Oaklins’ professionals know that logistics is a critical industry in every country in the world. Our experts have deep sector knowledge and experience with over 155 executed logistics deals in the last five years. We work in the space every day and can execute our clients’ projects efficiently and effectively, while minimizing risk and maximizing returns to them. That's the Oaklins way.

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Oaklins Logistics Specialists


South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Fausto Levy

United States, Jacksonville

Don Wiggins

Asia Pacific

China, Shanghai

Angela Chen

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

Europe and Middle East

Austria, Vienna

Thomas Jungreithmeir

Belgium, Brussels

Manu De Vries

Czech Republic, Prague

Peter Turner

Denmark, Copenhagen

Christian Leroy

Finland, Helsinki

Mikael Planting

France, Paris

Franck Monnot

Germany, Frankfurt

David Klonecki

Italy, Milan

Michele Manetti

Latvia, Riga

Jānis Lasmanis

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Arjen Kostelijk

Slovakia, Bratislava

Michal Staron

Spain, Madrid

José Antonio Martín de los Santos

Switzerland, Bern

Juraj Janos

United Kingdom, London

Brian Livingston


Sale of a leading Irish logistics company

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Ireland has advised the shareholders of Avant Air and Sea Ltd. (Avant) on the sale of the company to Rhenus Group, a logistics services provider with global business operations. Oaklins’ team in Germany assisted in finding the successful buyer. This transaction will enable Avant to continue developing its services to existing and future customers due to its global network and…


Distributor of specialty construction products attracts financial partner

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ logistics team in Jacksonville has acted as intermediary and financial advisor to the shareholders of Coastal Construction Products, LLC (CCP) as they joined with a financial partner, Supply Chain Equity Partners. As the largest independent distributor in the waterproofing and restoration specialty construction products segment in the US, CCP provides an attractive platform for organic and M&A growth opportunities. Read more about…


Sale of a premium 3PL logistics company

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Jacksonville has advised the shareholders of The Grimes Companies, Inc. on the sale of the company to People Services, Inc. The Grimes Companies provides a broad set of services to handle the entirety of its clients’ logistics needs. The new investor will expand the company’s growth into the southeastern United States. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers…


Value shoppers drive change

SPOT ON DISTRIBUTION: Over the past decade, retailers have been facing a number of trends and economic factors that have created more challenges within the distribution industry. Private labeling is one of the more significant trends within the distribution sector that is significantly impacting daily operations for industry participants. Retailers, particularly in the Food & Beverage subsector, are progressively changing the dynamics of the operational…


Sale of a premium specialist logistics group

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins Cavendish, based in the UK, has advised the shareholders of Cadogan Tate to H2 Equity Partners. The new investor will support the existing management team to invest in state-of-the-art storage and open new offices internationally. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Distribution Spot On newsletter

MARKET INTELLIGENCE ON DISTRIBUTION: In this second edition of distribution Spot On, our specialists Don Wiggins and Alex Kellison analyze the distribution sector in four different subgroups (healthcare, consumer goods, industrial and capital goods, food and beverage). They also zoom in on some major factors that have driven changes to distribution firms’ business processes and overall operations in more recent years.   Learn more about…


Distribution Spot On newsletter

MARKET INTELLIGENCE ON THE DISTRIBUTION SECTOR: The first edition of the Distribution Spot On newsletter zooms in on major distribution trends including industry consolidation, the emergence of e-commerce business models, big data analytics and the resurgence of private labelling. You will find an overview of the market and valuation trends, as well as a spotlight on Beacon Roofing Supply, the largest publicly traded distributor of…


Leading Croatian port services provider sold to Italian shipping companies

LOGISTICS DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Croatia has acted as the exclusive advisor to JPS and its owner on the sale of a majority stake in the company to SCAFI Società di Navigazione SpA and Rimorchiatori Laziali SpA. The team guided JPS through the initial company preparation for a strategic partnership and analysis of potential partners to final negotiations. Read more about the transaction, market…