Latest News

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.

Latin American partner completes major financial services deal

28th January 2010

Mergers Alliances' partner BroadSpan, which specialises in Latin Amercia and the Caribbean, has completed the acquisition of Florida based Mellon United National Bank on behalf of its client Banco Sabadell. The new venture will become one of Florida's largest banking operators, and will operate under the name of Sabadell United Bank.

Mergers Alliances' partner BroadSpan, which specialises in Latin Amercia and the Caribbean, has completed the acquisition of Florida based Mellon United National Bank on behalf of its client Banco Sabadell. The new venture will become one of Florida's largest banking operators, and will operate under the name of Sabadell United Bank. Banco Sabadell (IBEX:SAB) is Spain´s fourth-largest bank, with more than 125 years of experience in corporate and personal banking. It has over 1,200 branches throughout Spain and a presence in another 19 countries through branches, representative offices, subsidiaries and affiliates, notably in China, India, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. With this transaction, Banco Sabadell has acquired a total of 1.675 million dollars in deposits and 875 million dollars in loans. The group now manages a total of 6.4 billion dollars of business (investment and funds) in Florida and now has over 20 branches in Florida alone. The acquisition of Mellon United National Bank, Banco Sabadell´s third acquisition in the area, strengthens the strategy that commenced with the acquisition of TransAtlantic Bank in 2007 and continued with that of BBVA´s private banking business in Miami in April 2008.
< Back

latest opinion

On your marques, get set, buy

The automotive retail sector is experiencing a dramatic rise in M&A activity.With ongoing low interest rates and strong consumer confidence, new vehicle sales are continuing to reach record levels month after month.…

Construction sector - Who is making the money?

The last few weeks have seen a raft of announcements from the large housebuilders – all unfailingly disclosing impressive results for 2015 driven by high single digit to mid-teens percentage growth in both completions and average sales value.…

Exploring Leveraged Recapitalizations as an Alternative to Selling a Business

Many owners of mid-sized private companies spend much of their working lives building a business yet ultimately reach a point where they seek to enjoy some of the financial rewards of their life-long efforts.…

Indian M&A: Can 2016 be turnaround year?

After 18% decline in M&A deals in 2015, corporates and investors are betting big on 2016.…

M&A in Dutch Digital market heating up

After a recovery of a few years M&A in the Dutch digital market is heating up. Aside from the traditional buyers (WPP, Publicis, Aegis and IPG) new platform companies have emerged such as Mediamonks, Oxyma and Tamtam. These companies, backed by large PE firms, are actively scanning the market to find additions to their product portfolio and we anticipate multiple transactions to be executed.…

2016 View from the US

The fundamentals that will drive M&A in the US and underpin US corporates’ appetite to acquire overseas in 2016 remain in place, despite the events of early January that have shown there are headwinds facing financial markets, resulting in significant volatility.…

A Manifest for Net Neutrality

For more than two decades all traffic in the internet was substantially treated equally (referred to as “net neutrality”).…

When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Seven Steps to Restoring a Company in Financial Distress

With volatility in today’s markets, the financial environment is unforgiving for faltering companies in the middle market.…

Call Connected: ATC buys 51% stake in Viom Networks for USD1.3b

In the largest inbound acquisition of FY16, American Tower Corp (ATC) announced acquisition of 51% stake in telecom tower infrastructure firm, Viom Networks. ATC will pay USD1.3b in cash and takeover debt of USD1b, valuing Viom at USD3.5b.…

View more >

latest deals

Maehler & Kaege

Capitalmind advised Fields Group on the sale of Maehler & Kaege, a manufacturer of connectors, coils and wire & cable harnessing for the heavy-duty automotive…

Ufenau Capital Partners - Project Wilhelm Tell

Affentranger Associates and Capitalmind Germany jointly advised UCP, on the acquisition of a multidisciplinary healthcare network made up of seven medical practices in the German-speaking…

Bistar S.r.l - CareDent

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Bistar S.r.l., the holding company which manages CareDent dental clinics in Italy, on the sale of the 80%…

Cabonline Group - Taxi

Experia Corporate Finance advised H.I.G. Capital on its acquisition of Cabonline Group.

The owner of Cabonline wanted to sell as no natural succession occurred. After…

CP Electronics

Founded over 40 years ago, CP Electronics (CP) is the UK’s leading manufacturer of lighting control systems. It assists its blue chip customer base in…

Gerdau Aceros Europa - SIDENOR

The Spanish investor Clerbil, SL formed by the management team of Gerdau Aceros Europa acquired the European activities of the specialty steel producer of the…

Nana Oilfield Services - Project Landry

Headwaters MB announced today that it advised NANA Development Corporation on the sale of Nana Oilfield Services (NOSI) to Saltchuk Resources.

Project Landry kicked off…

Phaidon International

Catalyst Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Phaidon International on the £18 million investment by Muzinich & Co and HSBC Bank Plc.

Muzinich & Co.…

Oogst - Tiger III

Capitalmind advised the shareholders of Oogst on the sale to Oxyma.

Oxyma, the first fully integrated omni-channel marketing agency in the Netherlands, has an active…

Aqualisa

RBS and Sankaty became majority shareholders of the business through a debt-for-equity swap in 2013 following a downturn in market conditions during the global financial…

SPPP - SPPP raises growth capital

Capitalmind advised SPPP Group on a fundraising underwritten by CITA Investissement to finance the group's development plan.

CITA Investissement invested as a minority shareholder along the…

Blondeau Group - acquires Boomex

Capitalmind advised the Blondeau Group on the acquisition of Boomex from its shareholders.

Operating 4 sites in Germany, the Boomex Group is a leading and well…

Texon International Group Ltd.

In 2010, Barclays Ventures (Barclays) assumed majority control of the business as a result of a restructuring. Since then, Barclays and the management team, led…

CBizz - CBizz-Yourfiber

CBizz acquired Your Fiber, a fibre service provider focused on the B2B market. CBizz is funded by an informal investment fund to support their Buy&Build…

IS Group B.V. - IS - Redbee/Fortytwo

The acquisition of Redbee and Fortytwo by IS Group (subsidiary of KPN) is a next step to strenghten their position in the fast growing Dutch…

View more >