Every day our Nordic team demonstrates its commitment to helping clients reach their full potential
Clients looking to sell or acquire a business come to us for our collaborative approach and global access, bridging their ambitions with world-class opportunities.
One of the key elements of our modus operandi is seamless and agile collaboration with our 850+ colleagues around the world. By balancing our understanding of your local challenges and strenghts with our global perspective, we help you find the best of both domestic and cross-border M&A deals. Our Nordic team fully embraces this approach to uncover the most attractive opportunities in the most unexpected places.
Download our newsletter to learn more about how we have helped complete recent Nordic sell-side and buy-side transactions across a range of sectors, and with counter-parties across three continents, demonstrating our ability to:
- apply our industry expertise to establish the ideal equity story for a business
- leverage our global presence to identify and access the right market participants
- create competitive dynamics to achieve the best client outcome
- be the trusted advisor who is there for the client from start to finish
Developing a bright future for visual effects
The story of the Danish visual effects company Ghost being acquired by the American post-production company Picture Shop, is a story of hard work, determination and perfectionism.
Ghost was founded in 1999 by Jeppe Nygaard Christensen, Martin Gårdeler and Aksel Studsgarth, in a basement in the suburbs of Copenhagen. The three entrepreneurs had their eyes set on Hollywood from the very beginning, and their stern focus on quality over price became the recipe for achieving the desired attention from the big feature film and TV show production companies in Hollywood.
Oaklins advised the owners of Ghost in this transaction.
Oaklins truly delivered and worked hard, also when challenges occurred and it felt like an uphill battle. It has been like having Terminators (the good Arnold from the sequel) at our side.AKSEL STUDSGARTH – GHOST
Growth boosted for the world's leading producer of thermally-modified timber
Lunawood was founded in 2000 by brothers Aulis and Olavi Kärkkäinen, who had a mission to revolutionize the market with sustainable and innovative wood products. The company was one of the pioneers in thermally-modified timber and over the years developed that starting point into now being the leading global player in softwood thermowood.
Oaklins advised Capman on the sale of Lunawood to Accent Equity Partners.
Oaklins did a great job in supporting both the owner and the management throughout the competitive sales process. Through a broad sale process, Oaklins was able to find the right buyer to support Lunawood’s continued growth.ANDERS HOLMÉN – CAPMAN
Bringing opportunities together from across the world
Sandvik was founded in 1862 by Fredrik Göransson, who was first in the world to succeed in using the Bessemer method for steel production on an industrial scale. The group, with some 40,000 employees, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has subsidiaries in about 70 countries globally.
We have a long-standing relationship with Sandvik, advising on strategically important transactions. The acquisition of Melin marks the third transaction where Oaklins advised Sandvik.
I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement to acquire Melin Tool Company as it increases our market presence and has a strong innovation focus and high service level that is aligned with Walter’s approach to doing business.RICHARD HARRIS – WALTER
Two powerful groups, one united ambition
The owners of Satema AS and El-Björn International AB create Northern Europe’s largest player within temporary power solutions, climate control and lighting solutions. United Power AB is the name of this new group, backed by Connecting Capital.
Oaklins advised the owners and the management of Satema in this transaction.
As owners of Satema, we see this deal as a great opportunity to create a larger group with sufficient resources for expansion both product-wise and geographically.SVEIN AND TORE PERSSON – SATEMA