May 9, 2023
Translink Corporate Finance in France and Spain have successfully established themselves in the Franco-Spanish SMID Cap M&A market in 2022 by concluding five notable transactions.
The Paris- and Barcelona-based boutiques started 2022 off strong, with the acquisition of Clevertask (Spain) by Alten Group (France) in January, followed by the Gecol acquisition (Spain) by Soprema Group (France) and Satucesa (Spain) by Baobag (France) in April. Two months later, Grupo Alvic (Spain) acquired Stratagem (France), followed by the Gerosol acquisition (Spain) by Destia Group (France) in December. Baobag and Destia are two representative operations of Translink France’s strategy, which is to allow its historical clients to expand abroad after focusing on their domestic market.
“This work is also the result of our structuring. In 2021, we chose to recruit a collaborator responsible for managing the hundred cross-border projects we receive each year,” said Mathieu Lemesle, a partner of the French structure. “This has allowed us to increase efficiency and responsiveness in an activity where these two words are crucial. The fact that among the five Spanish partners one is French has also contributed significantly to effective exchanges between the parties.”
“On either side of the Pyrenees, we provide the same tailor-made and bespoke support for our clients who quickly feel at ease by benefiting from a local team that understands them, speaks the same language, and knows the cultural and technical differences to overcome obstacles in the M&A process,” comments Tran-Minh Thai, the French partner of the Barcelona-based office. “My satisfaction comes from our ability to facilitate cross-cultural exchanges between French and Spanish clients throughout the entire M&A process from the preliminary thoughts to the Closing day”.
In 2023, these two closely linked boutiques aim to confirm these initial results and establish themselves as the go-to partner for economic actors who wish to carry out acquisitions on both sides of the Pyrenees border. The boutiques are currently negotiating 15 projects, which suggests a new record in 2023.
Translink Corporate Finance is an independent partnership of firms dedicated to Corporate Finance and M&A advisory services through over 35 offices in the key markets in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Translink has been successful in advising clients on thousands of transactions since its founding in 1972 and Translink offices have acted as advisers in over 100 M&A projects during the last twelve months.
Headquartered in the city of lights, Paris, and with an office in the beautiful port city of Bordeaux, Translink CF France, formerly Financière Monceau CF, is an independent mid-market M&A boutique. Founded 10 years ago by finance entrepreneurs aged under 30, Translink CF France puts the emphasis on its entrepreneurial DNA when it comes to advising its clients. With a team of 20 professionals and 5 senior advisors fully dedicated to M&A and fundraising, Translink CF France is recognised as one of the most dynamic boutiques in France. The team has completed over 120 deals since inception, including M&A, buy outs and fund raisings.
Translink CF Spain is situated in one of the most beautiful and entrepreneurial cities in the Mediterranean, Barcelona. Its five partners bring more than 150 years of combined experience in M&A, having successfully advised over 300 transactions in a variety of sectors including packaging, IT, food, industry, logistics, agribusiness, pharmaceutical and retail, among others. With a team of 12 professionals fully dedicated to M&A and fundraising, Translink CF Spain is a key M&A boutique in Spanish midmarket.