Entries by Samantha Petersen

Extended Earnouts And Creative Strategies In Buyer’s Market

In the current challenging buyers’ market, dealmakers are facing increased pressure to successfully close transactions. The recent Mergermarket M&A Forum Germany shed light on the shift from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, where buyers are taking extra precautions to safeguard their interests, such as incorporating prolonged earnout clauses into their deals.

How the future of mobility is steering automotive M&A strategies

The car subscription model is a significant disruptor in a rapidly evolving automotive landscape. Born from consumers growing weary of traditional vehicle ownership, this model has produced considerable company valuations akin to early Mobility-as-a-Service breakthroughs like Uber and Bolt. This dynamic has made players in this sector attractive to investors and considerably influenced merger and acquisition (M&A) strategies.

Balancing Bloodlines – Exploring Family Succession in M&A

Succession is a multifaceted endeavour, requiring the fusion of two spheres that are traditionally kept distinct: family and business. Successions that are successful are relatively few – 30% in the first generation and a mere 10% in the second. To navigate this intricate process effectively and impartially, the guidance of a professional consultant is indispensable. They serve as a vital ally in stewarding the transition successfully and fairly, benefiting all stakeholders involved and ensuring the legacy of the family. 

Miami hosts Translink’s global M&A Conference

Translink Corporate Finance recently held its bi-annual Directors Meeting in Miami, where dealmakers from over 20 countries gathered to discuss cross-border transactions. Translink, which celebrated 50 years of cross-border M&A excellence in 2022, is proud to cover more than 35 countries on six continents. The group attributes its success to regular interaction and strong relationships between its country offices across the globe.