The transport and logistics sector are frontrunners in globalisation, innovation, and consolidation. Having played an active role in this industry for the past 50 years, Translink Corporate Finance will get your deal done.
Alejandro, co-founder and partner of SFA Consultores, has extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions. He has collaborated in transactions in the range of US$7 MM to US$450 MM in industries such as pharmaceutical, trading, ports, direct sales, mining, financial services, IT, software and health. Before founding SFA Consultores, he was vice-president of Mergers and Acquisitions at Grupo Financiero Bancomer. Alejandro has an MBA from ITAM and he has a B.S. in actuarial sciences from Universidad Anáhuac México Sur. He speaks Spanish, English and French
Marcela has extensive experience in M&A transactions and financial consultancy, focused in corporate finance. During the last years she has been involved in various financial transactions exceeding US$ 3 billion. She holds a BA in Business Administration (Universidad de Chile), and is post graduated in Top Mgmt Program from ESE Business School (IESE/Harvard related BS). Marcela is also member of the first Dispute Board for public concessions for the Chilean Government and for years was Managing Partner at Link Capital, a Financial Advisory firm. Top Female Executive nominated 2013 by Who’s Who organization, Marcela is fluent in Spanish and English
Andrew has extensive experience of M&A, accountancy and financial analysis including significant exposure to both UK and international cross border buy and sell-side deals, having spent several years as a Corporate Financier with Translink IMA CF and the ‘Big 4’ firms KPMG and EY. In addition, he has years of invaluable industry experience in the Energy, Technology and Engineering markets. He has also attained Master of Arts degrees in both Accountancy and Finance and in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. Andrew is dedicated to supporting Translink’s global client base on all aspects of their M&A, fundraising and growth strategies, helping to achieve and maximise value for the owners, businesses and investors that we work for. Andrew is also a member of the IT industry group and is actively involved in transactions in this sector.
João has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of Private Equity and Corporate Finance, advising Portuguese and international clients in capital raising deals, financial restructurings, privatisations, and cross-border M&A transactions. Before founding Translink Finance Setting, he was Head of Corporate Finance for Portugal at BNP Paribas and worked for other Portuguese and international financial institutions. He holds an Industrial Engineering MSc. from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. João is a member of our IT and logistics industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Maciej has over twenty years of experience in equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as market entry strategies for foreign investors. Before founding Holon Consultants in 2002, he was a Manager in a British management consultancy company – Central Europe Trust. He held UNIDO lectures and training programmes for Polish companies. He graduated in Physics from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and Heidelberg University. He holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics. He completed his post-graduate studies in the World Economy Department at Warsaw School of Economics. Maciej is keen on fine-art photography both as photographer and collector. He is a member of our food, logistics and health industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Mikołaj has over 10 years of experience in M&A advisory, previously working for the international consulting companies KPMG and Grant Thornton. He graduated from the Poznań University of Economics and holds a master’s degree in capital investments and financial strategies of enterprise. Mikołaj also graduated from ISCTE in Lisbon focusing on Corporate Finance. He is a member of our logistics and IT industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Jacques-Henri is an M&A professional with extensive experience in both buy-side and sell-side transactions. He began his career with MK Finance (Deloitte) back in the mid-2000s. Over the past years, he has advised many transactions in the building and construction sectors and the aeronautic industry among others. Jacques-Henri co-founded Financiere Monceau in 2011. He is a member of our automotive, industrials and logistics industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Andreas has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and consultant in Germany as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. Andreas is involved in transactions in the logistics industry and is a leading member of our logistics industry group. Over the course of his career, he has established an international fashion company in Germany with branches in Eastern Europe and founded a consulting firm specializing in internationalization strategies for German companies. For over 15 years, he has been involved in numerous M&A transactions in Germany and abroad. Andreas received his diploma in Economics from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and speaks German, English, Spanish and French.
Minority PE investor and pension fund.
Nitor Group is a digital engineering company providing business-critical digital service development in Finland and Sweden.nies.
Support for continued growth in Finland and abroad.
Founding partners sold approximately 30% of the shares in the Company, but continue as operatively active majority shareholders.
Advisor to the sellers
Miss Group is an international web hosting group that offers a range of hosting related services.
ADW Europe SL is a Spanish web hosting provider.
Further strengthen Miss Group’s service offering as the best-in-class provider of hosting, domain and other web services.
Miss Group acquired 100% of the shares of ADW Europe SL
Advisor to the buyer
Hoststar is one of Switzerland’s leading web hosting providers.
Further strengthen Miss Group’s service offering as the best-in-class provider of hosting, domain and other web services. This is Miss groups second transaction in Switzerland.
Miss Group acquired 100% of the shares of Hoststar
Presto is the Nordic market leader in fire safety, including inspections, risk management and education, and other related services.
Suomen Ensiapukoulutus is a first aid and workplace safety trainings provider operating in Finland.
By acquiring Suomen Ensiapukoulutus, a leading Finnish provider of training, Presto expanded its educational services segment to Finland.
Presto acquired 100% of the shares in Suomen Ensiapukoulutus
Advisor to the seller
American corporation operating in identification solutions field.
Nordic ID is a Finnish RFID technology company providing identification solutions. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Salo, Finland.
The acquisition of Nordic ID allows Brady to diversify and expand its presence in RFID into attractive new markets with faster organic growth rates.
The deal was the first public takeover in the Finnish Nasdaq First North marketplace, and it reached 92,91% shareholder acceptance level on May 19th.
A Finnish private equity house focusing on the Nordic mid-market segment.
Lyyti provides a web-based B2B software solution for collecting and managing participant data at events, including an array of advanced solutions and integrations for efficient participant data management and analysis.
Financial and strategic support to facilitate the Company’s international growth plan.
Vaaka Partners acquired the majority of the shares in Lyyti Oy by a combined primary and secondary investment
IT – Proptech/Cleantech
Norvestor is a leading private equity firm focusing on mid-market buyouts in the Nordic region with offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Luxembourg.
Smartvatten is a rapidly growing water management service company with +40 full-time employees, and operations stretching across Finland, Germany, Sweden, BENELUX, and the U.S.
Strengthen Smartvatten’s position in existing markets and accelerate the company’s international expansion.
A fund advised by Norvestor Advisory AS has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of the shares in Envera Ltd., the company behind the market-leading Smartvatten® solution.
Smartvatten is a water management service company with offices in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, and Norway. Smartvatten remotely monitors, measures, and analyzes water consumption and provides leak detection and water efficiency services
VertoNordic Oy is a manufacturer of high-quality apartment level water metering systems with more than 35 years experience, headquartered in Sastamala, Finland.
Smartvatten expands its service from main water meters to submeters, helping its customers fulfill the EU requirements for consumption-based billing and enhancing the accuracy of its leak detection system even further.
Smartvatten has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in VertoNordic Oy, leading provider of apartment level water metering systems.
Tommi has been working in investment banking since 2022. Prior to joining Translink, he worked in transaction services at PwC. Tommi holds a B.Sc. (Econ.) from the University of Vaasa.
With over 20 years of investment banking experience, Jari’s expertise includes: venture capital and private equity transactions, complex transaction structuring, demanding negotiations, and contractual issues. He has published five books and over twenty peer reviewed articles about private equity, financial law, and corporate finance. He also lectures widely on different fields of financial law and finance. Jari holds an LL.M. from the University of Lapland an MBA from Aalto University.
Tomi has worked in the investment banking industry since 2019. Before moving to Translink, Tomi worked at CountOn Corporate Finance and Danske Bank. Tomi complements the team with his strong analytical and mathematical skills and he is particularly skilled at analyzing financial information. By education, Tomi has an M.Sc. from the University of Eastern Finland.
Liina has been working in investment banking since 2020. Prior to joining Translink she worked in private equity at Finnish Industrial Investment. Additionally, she has broad international experience that includes financial controlling at Nike. She holds an M.Sc. (Finance) from Lund University.
RCM is a distributor of the 5 Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Bénéteau brands.
Reinforce the position in the market in France and Europe.
RCM acquires 100% of GGE.
Tero has been involved with M&A since early 2000s. Before founding Translink Finland, he worked as Investment Manager in an investment company PCA Infocom Finance Oy. Tero is the Chairman of the Board of Translink International AG that coordinates Translink’s international operations.
Tero holds an M.Sc. (Tech.) from University of Tampere and an MBA from Virginia Tech. He is a member of our automotive and IT industrial groups, having closed myriad transactions in these sectors.
Seppo has been working in banking since 1978. He started his career at Kansallis-Osake-Pankki (now a part of Nordea) and, among other things, was the head of its London branch. Later, he founded PCA Corporate Finance and was its managing partner until it was sold in 2005. Seppo has gained substantial experience from complex M&A transactions that require experience-based knowledge of different options. Furthermore, he has extensive contact network in Japan. Seppo holds an L.L.M from Aalto University.
OYAK (Ordu Yardımlaşma Kurumu) is private pension fund and one of the largest corporations in Turkey. OYAK Group composes of total 89 companies in 19 countries and 32 000 employees.
Miilux sells and manufactures abrasion resistant and protection steel products and solutions for demanding applications.
The buyer wanted to enter the protection steel market in co-operation with an established player.
OYAK acquired 70% of the shares at closing.
Finland, United States
Leading developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health
Pro Farm’s technology supports plants physiology, resulting in better germination, stronger plants, higher yields and greater tolerance against abiotic stress
The transaction gives Marrone Bio greater access to the market and a significant opportunity to leverage an expanded global distribution network for all of MBI’s products.
The transaction will be funded through a combination of stock and cash valued at approximately $31.8 million to be paid over four and one-half years, subject to the achievement of agreed commercial milestones
IT – (AI and deep learning solutions)
A Swedish private equity investor focusing on the Nordic SME segment.
Visy is a leading global supplier of software for image recognition and automation in the transportation infrastructure market. Visy’s customers include industrial companies, ports, and terminal operators as well as border control authorities in 25 countries.
Visy and Sensebit to jointly develop the business across the Nordic region and globally, offering integrated solutions based on proprietary leading-edge technologies.
Helix Partners acquired all the shares in Visy Oy and management made a significant reinvestment into the new group.
Advisor to Visy’s owners
Provesan OY Is a Holding Company owned by the management and a private investor.
