November 14, 2022
Translink Corporate Finance in Finland has been shortlisted for the prestigious Mergermarket Finland Financial Advisor of the Year 2022 Award. The list of finalists was announced last month, with the other contestants including advisors such as Goldman Sachs and Carnegie. The two main categories of these country-specific awards include financial advisors and legal advisors.
“To be recognized as a candidate for the Finland Financial Advisor of the Year Award is a true homage to our entire team and evidence that we are moving in the right direction,” says Jari Lauriala, Partner and CEO at Translink Corporate Finance, Finland.
“With fellow nominees including many esteemed top-tier investment banks, this nomination further emphasizes that our long-term strategic shift to growth companies benefiting from digitalization, as well as our investments in top-notch talent have started to pay off,” he adds.
A unique and rigorous judging process is what makes the Mergermarket’s European M&A Awards so coveted. This includes the analysis of market-leading league tables followed by a shortlist announcement and scrutiny by a panel of expert judges. There is only one winner per category, which means an M&A Award from Mergermarket is true recognition of an outstanding year.
Next for Translink Finland will be the judging of all nominees by a panel which includes specialists from the investment banking, private equity, financial advisory, legal advisory, academia, and journalism field. The winner will be announced on 6 December 2022 at the Mergermarket M&A Awards in London.
The submission period, comprising the last twelve months, saw Translink Finland successfully close 11 M&A, fundraising and dual track deals for their clients, most of which were cross-border transactions.
The deals included the sale of Studeo to Klett Gruppe (Germany), the sale of Silverbucket to Francisco Partners-backed EG A/S (Denmark), the sale of Nipromec to Equistone-backed Vulcain Engineering (France), the highly successful IPO of Norrhydro and public takeover of Nordic ID by Brady Corporation (USA).
Translink Finland also advised Auntie Solutions Oy, a Finland-based mental well-being service provider and its shareholders in a cross-border transaction, one of the largest growth investments in 2022.
The positive endorsement from the CEO of Auntie Solutions Oy was part of Translink Finland’s Mergermarket M&A Awards submission:
“We had already heard positive feedback about Translink before starting the process, yet the team exceeded our expectations from day one. In the preparation phase, Translink prepared analyses and materials that had a great impact in developing both the company and management. In terms of customer service and professionalism, the team’s execution was in a class of its own. Moreover, working with the team was genuinely pleasant – even at the most challenging moments. The funding round was closed on schedule and larger than initially planned. “It’s hard to see that we would use any other financial advisor other than Translink. Even though the funding round is successfully closed now, I still have nightmares about what would have happened if we had started the process without Translink Corporate Finance.”
Earlier this year, colleagues from across Translink’s 35+ global offices gathered in Mallorca, Spain to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. This celebration saw the launch of an ownership professorship at Aalto University in Finland, as a way of giving back to society. Translink’s slogan “We get the deal done” is no doubt one which the global group lives by every day, with this nomination bearing testament to that.
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