Oaklins Netherlands is nominated at the European M&A Awards 2023
This year Oaklins Netherlands has been nominated by Mergermarket for the award of M&A Financial Adviser of the Year. Mergermarket is the global leader in M&A intelligence and is known for its prestigious annual European M&A Awards hosted in London on November 28th, 2023. This nomination is a testament to the resilience of Oaklins Netherlands in a cooling global M&A market and its ability to perpetually close sector-focused cross-border transactions.
A notable transaction is the sale of TOPIC Embedded Systems to Ardian-backed Technology and Strategy Group. By leveraging its international network, Oaklins Netherlands was able to identify a strong international buyer in order to expand TOPIC’s expertise in embedded systems and to strengthen the group’s presence in Europe, particularly in the Benelux region. Throughout the entire process, Oaklins Netherlands’ deep industry experience and contacts, together with their pragmatic and result-oriented approach, has helped TOPIC find the best possible partner that aligns with their values. This cross-border transaction emphasizes the value-add of Oaklins Netherlands’ global reach and its deep expertise in the fast-moving high-end IT consultancy sector.
Another example is the sale of DierenDokters to VetPartners. Dierendokters is a leading group of fourteen veterinary clinics located across the Netherlands. Oaklins Netherlands accepted the challenge of negotiating a highly complex agreement with the fourteen franchisees before starting an international marketing process. Oaklins Netherlands was able to play a successful pivotal role in this process and establish a fruitful transaction for all stakeholders. The sale of DierenDokters granted VetPartners a Benelux market entry.
Oaklins Netherlands is also able to establish intercontinental success in a wide range of industries. Kubus Sports, founded in 1970 and headquartered in the Netherlands, acquired Naish, the leading Hawaii-based water sports brand founded and owned by windsurfing legend and 24-time world champion, Robby Naish. Orchestrating this complicated intercontinental acquisition of a reputed Hawaiian target on behalf of our Dutch client exemplifies Oaklins Netherlands’ added value.