Vård & OmsorgsTeamet is a modern health care company that offers home care and personal assistance.
A Finnish private equity house focusing on the Finnish mid-market segment
Bo LKV provides conceptualized real estate brokerage services to consumers
Strategic support to facilitate the Company’s domestic and international growth plan
Saari Partners acquired the majority of the shares in Bo Family Group Oy. The remaining shares are owned by the founders and key personnel of the company.
Media and Communication
Family owned media group with focus on print media, E-commerce and digital marketing.
Finland’s largest online retailer of watches, smart watches and jewellery. The company has already established a foothold in Sweden and continues to expand into new European market.
Growth / synergistic with buyers other E-commerce businesses.
Good prospects to win market share in the European market.
Industrials – E-commerce
BHG is the number 1 consumer e-commerce company in the Nordics and the largest European pure-play within the Home Improvement space.
IP-Agency is a leading online company specialising in products for sports and leisure. The products are made up of proprietary brands that are sold mainly in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the DACH region and the US.
Support for continued e-commerce growth in Europe and the US.
Shareholders sold 51% of the shares in the Company, but continue as operatively active minority shareholders.
Accelerate the growth in the Finnish market.
Miss Group acquires 100% ofthe shares of MMD Networks
Miss Group acquires 100% of the shares of Seravo
Webland is one of Switzerland’s leading web hosting providers.
Further strengthen Miss Group’s service offering as the best-in-class provider of hosting, domain and other web services plus entering the Swiss market.
Miss Group acquires 100% of the share in Webland
Verdane is a specialist growth investment partner.
Auntie is a fast-growing mental well-being service provider with +300 customer organizations, a network of +120 mental well-being professionals, 40 employees, and operations in the Nordics and Europe.
Supporting the company’s internationalisation and product development.
A fund advised by Verdane Capital has signed an agreement to invest EUR 10 million in a Finnish-based mental well-being service provider Auntie.
Juuso has been working in M&A since 2017. Prior to joining Translink he worked at Deloitte and OP Corporate Bank. His expertise includes the crafting of investment stories, financial modelling, and business model analysis. Moreover, Juuso is proficient in debt structuring and leveraged buyouts. Juuso holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from the University of Vaasa.
Ruben has been working in M&A since 2017. In addition to financial analysis and preparing high quality sales materials, Ruben actively takes part in project management and sales. Prior to joining Translink, Ruben worked in business and technology consulting at Accenture. Ruben holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Åbo Akademi University.
Pontus has 15 years of M&A experience. He has advised Finnish entrepreneurs, international corporations, and private equity funds in numerous cross-border transactions. He specialises in transactions in the software and technology-enabled service industries. Pontus holds an M.Sc. (Tech.) from Helsinki University of Technology and an M.Sc. from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.
Sami has more than two decades of experience in investment banking. Before joining Translink, he spent 12 years in London executing transactions at Credit Suisse, Pöyry Capital and SEB. In Finland, he has worked at Merita, RBS and Sisu Partners. Sami was also the CEO of Nordic Trustee in Finland, participating in over 50 bond structures with over 4 billion of capital. His book Uusi Neuvotteluvalta – You get what you negotiate, not what you deserve (WSOY) was the most popular audio business book in Finland for almost three months in 2019. He has also co-authored two economic books for the Libera Foundation. Sami holds an M.Sc. (Econ.) from Helsinki School of Economics, an MBA from Tulane University, and is a CFA.
Exilion Capital Oy is a company set up by five Finnish institutions specialising in the management of real estate private equity funds. The funds managed by Exilion Capital invest mainly in commercial and residential properties in Finland.
An 15 000 m2 modern office building in the center of Helsinki.
Exilion acquired 100% of shares.
FARA ASA provides information technology solutions to the public transport sector in the Nordic countries and other European Union countries. It develops software and hardware for automatic electronic ticketing
Buscom Oy develops software for management of public transport system. The company offers smart card-based fare collection systems and traffic information management systems, called Buscom Palette.
Private equity fund
Ravfehrn is a producer of amber jewelries.
Private equity fund acquired 100% of shares.
Indutrade markets and sells components, systems and services with a high-tech content to industrial customers within selected niches.
Wavin-Labko OY was Wavin A/S Finnish subsidiary which designs, manufactures and markets various electronic components. Wavin wanted to divest this subsidiary and focus on core business.
Johannes has been working as a consultant with a focus on M&A in the small and mid-cap market for over 20 years. As an industrial engineer, business mediator, systemic coach, and business administrator, he brings with him in-depth know-how in structuring and moderating M&A processes. In addition, he has gained valuable experience as a person affected by selling his own family business. Before that, Johannes worked in the FMCG and construction industry for 8 years.
His distinct strength lies in his negotiation skills and his broad overall experience. Andreas is involved in transactions in the food industry as well as in trade, services, and production.
Petra looks back on more than 20 years in the European construction industry. Her experience ranges from acquisition and steering of M&A processes to the integration of acquired companies into group structures. In addition, she worked as CEO in several local companies. In recent years, Petra has gained specific experience in other M&A projects, including the consumer goods industry and the art market.
She is very goal-oriented, always looking for solutions “outside the box” and, together with her clients, builds important sustainable bridges to the stakeholders necessary for success. Petra holds a degree in business administration (WU Vienna) and has lived and worked in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Portugal, and Germany. In addition to German and English, she speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Czech.
André has been involved in many, often his own, M&A transactions over the past 15 years. As a former IT entrepreneur, he built his own companies and led them to a successful exit. He ran his own M&A boutique for German mid-sized companies in the Ruhr area for several years. His industry focus rests on IT (software and hardware), as well as healthcare and tech. André holds a degree in Business Information Technology and is a commercial judge at the Essen Regional Court.
Tilman has extensive knowledge of the automotive industry, M&A, and corporate finance. He began his career at BMW in Munich, where he successfully worked in national and international sales and marketing for six years. Tilman then worked on various business transformation projects for two Munich-based consulting firms. He has carried out numerous transactions in the logistics and automotive sectors and is a member of our logistics and automotive industry groups. As an expert for the automotive industry, he was employed by several companies as interim CEO. Over the past 15 years, he has been involved in many M&A transactions, both on the sell-side and buy-side. Tilman holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and speaks German, English, and French.
Leads cross-border and national transactions in various industries, including Industrials and Healthcare. In 1999, he began his career at Arthur Andersen in Frankfurt where he mainly advised on M&A transactions in the real estate industry. He then spent several years with Dresdner Kleinwort and Credit Suisse, where he advised clients from various industries on buyer and seller mandates as well as on fairness opinions and IPOs. Christian holds a degree in Business Administration from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (Germany) and speaks German, English, and French.
Eric’s professional experience was gained in several executive positions, including CEO and CFO for listed companies. He has executed several share issues to raise capital, as well as one listing process. Eric has many years of experience in corporate transactions, with Anecta since 2009 and for seven years prior within SFF. He holds a degree in economics.
Tanguy is a seasoned M&A professional with over 20 years of experience. He is a graduate from HEC, ranked #1 Business school in Europe. He started his career in prestigious investment banks such as JPMorgan or BNP Paribas, in Paris, London or New York City. He then joined and developed the M&A boutique Ricol Lasteyrie Corporate Finance, which was acquired by EY, in France, in 2015. Tanguy joined Financière Monceau CF in Paris in June 2021. He leads the Fundraising practice, and contributes to M&A operations, both in the TMT and Impact / Cleantech sectors.
Mathieu, Managing Director at Financiere Monceau, has gained experience in M&A since the early 2000s. He started his career as an auditor at RSM International France. Subsequently, he joined MK Finance (Deloitte) as an M&A analyst and quickly moved to a partner level. He then co-founded Financiere Monceau in 2011. Over the past few years, Mathieu has gained an extensive experience in M&A, both sell-side and buy-side, mostly in the healthcare industry, and the building and construction sectors. He also fancies working on distressed M&A deals. He is a partner of Translink since early 2017. Mathieu is a member of our healthcare industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Marc is an M&A professional with over 10 years of experience. He started his career as an analyst with MK Finance and then completed his financial background with an MBA from Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. He co-founded Financiere Monceau back in 2011 and headed up the food and beverage industry, as well as the IT sectors. He has completed several transactions, both buy and sell-side, with French and foreign clients. Marc enjoys working with young entrepreneurs to help them on their startup venture. He has participated in various deals within the IT sector and is the head of our IT industry group.
Jens holds an engineering degree and an MBA (INSEAD). His career has spanned the electronics, medical devices and building materials industries. For over a decade he held senior management positions in Coloplast, JAI and Icopal. In 2005 he acquired Vitral A/S, a DK/UK-based manufacturer of roof lights and took it successfully through the financial crisis, including transfer of production to Lithuania. In 2018 Vitral was sold to the VELUX group. Jens has significant experience in sales, marketing, and operations.
He has participated in several transactions both as seller and buyer, in Denmark and internationally. He has extensive board room experience from private and public Danish companies, including chairmanships. Jens is head of our healthcare industry group and a member of our industrials group, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Henrik has been involved in M&A since the beginning of the ’90s, where he established his own company, Schrøder Partners A/S. In 2015 he sold his company to BDO, worked there for two years, and then founded Schrøder Translink A/S. The company specializes in M&A of small and medium-sized companies. Over the years, Henrik has personally participated in more than 150 transactions, many of which have been in cooperation with Translink Corporate Finance colleagues. Hendrik is also involved in board work in several companies. He has done numerous deals in the industrials sector and is a leader of our industrials group.
Thomas studied at SME Business School and is active as an Analyst with Translink Benelux where he is mainly involved with market and business analysis.
Rick has considerable cross-border M&A experience with Japanese companies and has covered various industries in Asia. He has also played an advisory role in acquisition and capital alliance from sourcing to execution, withdrawal, and business transfer on restructuring. Before joining AGS Consulting Singapore, he worked for a global accounting firm in Singapore, working primarily in auditing and accounting. He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and speaks English, Japanese and Chinese. Rick is a member of our automotive industry group.
Noriyuki started his career at AGS in 1995, handling tax advisory, IPO support and turnaround before taking up the position of branch manager in Nagoya for 3 years. He has been acting as division director of the Corporate Advisory Division since 2014. Noriyuki has more than 20 years of experience in M&A, accounting and tax advisory. He has been involved in various M&A, IPO, and turnaround.
