Poland is the undisputed winner of the pre-war and pre-pandemic era, having tripled the size of its economy and achieved one of the fastest economic growth rates in the world. One of the key factors that has enabled this growth has been inward investment from large multinationals, both through M&A and greenfield investment, driven by a strategic location combined with the strength of the domestic market, the coverage of infrastructure and the availability of skills and labour.


Translink Corporate Finance is delighted to announce its partnership with SMC Capitals, an exciting new alliance in India. This is a natural next step for Translink, which already spans over 35 countries across six continents, opening critical cross-border opportunities in a compelling M&A market.


The global food and beverage industry is evolving, fuelled by consumers’ growing appetites for healthier products and non-alcoholic beverages. With younger generations wielding increasing buying power and being conscientious about their choices’ impact on their health and the environment, the industry must adapt.


In the dynamic world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), companies navigating cross-border deals encounter countless unique regulatory hurdles due to diverse legal systems, cultural nuances, competition, and political considerations.


In the current challenging buyers’ market, dealmakers are facing increased pressure to successfully close transactions. The recent Mergermarket M&A Forum Germany shed light on the shift from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, where buyers are taking extra precautions to safeguard their interests, such as incorporating prolonged earnout clauses into their deals.


The car subscription model is a significant disruptor in a rapidly evolving automotive landscape. Born from consumers growing weary of traditional vehicle ownership, this model has produced considerable company valuations akin to early Mobility-as-a-Service breakthroughs like Uber and Bolt. This dynamic has made players in this sector attractive to investors and considerably influenced merger and acquisition (M&A) strategies.


Succession is a multifaceted endeavour, requiring the fusion of two spheres that are traditionally kept distinct: family and business. Successions that are successful are relatively few – 30% in the first generation and a mere 10% in the second. To navigate this intricate process effectively and impartially, the guidance of a professional consultant is indispensable. They serve as a vital ally in stewarding the transition successfully and fairly, benefiting all stakeholders involved and ensuring the legacy of the family. 


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.


Medium-sized companies in Germany, known as the ‘Mittelstand’, are facing significant succession challenges, as evidenced by recent KfW Research statistics:


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.