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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. 

BroadSpan Expands Miami Based Restructuring and Debt Advisory Team

1st August 2017
We are pleased to announce that Mario Espinosa has joined BroadSpan Capital LLC, Mergers Alliance partner in Brazil and the Caribbean, as a Managing Director.
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Mergers Alliance partners with Origin Merchant Partners in Canada

28th June 2017
Mergers Alliance is pleased to welcome Origin Merchant Partners of Toronto, Canada into its partnership of leading mid-market corporate finance companies from around the world.
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Ethica Corporate Finance among Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies for 2017

17th May 2017
Innovative and fast-growing companies are the driving force of the European economy in the 21st century. They generate jobs and sustain Europe’s competitiveness.
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5 Mergers Alliance members among the top 20 in the Thomson Reuters Financial Advisory Review for the first quarter of 2017.

17th May 2017
Thomson Reuters published the Mid-Market Financial Advisory Review (deals value up to US$ 5000 m) and Small-Cap Financial Advisory Review (deals value up to US$ 50) for the first quarter of 2017.
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Jürgen Schwarz receives ‘Deal Maker of the Year Award 2016’

13th January 2017
Jürgen Schwarz, Partner and Head of M&A Consumer Business of Capitalmind in Germany, has been awarded the Deal Maker of the Year Award 2016 for advising Outfitter Group on their sale to Karstadt owned by Signa Retail/René Benko.
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Mergers Alliance celebrates 25th Anniversary of Singhi Advisors, its partner in India

21st December 2016
62 Mergers Alliance professionals traveled to India for its biannual meeting and to celebrate, together with Singhi's team, its clients and more than 200 business contacts, 25 years of hard work and success
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Jürgen Schwarz, Thorsten Gladiator and Arne Arne Laarveld join Capitalmind as Partners

13th October 2016
With these two new additions to the team in the Wiesbaden office, Mergers Alliance partner in Germany strengthens its sector coverage and deal making capacity.
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Mergers Alliance launches Summer 2016 issue of its international newsletter

20th July 2016
The newsletter includs market updates together with news, events, recruits, deals and publications around the partnership
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Mergers Alliance UK announced the recruitment of a new direct entry partner, Hamish Shah.

18th May 2016
Hamish has 20 years of M&A experience having worked at Cable & Wireless, Merrill Lynch and Capstan Capital Partners and the combination of his experience of working within industry, bulge bracket investment banking and at a mid-market advisory business will be a real asset to Mergers Alliance partnership and its client base.
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Mergers Alliance partner in the UK awarded UK Corporate Finance House of the Year

21st April 2016
Catalyst has been named UK Corporate Finance House of the Year at the Private Equity Awards in recognition of the quality of deals completed in the last year.
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Neya Systems

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Rage Frameworks, Inc.

Headwaters MB advised RAGE Frameworks, a leader in knowledge-based automation technology and services providing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the Enterprise, on its sale to Genpact…

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