In Translink Corporate Finance we recognize the importance of deep industrial understanding in order to be able to evaluate our clients’ business and be able to search the market for relevant buyers.

Translink has contributed to the acquisition and sale of a significant number of industrial companies in several industries and segments.

As a consequence of the overall development towards  major production units, Translink has contributed to many sale of companies to both industrial buyers and private equity companies.

In relation to M & A, there are a number of industry-specific conditions for industrial companies:

  • Industrial companies are often characterized by very specific knowledge of a product and / or an industry segment, which secures a specific competitive advantage. This relationship can give rise to some challenges if two companies are to be merged after the transfer, if the senior management leaves – especially in cases where a large part of the company’s knowledge has been with the outgoing management.
  • Compared to several other business sectors, industrial companies are often very export-oriented, so there is an advantage in searching globally for potential to buyer / seller issues. In this context, Translink’s well established network in many countries and continents is a major advantage.
  • Industrial companies are often characterized by major investments in machinery and other manufacturing equipment. In many situations, the best price and financing are obtained in cases where the transaction causes synergies, such as in terms of reduced overhead costs and better utilization of the capacity.

Selected transactions

2020
Denmark
Exodaft A/S
acquired
Dansk Energi Service A/S
Translink acted as
advisor to the buyer
2020
United States
Zurn Industries
acquired
Just Manufacturing
Translink acted as
advisor to the seller
2020
United States
Strength Capital
acquired
CALco Pallets
Translink acted as
advisor to the seller
2019
The Netherlands
GVK B.V.
acquired
Quick Steel B.V. & QS-Transport B.V.
Translink acted as
advisor to the buyer
2019
The Netherlands
Tavaco B.V.
acquired
Flowfirm
Translink acted as
advisor to the seller
2019
Germany
VIS Verkehrs Industrie Systeme GmbH
acquired
FEW - Fahrzeug- und Entwicklungswerk Blankenburg GmbH
Translink acted as
advisor to the seller
2019
Germany
VIS Verkehrs Industrie Systeme GmbH
acquired
FEW - Fahrzeug- und Entwicklungswerk Blankenburg GmbH
Translink acted as
advisor to the seller
2019
The Netherlands
GVK B.V.
acquired
Quick Steel B.V. & QS-Transport B.V.
Translink acted as
advisor to the buyer

Head of the Industrials Group

Henrik Schrøder, Partner
hschroder@translinkcf.com

Dennis Magath, Director
dmagath@translinkcf.com

Translink Industrials Specialists

Europe

Asia

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