Q4 I QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS
Knowledge to help you transition to the post-pandemic world
To gain resilience in times of change and transition, 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 stay 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
TMT | LeadDesk further strengthens its pan-Nordic presence
Oaklins’ team in Finland acted as the exclusive financial advisor to LeadDesk in the process of acquiring Loxysoft. The acquisition strengthens LeadDesk’s position as the leading SaaS contact center software vendor in the Nordics, which supports growth in Central Europe. Read more.
EDUCATION I Helping to grow the most valuable assets
The leading Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) services provider Pilke päiväkodit Oy has been acquired by Norway-based Læringsverkstedet Gruppen AS. Oaklin's team in Finland acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Læringsverkstedet. Read more.
Global deal highlights
HEALTHCARE I Opening a new chapter in the healthcare sector
Oaklins’ team in Lithuania acted as the sole sell-side financial advisor to CGP Management in the sale of MediCA klinika and Kardiolita Klinikos to Repharm. Read more.
ECM I Striving to make life more affordable for all Australians
Oaklins’ team in Australia’s extensive public markets experience and capabilities were used to advise MyDeal and, in collaboration with the joint lead managers, ensured a successful IPO process. Read more.
TMT I Getting ready for the next growth phase
Oaklins’ team in Germany acted as the lead advisor to the three founders of Listan. Oaklins advised on the preparation of the sale process and due diligence, as well as the approach and parallel negotiations with potential financial investors until closing. Read more.
ENERGY I Supporting our clients with announcement of maiden domestic US debt financing
Oaklins Cavendish’s debt advisory team, based in the UK, advised Iofina Plc. The team discussed this transaction with around 40 domestic US lenders, including discussions with many non-bank US lenders. Read more.
BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES I A Danish green footprint brought into a European context
Oaklins’ team in Denmark provided OKNygaard with strategic advisory services and tactics during a competitive process. The team in Belgium supported the transaction. Read more.
FINANCIAL SERVICES I Forming a partnership with greater scale and a stronger market position
Oaklins’ team in Australia acted as the sell-side advisor to Powerwrap, supporting its board throughout the sale process, including initial strategic review and takeover defence, through to the board giving unanimous recommendation for Praemium’s offer and full divestment. Read more.
Global insights publications
TMT I Think different
CREATIVE SERVICES SPOT ON: How might lessons learned in 2020 impact the future of creativity? Oaklins’ creative services specialist John Kaiser reviews marketers’ response to this year’s unprecedented challenges. Read more.
BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES I Facility Services Report
AN UPDATE ON THE M&A MARKET: Oaklins’ M&A advisors from our Atlanta and Boston office provide an overview of today’s dynamic but still fragmented industry and its key themes. Read more.
AUTOMOTIVE I Resilience to COVID-19
AUTOMOTIVE OEM SUPPLIERS SPOT ON: Top of automakers’ New Year’s resolutions is rebuilding inventory to meet strong post-lockdown demand. How will companies navigate recovery after production halted globally earlier this year? Oaklins’ automotive OEM supplier specialist Matt Mueller examines the factors likely to lead to an increase in M&A activity. Read more.
INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS I Robotics Report
AN UPDATE ON THE M&A MARKET: The robotics industry looks likely to emerge from the current crisis sooner than many other industries, Oaklins’ Dr. Jürg Stucker and David Zürrer look at long-term opportunities for strategic investors. Read more.
FOOD & BEVERAGE I Cheese takes a big slice of the retail segment
CHEESE SPOT ON: In this issue of Spot On, Oaklins’ cheese specialist Davide Milano looks at COVID-19’s unexpected impact on food consumption and how giants like Kraft Heinz handled the surges in demand. Read more.
OTHER INDUSTRIES I Harnessing the power of nature to bring life into buildings
HVAC SPOT ON: In this Spot On, we sit down with Monodraught, who design, manufacture, install and maintain ventilation, cooling and heating systems for low-energy, low-carbon buildings, to talk about the key industry trends, as well as gain their thoughts on the industry’s future given the current situation. Read more.
BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES I A quality check for healthy multiples
TESTING, INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION SPOT ON: This Spot On includes an extensive overview of deals done this year, further proving that the TIC sector is in great shape and has a healthy future ahead. Read more.
TMT I Grounds for optimism in the eye of the storm
ENTERPRISE SAAS SPOT ON: In this Spot On, we sit down with Olli Nokso-Koivisto, the CEO of LeadDesk, a rapidly-growing, international cloud-based CCaaS provider, to hear how his firm has handled the COVID-19 turmoil. Read more.
HEALTHCARE, PRIVATE EQUITY I Medtech's propelling innovations are changing lives and M&A
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, private-equity–driven demand is expected to remain high given the industry’s attractive top-line growth, profit margins and resilient nature. Read more.