Selling to a bottling partner

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Italy has advised Sanpellegrino, a Nestlé company, on the sale of its Recoaro mineral water brand, business and assets to the Dutch listed group Refresco. The transaction also included a co-packing agreement for three of Sanpellegrino’s branded products. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers…

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Sale of controlling stake in Australian health food retailer

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Australia has advised the owners of Healthy Life Group on the sale of a controlling stake in the company to Allegro Funds. This is a perfectly timed transaction, with an increasing trend towards healthy foods and wellness coupled with the opportunity provided by the selldown of a…

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Swedish leader in energy efficient solutions sold to UK-based supplier of ventilation products

HVAC DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Sweden has advised the owners of VoltAir System AB on the sale of the company to Volution Group. Cavendish, an Oaklins member firm in the UK, identified the buyer and assisted throughout the transaction. There is high demand for niche players to have new energy efficiency technologies, resulting in…

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First step towards the creation of a leading Italian group in the high-end ceramic tile industry

PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Italy has advised Italcer’s management team on the acquisition of La Fabbrica. This marks the first acquisition of a project that will consist of the creation of a leading Italian group in the sector. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects in…

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Merger of leading provider of financial and commercial technological solutions in the aviation industry

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Spain has advised Accelya’s management team on its reinvestment and ongoing participation in the company and its subsequent integration with Mercator. The resulting company is expected to have a global footprint of more than 400 clients worldwide, including 250 airlines. Read more about the transaction, market trends,…

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Another powerful addition to our global presence with a new member in Brazil – IGC Partners, Brazil

We are proud to introduce our new member firm IGC Partners. With the admission of one of the largest independent M&A boutiques in Brazil, we are expanding our global footprint in Latin America and growing our deep industry expertise in one of the emerging global markets. Cristina Villela, Partner at IGC Partners, said: “The M&A…

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Expanding our global footprint with a new member firm in the heart of Europe – KBC Securities, Belgium

Our ability to serve our clients globally has taken a step forward with the admission of KBC Securities based in Brussels, Belgium. The firm is one of the leading corporate finance advisors in Belgium with a dedicated and experienced team. By joining forces, KBC Securities will be able to further expand their M&A activities in…

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Learning more about M&A developments in China and acknowledging outstanding cooperation at the Oaklins Spring Conference in Hong Kong

Over 100 Oaklins M&A professionals traveled to Hong Kong for the Oaklins Spring Conference and to attend the Chinese Outbound M&A Conference “From The Mouth Of The Dragon – Ambitions Of Chinese Buyers”. Oaklins’ member firm Quam Capital Limited invited Dr. William K. Fung of Li & Fung Limited, Jeff Purdey of Jardine Matheson Holdings…

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Voice from China

UPDATE ON THE M&A MARKET IN CHINA: The Chinese government has recently released a series of policies designed to restrict capital outflow, which has made a considerable impact on Chinese outbound cross-border M&A activity. In this first edition of Voice from China, our local Oaklins specialists John Zhang and Iris Lu talk about regulations affecting…

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Oaklins’ team in Russia will join SFM Group at the BIO 2017

Our client, SFM Group, is going to attend the world’s largest global biotechnology event BIO 2017 International Convention taking place from 19–22 June 2017 in San Diego, USA. SFM Group, is an innovative Russian pharmaceutical company specializing in pharma R&D and has its own production facilities. Its product portfolio includes medicines to treat cardio-vascular diseases, viral infections,…

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Italian shoes market leader acquires German branded company

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in  Italy has advised Condor Trade on the acquisition of Rohde Shoes, an iconic German company engaged in the design and distribution of high-end slippers and sandals. To succeed in the German market, it is crucial to have a well-known local brand with a long heritage, characteristics that…

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Global market leader in airbag covers and wraps sold to Belgian private equity house

AUTOMOTIVE DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands has advised the shareholders of ALT Technologies on its sale to Gimv. With the support of Oaklins’ members across the world, they identified and approached strategic and automotive-focused financial buyers from all over the world. This highly competitive process culminated in an outcome that outperformed the expectations…

