Member Success Stories

Acquisition of Costo Intralogistics by OxGreenfield demonstrates the added value of Dealsuite

To facilitate future growth, warehouse automation specialist Costo Intralogistics and its sister company Xtend Business Software have joined forces with investment company OxGreenfield.

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Disparity in EBITDA multiples fuels cross-border M&A

A significant difference in EBITDA multiples across Europe is helping to encourage cross-border M&A.

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A changing LP mindset: no more silent partner

There have been marked changes in how many limited partners (LPs) approach their investments over the past 18 months. No longer satisfied with being passive investors, awaiting their returns in the background, they are demanding greater transparency from their general partner (GP) relationship and an increasing say in how underlying investments are managed.

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M&A increasingly popular

The Digital Revolution is democratising technology, putting strategic M&A within the reach of SMEs and the intermediaries that specialize in smaller or mid-market deals. The main challenge for companies of all sizes is to be agile in response to changing technology.

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Member Success Stories

GRAF LAMBSDORFF & COMPAGNIE and Stiller Advisors secure deal against market odds

Deal origination and execution has suffered during the Covid pandemic. In a market characterised by uncertainty, both buyers and sellers have postponed activities, awaiting a brighter mood in the M&A market. For Ferdinand Robert Schulhauser, Partner at German advisory firm GRAF LAMBSDORFF & COMPAGNIE, the completion of the Engesser deal was, therefore, a real success.

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M&A market shows strong recovery in UK&I

In the first half of 2021 the UK&I M&A market demonstrated a strong recovery. The number of companies sold increased by 59 percent.

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English

ESG pays: Harnessing the ‘greenium’ in M&A

M&A professionals are increasingly recognising the importance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria in value creation. Having a targeted ESG approach can result in higher valuations throughout the M&A lifecycle.

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International Trends

Innovation and digital resources support cross border dealmaking

Cross border M&A surges in the (lower) middle market. European companies are popular targets.

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English

Across industry lines – accessing a valuable pool of M&A opportunity

M&A is an effective route to growth and strategic adjustment but a new breed of opportunity is emerging. Companies seek to exploit synergies across industry sectors.

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English

ESG clock is ticking for M&A

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors are now dealmakers or deal breakers in M&A. And having a plan for how to uncover and enhance these attributes in a target company is critical.

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English

Dealsuite defines new M&A industry classification and welcomes corporate M&A teams as a new client group

Dealsuite, an international network and communication platform for dealmakers, announced today that it has taken the next step in matching M&A opportunities by launching a new industry classification.

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English

Data rooms take the next step and include AI and Machine learning

Covid-19 has accelerated the digitalisation of M&A. Number of M&A practitioners adopting VDR’s for due diligence and other aspects of M&A, has grown.

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Member Success Stories

‘The pandemic triggered me to digitalise’

Belgian scale-up D!nk was looking for an MBI-candidate to help them create international growth. With help of Dealsuite, M&A advisor Philippe Rooseleer found the perfect man for the job.

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Member Success Stories

"We don't want to miss out on deals outside of our network"

Business owner Rob Geurtz was looking for an investor who could also be a sparring partner. When the deal was shared on Dealsuite, Berk Partners was immediately interested.

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Dealsuite Update

Dealsuite and Admincontrol announce strategic partnership

Dealsuite Europe's leading M&A platform now partners with Admincontrol’s world-class virtual data room solution.

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Member Success Stories

'Innovative tooling helps us to find the best match'

For Dr. Heiko Frank, managing director of Kloepfel Corporate Finance, 2020 has been a good year. ‘The ultimate goal is to find the best match for our clients, and for that we use the innovation coming from companies like Dealsuite.’

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Member Success Stories

'The ideal buyer was closer than we expected'

It was an instant fit, says Keijzer: ‘It turned out that the buyer knew the company very well, but wasn’t aware that it was up for sale.’

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Dealsuite Update

Announcing Dealsuite 2.0

At Dealsuite, every day we're hard at work to best serve M&A professionals and to help them become more successful at their job: close more and better deals.

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International Trends

M&A opportunities in a volatile market

Dealsuite CEO Floyd Plettenberg shares his thoughts on (post-)Covid dealmaking: 'M&A in an economic shift pays off.'

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Market Intelligence

Winners in times of crisis

We asked M&A-advisors and investors about the European M&A environment in the first half of 2020 and their expectations for the near future.

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Member Success Stories

‘Dealsuite helped us cast a wider net’

Founders Rob and Josien Ansen were looking for an MBI-candidate to take over their hospitality business. Marktlink M&A consultant Sven Peeters used Dealsuite to find the right match.

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Member Success Stories

‘If it weren’t for Dealsuite, we would have missed this opportunity’

When investor Marnix van der Feltz saw on Dealsuite that IT-platform The Future Group was looking for a new owner, he was immediately interested. ‘Its business model is both unique and scalable.’

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Member Success Stories

German M&A: The art of deal sourcing according to the DPE

Leading German PE-firm DPE sees up to 700 deals a year. Senior Partner Business Development Mathias Weidner tells about his passion for deal sourcing and the importance of investing in networking.

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Dutch

Overname Barometer H1-2020

Aantal grotere deals afgenomen. Gemiddelde EBITDA multiple daalt naar 4,70. Meeste transacties met vreemd vermogen gefinancierd.

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International Trends

Negotiating with Chinese investors: 5 rules for success

Chinese private investors and state-owned companies have long shown serious interest in European businesses. In 2016, Chinese investment in the EU surged to 35 billion euros.

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International Trends

M&A as second nature; an accelerator of innovation and growth

Most companies consider growth essential. Growth generally leads to higher profits, makes it easier to acquire assets, fund investments and attract talent. Without growth, you are at risk of losing your competitive edge.

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Member Success Stories

‘It’s business as usual for now’

'Via Dealsuite, we came into contact with a terrific business that we have now acquired. We spotted this deal in the early stages of our membership.'

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Member Success Stories

‘All our deals were done at fair multiples’

‘Buying a company is a bit like buying a house’, says Leon Breed, director of NMP, a Dutch private equity firm with a focus on SME. ‘The feeling is the same. It usually only takes one visit to know if a property is right for you.’

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International Trends

DACH: More transactions in H2 2019

The second half of 2019 saw sell-side transactions in the DACH market increase with 34% compared to the first half of 2019. Over the same period, transactions on the buy-side decreased by 15%.

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International Trends

The Netherlands: More Mid-Market M&A Activity

Mid-market M&A volume in the Netherlands was up 35 percent in the second half of 2019, as compared to the first half of the same year.

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