May 26, 2023
Translink Corporate Finance recently held its bi-annual Directors Meeting in Miami, where dealmakers from over 20 countries gathered to discuss cross-border transactions. Translink, which celebrated 50 years of cross-border M&A excellence in 2022, is proud to cover more than 35 countries on six continents. The group attributes its success to regular interaction and strong relationships between its country offices across the globe.
Miami provided a fitting venue for the meeting, with its vibrant culture and thriving business community. The city is a hub for finance, trade, and commerce, and is home to major corporations and a growing startup scene. During the meeting, Translink’s industry expert groups met to discuss trends and opportunities, and country offices shared mandates, allowing the group to devise best practice deal execution processes and strategies.
In addition to the Directors Meeting, Translink and US partner Dinan & Company, LLC hosted a conference on sourcing global M&A opportunities for US companies. Guests heard practical cases of how Translink has opened access to and facilitated acquisition opportunities for private equity and corporates around the globe, particularly in Europe. The conference featured senior Translink bankers from the countries or regions of interest, as well as Translink’s global industry experts in TMT, Industrials, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Energy & Environment, Mobility, and Logistics.
Translink sees potential for cross-border activity between US and Europe
David Strempel, vice-chairman of Translink International said: “It was great to have a chance to meet up with a significant number of our US colleagues as well as some of their clients. I found a consensus that being able to expand horizons for buyers beyond the United States with the help of Translink is a welcome opportunity. Likewise, it was positive to note that there was important interest on the part of some US private equity firms to be potential backers for inbound investment, particularly in support of European industrials, into the United States. I see significant growth in the near term for cross-border activity between the US and Europe for Translink.”
During the conference, Ignacio Macias, chairman of CECOP North America, led a fascinating discussion on his company’s acquisitive strategy with the help of Translink through Dinan & Company in the USA and the Translink Group in Europe. CECOP USA, part of the world’s only global association of independent opticians and optometrists, received the prestigious Ponce de Léon “Company of the Year Award” in 2022 from the Spain–U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its achievements in the optical sector.
Mohit Mehta, Director of International Business at Dinan & Company, said: “We were glad to host Translink’s bi-annual DM in Miami this year. It was a perfect opportunity to not only meet and strategize with our colleagues from around the world, but also to be able to introduce them to our clients here in the US. M&A activity between the US and Europe continues to be strong and Translink and Dinan are uniquely positioned to help our clients source and close cross-border transactions in their geographies and industries of their interest.”
Various roundtable discussions were held on industry trends and opportunities, and Translink is thrilled to be taking on several exciting mandates. The meeting was a success, and as the sun set on Miami, Translink remained optimistic about the rest of the year ahead.
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