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Leading Nordic IT solutions provider acquires Finnish SaaS company

TECHNOLOGY DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Finland has advised the owners of Movenium Ltd. on the sale of the company to Visma A/S, the leading Nordic IT solutions provider. The Nordic markets are characterized by digital transformation and a gradual shift away from traditional IT and multi-year ERP implementations to quicker projects that improve existing…

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German chemical giant acquires Swiss technology leader

SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Switzerland has advised Rolic AG on its sale to BASF Schweiz AG. Oaklins’ teams around the word provided potential candidates. The Swiss team guided Rolic through the initial sale process, the due diligence, the approach and parallel negotiations with potential buyers as well as assisting them until closing….

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US ad-tech software company acquired by Chinese private equity consortium

MEDIA DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ media specialist team in New York has advised Ad-Juster, Inc. on its sale to Innotech Capitals. Oaklins’ team in Shanghai identified the buyer and assisted with cross-border expertise. This deal is another example of the seamless cooperation between Oaklins’ member firms, demonstrating the organization’s added value through its global execution capabilities,…

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Consolidation in the online travel market

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of dé VakantieDiscounter in its sale to Otravo. The Dutch team set up a broad international process to find the right partner. In cooperation with their international colleagues, the team approached parties from several countries….

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Consolidation in the staffing sector

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Germany has exclusively advised Timecraft Group’s private shareholders on the sale of the company to Actief Group. The team selected over 50 national and international candidates. Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands identified the buyer. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects…

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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…

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Leading UK and Japanese document management businesses team up

TECHNOLOGY DEAL FLASH: Cavendish, an Oaklins member firm in the UK, has provided full lead sell-side advisory services to the shareholders of Annodata Limited. The team worked with the seller to prepare the business for sale, including putting a second-tier team in place to manage succession, demonstrating recurring and cross-selling revenues, and hitting key financial…

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Actev checks into boutique hotel group

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH: Smith & Williamson has advised the shareholders of Actev Limited on their investment in Another Place Ltd. The team advised the buyer throughout the process, from the origination and analysis of the opportunity through to negotiations with the management team and other shareholders. Read more about the transaction, market trends,…

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H2 Equity Partners has successfully invested in Multi Pilot Simulations

Oaklins Netherlands is pleased to announce that H2 Equity Partners invested a majority stake in Multi Pilot Simulations (“MPS” or the “Company”). MPS, founded in 2007, is a groundbreaking manufacturer of fixed-base flight simulators for (airline) pilot training and bridges the gap between the (low-fidelity) traditional fixed-base simulators and the (high-fidelity) full-motion simulators that are…

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Accelerating global expansion in the poultry housing industry

AGRICULTURE DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands advised the shareholders of Volito on the sale of the company to CTB, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The Dutch team carried out a comprehensive analysis of industry trends and market potential in the USA, which was a key contributor to the transaction’s favorable valuation….

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Globalizing cutting edge technology in point-of-care patient blood management

HEALTHCARE DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Switzerland advised the shareholders of TEM Group on the sale of the company to Instrumentation Laboratory (IL). The team acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of TEM Group throughout the sale process. This deal demonstrates the value and competitive advantage Oaklins provides in guiding the client in a very…

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Marco Vismara was named “Food Professional of the Year” by Financecommunity.it

Marco Vismara, one of our Italian partners and our Head of the Food & Beverage Industry Group, was named “Food Professional of the Year”.  The motivation of the Award was “A professional that is gaining an increasing personal recognition in this industry, and is also building the brand name and the reputation of his team”….