Dr Lai graduated from the Law School of Peking University, Schulich School of Business at the York University of Canada, and received a PhD in Economics (Finance) from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He has extensive experience in international business development and investment with Jardine Matheson and HSBC Securities (Canada).
Dr Tai is Trinergy’s Hong Kong Representative and a Director of Trinergy’s IT M&A unit. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and a master’s degree in Control Engineering and Operation Research from Cambridge University. Dr Tai has over 20 years of senior and general management experience in the IT industry with Alphasem Ag, Tec-sem Group, QC Solutions, and Kras Asia in the Asian Pacific area.
Huskar obtained a double master’s degree in International Business Management from the University of Sydney and the CEMS Global Alliance. He also exchanged at Bocconi Italy, with all ACCA exams passed. Before joining Trinergy, he worked for Coca-Cola in Italy and later joined a leading internet company in China in charge of investment and financing.
Hairong graduated from Sun Yat-sen University with a bachelor’s degree in English and an MS degree in accountancy from Maastricht University. Before Trinergy, she worked at a certified tax firm, responsible for tax consulting over cross-border investment and auditing projects of corporate income tax. She then worked at Thomson Reuters as a financial market data analyst. Hairong is a member of our logistics, industrials, and IT groups.
Rouhan received his bachelor’s degree from Nankai University and master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Before joining Trinergy, he worked at a CPA firm in Southern California, leading its business valuation department, and was involved in its individual and business tax practices. Rouhan passed all three levels of the CFA exam.
Dr Li holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and master and bachelor’s degrees in Materials Science and Polymer Materials from Tongji University. He has a strong engineering background, from Singapore Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, and China’s Neusoft and Pengxin Groups. He also has strong investment and financing experience. He has been responsible for closing more than a dozen domestic and foreign M&A projects with a value of over RMB5bn. Dr Li is the author of ”Guidebook for Investment M&A along with the ’Belt and Road’ Countries”. He is a member of our IT industry group.
Janet has a BS in journalism from Chengchi University, an MS degree in computer science from CSU and an EMBA from National Taiwan University. Before joining Trinergy in 2011, Janet worked as a systems analyst for IBM, APL, and ARCO in the USA. She has also worked as a PR and marketing manager for Trans Asia Airways in Taiwan, a senior consultant for the Blue Focus and Dream Work PR firms, and a consulting director for McGraw Hill’s Aviation Week in Shanghai. Janet is a Director at Trinergy responsible for business development. She is a member of our logistics, food, and IT groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Rebecca graduated from Shanghai International Studies University with BA and MA degrees in English Education and Advanced Translation. She received a double major degree in Accounting from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. Rebecca has extensive overseas project experience and worked for KPMG as an auditor and consultant before joining Trinergy. Rebecca is head of our healthcare industry group and a member of our food and industrials groups.
George graduated from Cornell University with an MBA from New York University. He has over 30 years of banking and investment banking experience obtained from First Interstate Bank, Lloyds Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and China Development Industrial Bank. Before founding Trinergy Finance in 2007 and Trinergy M&A Advisory in 2010, George was General Manager of CDIB’s project finance and overseas investment units, where he managed a $1.5 billion direct investment portfolio, and served on the boards of Japan’s Century Security, Indonesia’s Ciptadana Security, Thailand’s Bangkok First Investment Trust, and CDIB Asset Management Companies at Hong Kong, Korea and the USA. George is the Managing Director at Trinergy.
Michael Anderson CA (SA) has 20 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer, a Director of Companies and as a consultant. Michael has a strong understanding of business strategy and corporate finance together with an ability to grasp the fundamentals of any business or sector. He has served in several executive positions, among others at the European office of Ogilvy & Mather (WPP Group plc) and Old Mutual Plc. Michael has executed transactions in the financial services, banking, media, agricultural, mining and property sectors. He is a member of our industrials and healthcare industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
With over 15 years of corporate finance and private equity experience in emerging markets, John has executed countless transactions in Africa, China, and India. Before joining Translink, he was the Africa manager for a London-listed Sino-India-based private equity fund and partner in an emerging market-focused private equity fund in China, Africa, and India. He also built and exited two successful technology start-ups. He has executed transactions in the technology, industrial, media, renewable energy, and natural resource sectors. He is fluent in English and Afrikaans and is currently learning Mandarin. He is a member of our M&A IT, M&A Food and M&A Logistics groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
David began his storied career in 1982 with KPMG in Frankfurt before joining Price Waterhouse as a Manager in their Milan and New York offices. Following Price Waterhouse, he joined AWT, Inc. (Veolia Environnement) as Group Controller. Before founding Strempel & Partners, the predecessor firm to Translink Strempel & Company, he was Co-owner and Managing Director of Informed Sources Ltd. He also held senior roles at America Online (AOL), Bertelsmann, and BMG International. He is a qualified accountant (CPA) who speaks English, Italian, and German. He is a member of our M&A IT group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
With broad experience in M&A, Maurits’s career has seen him practice Dutch Corporate Recovery & Insolvency law at a top-five law firm. Furthermore, he has been involved in advising company owners and boards of directors on a wide range of Dutch and Flemish cross-border M&A deals, such as disposals, acquisitions, and buy-outs. He is a non-executive director of several private companies and foundations. Maurits studied at the University of Amsterdam, with a degree in Business Law and Business Administration. He is a member of our M&A Logistics group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
PE owned Finnish rental company.
Regional rental company in Stockholm with 2 depots.
100% of shares
Bostek is an importer and distributor of products from MTU Friedrichshafen (diesel engines for industry, marine and railway usage).
Swedish importer and distributor of products from MTU Friedrichshafen and similar products. Also providing service.
Becoming Pan-Nordic MTU distributor.
DMC Canotec are a business products and services group, backed by Horizon Capital, a UK private equity firm. This is the first Konica Minolta dealer acquired by the group having completed 4 earlier acquisitions of Canon and Sharp dealers.
CSL Business Machines are a well–established provider of managed print services for Konica Minolta photocopiers.
DMC Canotec acquired 100% of the shares of CSL Business Machines.
Strength Capital is a Birmingham, Michigan-based private equity firm that invests primarily in businesses in the Central United States.
CALco prides itself on being a customer service oriented pallet manufacturer.
Strength Capital acquired CALco
PE investment group
Leading diving, dredging and marine construction company
Target needs stronger balance sheet to meet client requests and CAPEX needed in new multi-year projects
Storskogen AB acquired Svenska Tungdykargruppen AB
Keplr Vision, a portfolio company of Imperial Capital, is a business support services company built to invest in medically focused optometry practices.
Based in IA, Miller Family Eyecare is a full-service eye care provider with a focus on serving families.
Keplr Vision has partnered with Miller Family Eyecare
Fazit communication GmbH is a content agency providing steadfast communications for firms, institutions, foundations and associations and a group company of FAZ, one of the leading publishing houses in Germany. The acquisition implements the strategy
Based in Mainz, Germany, 3st kommunikation is a leading, renowned consulting firm for the creation of unique, cross-media brand experiences. Profound branding, content and digital expertise merge into a single unit and offer excellent value to marquee clients.
Leveraging the complementary strengths of both companies to take advantage of additional growth opportunities in a dynamic market environment and to serve the challenges of digital communications more comprehensively for customers.
fazit communication GmbH, a group company of F.A.Z. Group, acquires 50,01% of 3st kommunikation GmbH
International industrial engineering, manufacturing and maintenance business group founded in 1822
Lidköpings Mekaniska Verkstads AB (”LMV”) is a leader in manufacturing machine components with extremely high requirements in small series
Strengthen and move forward market positions
MVG Motala Verkstad Group AB acquired Lidköpings Mekaniska Verkstads AB
Elysian Capital is a UK based private equity house specialising in growth companies with aspirational management teams seeking support to unlock the full potential of their businesses.
Specialist engineering company providing design and engineering for complex lifting and materials handling and kinetic architecture projects. The company works across a range of sectors, including nuclear, defence, aerospace and sports stadia.
The acquisition will enable SCXSP to accelerate growth opportunities, with a particular focus on overseas projects.
Elysian Capital, management team and existing shareholders acquired 100% of the company with funding from HSBC.
LRF Konsult (under name change to Ludvig & Co) is the largest accounting and consulting firm in Sweden, offering services within accounting, payroll, tax, business advisory, law and property brokerage
Qualified accounting and payroll services
Goldner Hawn, based in MN, is one of the longest standing private equity investment firms in the Midwest.
Concept provides full-service turn-key manufacturing and automation solutions primarily to the medical, aerospace & defense and industrial end markets.
Continued growth and long-term value
Goldner Hawn partners with Concept Machine Tool
Private investment company
Manufacturer and supplier of products within port equipment, fish process equipment, welding and fabrication of customized products
Ambergate Invest acquired Timars Svets & Smide AB
365 Holdings is a private investment company that owns and operates vertically integrated, digitally native, direct-to-consumer brands
Planet Wise designs, develops and markets, cloth diapers and natural parenting products
This transaction is a prime example of our thesis for investing in micro-brands
365 Holdings acquired Planet Wise
Zurn provides innovative water solutions
Just Manufacturing is a designer and manufacturer of engineered stainless-steel sinks for commercial and industrial applications
The addition of Just Manufacturing positions Zurn as a leading provider of designer and engineered stainless-steel sinks
Just Manufacturing was sold to Zurn
Ramsdal Gruppen is a consulting company with focus both on public and private customers.
Muusmann advises political managed and public customers in recruiting, management, analysis etc.
Strengthening of Ramsdal Gruppens service offerings to its customers.
Ramsdal Gruppen has acquired a majority of Muusmann.
Individual care and personal assistance with expanding operations in elderly care
Local elderly care provider
Adeocare acquired Clementia
The PE owned, by Valedo, security service and installation group comprising almost 40 companies
Installations of locks, alarms and access systems in Stockholm. Group revenues 7 MEUR
Prosero Security acquires Sickla Låsteknik AB
Exodraft supplies mechanical chimney exhaust systems and flue particle cleaning solutions.
DES supplies heaters and boilers for water, steam and hot-oil industrial applications.
