Strong cross-border M&A activity continues

Monthly deal activity I January 2023

Despite the ongoing economic turmoil and its impact on the M&A market, we are proud to have achieved significant progress in the global league tables in 2022. We moved up two positions to 10th in Refinitiv's Global M&A Mid-Market Financial Advisory Review for 2022 with 215 closed deals and rose from 25th to 18th position in Mergermarket's Global & Regional League Tables 2022.


As we look to build on our 35+-year track record of helping clients navigate complex market conditions, January 2023 saw us close 17 transactions, of which 15 were M&A deals and two were fundraisings. The majority of these transactions were cross-border deals, accounting for 60% of the total.


The high demand for technology and digital/data-driven assets continued to drive M&A activity, with six transactions in the TMT sector and five in Business Support Services. 

In uncertain times, our support and guidance can help clients stay ahead of changes in their sector and global markets. Testimonials attest to the value that Oaklins brings to its clients, helping them achieve the best outcomes possible.

A selection of deals closed in January

In our search for a strategic and financial partner, Oaklins’ industry knowledge and investor network proved to be of great value to us. Solid process management and firm execution provided us with an excellent partner on the best terms, and we are looking forward to a great journey ahead. JØRAN BØCH, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, EGDE CONSULTING AS 
The Oaklins Cavendish team did a fantastic job, running a truly competitive international process and managing the transaction through the diligence process with great skill. They were instrumental in delivering this deal and the strong outcome. JAMES WOOSTER, DIRECTOR AND OWNER, VENTURE MANAGERS 
We at Kubus Sports are extremely excited about this opportunity for both companies. We will further strengthen the distribution and portfolio of the Naish brand. At the same time, the acquisition puts us in a position to grow our presence in all main markets around the world. The pleasant cooperation with Oaklins’ M&A and debt advisory teams in many aspects of the transaction contributed to a successful outcome for Kubus Sports and Naish and made it a comfortable ride. Throughout the process, we felt that Oaklins was determined to deliver the best possible results and outperformed our expectations. Its professional and at the same time personal approach felt like a real partnership. ALEX CRETIER, CEO, KUBUS SPORTS
It feels exciting to become part of Aderian Group, a highly professional owner that can support Aktiv IT to develop the business and continue to provide high-quality services to our customers. I am confident that it will bring numerous benefits and opportunities to our team and customers. I am impressed by Oaklins’ dedication, professionalism and methodical work, which resulted in a deal exceeding our expectations. TOMAS BJÖRN, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, AKTIV IT PARTNER NORDIC AB
This funding will accelerate our technology development and support our roadmap towards commercial reactors online in 2028. Copenhagen Atomics has continued to focus on developing thorium reactors for mass manufacturing and very low-cost energy. THOMAS JAM PEDERSEN, CO-FOUNDER, COPENHAGEN ATOMICS
We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of this deal and are excited to be joining DNV. This strategic decision will enable us to further accelerate our long-term growth objectives and showcase our unique LUNA technology. The Oaklins team has achieved an outstanding result for us through their wealth of sector expertise and highly commercial advice, and it has been a joy working with them.  BARRY MULHOLLAND, FOUNDING PARTNER, MBI HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES 

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