Translink Corporate Finance in Turkey (Anafina Capital Partners) and Sweden (Anecta), advised Lesjöfors, a portfolio company of Beijer Alma, who has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Telform, a Turkish spring manufacturer. With the transaction, Lesjöfors expands its production footprint, in line with its ambition to build the leading spring, wire and flat strip component group. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Translink in Italy and the US acted as the exclusive advisors to Think:Water-PROFINE on the 100% sale to Culligan International.
Culligan International, based in Illinois – USA, through its subsidiary Culligan International EMEA Srl, based in Milan, acquired 100% of the group Think: Water-PROFINE (Think:Water). Located in Cittadella (PD), Think: Water specialises in the design and manufacturing of filters and devices dedicated to food-grade water improvement.
Translink Corporate Finance Spain and France advised the shareholders of Alvic, a portfolio company of KKR and Artá Capital, in the acquisition of Stratagem. Alvic is a Spanish company specialising in the manufacturing and distribution of components for the furniture and decoration industry. Stratagem is a French leading company in the production of made-to-measure Compact and HPL worktops and doors.
Translink Corporate Finance in Sweden and Finland acted as the exclusive advisor to manufacturing company, Keymet in the 100% sale to Eitrium.
Keymet, one of the market leaders in Finland, specializes in sheet metal processing and the manufacturing of mechanical components. The company was founded in 1986 and has since had long-standing customer relationships with international players of high demands for mechanical components. With high technical competence, Keymet delivers to the global aviation industry, the electronics industry and to some extent, the medical industry.
Presto Group, a partner in security services and products in the fire protection area in Sweden, has acquired the Finnish workplace safety specialist, Safedo. This is Presto Group’s fourth acquisition in this segment in Finland during the last 12 months and they are now the domestic market leader in Finland.
Translink in Italy advised Industrial Finishing Plants (IFP) Europe in the sale of a 70% stake to a pool of industrial investors led by B.group, an investment company owned by the Seragnoli family.
B.group, together with a pool of Italian entrepreneurs, including Franco Stefani (System Group), Giancarlo De Martis (formerly Coesia), Gianluca Vitali (formerly Carpigiani), and Giovanni Domenichini (formerly Inver), acquired 70% of IFP Europe s.r.l (“IFP Europe”), a company based in Galliera Veneta (PD), specializing in the design and production of machinery for washing metal objects.
Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) has acquired full ownership of Servo South, Inc., a U.S.-based electronic and electromechanical service provider specializing in CNC machinery and automated manufacturing. The acquisition expands ISS’ position in the rapid-growth industrial automation sector, facilitating extension of servo motor and electronics repair services at key ISS facilities across the United States.
Poland-based Elektrotermex (ETX) and global climate solutions provider Viessmann announced the acquisition of a majority stake in ETX by Viessmann and a strategic partnership to manufacture and sell district heating solutions in Poland. Translink’s partner in Poland, Holon acted as transaction advisor to the owners of ETX.
Valedo Partners III AB, a fund advised by Valedo Partners, has invested in Twig Com, a Finland-based provider of personal safety products and software solutions for lone worker safety and telecare. Valedo’s investment will accelerate Twig Com’s expansion and growth. In connection with Valedo’s investment, existing shareholders, including the founders, key employees, and board members, have co-invested alongside Valedo. Translink Corporate Finance Finland acted as a financial advisor to the owners of Twig Com.
Baobag, supported by its majority shareholder LBO France, pursues its international expansion with the acquisition of its Spanish competitor, Satucesa. Translink advised Baobag, a French specialist in the design and distribution of Big Bags, in its first European acquisition to become one of the top 3 players of the Spanish market.