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Mergers Alliance partners, Capitalmind and EquityGate, announce their merger to create a pan-European corporate finance firm

18th April 2016

Providing unique sector knowledge and global reach, the new group will operate under the trade name ‘Capitalmind’, and be run from six offices across Europe, including Benelux, France, the Nordics, Germany and Slovenia. The new Capitalmind has been designed to respond to clients’ wishes for a fully integrated pan-European and international corporate finance advisory.

Capitalmind is owned and managed by 14 partners, all entrepreneurs, and supported by a team of 55 professionals committed to delivering the highest quality execution and service for clients. Clients benefit from in-depth transaction intelligence and tried-and-tested processes, as well as valuable and far-reaching contacts. The high degree of repeat business the group enjoys is viewed as the ultimate endorsement.

Over the past five years the combined firm has executed more than 200 deals across Europe, Asia and the Americas for a cumulative transaction value of €8bn. Its activities can be broken down into M&A (60% - majority sell-side), MBOs (20%), and Growth & Debt (re) financing (20%). The advisory is geared around dedicated sector teams and research to provide clients with unique knowledge, deep insight and the capacity to create both strategic and financial value: intimate knowledge of buyers’ and competitors’ strategies, growth strategies, valuation, debt providers, industrial needs, geographic trends, access to market leaders, and ‘hot’ buyers, etc.

Ervin Schellenberg, who is a founding member of EquityGate and one of three board members of Capitalmind, believes the merger was both necessary and inevitable: “Nowadays mid-market businesses and transactions are global. Our European clients require resourceful advisers who have experience in a multi-national environment. They need to be assisted by talented professionals on the ground, with an established network to help them successfully close their strategic transactions.”

“Today business goes beyond national borders,” says Michael Fabich, co-founder and partner of EquityGate. “We are proud of what we’ve achieved in the German market - we’ve built a strong and successful domestic presence, and we are now extremely excited about the future.”

“Today marks an important step in the firm’s evolution to become Europe’s leading mid-market advisory,” says Paris-based Michel Degryck, board member of Capitalmind. “This means complete European coverage,” says Dutch-based board member Jan Willem Jonkman. “Six offices, a comprehensive footprint, supported by genuine global reach.”


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