Strengthening of Exodraft’s turn-key solution offerings to local and international clients.
Exodraft has acquired a 60% stake of DES.
PE owned KB Components
PlaCell ab is an injection moulding company working as subsupplier and employs approximately 50 people with a turnover in the range of 120 MSEK. Owner was Captea Markets, a Swedish investment firm focusing on Nordic companies
Buyer is aiming to create a market leader and challenge Nolato
KB Compontents/BrA Invest acquires PLaCell AB
SAGE Veterinary Centers is the leading specialty and emergency veterinary organization on the West Coast.
Mid-Columbia Pet Emergency Service is a combined urgent care, emergency and intensive care focused veterinary hospital offering seven day a week service with 24-hour service
Chicago Pacific Founders, through their portfolio company SAGE, has acquired Mid-Columbia Pet Emergency Services
Together is a family office specialized in food supplements.
The company is located in Europe and China, it deals with 80 products in more than 1,000 drug stores in France.
Acquisition of a majority stake
McCue Corporation is a leading global provider of damage prevention and safety product solutions.
Located in CA, Banner Stakes is a rapidly growing, leading innovator in temporary safety and hazard communication barriers.
Expansion domestically and internationally
Eureka’s McCue adds Banner Stakes to its portfolio of safety products
Based in CA, Through the Hayes Optometry is a full-service Optometric Practice and Optical Boutique.
Keplr Vision has partnered with Through the Hayes Optometry.
Yuyuan is a listed company in China specialized in distribution of jewels.
The company is located in Europe and North America selling of luxury jewels.
Capital increase + acquisition shares to obtain 55% of capital.
United Kingdom, Germany
Possehl is a group of companies headed by a lean management holding, L. Possehl & Co. mbH, with sole shareholder the charitable Possehl-Foundation with its seat in Lübeck.
The Watermill Press is a logistical labelling specialist providing the development and manufacture of logistical labels.
To add logistical labelling specialism to the Identification Solutions business unit.
Possehl has acquired a majority stake in the Watermill Press.
Engelska Skola Norr is part of the stock listed company Atvexa
International school following a British curriculum in Sweden
International schools are becoming popular in Sweden and The Tanto School becomes part of a business segment of other international schools in the Atvexa Group
Atvexa acquires The Tanto School
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG is a listed private equity house with focus on investments in German mid-sized companies, based in Frankfurt am Main.
One of the leading infrastructure service providers for the construction and maintenance of underground cable and pipeline systems for electricity, gas, water and telecommunications in North-West Germany. IMD works for several local network providers, private households and well-known companies.
The acquisition complements the strategy of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG to build a nationwide infrastructure services group in the telecommunications sector.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG acquires 100% of IMD Infrastrukturanlagen Montagedienstleistung GmbH
International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Sitebuilder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, Web Security and Domain Management.
Euronic provides co-location, cloud infrastructure, web hosting and domain registration services. Using its data centre in Turku, Euronic provides customers with highly customized and flexible services, and with a highly skilled technical customer service team.
Market entry into Finland
Gostotech is a privately owned company with IT, SaaS and software experience.
sPeople is a CRM system house providing a unique CRM platform targeting medium sized enterprises.
Gostotech holds a unique knowledge concerning expansion of IT / SaaS products, which will be the future focus.
Gostotech has acquired a majority of sPeople.
AKVA group is a leading technology and service partner to the aquaculture industry worldwide. Based in Bryne, Norway the group has operations in eight countries and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Sperre AS is based in Notodden, Norway and is the leading ROV and subsea technology company within the aquaculture industry, as well as a recognized provider of ROV and subsea solutions to the oil service and maritime industries in Norway and internationally.
Private equity firm focusing on the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Benelux. H2 Equity Partners is an entrepreneurial and hands-on investment company investing in mid-sized companies with significant growth or improvement potential.
RAM is a market-leading telematics business. Vehicle tracking with operations in the UK and Canada selling to a customer base with fleets of between 3-100.
H2’s investment and expertise will assist RAM in realising its full potential.
ram Tracking secured investment from H2 Equity Partners.
The Zeppenfeld Group has more than 175 years of production experience in rail vehicle construction. The group company VIS GmbH with 200 employees is active in the modernisation, conversion and redesign of rail vehicles.
FEW Besitz GmbH holds all assets necessary for the execution of the operational business, in particular the real estate in Blankenburg, where FEW GmbH carries out maintenance and repair work on freight cars.
Acquisition of the property and all related facilities to secure the long-term business operations of FEW GmbH at the Blankenburg location.
Barbarie is a wood storage box specialist.
PGS Group transport and store products with Care Invest in high quality Pallets.
Consolidation of the market in Europe.
Acquisition of 100% of the shares.
SIMONA AG is one of the leading manufacturers of thermoplastic products, with production facilities and sales offices around the globe.
Since starting the company as a plumbing firm in 1995, Stadpipe has developed into one of Norway’s leading specialists in advanced piping systems.
New market channel within aquaculture, complementary product portfolio.
Simona acquired 75% of the shares in Stadpipe.
Part of the Midroc services and contracting group of companies
Broad service in all types of electro installation such as electrical, telecommunications, data, and alarm Installations
Increase presens in Stockholm Transaction information: 100% of shares
Midroc Electro acquires Combiconsult
PACA Region investment arm, dedicated to investment in local start ups.
MCES is one of the most advanced and professional eSport team in France. MCES also operates academies for non professional players.
Funds will be used to pursue the structuration of the company and hire new rosters to enter into new professional competitions.
Fundrising of 2.5M€
TVE is a specialist in digital printing, screen printing and transfer printing.
Van Doren Reclame is active in the design and printing of graphic materials for retail and instore markets.
Expanding their activities and geographical spread.
The TVE Group fully acquired van Doren Reclame B.V.
Tavaco is a family fund investing in mid market companies.
Active in maintaining and installing process installations in the food industry.
Add on investments for one of its portfolio companies.
Tavaco fully acquired T&T RVS-Services B.V.
French leader in digital advisory and services. 100% subsidiary of NEURONES, a listed company.
AEZAN Services is a digital transformation and IT services specialist.
Acquire additional knowledge and skills in digital transformation as well as a strong management.
NEURONES acquires a majority participation of the shares of AEZAN
Ingenics is an international consultancy that has successfully positioned itself as a strategic and project partner to medium-sized and large companies across all sectors for more than 40 years.
The PIXEL Group is a software development company that has positioned itself as a recognised solution partner for digital transformation based on its broad technological expertise.
Combining Ingenics’ expertise in strategic, process and organisational consulting with the PIXEL Group’s consulting and development skills in software development and IT infrastructure will add significant value for customers on the road to digital transformation.
Ingenics acquires 100% of the PIXEL Group.
Headquartered in OH, Tranzonic is a value-added supplier of consumable cleaning, personal protection, and hygiene products.
Based in CT, High-Tech Conversions is a manufacturer of specialty wiping products and cleanroom supplies.
Tranzonic Companies has acquired the assets of High-Tech Conversions, Inc.
Miller Graphics is a graphic company covering the entire process from design to printed packaging
Lito provides knowledge in automation of the media process
Improve the digital offering in online publishing, Digital Asset Management (DAM), Product Information Management (PIM)
Miller Graphics acquires Lito
Leading global independent optical group
NY based optical buying group.
CECOP acquires Combine Buying Group
The Buyer invests in small/medium sized civil engineering companies with strong track records, and strong local footprints.
S.E. Brockhuus has a unique track record and a very strong backlog based on their relations and performance.
The Buyer has acquired 100% of S.E. Brockhuus A/S.
KICTeam is a global leader in proprietary cleaning solutions for high-cost-of-failure environments and products such as electronic devices and fintech hardware.
Based in AZ, Teknipure is an emerging leader in specialty cleaning solutions for biopharmaceutical, medical devices, and advanced manufacturing markets.
Expansion of specialty cleaning support across healthcare and manufacturing industries.
KICTeam, a portfolio company of Inverness Graham, acquired Teknipure.
Astor Place Holdings, the private investment arm of Select Equity Group, deploys patient capital in partnership with exceptional management teams to drive long-term value creation in lower middle market North American companies.
Headquartered in NJ, Douglas manufactures hermetic connectors, wires, feedthroughs and pin headers designed for use in harsh environments.
Astor Place Holdings has acquired a majority interest in Douglas Electrical Components.
Atvexa is a stock listed education group
Danderyds Montessoriskola runs a preschool and an elementary school to 6th grade. It is offering a Montessori style of education.
Atvexa is building a business area with Montessori style of education. The target fits well into this strategy.
Atvexa acquires Danderyds Montessoriskola
CalixKlippan is a privately owned Swedish group that supplies both the automotive industry and the aftermarket with products like vacuum formed roof boxes and trunk linings.
As a family business in its third generation, Carbox produces trunk trays and footwell trays for end customers and OEM’s from all over the world. Since 1908, the company has been delivering innovative car accessories in perfect quality.
This transaction will provide CalixKlippan access to further important German OEMs and will result in an expansion of the existing product portfolio.
CalixKlippan AB acquires 100% of Carbox GmbH & Co. KG
Leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded hunting, fishing, outdoor, and casual wear products
Financing transaction to support its continued growth
Advisor to the company
City & County help thousands of people with a wide variety of care needs to live independently at home.
Specialists in spinal and neurological care, Total Community Care offer a client centred approach providing personalised care teams for people living with spinal injuries and neurological conditions in the clients’ own home.
Full controlled auction process with multiple interested parties. Strategic driver was industry consolidation.
World-leading integrated drug discovery and pre-clinical solutions provider.
The UK’s largest independent laboratory-based CRO specialising in pre-clinical DMPK, quantitative bioanalysis, in vitro pharmacology and expert interpretation.
To facilitate equity release and realization of company’s full potential
Bilateral transaction dealing with one party who approached XenoGesis.
Röko invests with a perpetual horizon in profitable, asset light European businesses with an operating profit between 2 and 10 MEUR.
Oppigårds develops, brews and markets beer with a particular focus on sale.
Investment in a new segment.
RÖKO acquired 70% of the shares in Oppigårds.
Austria, Belgium, Germany
INVEST EQUITY Management Consulting GmbH, based in Vienna, is a PE company focusing on buyouts and expansion capital. The acquisition enables the MBI management to contribute with its expertise and network to IKA’s business area and expansion.
