M&A International Inc. members create Oaklins, a new global investment banking group with 60 offices in 40 countries

Today, members of the worldwide M&A International organization announce the creation of a new global player: Oaklins.

FlorianPR-300x221Oaklins will be one of the largest and most experienced global mid-market M&A and corporate finance advisory firms, with a strong industry focus across 14 sectors and 60 offices in all the main financial centers of the world. Through the new international structure, Oaklins is able to advise private shareholders, financial investors and corporate clients on larger and more complex deals, providing better results for our clients.

Oaklins’ industry-specific, cross-border deal teams will leverage the vast experience of 700 M&A professionals worldwide. Local teams will be strengthened with global specialists for every deal assignment. New global IT systems have been rolled out to provide seamless global cooperation and the sharing of sector expertise, market intelligence and valuation trends. 14 dedicated sector research teams will support further growth for Oaklins as a strong global financial advisory firm in the mid-market over the coming years.

Florian von Alten, a Partner at Oaklins Germany and President of Oaklins International adds: “We are very pleased M&A International is taking this important step forward by establishing Oaklins as a strong global firm. Clients nowadays want their financial advisors to be capable of accessing buyers and sellers in every corner of the world. From today, we will bring the close relationships formed through our local offices to the world stage, making Oaklins an integrated independent global M&A advisory firm with a strong focus on industry sector expertise.”

Background

Oaklins is the outcome of over 30 years of cooperation between the senior professionals of the former M&A International organization. This longstanding collaboration is a key differentiator compared to many of our competitors. Closing transactions with Oaklins is seamless. In the last five years, Oaklins’ member firms have closed 1,500 deals, of which over 50% were cross-border. According to Thomson Reuters’ data, last year, Oaklins – formerly M&A International Inc. – ranked No 6 worldwide in the number of mid-market deals up to US$500 million.

For further information please contact:

Christopher Scales, Executive Director
Tel.: +34 678 549 330
Email: c.scales@oaklins.com

Melanie Berthelot-Verhaeghe, Head of Marketing
Tel.: +34 646 740 259
Email: m.berthelot@oaklins.com

About Oaklins
Oaklins is the world’s most experienced mid-market M&A advisor, with 700 professionals globally and dedicated industry teams in 40 countries worldwide. We have closed over 1,500 transactions in the past five years. www.oaklins.com