roberta brands, has been acquired by La Croissanterie, a leading fast food restaurant chain in France. The combination of the three brands is expected to generate annual revenues of over US$170 million. “We were delighted to support Groupe Rush. Our client finally choose La Croissanterie because of the strategic fit and their proven capability to…

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Orlebar Brown makes waves

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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Creation of the third largest DIY group in the Baltics

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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Sale of a leading supplier of equestrian equipment to a financial investor

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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