Floridienne SA invests in companies which are market leaders in their respective niche segment. The group is active in the three divisions food, life science and chemicals. Their portfolio company IKA Innovative Kunststoffaufbereitung GmbH & Co. KG develops, produces, and supplies stabilizers for the PVC industry, mainly producers of window profiles, foamed profiles, and plastic pipes.
The acquisition enables the MBI management to contribute with its expertise and network to IKA’s business area and to drive IKA’s expansion.
Floridienne Group, an industrial Investment Holding, sells their shares in IKA Innovative Kunststoffaufbereitung to INVEST EQUITY Management Consulting, an Austrian private equity company.
GenNx360 Capital Partners, based in NY, is a private equity firm focused on acquiring middle market business services and industrial companies.
Headquartered in AZ, AMW Packaging Supply provides a wide variety of packaging supplies and equipment, as well as tool and equipment servicing and repair services.
GenNx360 Capital Partners announces acquisition of AMW Packaging Supply
Prosero is one of the leaders in the area of tech-based security.
Låssmeden i Norrköping AB is a well-established company in the locksmith industry, with customers in both the public and private sectors.
Prosero acquired 100% of the shares in Låssmeden i Norrköping AB.
WS Bidco B.V. is the holding company of Wessels Bouwgroep who is active as a provider of outer shell solutions for homes and buildings.
Active in roof constructions and installation solutions.
100% acquisition of all the shares
Instalco is one of the Nordic region’s leading installation companies in heating, electricity, ventilation, cooling and industry.
MESAB specializes in installation and retrofitting of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) and Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.
Strengthening and expanding its HVAC operations
Instalco acquired 100 % of the shares in Marine Environmental Solution AB including its subsidiaries
Belgium, France, Spain
CMAI Group is a leading French designer, manufacturer and marketer of custom-made closet doors and interior design furniture.
Sanrafael and Castalla are leading Spanish interior door manufacturers. They develop, produce and market decorative interior doors of medium and high-end finishes.
This merger creates a new European Group, with 1,100 employees and a consolidated turnover of around € 140m (2019). It will enable CMAI to acquire the know-how and resources necessary to pursue its growth strategy in the field of interior doors in France.
CMAI acquired 100% of Puertas Sanrafael and Puertas Castalla. Countries involved: Spain, France, Belgium.
SGCP is Société Générale’s private equity arm in France. Bpifrance is the French state fund. Etoile Capital is Crédit du Nord’s private equity arm in France. Indinvest is a European private debt lender, part of Eurazeo group.
Foliateam is a leading telecom and cloud services provider in France. With over 4,500 clients and +50m€ of sales, Foliateam now aims at becoming a +100m€ sales company, with a leading position on cloud collaboration and customer relationship solutions for mid size and large cap companies.
Foliateam has developed a unique set of expertise on the leading cloud collaboration and customer relationship platforms and is a leading telecom service provider in France. The company has all it takes to become the independent leader in France.
MBO and growth financing backed by PE sponsors and INDINVEST Unitranche
Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leading private investment firm focused on investing in market-leading companies with offices in the US and an affiliate office in London, UK
Mancini’s Sleepworld is a mattress retailer serving the Northern California market.
Growth and expansion of geographic footprint
Sun Capital Partners and their affiliate has made an investment in Mancini’s Sleepworld
ROI is a lead generation partner for businesses in the Nordic region and the UK.
Promotes and generates online traffic as an affiliate for lending and finance.
A step in achieving the ambition to be the number one lead generation business in Europe and the UK.
BCA Logic is one of the oldest privately owned building regulations companies in NSW. Along with our talented team of consultants BCA bring experience from every discipline; engineering, design, construction, legal advice and fire services.
Stephen Grubits & Associates (SGA) fire engineers have a wealth of experience across a vast range of project types and sizes.
Fire engineering is a powerful tool to achieve project outcomes that could not be possible under the Deemed to Satisfy provisions of the Building Code. BCA Logic wanted to strengthen their capability in fire engineering as it is a high growth segment.
BCA Logic Pty Ltd merging with Stephen Grubits & Associates Pty Ltd
International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services.
Webhosting and data center group. Market leader in Lithuania. Rev. 10.5 m€, +50% EBITDA-margin.
Market entry into Lithuania
Miss Group acquired all outstanding shares in Interneto vizija. Countries involved: Sweden, Finland, Lithuania
North American Dental Group (NADG), a leading dental support organization, provides non-clinical administrative support for its affiliated practices.
Based in OH, AuraSmile Dental provides family and cosmetic dentistry.
North American Dental Group has partnered with AuraSmile Dental.
Forefront Dermatology is a collaborative network of leading physicians providing medical dermatology, fully integrated surgery and pathology services through more than 130 clinics across 16 U.S. states.
Tidewater Skin Care is a dermatology practice offering a wide range of dermatological services for adults and adolescents.
Forefront Dermatology, a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity, has acquired Tidewater Skin Care
Rhythmlink International is a market leading designer and manufacturer of disposable neurodiagnostic devices and consumables.
Chalgren Enterprises is a California-based medical device manufacturer.
Rhythmlink International acquires Chalgren Enterprises
Italy, United States
Incodema offers rapid sheet metal prototyping.
Dahlquist Machine is a privately-owned, Minnesota-based company primarily focused on the high-speed precision machining of light metals, aluminum, and plastic parts.
Foundation of a broader precision machining business for the Incodema platform.
Milestone Technologies, a portfolio company of HIG Capital, is a Silicon Valley based global IT managed services firm.
Covestic, LLC is a ServiceNow Elite Partner and IT Managed Services firm, based in WA.
Expansion of presence and services
Milestone Technologies, a portfolio company of HIG Capital, acquires Covestic, LLC
Pedrollo Group, is one of the world’s leading electric water pump producers with headquarters and manufacturing in Italy – selling to customers globally.
Superior Pump is the trading name of Michel Sales Inc. based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, active in the residential and commercial pump sector concentrated exclusively in North America (USA + Canada).
Strengthen the presence of Pedrollo in North America (USA + Canada) and extend its product range.
Pedrollo with Charlie Michel III acquired 100% of Michel Sales through Pedrollo Michel Pump LLC – 70% owned by Pedrollo and 30% owned by Charlie Michel III.
The stock-listed family business Fielmann AG operates its own studios, production facilities and about 900 stores across 15 European countries. Its main products are eyewear, contact lenses and hearing aids.
Founded in 1992, Óptica Universitaria is one of the leading optical businesses in Spain and soon became one of the largest 3 chains in the country. In 2019, Óptica Universitaria generated sales of 100 million EUR.
International expansion of Fielmann AG as part of the long-term growth strategy.
Based in IL, Benford Capital is an operationally oriented private equity firm focused on buying and building lower middle market companies in partnership with management.
Founded in 2001 and based in NY, Brothers is a highly successful food company with two distinct divisions: (i) ingredients; and (ii) all-natural.
Long term growth and add-on acquisitions
Benford Capital Partners recapitalizes Brothers International Food Corporation
EIS Holdings is one of the largest providers of mission-critical environmental and infrastructure services in the United States.
Based in MD, Potomac Abatement is a leading provider of hazardous material remediation, demolition, and related environmental services in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
M&A growth strategy and market expansion.
EIS Holdings, a portfolio company of O2 Investment Partners, announced an investment Potomac Abatement.
The Channel Company, a portfolio company of Stone Goff, is a premier provider of news, insights, events and marketing services for the technology channel.
Headquartered in WA, Audienz is a leading B2B consulting and marketing services agency.
Expansion of presence, services and products
The Channel Company has acquired Audienz.
AccountabilIT is a managed IT services and cybersecurity firm based out of AZ.
Enterprise Technology services has delivered accessible, affordable and dependable IT solutions to businesses in AZ since 1998.
AccountabilIT acquires Enterprise Technology Services
Horacio, Managing Director of Translink Corporate Finance in Mexico and Managing Partner of SFA Consultores, has extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions. He pioneered and led for six years the Mergers and Acquisitions division of Grupo Financiero Bancomer, the largest Mexican financial services group. Then, in 1997, Alejandro Frías and him founded SFA Consultores, a financial advisory firm. He has collaborated in transactions in the range of US$10 MM to US$700 MM in industries such as power generation, pharmaceutical, trading, ports, direct sales, mining, financial services, IT, software and health. He has a Postgraduate degree in Economics and Statistics from American University (Washington) and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He studied a B.A. Social Science at ITAM
Rafael has many years of experience as investment banker and corporate finance advisor. He has been working independently and for Inversiones Filigrana, Partner Valfinanzas (Investment banking boutique), SAB Miller PLC as Regional Integration Director and Grupo Empresarial Bavaria as Regional Planning Director. In 2013 he joined B.A.M&A as Associate Partner. Rafael is fluent in English and Spanish.
Jose, associate partner of B.A.M&A has a vast experience both as Regional Director in Multinational companies (Grupo Bertelsmann, DuPont and Grupo Carvajal) and as entrepreneur with his own company as representative of several US and European Companies focused to the Packaging printing sector;he has joined B.A.M&A since December 2014 ;he holds a diploma of Industrial Engineer from Universidad Javeriana , master degree in Finance from Universidad de los Andes and several other Marketing courses from American Universities. He speaks fluently Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Bruno has extensive experience in Food industry. He had worked for Nestle do Brasil Mc Cain Canada and Marfrig Alimentos as Executive manager before joining B.A.M&A as associate partner. Bruno is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.
Paulo has a grounded experience in the beverages sector in Latin America. He worked at Diageo Paraguay as Country Manager and at Gilbey S.A. Uruguay as Executive, Manager, Responsible for sales and marketing. Before 90’s he worked at Hero Ind.com, Mc Cormick do Brasil S.A., Colgate Palmolive and Refinações de Milho Brasil always in managerial positions. He is an associate partner of B.A.M&A since 2010. Paulo is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Francisco has extensive and grounded experience in Chemical industry. He started his career at Rhodia Colombia and since then he has built his professional path through Chemical sector ending in the mexican Grupo Pochteca Brazil where he worked as General Manager. In 2013 he has joined B.A.M&A as Associate Partner. Francisco is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.
