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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. 

Toridoll / Wok to Walk best deal of the year, Capitalmind best M & A advisor in the Netherlands

27th January 2016
Capitalmind, Mergers Alliance Partner in the Netherlands, has been awarded Dutch Deal of the Year 2015 for the Toridoll - Wok to Walk deal completed with the assistance of Yamaichi, Mergers Alliance partner in Japan.
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Mergers Alliance launches Winter 2015 issue of its international quartely newsletter

23rd December 2015
The newsletter includes market updates together with news, events, recruits, deals and publications around the partnership
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Capitalmind, Mergers Alliance's partner in France, Benelux and Denmark, launches its Testing Inspection and Certification Sector Report

30th November 2015
The M&A market for TIC has become highly favorable for sellers, as trade-buyers target external growth, and PE opt for aggressive ‘buy-and-build’ growth strategies
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Mergers Alliance launches Bakery and Pastry M&A update - Evolving consumer lifestyles driving M&A activity

13th November 2015
Global consumer trends for health, convenience and indulgence are driving growth in the mature bakery industry. Competition is high for those bakery manufacturers and retailers that can meet consumer preferences, with the major bakery manufacturers that need to access faster-growing niches paying attractive valuations for high quality assets.
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Mergers Alliance expands its international footprint into Denmark

7th October 2015
Mergers Alliance is pleased to confirm that Capitalmind, our partner firm in France and Benelux, has recently announced the incorporation of an experienced team based in the Copenhagen area led by Stig Madsen Lachenmeier. The team will offer coverage in this Nordic region and provide the Mergers Alliance partners and clients the opportunity to access the deal flow from this location.
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Equitygate, Mergers Alliance partner in Germany, launches its deal type report on European Carve-Outs

1st October 2015
The sale of parts of a larger corporation offers the chance to reduce complexity through focusing activities, optimize business efficiency and monetize non-core assets. However, in order to be successful, carve-outs require a greater level of planning and a bespoke sales process compared to standard M&A transactions.
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Headwaters MB Named Finalist for Investment Bank of the Year for the Fifth Consecutive Year

24th September 2015
M&A Advisor recently announced that Headwaters MB has been named a Finalist for the Investment Bank of the Year for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, Headwaters was named a Finalist for 15 individual transaction categories.
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Dealmaking Advisory Excellence Award for Catalyst, Mergers Alliance partner in the UK

21st September 2015
Catalyst has been awarded the Dealmaking Advisory Excellence Award at the 21st Insider Dealmakers Awards in recognition of the contribution its team has made to dealmaking over the last 21 years.
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Mergers Alliance launches Sensors Sector Report, M&A update - Sensors empower the new-age industrial revolution

28th August 2015
Sensor-enabled technologies are pervading practically all areas of life as the development of sophisticated and smaller sensing solutions has seen adoption levels grow across a number of markets, including automotive and transportation, industrial, medical and consumer electronics. Rocketing demand, combined with technological innovations and concepts such as the Internet of Things (IoT)1, will result in an impressive growth rate (far outpacing global gross domestic product [GDP]) for the global sensors market over the next five years.
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Headwaters MB Expands TMT Group with New Managing Director Ravi Bhagavan

27th August 2015
Headwaters MB announced that Ravi Bhagavan has recently joined the firm as a Managing Director in its TMT practice. Mr. Bhagavan brings over 18 years of investment banking experience working with IT services, software and telecom companies globally.
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