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We focus on local and international deals up to US$500 million in value across a wide range of sectors. Since the start of 2012 our partner firms have collectively completed over 230 deals, in 30 countries worldwide with an aggregate value of over US$17.5 billion.

For the latest news and developments from across the Mergers Alliance network please select a link below. 

Mergers Alliance launches Autumn 2014 issue of Mergers Review, its international quartely newsletter

16th October 2014
The newsletter will include market updates together with news, events, recruits, deals and publications around the partnership

Catalyst has won the Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year award at the 2014 Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards.

30th September 2014
There was also an individual award for Catalyst Partner Richard Sanders, who was named Dealmaker of the Year.

Headwaters MB, launches Financial Services Technology Report - Current Trends Demand Integrated Payments Technology

30th September 2014
Payments technology has experienced evolutionary changes in the past decade with increased adaptation of card-based and electronic payments for both B2C and B2B payments.

Headwaters MB Named Investment Bank of the Year Finalist by The M&A Advisor

16th September 2014
M&A Advisor recently announced that Headwaters MB has been named a finalist for the Investment Bank of the Year award as well as within ten other categories from the annual M&A Advisor Awards.

Catalyst shortlisted for unquote” British Private Equity Awards Corporate Financier of the Year

16th September 2014
Catalyst Corporate Finance has been shortlisted in the Corporate Financier of the Year category by the judging panel of the “unquote” British Private Equity Awards 2014.

Capitalmind launches Fabulous 40 - Industrial markets showing the fastest growing industrial companies in the Netherlands

10th September 2014
The Dutch manufacturing industry is growing.

Headwaters MB Director of Business Development Brendan Burke interviewed on Bloomberg LP Radio.

4th September 2014
Boomers Are Making a Boom Industry is the topic of discussion between Host Kevin Price and Guest Brendan Burke on this segment of the Price of Business.

Singhi Advisors, Mergers Alliance partner in India, makes two senior hires

27th August 2014
Preparing for the economic boom and next level of growth, Singhi Advisors has expanded its leadership team by recruiting two senior professionals – Mr Bimal Raj and Mr Narayan Shetkar.

IBS Securities, Mergers Alliance partner in Japan, changes its name to Yamaichi Securities Co., Ltd.

21st August 2014
Inheriting the traditions of the former Yamaichi Securities, the reborn Yamaichi Securities aspires to be one of the global investment banks in Japan.

Catalyst's Consultancy M&A update - Consultancy M&A driven by increasingly sophisticated client demands

8th July 2014
The global economic recovery and a progressively complex multi-national operating environment are increasing demand for consultancy services. Consultancies and financial investors are using M&A to pursue growth opportunities and to meet the needs of a more challenging and sophisticated global client base.


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latest opinion

Go West: Increasing Cross-Border Acquisitions from Poland

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Mobile commerce in Latin America

An interesting phenomenon is occurring in Latin America: the rise of mobile commerce.…

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When comes to deciding on the future of your business, undoubtedly the biggest decision you will ever make is when to sell and who to sell it to.…

Indian economy reactivated under new government headed by Narendra Modi

The ascension of Narendra Modi to the post of Prime Minister is an unequivocal endorsement of a changing India and brings hope for structural reforms…

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latest deals

Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd

Financial and commercial advisory engagement to assist Darussalam Assets (a wholly owned company of the Ministry of Finance) in restructuring and consolidating its portfolio of…

Unicon Group - Norwegian Tech

Unicon group has taken a 50% stake in the Norwegian company Breivoll Inspection Technologies AS located in northern Norway in Tromso. This company has the…

Plurel B.V. - Project Locomotive

Dekra Netherlands Holding B.V., a subsidiary of Dekra e.V. (Germany), acquired Plurel B.V.

Necotrans - €121 debt-financing

Necotrans, the €1bn Revenues French Group specialized in logistics activities in Africa raised €121M debts in a club deal involving 8 banks and a long-term…

Expobank - Foreign Affair

Expobank, bought out the Czech subsidiary of LBBW (Landes Bank Baden Wurtemburg) in Prague and the other parts of the Czech Republic.

ADF - Sponsorless MBO

Capitalmind advised the full exit of Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners in Groupe ADF (leading French industrial maintenance services provider), through a sponsorless MBO supported…

Instituut Pica - Pica

Capitalmind were the sole advisor to Estro Groep, one of the leading providers of childcare services in the Netherlands, in their sale of Instituut Pica…


Capitalmind were the sole advisor to Traffic4U and bGenius in their sale to IPG Mediabrands, owned by US based Interpublic Group.

Electricity Generating Public Co. Ltd. - Sirius

Served as financial advisor in formulating the structure and execution of the acquisition of a 20% stake in a foreign entity.


MASMOVIL IBERCOM has issued capital for a total amount of €25m to finance its strategic plan, based on both organic growth and some selective acquisitions.


Advanced Lighting Technologies

Headwaters advised Advanced Lighting Technologies (ADLT), a Solon, OH-based manufacturer of energy efficient lighting materials and finished products, on the sale of its Santa Rosa,…

ASP4all Bitbrains - Sale to Vitruvian

British Private Equity investor Vitruvian has made a strategic investment in the recently merged ASP4all Bitbrains Group. The investment by Vitruvian helps to accelerate the…

Lapmaster Group Holdings LLC

Headwaters advised Lapmaster Group Holdings LLC, a leading supplier of micron level precision single-sided surface finishing equipment for lapping, polishing, grinding, and honing, on its…

Ceva Animal Health

Capitalmind advised Sofiprotéol in its participation to the reshaping of Ceva Santé Animale capital structure through a new round of financing (the group’s 4th LBO).…

Grupo Clinor

NORGESTION advised Grupo Clinor on their disposal of Serlimat Espaňola, their cleaning business covering specific geographical areas such as Central Spain, Northern Spain and…

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