Tommaso served as professional in the consulting and Finance sectors. In the 90’s worked at Bain and Company and Value Partners, (Roma and São Paulo) as Management Consultant and at Credit Lyonnais as credit analysis and commercial banking. As an entrepreneur, joined CV Business Development (São Paulo) as a partner and Lead Consultant and B.A.M&A (São Paulo) as partner. He is fluent in Portuguese, French, English, Spanish and Italian. Tommaso is a member of our automotive, food and logistics industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Norbert has a grounded and extensive experience in Corporate Finance . He worked at CMP Capital Management Partners GmbH, Berlin (Turnaround Private Equity Fund – Investment Manager) and WestLB Panmure Ltd., Berlin, London and New York – Executive, Manager, Assistant Director and Director (Head) – Corporate Finance Advisory / M&A. Norbert is a German citizen and is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Founder of B.A.M&A the Latin America partner of Translink, Pedro has extensive experience in the areas of finance, investments, business development, restructuring, and general management. Member of several Boards of Directors, worked in multinational companies both in Latin America and the USA (Ford, Mack a.o.). Founded FINANCONSULT S.A. a finance services Co for mid market, and also successfully co-developed and sold the retail chain GAZEBO. Together with 2 Citibankers, he founded B.A.M&A in 1997 joining Translink in 2005. Co-Founder in 1998 of Criterium Management Group, a company crisis management and turnaround firm. Pedro is both Argentinean and EU citizen, fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Mario has a vast experience in finance sector. Before enetring B.A.M&A as Partner some 10 years ago, he worked for Coopers & Lybrand as Financial Consultant, Ministry of Economy and as the Director of the area of Financial Advisory Services at PWC. Mario, Argentinian citizen, is fluent in Spanish and English.
Sally started off as a Chartered Accountant and has been active in Corporate Finance since 2002. She has a track record of a wide variety of transactions, many cross-border – largely with the US. Being a founding partner of Provantage Corporate Finance, an owner-managed business, Sally completely understands that a clients’ decision to sell their business wholly or even partially is never taken lightly and works tirelessly to achieve a successful result. She is a member of our industrials group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
David has over 25 years’ corporate finance experience, and has worked with more than 400 business owners to complete over 200 deals worth more than £2bln across the globe. As well as a Big 4 and mid-tier background, David has also worked as a commercial director and shareholder within a global private equity backed business and acted as a principal in both acquiring and disposing of that business. He has a strong track record of establishing and growing leading and award-winning corporate finance teams. David is a founding partner at Provantage Corporate Finance. He is a member of our IT industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Will joined BHP Corporate Finance in 2015 and has a wide range of experience including advising on global disposal processes, private equity investments; MBOs; and supporting businesses through forecasting, business planning and securing growth capital.
With over 12 years’ experience of mid-market transactions including management buyouts, corporate mergers & acquisitions, strategic & corporate advisory, raising development capital, business valuations and corporate disposals. Matt was awarded Emerging Dealmaker of the year at the 2016 Sheffield City Region Insider Dealmakers Awards. He is a member of our logistics industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Since transferring into BHP Corporate Finance in 2006 having graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA in Mathematics, Kevin has worked on a range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals and management buy-outs. He has particular experience of working within the engineering and manufacturing sectors. He takes great pleasure in working closely with his clients, developing strong relationships and helping them achieve their ultimate aspirations. Kevin is a holder of the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance qualification. He is a member of our food industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Andy has been providing corporate finance advice to owner managed businesses for well over a decade both within Baker Tilly’s M&A and Private Equity team and now at BHP Corporate Finance. He has substantial experience in advising directors, shareholders and management teams on many areas of strategy including corporate finance, acquisitions and exit/succession strategies for owner-managers. Andy won the Emerging Dealmaker award at the 2016 Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards. He is a member of our food industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Don has over 20 years’ corporate finance experience. He joined BHP Corporate Finance in 2006 having previously worked in the corporate finance teams at EY, KPMG and PwC. He has a wide range of transaction experience, in advising both private and quoted businesses, specialising in corporate M&A, buyouts and lead advisory services. Don has particular expertise in working with shareholders and management teams of private companies, helping them maximise value through competitive processes, many of which are international in nature. Don has transacted across a broad variety of sectors but he has a particular interest in manufacturing, engineering and technology. Don is a founder holder of the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Qualification. He is a member of our industrials and health industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
With around 20 years of Corporate Finance experience, Hamish joined BHP Corporate Finance in 2012 after starting his career at EY and then a UK national firm. He has a reputation of delivering outstanding results for his clients whilst providing them with great strategic insight and innovative solutions to problems. His focus is on businesses in the mid-market arena, involved in a range of transactions from acquisitions and disposals to management buy-outs. Hamish’s presence has proven pivotal in a variety of deals. Hamish is also the Joint Managing Partner of the wider BHP practice. He is a member of our IT industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Efsane has more than 27 years of extensive experience in wide range of corporate finance activities including equity and debt securities issues, mergers and acquisitions, privatization advisory, private sector and venture capital advisory. Efsane started her career at İşbank Capital Markets Department in 1992 and continued her career at İş Investment Corporate Finance between 1996-2019. During that period, has been involved in more than 100 M&A projects, lead many blue-chip company IPOs’ and privatization projects. Efsane holds an MBA from Bilgi University, BA from Marmara University and Sociology from Istanbul University She also completed the Young Managers Program at INSEAD. Efsane is a member of our food and health industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Eser has more than eighteen years of extensive experience working with clients on mergers and acquisitions, financial structuring, turnaround management, large scale transformation, business process optimization and implementation. Prior to joining Anafina Capital Partners, Eser held the General Manager role with a USD 20 million/year firm in Istanbul, Turkey where he led the turnaround management followed by divestiture of the business. In addition he has over 10 years of management consulting experience in the U.S.A. with Booz Allen Hamilton (now PwC) and General Electric. Eser holds an MBA from Rice University in Houston, Texas, MSc degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and BSc degree from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a member of our automotive and industrials groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Deger, Partner of Anafina Capital Partners in Turkey is responsible for deal origination, structuring, and execution. He has gained particular expertise delivering EBITDA and capital performance in complex private equity, buy-outs, carve-outs and M&A integrations in the US, Eastern Europe and Turkey. In addition, Deger has close to 15 years of strategy and management consulting role with GE, PwC, and Merck & Co. in the US, EU, and Turkey. Deger is a GE certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds an MBA from Cornell University and graduate and undergraduate degrees from Sam Houston State University and Bogazici University. He is the head of our food industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Daniel Dolz holds a MSc in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya. He is an alumni of the Unitech International Society being the ETH Zurich his alma mater. In 2019 he obtained a degree in Applied Business Analytics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Throughout his career, Daniel Dolz has gained insight to several industries while serving in leading firms, where he focused on digital strategy and development of emerging technologies. Before joining Gut Corporate Finance in December 2021, Daniel Dolz contributed to the exit of a tech startup, acting as its COO. He is born in Barcelona, having a dual citizenship, Swiss and Spanish.
Alex founded Gut Corporate Finance on 1 July 2007. In his role as corporate finance advisor, he serves a wide range of public and private companies in various industries.
His experience covers the entire corporate finance spectrum leading projects in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, valuation, strategic analyses, financing, and restructuring.
Prior to founding Gut Corporate Finance, Alex worked for Big 4 firms for over 16 years, advising national and international banking and insurance clients in Zurich and London. He was a member of the executive management of a Big 4 firm in Switzerland responsible for the Swiss-wide Financial Services practice.
Alex studied at the University of Zurich and graduated in 1995 with a PhD in business. He started his professional career as an accountant and qualified as a Swiss Certified Accountant (dipl. Wirtschaftsprüfer) in 1996.
Experience as Controller for The Kanthal Corp, USA, and Controller for Lindéngruppen AB, CEO for Becker Industrial Coatings AB, CEO for Creando AB, and COO for Attendo Senior Care AB. Has worked with M&A since 2003. Degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and MBA degree from the University of Rhode Island. Per-Olof is a member of our health industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector. He is a member of our health industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Fredrik has been working as sales manager since 2008. In 2017 he joined Anecta, as a Senior Associate, becoming Partner in 2019. He holds a M.Sc. Fredrik is a member of our IT industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Sergi has over 5 years of work experience in M&A. Throughout his career, Sergi has participated in cross-border transactions in different sectors such as IT (SaaS, BPO, e-commerce, ERP), Healthcare, and Industrials. Prior to joining Translink Corporate Finance, Sergi developed his professional career at BBVA and Crea Inversión. He is also Associate Professor of Finance in Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
He holds a BBA from Universitat de Barcelona (UB), a MSc in Corporate Finance from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and a Summer School stage in the London School of Economics (LSE), where he undertook courses of business analysis and valuation. Sergi passed the second level of the CFA Institute program.
Francesc has over 3 years of work experience in M&A. Throughout his career, Francesc has participated in transactions both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Translink Corporate Finance, Francesc developed his professional career at Deloitte and Crea Inversión.
He holds a degree in International Business Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), with an exchange program at Boston College, and a MSc in Finance from ESADE Business School.
Marcos has over 3 years of work experience in M&A. He also has been involved in strategic consulting projects for the NGO BAIF in India and has experience as a Research Assistant at CEMFI. Prior to joining Translink Corporate Finance, Marcos developed his professional career at Crea Inversión in the M&A team. He is also Associate Professor of Economics in Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
He holds a degree in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), with an exchange programme at University of Warwick, and a MSc in Economics from University College London (UCL), where he obtained a fully funded scholarship by Fundación Ramón Areces.
Daniel has over 14 years of work experience in international trade and finance and investment banking, specializing in the execution of cross border transactions with US, European and Latin American clients. He has experience advising on transactions in the TMT, healthcare, financial institution and real estate sectors among others.
He joined Translink as a Director in 2021. Previously, Daniel held various positions in PwC Mexico’s Corporate Finance team as well as in Fimecap Investment Banking (an investment banking boutique based in Mexico City).
Daniel holds a degree in History from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MBA from Instituto Panamericano de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (IPADE).
