Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise on all aspects of buy-side and sell-side M&A. We also provide ongoing strategic advice to ensure that owners and managers are best placed to grow their businesses. Our experience, sector expertise and judgement give our clients a genuine competitive advantage.

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Our presence across Asia is unrivalled in the mid-market.

Our dedicated Asia-focused team based in London, Paris and Frankfurt works full-time with our partner offices spread across the Asian continent. We are experts at transacting on cross-border M&A between Europe and Asia

Our advice falls into three main categories:

  • Identifying Asian buyers for European sellers
  • Sourcing European target businesses to fit an Asian buyer’s strategy
  • Entry strategies for European businesses looking to access Asia. And vice versa

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In every Asia-Europe situation, the importance of cultural understanding cannot be overplayed, and that is where our team’s guidance is critical. Providing:

  • Advice on the suitability of a business for an Asian market
  • Insight into the relevant Asian parties and markets
  • An Asia-compatible M&A process – (approach, timetable, marketing, negotiation style all need to be tailored)
  • Negotiation guidance
  • Tactical advice
  • A multilingual transaction team

We don’t just go to Asia. We know Asia.

Apr 2017

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2017

Advised Hitachi on the acquisition of Temple Lifts

Mar 2017

Buy-side Advice

€240 Million
Mar 2017

Advised IDEC Corporation on the acquisition of APEM Group from Intermediate Capital Group

BUSINESS SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Education & Training
  • Energy Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Fund Administration
  • Infrastructure Services
  • IP Services
  • Legal Outsourcing
  • Payment Services
  • Professional Services
  • Property Services
  • Recruitment
  • Rental
  • Testing, Inspection & Certification

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Latest Transactions

Dec 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2018

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Equistone and Hartmut Otto Jr. on the sale of OTTO Luft- und Klimatechnik to Engie

Dec 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2018

Advised RGL Forensics on its merger with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

FINANCIAL SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Banking: private banking; consumer finance; retail banking; leasing and renting; factoring; NPL portfolios and real estate assets
  • Investment services: asset management; brokerage; depositary and custody services
  • Insurance: insurance companies; brokerage firms; bancassurance; portfolios
  • Support services: debt recovery; real estate management; payments; IT; outsourcing

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Latest Transactions

Dec 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2018

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Equistone and Hartmut Otto Jr. on the sale of OTTO Luft- und Klimatechnik to Engie

Dec 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2018

Advised RGL Forensics on its merger with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

HEALTH CARE

We cover the following subsectors:

Care

  • Home care
  • Dentistry
  • Elderly care
  • Physician & provider care
  • Vet services
  • Children’s care
  • Managed care

Med-tech

  • Distribution
  • Devices
  • HCIT
  • Diagnostics

Pharma

  • CDMO & CRO
  • Large Cap FIPCO & venture stage
  • Life sciences
  • eCLINICAL

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Latest Transactions

Oct 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Oct 2018

Advised Jouvence Nutrition on its sale to Groupe Inicea

Aug 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Aug 2018

Advised UDG Healthcare plc on the sale of its Aquilant division to H2 Equity Partners

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Capital Goods
  • Chemicals
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Energy, Oil & Gas and Renewables
  • Flow Control
  • Industrial and Environmental Services
  • Metals and Advanced Materials
  • Printing and Packaging
  • Rail and Transportation

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Latest Transactions

Feb 2019

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2019

Advised Kyocera on the acquisition of H.C. Starck Ceramics

Dec 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2018

Advised Industries et Finances Partenaires on the disposal of Groupe Claire to Gimv

INFRASTRUCTURE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Power and Utilities
  • Renewables
  • Toll Roads
  • Ports and Airports
  • Transportation
  • Concession Based and Social Infrastructure
  • Mid-stream Energy & Storage
  • Telecommunication Infrastructure
  • Hybrid Infrastructure

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Latest Transactions

Feb 2019

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2019

Advised Arjun Infrastructure on the acquisition of Rothes CoRDe and Beckton Energy from iCON Infrastructure

Feb 2019

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2019

Advised Equitix on the acquisition of firmus energy from iCON Infrastructure

LEISURE, RETAIL & CONSUMER

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Food Retail
  • Apparel Retail
  • Luxury Goods
  • Homeware & DIY
  • E-commerce
  • Food & Beverages
  • Household & Personal Care
  • Juvenile & Baby
  • Leisure & Gaming
  • Restaurant & Pubs

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Latest Transactions

Feb 2019

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2019

Advised Alantra on the acquisition financing for Frias

Jan 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2019

Advised the shareholders of Arenal on the sale of a majority stake to Sonae

REAL ESTATE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Retail
  • Office
  • Logistic / Industrial
  • Residential
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure / Hotel

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Latest Transactions

Aug 2018

Debt Advice
Dividend Recapitalisation

UNDISCLOSED
Aug 2018

Advised Lar España on the debt refinancing and recapitalisation following new corporate structuring

May 2018

Acquisition Finance Advice

€70 Million
May 2018

Advised Dazia Capital on a joint venture with Eurazeo Patrimoine

TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOMS

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Data, Information and Publishing
  • Internet
  • Marketing Services
  • Content
  • Software
  • IT Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Hardware

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Latest Transactions

Dec 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2018

Advised Advent International on the sale of KMD to NEC Corporation

Dec 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2018

Advised One.com on the sale to Cinven


How we set ourselves apart:

  • We operate as dedicated sector-focused teams, each with in-depth, industry-specific knowledge and a track record of successful transactions. We understand the market dynamics and competitive forces of each sector and how they impact our clients, investors and providers of capital
  • Our specialist Capital Advisory practice is a fundamental part of our buy-side advisory offering; we can raise optimum debt packages in accelerated time scales, without obligation to any one lender. This is often the decisive factor in a M&A process

  • We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing senior level engagement for the entirety of every process
  • Our operations throughout Europe, the US and Asia enable us to identify and engage with the best and broadest selection of international buyers
  • We only provide advice. The advice we provide is independent and unconflicted by the desire to sell any products

Capital Advisory

Our Capital Advisory practice provides a full suite of balance sheet solutions in a fully integrated manner. We have experience assisting nearly every type of client and are leaders across our core European markets where we complete a large volume of transactions.

With access to the full range of capital providers, our depth and breadth of experience and track record, including some of the markets’ most innovative solutions – we deliver commercially focussed creativity. We work closely with M&A – leveraging industry expertise, supporting acquirors and sellers of businesses.

We have no conflicts and maintain impartial views providing the right advice with independence and integrity across the spectrum of options.

Capital Raising

Among the areas where our capital raising specialists can advise, are:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Expansion capital
  • Recapitalisations
  • Refinancings
  • Stapled debt packages
  • Covenant waivers, resets and amendments credit ratings
  • Existing and potential capital structures
  • Short-term liquidity

Restructuring

Among the areas where our restructuring specialists can advise are:

  • Complex stakeholder negotiations
  • Structuring and executing liability management exercises, e.g. debt repurchases, tender and exchange offers
  • Restructuring existing debt and equity
  • Representing buyers and sellers of distressed companies and assets
  • Structuring and negotiating plans of reorganisation, including pre-packaged and pre-negotiated solutions
  • Planning for UK schemes of arrangement and administration or European cross-border insolvencies
  • Corporate viability evaluation and business and securities valuations

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LATEST TRANSACTIONS

Feb 2019

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2019

Advised Alantra on the acquisition financing for Frias

Jan 2019

Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2019

Advised Tempus Capital and Deutsche Radiologie Holding on the issuance of an add-on acquisition financing