Outstanding performance by Oaklins in European M&A league tables

Our European team’s dedication to delivering true value for their clients has again positioned us as a top-10 Mid-market financial advisor in the 2019 Thomson Reuters chart driven by an impressive European performance across the board.

Notable deals

In 2019 we 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.

In exciting transaction designed to capitalize on synergies, our aerospace & defense M&A specialists 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 another notable deal, we advised the shareholders of Best Global Logistics and Marinetrans, both logistics service providers, in completing the combined sale to Waterland Private Equity, a leading private equity firm with 8 offices across Europe whose sector-focused approach and industry knowledge helps build exceptional companies.

We are very proud to have advised the shareholders of BGL and Marinetrans in realizing the transaction with Waterland. With a large number of different stakeholders involved, the transaction was quite complex, but with the combined effort of all parties, we have been able to work out a transaction with a satisfactory outcome for all. ARJEN KOSTELIJK, PARTNER, OAKLINS' TEAM IN THE NETHERLANDS

By balancing our global perspective with an understanding of local challenges and opportunities, we help companies find the best domestic and cross-border deals. 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.

About Oaklins

Our dedicated team in the Netherlands offers deep industry knowledge leveraging the capabilities of 850 passionate colleagues around the world. By seamlessly collaborating across borders, we use our global strength in sell- and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, debt, growth equity and equity capital markets advisory. Great teamwork and collaboration are the foundation for our success. Because of this we can achieve extraordinary results. That’s lead to our position of leading M&A and financial advisory firm with an extremely high deal flow and many impressive deals.

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