Translink is ranked 11th in Europe and 1st in the Nordics on the European M&A tables published by Refinitiv for Q1. The global corporate finance advisory group specialising in cross border deals recorded an exceptional performance in challenging circumstances during the past 12 months.
Cross border deals were executed across Translink’s office network in Europe in the Industrial, Logistics, Food, IT, Retail and Services sectors. Notable deals include sale of Villmann Group from Germany to INVEHO in France, the acquisition of Simonsen & Weel in Denmark by Diploma PLC and the acquisition of Óptica Universitaria in Spain by Fielmann AG, Germany.
Translink’s #1 position in the Nordic M&A rankings for transactions up to $50m and #2 for transactions up to $500m can be attributed to its role as a leading M&A adviser in the IT and in particular the Software-as-a-Service and eCommerce industries. Within this sector Translink facilitated numerous transactions including Smartvatten’s sale to Norvestor, the sale of IP-Agency to BGH Group and the acquisition of MMD Networks by Miss Group.
Tero Nummenpää, Managing Partner of Translink Finland, and chairman of Translink International: “Translink’s top position is a true recognition of an outstanding first quarter 2021 which is a continuation of our record performance in 2020. The Nordics team based in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm advised on 18 transactions in the first quarter of 2021, ranking us at the top of the league table based on deal volume. This achievement confirms that we are making an impact for our clients and continue to be a leading M&A adviser in the Nordics. Our European rankings have also improved significantly, and we are rapidly establishing ourselves as a leading expert in cross border M&A in small and midcap deals across Europe and on a global scale.”
The number of small-cap M&A deals worldwide valued up to $50 million reached US$51.5 billion during the first quarter of 2021. This is an increase of 30% compared to a year ago and the strongest opening period for small-cap M&A since records began in 1980. Other trends show private equity buyers executing more than double the number of deals than a year ago which is the strongest first quarter for small-cap private equity-backed M&A on record. Translink is well positioned to facilitate these disruptive M&A trends by offering expert corporate finance advisory services on a global scale, integrated service approach to transactions and a global network that delivers unparalleled access to buyers and sellers.