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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 Capital, Mergers Alliance partner in Brazil, launches its country report, Brazil Overview, Macro and Political Landscape

20th December 2017
Brazil starts to show signs of economic recovery, but is still being slowed down by the political news front.
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UK independent M&A firm, Opus Corporate Finance, joins the Mergers Alliance Partnership

5th December 2017
Mergers Alliance is very pleased to welcome the London based Opus Corporate Finance (www.opuscf.com) into our partnership of class leading mid-market corporate finance companies.
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Ethica Corporate Finance Awarded Midmarket M&A Team of the Year by Finance Community. it

27th November 2017
The Ethica team stood up for its technical and professional skills and its increasing activity in the Italian market.
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Mergers Alliance extends its coverage with the addition of EAC Partners in Australia

27th November 2017
Mergers Alliance is pleased to welcome EAC Partners of Sydney, Australia into its global partnership of leading mid-market corporate finance companies.
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In H1 2017 Mergers Alliance advised 68 deals worldwide with a total value of USD 3,324 million

22nd September 2017
In same period last year Mergers Alliance advised on 66 deals valued at USD 2,416 million (38% up)
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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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Equilibra

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Equilibra S.r.l. on the sale of a 75% stake to Unilever, which entered the key market of ‘natural’…

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Ikusi - Telecontrol - Project Control

Danfoss A/S has acquired the remote control business, currently owned by the company Ikusi. The deal value was not disclosed.
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Cintac, S.A.

On July 3rd, 2018, Cintac S.A. subsidiary of the Chilean steel group CAP, acquired 70% of the shares of the Calaminon conglomerate for US$ 40…

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ELDU

Company wanted to restructure part of the debt, related to their investments abroad.

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Pharcoterm

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholder of Pharcoterm in the sale to Nutrilinea, an Italian CMO backed by private equity fund Whitebridge Investments.

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Socotec

Ethica Corporate Finance advised SOCOTEC Group, a major player in TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification), on the acquisition of 85% stake in DIMMS Group, the Italian…

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Natural Point

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Natural Point on the sale to Recordati, Italian listed company active in the pharma sector.

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Atlantic Stars

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Finest Shoes Srl – owner of the brands “Atlantic Stars” and “Row” (another Italian brand of classy, premium…

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BARNA - Norte

CORPFIN (Spanish Private Equity), through a buy and build process, has acquired a majority stake (51%) in BARNA Group. In addition to this transaction, BARNA…

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Gruppo Marconi

Ethica Corporate Finance advised the family owning Gruppo Marconi in selling its core business – including the related real estate assets – to French listed…

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Independent Transition Management Limited (ITM)

Advised the shareholders of Independent Transition Management Limited (ITM) on the sale of the company to a highly experienced management buy-out team, as backed by…

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Nadella

Ethica Corporate Finance has been advisor to the shareholders and to the management of Nadella on its sale to ICG, a top-flight international investor acting…

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