Q3 I QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS
Gathering knowledge to reset for growth
To gain resilience in times of change, one of the most important things is to surround ourselves with knowledgeable and supportive people. At Oaklins, we make the best use of our human capital and this has helped us get back on track despite the uncertainty.
If you are a business owner or CEO looking for additional support, we have the professional resources to help you position your company and reset for growth.
Today, we want to share with you how we – across borders, teams, industries and markets – have collaborated closely, helping entrepreneurs and companies get a grip on the current situation and reach their full potential.
Local deal highlights
BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES | OKNygaard has been acquired by French idverde
Oaklins team in Denmark was engaged as strategic and financial advisor to the owners of OKNygaard, Denmark's largest privately owned grounds maintenance and landscaping company. OKNygaard has more than 550 employees and an annual turnover of approximately EUR 80 million. Read more.
INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS | Axel Johnson International acquires Caldan Conveyor
Oaklins team in Denmark was engaged by Axel Johnson International as strategic and buy-side M&A advisor. The acquisition of Caldan is well aligned with Axel Johnson International’s long-term strategy to provide complete technical solutions for a variety of industrial customers. Read more.
Global deal highlights
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING SERVICES I Facilitating consolidation in the Nordic DIY market
Oaklins’ team in Norway acted as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Byggmakker/Kesko, leveraging our knowledge and solid track record in the building materials industry. This is the third acquisition Kesko has made in Norway since 2018 in which Oaklins’ building materials team has acted as advisors. Read more.
TMT I Facilitating SaaS expansion in the legal sector
Oaklins advised CaseLines, enabling a high-growth firm with a transformational product to partner with Thompson Reuters to access its world-class resources and global reach. Read more.
INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS I Becoming a truly global partner
Oaklins’ teams in Stockholm and Cleveland provided optimal advisory support to Nolato throughout a competitive process, helping the client to create a truly global platform for its demanding customer base. Read more.
LOGISTICS I Two closed deals are better than one
Maner Builders Supply Co. (Maner), headquartered in Augusta, GA, has completed two separate but simultaneous transactions. Oaklins’ teams in Jacksonville and Savannah advised Maner Builders Supply Co. and maximized the value of these transactions. Read more.
Local insights publication
MARKET REVIEW Q3 2020
After almost ten years of growth, Danish and European M&A activity has been declining in the first half of 2020 compared to previous years, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The transaction volume in Q3, however, show positive signs both in Denmark and Europe. Read more.
Global insights publications
CONSUMER & RETAIL I Adapt and evolve in times of crisis
Already under pressure prior to the outbreak, no sector has been more profoundly affected by the COVID-19 contagion than the consumer and retail industries. Five articles, five snapshots of how activity in the industry has ebbed and flowed during the lockdown and which key developments will shape M&A dealmaking going forward. Read more.
LOGISTICS I Picturing a resilient future
FINE ART LOGISTICS SPOT ON: The centuries-long love affair between high-net-worth-individuals and their much-loved art and antiques isn’t likely to end, so despite the COVID-19 pandemic throwing a spanner in the works, logistics companies handling fine art are remaining resilient and expect the storm to pass. Read more.
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING SERVICES I The buildtech revolution – Now is the time
BUILDING MATERIALS SPOT ON: While the building industry has historically been slow to adapt to new technology, it is finally starting to turn around and no longer needs to rely on human labor and the number of hours worked. Technological advancements are applicable all along the value chain and are ensuring that this dynamic industry is now able to finish projects on time and within budget. Read more.
INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS I Space design and safety regulations drive flat glass market
GLASS PROCESSING & FINISHING SPOT ON: Glass has started to play a greater role in building design thanks to its versatility, and is being used creatively in the current trend for more unusual, individualistic buildings. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have initially affected demand and disrupted the supply chain, it is expected that the market will bounce back once the global economy stabilizes. Read more.
FOOD & BEVERAGE I Stay hungry, stay healthy
HEALTHY FOOD SPOT ON: Healthy food is one of the sectors that has remained resilient and is continuing to battle through the COVID-19 outbreak. Oaklins' healthy food specialist, Paolo Russo, explains his high hopes for M&A in the sector and the exciting opportunities that lay ahead. Read more.
CONSUMER & RETAIL I Fashion players navigate a new world with contemporary attitudes
CONTEMPORARY & ACCESSIBLE FASHION SPOT ON: Oaklins’ specialist Federico Giammarusto examines the coronavirus emergency’s short- and long-term impact on the sector’s M&A decisions. He analyses the challenges presented by emerging trends and recommends actions to convert these into opportunities. Read more.
TMT I Evolution of the Internet of Things – an M&A perspective
IOT SPOT ON: Jan P. Hatje, Oaklins’ IoT specialist, shares his thoughts on the IoT industry, plus we have insightful views from each corner of the globe thanks to our colleagues Kim Harpøth Jespersen, Jonathan Tooth and Frederico Toledo. Read more.
AGRICULTURE I The appeal of eating clean food is stronger than ever
ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE SPOT ON: Now that food purchasing has changed during the pandemic, what does the future hold for organic & sustainable agriculture? Oaklins’ organic & sustainable agriculture specialist Doug Kravet explains what lies ahead. Read more.