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Merger between US and Chinese TBM manufacturers

INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS 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…

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Pipe fittings specialist

INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS 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…

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A game-changer in the Italian dairy business

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Italy advised Sabelli SpA to acquire Trevisanalat SpA from Alto Partners S.G.R. Trevisanalat SpA is a leading Italian dairy company active in the production of private label and its own branded mozzarella cheese products. They advised the buyer throughout the process, from the analysis of the opportunity…

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The 17th M&A Mid-Market Forum and 1st Oaklins Conference in Dublin

Over 160 Oaklins M&A professionals traveled to Dublin to attend the 17th M&A Mid-Market Forum and 1st Oaklins Conference. The 17th M&A Mid-Market Forum (MMF) For the second time in its history, the MMF was hosted in Dublin, attracting over 160 M&A advisors from more than 35 countries who met with over 30 clients. The…

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Technology software investment in the USA

TECHNOLOGY DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Cleveland served as the financial advisor to n2y LLC in its sale to global private equity firm The Riverside Company. n2y LLC is a leading developer of education curricula and teaching materials for K-12 students with special needs. Oaklins’ media specialist team in New York, which has particular expertise…

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Online travel

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Sweden acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of Flygstolen Nordic AB in its sale to Otravo Topholding B.V. Oaklins’ Dutch team identified the buyer. This deal demonstrates the value and competitive advantage Oaklins provides in identifying a strategically sound buyer in cross-border acquisitions, in addition…

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17th Mid-Market Forum (MMF) in Dublin, Ireland

Oaklins is pleased to host the 17th Mid-Market Forum (MMF) on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the InterContinental in Dublin, Ireland. Private meetings between clients/potential clients and M&A professionals are at the heart of this event. For each participant, we pre-arrange a personalized meeting schedule of one-to-one meetings, each lasting 20 minutes. The speed networking format of the M&A Mid-Market Forum is…

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M&A International Inc. members create Oaklins, a new global investment banking group with 60 offices in 40 countries

Today, members of the worldwide M&A International organization announce the creation of a new global player: Oaklins. Oaklins will be one of the largest and most experienced global mid-market M&A and corporate finance advisory firms, with a strong industry focus across 14 sectors and 60 offices in all the main financial centers of the world….

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Oaklins Real Estate Group attend EXPO REAL

Gerald Beuker leads an Oaklins delegation to attend the 19th International Trade Fair for Property and Investment “EXPO REAL” being held from 4-6 October in Munich, Germany. Gerald commented “We continue to see global interest in the real estate market, and as head of the Oaklins’ Real Estate group I am pleased to attend this…

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Shareholder Succession at Sphinx Werkzeuge AG

The owners of Sphinx Werkzeuge AG have sold a majority stake in the company to Helvetica Capital AG and members of the management team. Financial details were not disclosed. Sphinx Werkzeuge is a leading precision tools developer and manufacturer for high precision mechanical and medical applications. The company’s core business is the production of micro…

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Instrumentation Laboratory Acquires CA CASYSO AG, Including TEM® subsidiaries and ROTEM® Testing Systems

Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) acquired CA Casyso AG (Basel, Switzerland) and its Tem subsidiaries (Tem), a global leader in in vitro diagnostic (IVD) testing for Patient Blood Management (PBM) with their flagship ROTEM testing systems. Tem is a global leader in in-vitro-diagnostic (IVD) testing for Patient Blood Management (PBM) with their flagship ROTEM testing systems. With…

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Mithril GmbH sells global Solar Energy to Hanergy

Oaklins HFG China and Deutsche Mittelstandsfinanz acted as corner financial advisors to Mithril GmbH, a German family office, representing 100 percent of shares in a sale of Global Solar Energy, Inc. (Global Solar) to Hanergy. Founded in 1996, Global Solar is a colonize of a solar industry. The association is a universe heading manufacturer for…

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Emergency response service acquisition in Denmark

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES DEAL FLASH: Our Oaklins’ Danish team acted as the strategic and financial advisor to the private shareholders on the sale of Røsva Skadeservice to identify a potential partner capable of securing future growth and accelerating the development of the company. Oaklins’ team in Germany introduced BELFOR and an international deal team was…

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Strategic cross-border investment

SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Dallas, USA, advised the private shareholders of Dresen Quimica, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Dresen), a leading player in the Mexican food and feed blends business, on the sale of a 65% stake in Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd. (CFS). The team originated, structured, negotiated and assisted in closing this transaction,…

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Japanese entry into debt enforcement industry

FINANCIAL SERVICES DEAL FLASH:  Cavendish, one of Oaklins member firms in the UK, has advised on the sale of JBW Group Limited (JBW) and its sister company Case Dynamics Limited (CDL) to OUTSOURCING Inc. for US$34.5 million. Oaklins’ teams in the UK and Japan advised the shareholders of JBW exclusively on the sale of the…

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Leading market research platform spins off service arm

MEDIA DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ media specialist team in New York acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor on the sale by Vision Critical Communications Inc. (Vision Critical) of its North American Research & Consulting division (VCR&C) to MARU Group, a UK-based market research firm backed by Primary Capital Partners, a leading European private equity firm….

