Cross-border M&A as a driver for business growth and resilience

Monthly deal activity I May 2023

In the past month, Oaklins has successfully concluded a total of 17 transactions. Notably, over 60% of these transactions were cross-border deals, exemplifying our ability to identify and secure premium targets abroad. This strength directly benefits our clients who aspire to expand globally.

Amidst challenging market conditions, Oaklins maintains an optimistic outlook, recognizing that acquisitions continue to play a vital role in corporate strategy. Successful companies possess the ability to deploy highly effective M&A strategies regardless of market cycles. This resilience ensures that our clients can navigate uncertainty with confidence. It is worth noting that companies adopting a programmatic approach to M&A, pursuing at least two to four small or medium-sized acquisitions annually, consistently outperform their peers.


As you can read in the testimonials below, the support and guidance of professionals to help you get a grip on the current situation and anticipate the impact of changes in your sector and global markets will put you in good stead for getting the best outcome possible.

A selection of deals closed in May

We are delighted to have completed this investment and look forward to partnering with the Freemarket management team as they seek to capitalize on the market opportunity before them. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Oaklins Cavendish on this transaction – we valued the support and expert sector knowledge they provided throughout the process. MICHAEL HOLGATE, PARTNER, BAIRD CAPITAL
I want to thank Oaklins for their complete commitment to the project and their support through their rich sector experience, knowledge and high professionalism in managing the entire process. MILJENKO GOLUBAN, OWNER, STRAHINJCICA
The contact with Oaklins was easy-going, relaxed and very professional. I was very satisfied with their responsiveness in handling my various requests and issues. I would also like to highlight the smooth running of the negotiations. They managed the stressful moments in a very positive way, focusing on solutions and good compromises. I can honestly say that I am very pleased to have been advised and supported by the Oaklins team. JAMEL JELLOULI, CEO AND FOUNDER, R-CONCEPT
Throughout our search for a new growth-oriented partner, Oaklins’ pragmatic and result-oriented approach has helped us to find the best possible partner for Kubus Sports, aligning with our values of entrepreneurship, passion for sports and growth. ALEX CRETIER, CEO, KUBUS SPORTS
We are thrilled to announce that Synergyc is joining the OEP and Kirey family. We extend our appreciation to Oaklins, our M&A advisor, whose unwavering commitment, meticulous attention to detail and market understanding have ensured that we achieved the best possible outcome for the business and its future growth. The Oaklins team provided us with invaluable insights, navigating us through complex challenges and offering strategic guidance in order to maximize the value for Synergyc, ensuring a seamless and successful partnership. P. JOSEPH LAZARUS, FOUNDER AND CEO, SYNERGYC

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