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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. 

Capitalmind, Mergers Alliance partner in France and the Benelux, launches Global Packaging Industry and M&A Report

15th July 2015
The packaging industry is experiencing solid growth, especially in plastics, in a fragmented sector from which strong leaders are emerging to address future challenges.
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Mergers Alliance launches Renewable Energy Investment Update - Renewables ride wave of success as opportunities in emerging markets soar

10th July 2015
Global investment in Renewable Energy (RE) approached record levels in 2014, reflecting growing investor confidence and a greater recognition of the attractive opportunities that exist. The prominence of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Wind, along with the notable and growing shift towards developing markets, will be important contributors to investment and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity over the next few years.
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Eric Klein, Partner in MA Canada, comments on the M&A landscape of this country in Corporate Financier magazine

2nd July 2015
Canada is a land not only rich in natural resources – its markets are on the up too. Brian Bollen of Corporate Financier, looks at the private equity and M&A landscapes of the ‘Great White North’
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Headwaters MB Expands Debt Capital Advisory Group with New Managing Director Kent Brown

9th June 2015
Mr. Brown brings over 25 years of corporate debt placement and advisory experience having served as the senior banker on over 100 corporate debt transactions during his career for both corporate and sponsor-backed clients.
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Mergers Alliance launches Spring 2015 issue of its international quartely newsletter

25th May 2015
The newsletter includs market updates together with news, events, recruits, deals and publications around the partnership
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Catalyst Corporate Finance has appointed two new partners, Jeremy Harrison and Justin Crowther.

18th May 2015
In addition to two new partners, we have also promoted Ali Robertson and Tom Cowap to Principal.
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Catalyst Success Continues. Justin Crowther wins the award for 'Dealmaker of the Year'

18th May 2015
Catalyst Corporate Finance continued its excellent year with Justin Crowther winning the award for ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ at the East Midlands Dealmakers dinner held on 14 May 2015 in Nottingham.
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Headwaters MB Awarded Cross Border Deal of the Year by M&A Advisor and The Global M&A Network

11th May 2015
M&A Advisor and The Global M&A Network announced that Headwaters MB has been awarded the Cross Border Corporate/Strategic Acquisition Deal of the Year and Cross Border Deal of the Year, respectively, for advising Lapmaster Group Holdings in its acquisition of Peter Wolters GmbH at the 7th Annual International M&A Awards in New York and Annual Europe M&A Atlas Awards in London.
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Capitalmind released the first edition of the Fabulous 40 in the Staffing Industry showing the fastest growing staffing companies in the Netherlands

21st April 2015
The Fabulous 40 Staffing report is a ranking which charts the growth of the 40 fastest growing Staffing companies in the Netherlands.
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Mergers Alliance partner in the USA, Headwaters, MB, launches video with its 2015 Capital Markets overview

13th February 2015
Phil Seefried, Founder & CEO of Headwaters MB, conducted interviews with senior executives of banks, investment banks, credit fund managers, hedge fund investors, venture capitalists, consultants and pension strategists, economists and lawyers to capture their views on the lasting impact of the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession.
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latest deals

Morrells - F T Morrells

Morrells is the UK’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high performance industrial wood finishes and application equipment. Typical applications for its products include kitchen, furniture…

R2B Inspecties - Safety

The CEO, owning the largest part of the shares was looking for continuity of the business after his planned retirement. Kiwa, an international well-known TIC…

ENERVENT (owner of a 37Mw wind energy plant) - WIND 2

NORGESTION has completed the sale of the 17% stake in ENERVENT owned by CATALUNYA CAIXA CAPITAL, the private equity subsidiary of CATALUNYA CAIXA, the Spanish…

Toridoll.Corporation - Project Ajax

Yamaichi and Capitalmind Corporate Finance Advisory jointly advised Toridoll.Corporation on the majority acquisition (60%) of restaurant chain Wok to Walk.

ARX

Established in 1993, the ARX group (the ‘Group’) of companies is Europe’s leading distributor of pharmacy automation solutions. The business specialises in providing automated storage…

Fini Nuair

The scope of the financing is to rebalance the capital structure and fund the acquisitions. In particular, the Group is pursuing two acquisitions, one in…

Finproject - Polyolefin

Ethica Corporate Finance advised Xenon private equity, minority shareholder of Finproject, – a leading Italian compounder and moulder of high-performance polyolefin – in the sale…

Cogipower - Solar

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Cogipower, a leading Italian renewable energy company owning ca. 57MWp of installed photovoltaic plants in Central and Southern…

Newport Diversified, Inc.

Headwaters MB advised Newport Diversified, Inc. and its affiliate, Broadacres Open Air Marketplace, LLC (collectively, the “Company”) on a senior debt refinancing led by California…

EPM Mining Ventures

Headwaters MB advised EPM Mining Ventures Inc. (“EPM”), a development stage mining company focused on specialty fertilizers, in closing an C$80 million combined pre-production and…

dotMed/Care2U - Project Care

Promedico took a strategic investment in dotMed/Care2U. Promedico is a software vendor in the primary healthcare sector, active as a supplier of information systems for…

PARQUE EÓLICO LOS PEDREROS (owner of a 50Mw wind energy plant) - WIND 3

NORGESTION has completed the sale of the 40% stake in PARQUE EOLICO LOS PEDREROS owned by CATALUNYA CAIXA CAPITAL, the private equity subsidiary of CATALUNYA…

Mespack

NORGESTION advised the shareholders of Mespack on its integration into the Illinnois based Duravant Group, global engineered equipment company with an over 100-year operating history,…

Peter Lang AG - Cordoba

The Peter Lang Chidren Trust based in the UK, decided to focus on their own field of expertise and to sell 100% of the shares…

K. R. Pfiffner AG - Picasso

The acquisition of Pfiffner further reinforces FFG’s position in Europe and provides complementary and leading expertise in high-volume and high-precision machining in the area of…

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