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Dual-track privatisation of Slovak Telekom

TECHNOLOGY DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Slovak and Czech teams advised Deutsche Telekom, the majority shareholder of Slovak Telekom, to acquire the remaining 49% stake in the company from the Slovak government’s National Property Fund for just over US$1 billion. In this transaction the teams acted as the joint lead manager, regional offering coordinator and financial advisor…

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Consolidation in the retail pharmaceutical industry in Peru

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ team in Peru acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mifarma S.A.C. (Mifarma), a subsidiary of the Peruvian holding group Quicorp, who acquired Albis S.A. The team assisted Mifarma in the valuation of Boticas Arcangel and in the identification and quantification of potential industry and company specific synergies in…

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Swedish construction group divests its remaining Latin American operations

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING SERVICE DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Peruvian team acted as lead corporate advisor to the shareholders of Skanska AB on the sale of Skanska Peru to Confipetrol for approximately US$29 million. The team set up an international competitive process using their global relationships with strategic competitors in the industry. Read more about the transaction,…

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A new rehabilitation pathway for acquired brain injuries

HEALTHCARE DEAL FLASH:  Smith & Williamson advised the shareholders of Oakleaf Care (Hartwell) Limited (Oakleaf) on the sale of the company to CareTech Holdings Plc (CareTech). Oakleaf provides brain injury rehabilitation to adult males requiring specialist care and long-term support. The in-depth healthcare sector knowledge and experience of our team of advisors was crucial to…

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Waste not, want not!

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Australian team advised Worth Recycling Pty Ltd, on the sale of their parent company, Sydney-based Worth Corporation to ASX-listed Tox Free Solutions Ltd (Toxfree) for US$53 million, based on enterprise value. The team acted as advisor to Worth Corporation in this transaction. In 2013, preceding a formal advisory engagement,…

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Top investment market in Berlin

REAL ESTATE DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ team in Berlin advised PATRIZIA Immobilien AG (PATRIZIA) on the sale of a prime office building in BerlinMitte to MOMENI Investment Management GmbH (MOMENI). The transaction process included structuring the asset deal, providing a complete analysis of the real estate market and its characteristics, approaching national and international potential investors,…

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Regional media network acquired by largest multimedia publisher in the UK

MEDIA DEAL FLASH:  Smith & Williamson advised a substantial shareholder of Local World, one of the largest regional media networks in the UK, in the sale of the company to Trinity Mirror Group plc for US$350 million. In addition, the team agreed a deal for the client to acquire certain titles from Trinity Mirror Group…

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Sealing the deal in aerospace, industrial and defense markets

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ team in Cleveland, USA, served as the exclusive financial advisor to CARCO S.R.L. in its acquisition of Polymer Concepts Technologies, Inc. (PCTI). Oaklin’s team provided CARCO with a customized buy-side process, including building a pipeline of candidates, engaging prospects, valuing the businesses, conducting due diligence, negotiations and closing. Read…

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Marine market and automation solutions in the Nordic Region

INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS 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…

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Consolidation maintains its pace in the cyber security market

TECHNOLOGY DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Dutch team advised the Netherlands-based next generation endpoint security software developer SurfRight on the sale to UK-based Sophos Group PLC, a global leader in network and end user security solutions. Oaklins’ team originated the deal and acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of SurfRight. They set up an international competitive…

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The right momentum for the fleet management industry

TECHNOLOGY DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Italian team advised the shareholders of W.A.Y. Srl, a leading Italian fleet management and geolocalization group, on the sale of a significant stake in the company to Telecom Italia Digital Solutions, the digital division of Telecom Italia SpA and the market leader in telecommunication services in Italy and Brazil. Oaklins’ team…

