M&A activity in the Automotive sector is sustained, with about 400 transactions taking place every year. As we are actively talking to buyers and sellers in this field, we know the key drivers in the sector. Firstly, OEMs are global and seek global suppliers - auto components suppliers are looking for targets to complete their geographical coverage and offer platforms on each continent. That's why we are often involved, with our extensive global presence. Secondly, acquisitions are driven by technological change. For example, development and scale-up of electric vehicles is driving up the demand for new related technologies. Thus, buyers are either betting on the growth of electric cars or hedging against decline in their combustion engine related businesses. Also, driver-assistance is increasing penetration and this creates needs for related technologies.

Selected transactions

Head of the Automotive Group

Stuart Hands, Partner

Translink Automotive Specialists


BelgiumE-mailAntoine Moser, Partner
BelgiumE-mailMaarten de Boer, Partner
DenmarkE-mailJens Borelli-Kjær, Partner
FinlandE-mailTero Nummenpää, Chairman Translink International
FinlandE-mailJari Lauriala, Partner
FranceE-mailJacques-Henri Rième, Founding Partner
FranceE-mailMathieu Lemesle, Founding Partner
GermanyE-mailCarsten Wolter, Associate
GermanyE-mailChristian Hörner, Partner
GermanyE-mailTilman Georg Eckstein, Partner
ItalyE-mailMatteo Paggi, Managing Partner
ItalyE-mailJeh Patel, Analyst
PolandE-mailJacek Korpala, Partner
SpainE-mailJosep Pere Gutierrez, Partner
SwedenE-mailPer-Olof Eurell, Partner
The NetherlandsE-mailAntoine Moser, Partner
The NetherlandsE-mailMaarten de Boer, Partner
TurkeyE-mailEser Becer, Partner
TurkeyE-mailEfsane Cam, Partner
United KingdomE-mailStuart Hands, Managing Partner
United KingdomE-mailDon Gray, Partner


South AfricaE-mailMichael Anderson, Partner


ChinaE-mailRebecca Zhu, Managing Director
SingaporeE-mailKohei Rick Tsukada, Associate Director

Latin America

BrazilE-mailTommaso Leonetti, Partner

Middle East

IsraelE-mailDoron Ephrati, Co-CEO

North America

USAE-mailMark Horita, Managing Director
USAE-mailMohit Mehta, Director
USAE-mailAndy B. Savarie, Managing Director

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