Oscar has over 10 years of work experience in audit, transaction services and investment banking and is specialised in debt advisory transactions. Throughout his career, Oscar has participated in transactions in different sectors such as industrials, business services, retail and packaging. Prior to joining WindCorp Translink, Oscar held various positions within KPMG, EY, Credit Suisse and Houlihan Lokey in Spain and UK. In addition to corporate finance services, Oscar will provide debt advisory services across the Translink group.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Barcelona and an MBA from IESE Business School.
Tran-Minh has over 17 years of professional experience and specialises in financial-strategic advisory, especially focused on transactions and restructuring cases in international contexts. Throughout his career, he has advised a large number of operations in various sectors such as industry, technology, FMCG and logistics. He joined WindCorp as a partner in 2021. Previously, he was the director responsible of the Barcelona-based office at the financial and strategic consulting firm Accuracy. He previously spent his career in Corporate Finance at EY and BDO. Tran-Minh holds a Master in Management from Toulouse Business School (France) and an MBA from Walton College (USA).
Narciso has over 20 years of professional experience in Corporate Finance, advising and participating in M&A transactions. Throughout his career he has gained experience in services, industry and real estate areas. Among his clients there are reputed family owned corporations. He is a founding partner of WindCorp. He began his professional career in the finance and insurance sector in Bankpime and Barclays Bank. He has a Bachelor of Business Studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
Josep Pere has over 25 years of professional experience and is specialized in corporate mergers, acquisitions and strategic and financial consultancy. He joined WindCorp as a Partner in 2019. Previously, he was Partner at AddVANTE M&A for 19 years. Josep Pere holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Postgraduate PhD courses in Strategic Maps (UB). He is a member of our IT and health industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
José M. has over 20 years of professional experience in corporate finance, advising and being involved in M&A and investment management transactions. He has advised numerous transactions in sectors such as food, business services, healthcare, environmental services and specialized distribution. José M. is a WindCorp partner. He was a founding partner at Clairfield Partners, international Corporate Finance firm, and Danube Property Advisors, which manages real estate investment funds. He graduated in Business Administration from the University of Buckingham (UK) and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Deusto. He is a member of our logistics and food industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Oscar has over 22 years of professional experience and is specialized in corporate mergers and acquisitions and business strategy, both nationally and internationally. He has extensive experience in the industrial and services sector. He is a WindCorp partner since 2013. He previously held various positions at Barclays Bank, AB Advisors, Morgan Stanley and Alta Partners. Oscar has a Degree in Economics and Business Administration (UAB) and an MBA from IESE. He is a member of our industrials group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Stefan, Partner, has 25 years of experience in M&A, capital raising and business development advisory for Polish owner –managers, private equity funds and foreign direct investors, successfully completing scores of assignments over the years. Before joining Maciej at Holon in 2011, he worked as an interim manager for external development projects through the 2000s. In the 1990s we worked for six years at Central Europe Trust, and four years at Deutsche Bank, in London and Warsaw. He graduated in Modern History from Oxford University in 1989, and has been working ever since. To support his role at Holon, Stefan also writes a monthly M&A column for just-food.com. In his spare time he is a keen art historian and collector. Stefan is a member of our food and health industry groups, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Jacek has close to 30 years of experience in managing private equity, advising in M&A transactions, strategic consulting, project finance and business angel investing. He was partner at ARX Equity, a firm managing private equity funds investing in Poland and other CEE countries, investor at Hedgehog business angel fund, partner heading corporate finance practice in the Warsaw office of Arthur Andersen and director of department responsible for initial public offerings, sale of large companies and sectoral privatization at the Polish Ministry of Privatization. He graduated from the Department of Foreign Trade at SGPiS (now SGH/Warsaw School of Economics) and attended several professional trainings and courses on capital markets, M&A, valuations and management. He is a member of our automotive and industrials groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Sander holds a Master in Finance from the International University of Monaco with specialization in Private Equity, and a Bachelor in Finance from BI Business School, Oslo. Alongside his studies, he has worked at Svea Finans and participated in the CFA Research Challenge.
Mr. Helgesen has 15 years of management experience in Orkla Media; Corporate Development, Financial Director and Dir. Digital Media. He has additional experience from Boston Corporate and Aratos. Knut is a member of our IT industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Hans Henrik has 15 years of industrial management experience from IT companies such as Telenor, Amdocs and Hewlett-Packard. He has 15 years of transaction experience from Investment Banks and M&A boutique including Bryan Garnier & Co, Beringer Finance and Weibull, where he has completed +30 transactions in the areas of Business and Information Services in Norway / the Nordic region. Hans Henrik possesses a large network within the IT sector in the Nordics and is member of our IT industry group. He holds an MBA from Norwegian School of Economics HH and Bachler of Electronics & Communication Engineering from the University of Bristol.
Karl-Børre has about 20 years of experience from Orkla and Carlsberg, where he has had positions as sales and marketing director, purchasing and logistics director as well as director of new business. The last 10 years he has been director in business development, and has done several acquisitions in the Nordics (including Jordan and Cederroth) and integrated them in Orkla. In addition, he has Board experience from Asia. Karl-Børre holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from NTNU and a MBA from Netherlands and USA. He is a member of our food industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Mr. Larsen worked for Orkla (16 years) specializing in SVP Business Dev. Orkla Food Ingredients, sales and marketing direction in Denofa and Idun Industri. He was a sales manager at Bjørge Offshore, cost and planning engineer Saga Petroleum. He has 15 years of M&A experience from Orkla Corp. Dev. and Synergos. Leif is a member of our food industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Luigi has been involved for almost 20 years within listed and OTC international financial markets, working mainly with MPS Asset Management, Prima sgr and Anima sgr. He worked as fund manager and buy side analyst, both on equity and corporate debt markets (investment grade and high yield). He also worked within the macroeconomic department research of MPS Asset Management Sgr and as analyst and manager of credit derivatives products (CDOs and CSOs). From 2013 to mid-2016 we worked as sell-side equity analyst (Hammer Partners) on listed Italian companies. Later he gained experience in M&A as sell-side advisor from the origination to the successful sale of a food processing SME to a PE. Before joining Translink he worked within the Treasury Department of Piaggio Aerospace. Luigi holds a degree in Economics from University of Pisa and a Master in Finance (CUOA-Altavilla Vicentina).
Jeh Patel is an Analyst at Translink Strempel & Company. He is a graduate in International Economics and Finance from Bocconi University in Milan and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in economics. He is able to conduct business in his native English, Italian and Hindi. Jeh is a member of our automotive industry group.
Matteo Paggi is a finance professional with extensive experience in corporate finance, transaction services and auditing. Matteo began his career in the Milan Office of KPMG where he progressed with increasing levels of responsibility performing audit activities in the Financial Services sector. Subsequently, within KPMG’s Transaction Services division, he carried out transaction and due diligence activities. From 2007 to 2010, he worked for MIT.FIN (a Milan-based investment banking boutique), where he became Head of the Execution Team and followed several M&A transactions in domestic and foreign markets. From 2010 to 2011 he was Head of Execution in Fante (a Milan-based investment banking company). In 2013 he became CEO/CFO of an Italian company providing printing services. In 2016, Matteo once again joined Translink Strempel as Partner. Matteo graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and he can conduct business in his native Italian as well as English and French. He is a member of our automotive and industrials groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Giampaolo Cogliati has developed his career within the Investment Banking sector. He has particularly focused on Structured Finance, Equity and Debt Capital Markets and on M&A advisory. He has been a Senior Executive in several Italian and international banking groups to finally concentrate on advisory activity. Giampaolo has been Credit Analyst in Banque Indosuez; member of Structured Finance team in Crédit Lyonnais becoming Head of Acquisition Finance; Head of Structured Finance in Abaxbank, Investment Bank of Credito Emiliano Group; Relationship Manager and Head of Credit Analysis & Structuring in Natixis;. Giampaolo is fluent in French, his native language is Italian.
Fabrizio Malavolti has a degree in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and equity markets. He worked as portfolio manager for SanPaolo Imi Asset Management and Monte Paschi Asset Management on Asian equity markets and sales covering Japanese equity markets for Merrill Lynch and then for Mizuho International in London. From 2009 to 2012 he collaborated with a UK regulated company on renewable energy investments; in 2013 he set up a company in involved in energy savings works, of which he was managing director. He worked on M&A operations in collaboration with Labs Investments and BCR Consulting. In 2004 he successfully completed the CFA. He also carried out several volunteer activities for the CFA Society Italy: designing and organizing the conference at Borsa Italiana ”From Italy with value” in 2013 and 2014 and acting as Mentor for the CFA Research Challenge from 2012 to 2014..
PierCarla Delpiano has a degree in Economics from the University of Genoa. She has more than twenty years of experience in leading positions both in public administrations and private companies. In 1998 she was the first woman in Italy to become City Manager. In the private sector, she has been Director of Communication and External Relations at Fiera Milano spa, a company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (2008-2018). She has also collaborated with important Universities (Bocconi and Iulm in Milan) and consulting companies (School of Public Administration of Lucca, Consiel). She took part and taught in specialization courses and masters (High School of Economics and Finance, Uncem, SDA Bocconi), and she was a speaker at national and international conferences. She is currently adjunct professor for the Master in Corporate Communications at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. President of the Board of Directors at Fondazione Stelline, Milan, since 2013.
Alberto has more than ten years of experience in mid-market M&A advisory services, particularly cross-border, with a track record including transactions in Eastern Europe, North America and Southern Asia.
Prior to joining Translink, he was Senior Associate with the Italian office of AICA – Alliance of International Corporate Advisors, a global investment banking partnership specializing in cross-border mid-market transactions. He began his career in 2010 as a Junior Analyst with the Private Equity team of Palladio Finanziaria.
Alberto earned a MS with honors in Banking and Finance and a BS in Business Economics both from the University of Padua.
Italian native, he lived in the US and is fluent in English.
Stefano is active as an Analyst with Translink Strempel & Co. He is a graduate in Finance from Bocconi University at Milan and is fluent both in Italian and English.