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Starbucks sells rights to Puerto Rico stores

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ Atlanta team served as the sole financial advisor to Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) in its sale of the exclusive right to operate Starbucks stores in Puerto Rico to Baristas Del Caribe, LLC, an affiliate of Puerto Rico-based Empresas Fonalledas Inc. The team assisted Starbucks in attracting a partner that shares…

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Medical communications and marketing agency

MEDIA DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ media specialist team in New York acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Symbiotix, Inc. in the sale of the company to Havas Health, Inc., a world leading healthcare marketing network and a subsidiary company of Havas. The team worked with management to define the marketplace positioning for…

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Infrastructure services in the Nordic Region

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING SERVICES DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Swedish team exclusively advised the shareholders of Bergsäker AB, a consulting firm in construction-related environmental monitoring, on the sale of the company to OY Forcit AB, a leading manufacturer of explosives, throughout the entire sales process. A strategic review in the preparatory phase to describe Bergsäker AB’s complex…

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Cross-border deal in biosimilars

HEALTHCARE DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ Swedish and Italian teams advised the shareholders of Xbrane Biosciences AB (Xbrane) on the acquisition of Primm Pharma. They supported the buyer by scouting the Italian market, identifying the most suitable target, and assisting in the LOI formulation and in negotiations throughout the process. Through the acquisition, Xbrane will be able…

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Under the hammer

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES DEAL FLASH:  Cavendish, an Oaklins member firm in the UK, advised the shareholders of SMA Vehicle Remarketing exclusively on the sale to BCA Marketplace, providing detailed process knowledge and structuring advice. The acquisition of SMA will help BCA to meet increased demand for its core auction services. It serves to support customers’…

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Consolidation continues in the dental industry

HEALTHCARE DEAL FLASH:  Our Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands and Cavendish, an Oaklins member firm in the UK, advised the shareholders of C.D.C. Complete tandzorg (CDC) in the sale of a stake in the company to G Square Healthcare Private Equity. The partnership will enable CDC to expand its dental care services to other regions…

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Alcoholic beverages

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ teams in the Netherlands and in Germany advised Royal Dirkzwager in the sale of a selection of liquor brands to Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH. The selected brands include Asmussen and Boddel, two of the oldest rum brands in Germany; Fläminger Jagd and Jagd Hütte, traditional German herb liqueurs; and Balle,…

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Mud Pie completes debt recapitalization

CONSUMER & RETAIL DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ specialist teams from Atlanta, Boston and New York served as the exclusive financial advisor to Mud Pie, LLC in its debt recapitalization and repurchase of shares owned by minority investor Lineage Capital LLC. The team arranged senior and mezzanine financing to effect a recapitalization for Mud Pie, LLC that…

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Global automotive quality tracking and customer satisfaction

MEDIA DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ media specialist team in New York acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of RDA Group in the sale of the company to Ipsos. The team worked closely with the management to define the marketplace positioning for RDA Group and prepare the offering memorandum and other materials. Nearly 40…

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Oaklins Netherlands appoints Gerbrand ter Brugge to lead new Equity & Equity Capital Markets Advisory team

In addition to support and advice on mergers, acquisitions and debt (re)financing, the largest independent corporate finance house in the Dutch market will also start providing adisory services to (listed) companies with regard to share issues, IPOs, recapitalizations and public takeovers. Oaklins Netherlands is anticipating on the underlying growth trend of IPOs and equity issues…

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Turbocharger specialist

AUTOMOTIVE DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ team in Germany advised PRAE-TURBO Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of compressor wheels for turbocharger applications in light and commercial vehicles, on a management buy-out with support from the German private equity investor Halder.  The team advised the shareholders of PRAE-TURBO Group exclusively on the sale to Halder during…

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Oil & gas field services

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING DEAL FLASH:  Oaklins’ teams in Dallas, USA, and in Canada represented three firms in the oil & gas field services sector – two American and one Canadian – in a merger to become US Shale Solutions of Houston, Texas, USA. The US and Canadian teams provided strategic advice and guidance to all the…

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