Our personal approach to M&A reflected in outstanding European league table performance

We are proud to announce that our collaborative approach and unwavering commitment to realize our clients’ ambitions has further consolidated our position among the leading advisors in the mid-market financial advisory league tables published by Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket.

Our French team’s dedication to delivering true value for their clients has propelled us 13 places up in the 2019 Thomson Reuters chart to 9th position and driven an impressive European performance across the board, in both East and West, where our unparalleled regional and sector expertise places us in the top 10 in Europe.

from left to right : Thibaut de Monclin, Founder & Managing Partner - Hadrien Mollard, Managing Partner - Eric Félix-Faure, Founder & Managing Partner - Oaklins France

In 2019 our team in France advised on the sale of Sogelink, a pioneering software and software as a service (SaaS) solutions provider to the building site, infrastructure and property management industry, to Keensight Capital, a leading European growth buy-out firm with the expertise and vision to support Sogelink’s ambitious development strategy.

We selected Oaklins to support us in our search for the right partner. The team understood our solutions and our ecosystem. We worked as a team and Oaklins' efficiency allowed us to lead a process that met our expectations while preserving the company's daily performance. Fatima Berral, CEO, Sogelink, SAS

In another exciting transaction designed to capitalize on synergies, our aerospace & defense M&A specialists in France and California, supported by our Dutch team, assisted French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero with its sale to AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and performance coatings company headquartered in the Netherlands.

And in a notable deal on the other side of the Atlantic, our team in Cleveland and our media specialists in New York advised on the sale of n2y, an Ohio-based provider of special education software, to Providence, a leading private equity firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries whose sector-focused approach and industry knowledge helps build exceptional companies.

By balancing our global perspective with an understanding of local challenges and opportunities, we help companies find the best domestic and cross-border deals. This year, we continued our commitment to broadening our international expertise with the addition of new offices in India and Bulgaria.


Our drive to help our clients reach their full potential has yet again earned Oaklins a global ranking in the top 20 of both the Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters league tables.


We celebrate our clients and understand the uniqueness of their businesses. We hope to show many more evolving companies how our collaborative approach can help bridge their ambitions with world-class opportunities.

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Thibaut de Monclin Paris, France
Founder & Managing Partner
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Hadrien Mollard Paris, France
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Éric Félix-Faure Paris, France
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