Gerardo, who is based in our Venice-Mestre office, began his professional career at Banco San Marco (now BPM) within its corporate credit office and has successively worked as CFO in other commercial and industrial companies operating in the agro-industrial sector. He has been active for over 20 years in advising on M&A transactions and internationalization processes, having assisted important Italian industrial groups in their M&A activities and in the search for strategic partners both nationally and internationally, with a particular focus on emerging markets. He is a speaker at conferences and seminars on issues of corporate finance at universities and business schools. Gerardo holds a degree in Economics from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He is a member of our food industry group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Sabina Grisorio gained extensive international Finance experience across Europe, the Middle-East, Africa and South East Asia in different industries: consumer goods, ICT and chemical. She started her career in 3M and subsequently moved to Digital Equipment Corporation and Kraft Foods. In these companies she covered roles with increasing responsibilities in Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate Internal Audit, Internal Controls and Corporate Governance, both in Italy and abroad. In Digital Equipment Corporation and Kraft Foods, Sabina participated in M&A and divestments activities, restructuring, information systems and organizational changes. From 2002 to 2009, based in Vienna, Sabina held the positions of Director of Internal Controls and subsequently Director of Corporate Governance for Kraft Foods, with a responsibility for Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Sabina holds a Bachelor Degree, with Distinction, in Business Administration from Bocconi University (Milan-Italy) and she is able to conduct business in her native Italian as well as in English. She is a member of our food and logistics industry groups, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Alberto has extensive experience in the field of corporate finance with years of experience in both equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. He began his career as an equity analyst and proceeded to work for Milla & Co (predecessor of Banca Leonardo), Caboto and for Pasfin Securities, then sold to BNP Paribas. At BNPP he was a member of the equity research team for the automotive, telecom and media sectors, reaching the rank as best Italian telecom analyst in 2000 (Extel). The same year BNPP appointed him head of Italian TMT Corporate Finance. In 2003 he joined Abaxbank (owned by Credito Emiliano) where he led the first round of restructuring. In 2005 he was appointed head of M&A of FMM (which then became Fante Group). In 2009 he participated in the startup of Hammer Partners, an independent research company catering to European hedge funds. Before joining Translink he carried out corporate finance activity as CEO of BCR Consulenti Associati, a corporate finance boutique he helped to found in 2012.
Livio has a background as both an entrepreneur and seasoned corporate finance professional. He started his professional career within his family’s business in the dairy sector and subsequently founded and developed a number of different industrial enterprises in Italy and abroad. In 2009, he became a partner within a UK financial institution – Intrust Corporate Finance plc, regulated by FCA – with responsibility over the South European markets in the food, fashion and energy sectors. During his career, he has carried out numerous M&A transactions, debt restructurings and has been an advisor in bankruptcy procedures for publicly owned companies. He is a member of the young entrepreneurs group of Assolombarda and has been a member of its finance and innovation commissions. Before joining Translink he carried out corporate finance activities as Chairman of BCR Consulenti Associati, a corporate finance boutique he helped to found in 2012. He is a member of our food group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Mauro Bussotti has developed his career within the Investment Banking sector, particularly focused on Structured Finance, Equity and Debt Capital Markets and on M&A advisory. He worked as a Senior Executive in several Italian and international banking groups to finally concentrate on advisory activity. Mauro was the Credit Officer for Banca di Roma’s London branch and Deputy Representative for their New York office; Credit Manager and Investment Banking Officer for Italian Financial Institutions in Citibank; Head of Investment Banking and Corporate Communication in Caboto, Intesa Group; Head of Investment Banking (Securitization, Structured Finance, M&A, Capital Market Origination) and Corporate Communications in Abaxbank, Credito Emiliano Group; CEO of Comoi Corporate Finance , the advisory arm of Comoi, a Suisse group engaged in Asset Management, Risk Management and Corporate Finance; Partner in Santalessandro, a Corporate Finance Advisor specialized in Real Estate, Tourism & Hospitality; Head of Finance and Strategic Advisory in Warrant Group, an advisory company specialized in Corporate Finance, Soft Financing, Offshoring and Internationalization, and Technology Transfer. Mauro is fluent in English, his native language is Italian. He is a member of our food and industrials groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Gianni Laudato is a senior executive with a history of high profile positions as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director in multinational industrial groups; examples of his executive positions include: International Finance Manager at GTE Telecommunications SpA, operating in the telecom sector in Italy and abroad, with 6.500 employees; Chief Financial Officer at Ercole Marelli SpA, a company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, operating in the electro-mechanical and energy sectors; Chief Financial Officer of the Group and Managing Director of the Italian operating companies at Schiapparelli SpA, a holding company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and operating in the pharmaceutics, cosmetics, diagnostics, biotech and food & beverage industries. At Schiapparelli, Gianni spent 25 years, managing important acquisitions, joint-ventures, divestitures in Italy and abroad, equity and debt operations on listed companies, financial and industrial restructurings. In recent years Gianni founded S.I.L.V.A. SpA (Managing Director, owning 33% of the shares), a company operating in the high end Beverage/Spirits industry; acted as a Strategic consultant in the Beverage industry; joined MIT.FIN SpA (M&A and Corporate Finance advisory house) in late 2007 as Senior Executive Advisor. Since March 2010, Gianni is Senior Partner at Strempel & Company. Gianni can conduct his work in Italian, English and French. He is a member of our food and healthcare industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Mareike joined Translink in 2017. She graduated from the University of Passau with a Master in International Economics and Business. She has gained expertise on several buy- and sell-side transactions and supports the team in financial modelling, market analysis and the preparation of marketing materials. She is part of our industrials group.
Carsten joined Translink in 2019 and supports the team in various financial, market and competitive analysis. He holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and has already gained experience in corporate finance and especially M&A through several internships during his studies. He is part of our automotive industry group.
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Lincoln Healthcare has been acquired by Team Select Home Care, a portfolio company of Tenex Capital Management.
Antoine Moser has more than 25 years of experience in corporate development and mergers & acquisitions (M&A). He studied at the University of Delft and complemented his education with an MBA of IMD in Lausanne. In his role after that as business developer and M&A dealmaker within various large international corporates he has built up hands-on experience in managing many cross-border M&A projects in various industry sectors such as Chemistry, ICT, BP Outsourcing and TIC (testing, inspection and certification).
With his technology background and several high-tech start-up experiences Antoine specifically has a great affinity with technology driven sectors allowing him to efficiently generate as a “rainmaker” relevant deals from the buying, selling or financing side. He is a member of our IT and health industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Lina started her career in the Paris office of the Private Equity firm 3i. Subsequently, she co-founded Broadmark, an M&A advisory boutique, which became, in 2005, Translink’s French Partner. She headed Translink French operations for 10 years. She recently joined Translink Belgium as a Partner and is now based in Brussels. Since 1990, Lina has been advising companies and their shareholders on a wide range of French and cross-border transactions including acquisitions, disposals, LBOs and private placements.
She has worked for medium-sized to multi-national companies, private equity firms and private owners across, among other industries, Transport & Logistics and Engineering services. Lina is a Board member of Unima, a family-owned company operating shrimp aquaculture in the Indian Ocean and distributing its products in Europe and Asia. Lina has participated in various deals within the logistics sector and is head of our logistics industry group.
Maarten has worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions area for over 15 years and assisted corporates with a large number of (international) transactions. Maarten holds degrees in Finance & Business Administration and has a broad experience in all aspects of Financial Management and Merger & Acquisitions. Before joining Translink he was Executive Vice President and board member at Barentz and (amongst others) led the M&A activity of this Group. For which he managed multiple M&A deals accros the globe.
Apart from his financial skills he brings fast experience in the Life science industry (Food / Pharma / Personal Care and Animal Nutrition). Maarten is a member of our food and health industry groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.
Dick has a lot of experience as an entrepreneur and executive. He achieved his business studies and MBA degree from Nyenrode Business University and has been active as a CEO and in commercial and general management positions within several firms. His specialties are negotiations, creating self-steering teams, revenue & profit growth and team development primarily for the agriculture, food, feed, additives and trading industry. He also has a strong practical experience in mergers and acquisitions. Dick has participated in various deals within the food sector and is member of our food industry group.
Jamy has a master degree in tax and accountancy and over 18 years’ of work experience. He started his career at the audit firm Kompaan Accountants. Later he moved on to BGH Accountants & Tax advisors and then joined Kanters as controller in the construction and building industry. After that he became CFO at Flowfirm in the F&B industry.
During that period Jamy has been managing due diligences and started working with Translink on several M&A projects. He also is a non executive member at several real estate companies.
He is mainly involved with due diligence analysis, attracting risk-bearing capital and the valuation of companies for the benefit of acquisitions and sales mandates.
Michiel Buijs studied Business Economics at Tilburg University. He started his career at Witlox van den Boomen Corporate Finance and joined Translink as an analyst in 2016. He is mainly involved with market and business analysis, approaching potential buyers and sellers, attracting risk-bearing capital, restructuring balance sheets and the valuation of companies for the benefit of acquisitions and sale mandates.
Claus holds an engineering degree within energy transformation, thermo dynamics and electronics. He has a background with more than 15 years of experience with executive management in companies as Nilfisk Advance, Philips and Maxon Telecom. From 2001 until now he has worked within corporate finance, first as CEO for a Danish Venture fund and from 2007 he joined Translink Corporate Finance as partner in the Danish Office Schrøder Translink A/S. From 2015 until 2017 Claus was member of the BDO corporate finance. Claus has participated in many transactions within TMT, general industry among others. Claus is member of the Translink industry groups covering Logistics and IT.
Stuart leads the cross-border M&A team of Translink Corporate Finance – IMA in the UK, and has extensive experience in global buy and sell-side assignments. Stuart, a Chartered Accountant, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, having qualified with Ernst & Young, the ‘Big 4’ accounting firm, where he commenced his Corporate Finance career, some 18 years ago. Stuart established an independent Corporate Finance practice in 2004 that today serves both UK and international clients on Sales, Acquisitions, Buy-outs and Carve-outs, helping achieve the strategies of family owned businesses, private equity backed businesses and listed companies. He is the head of our automotive group, having closed several transactions in this sector.
Tero’s experience in corporate finance and advisory is vast. Before founding Translink Finland, he worked as an Investment Manager at the firm PCA Infocom Finance Oy. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Translink International AG, which coordinates the Translink group’s international operations. Tero holds an M.Sc. (Tech.) from the University of Tampere and an MBA from Virginia Tech. He is a member of our M&A Automotive and M&A IT groups and has closed several transactions in these sectors.