Expert insights for navigating the ever-changing business landscape

As we reflect on the second quarter of 2023, the business landscape remains complex and challenging. At Oaklins, we understand the difficulties that organizations face in such markets. Q2 insights focused on key trends that shape the business world and can help you make informed decisions.

In a world driven by technological advancements, we explored the power of AI and its impact on automation and innovation across industries. We highlighted the importance of adopting sustainable practices and pursuing net-zero strategies to address climate change effectively. Our analysis also delved into the transformative potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) in building smarter and more sustainable solutions.

While mega deals have slowed down, we continue to believe in the value of middle-market transactions in driving growth and transformation. In this complex and dynamic environment, access to accurate information and expert insights is crucial. Our team is committed to providing the knowledge you need to make agile decisions. Explore our Q2 insights and let us guide you through these challenging times, unlocking extraordinary results for your organization.

Global insight publications, webinars and articles

Exiting with excellence: the foundations of a successful business sale

RECORDINGS OF OUR FOUR-PART WEBINAR SERIES: Are you considering an exit in the near future? These recordings will help you navigate the process with ease and ensure a successful business sale. Read more.

TMT I From hype to impact: capitalizing on the AI revolution

AI WEBINAR RECORDING: On 21 June our AI specialist, John Matthews and our enterprise SaaS specialist, Joni Pitkäranta hosted a webinar to discuss current market dynamics in the sector with five expert speakers. Read more.

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING SERVICES I Clear vision: the architectural glass market takes the path to sustainability

GLASS PROCESSING & FINISHING SPOT ON: In our latest report on the glass sector, our industry specialist, Valērija Lieģe looks at moves taken by companies around the world to make their production processes less carbon and natural gas dependent by committing to solar and other renewable power sources. Read more.

TMT I The transformative power of IoT for a sustainable future

IOT WEBINAR RECORDING: Moderated by our IoT specialist, Jan P. Hatje, this online event saw three expert speakers delving into current market trends in the IoT sector. Read more.

TMT I The intricate task of finding the perfect buyer for a highly specialized business

CLIENT INTERVIEW: In this interview, EQUA CEO and founder Per Sahlin explains what prompted the sale to Glodon, the synergies created by the deal, and the role played by Oaklins, which served as EQUA’s advisor on the transaction. Read more.

TMT I Sustainable IoT – for a better world

IOT SPOT ON: Our IoT expert, Jan P. Hatje, explores current market trends in the sector, the essential role being played by sustainable IoT, and how both public and private institutions are turning to this kind of technology to help achieve their goals. Read more.

Achieving success through merit: Oaklins' female executives share their insights

INTERVIEW: In this article, executives Elaine Riddell, Joanna Stone Herman, Lillian Liu and Robin Warner from our New York office share their experiences, insights and advice on working in the M&A industry. Read more.

Global deal highlights

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES I PRIVATE EQUITY I International asset manager invests in German climate project developer

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Germany acted as lead advisor to the private shareholders of FORLIANCE GmbH throughout the entire sale process, including the preparation phase and execution of due diligence. Read more.

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES I CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING SERVICES I Equipment rental specialist becomes part of family firm with long history

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins' team in Canada acted as the sell-side M&A advisor to Skytec Rentals in this transaction. The team was involved throughout the preparation of the sale process and supported all aspects of the transaction, from the negotiation of the letter of intent until closing. Read more.

TMT I European provider of bandwidth infrastructure acquires Belgian dark fiber network

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in Belgium acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to Engie Electrabel. Leveraging its deep expertise in TMT and a comprehensive preparation process enabled the team to position Engie Electrabel’s fiber activity as a unique asset in the dark fiber infrastructure, with great upside potential. Read more.

CONSUMER & RETAIL I Leading Dutch specialist in the niche sports equipment industry plans for next growth phase

DEAL FLASH: Transformation Capital, a Netherlands-based growth equity firm, has joined the shareholder base of Kubus Sports. Oaklins’ expertise was instrumental in facilitating this deal. Read more.

TMT I Dutch embedded systems specialist joins forces with high-end IT engineering services provider

DEAL FLASH: TOPIC Embedded Systems, the leading Dutch specialist, has joined forces with Technology & Strategy Group, a high-end IT engineering services provider. Oaklins’ global reach helped find the right partner. Read more.

INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS I Norwegian specialist becomes part of a leading international aquaculture supplier

DEAL FLASH: Maskon AS has become part of ScaleAQ, a leading international technology and industrial company that supplies innovation technology and equipment to aquaculture customers. Oaklins assisted in finding a suitable partner. Read more.

HEALTHCARE I CONSUMER & RETAIL I DierenDokters joins forces with strong European veterinary care provider

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands acted as the exclusive M&A sell-side advisor to the shareholders of DierenDokters. This transaction emphasizes Oaklins’ strong track record and expertise in the healthcare clinics and consumer and retail sectors. Read more.

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