Luxury packaging – Industry and M&A report

The luxury packaging market has performed exceptionally well in recent years, supported by global demographic tailwinds and changing consumer demands.

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Capitalmind welcomes Jürgen Schwarz

Capitalmind welcomes Jürgen Schwarz, new partner in the Retail & Consumer sector

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Drive technology & Gears Summer 2016 – Sector report

Although there are plenty of opportunities to add value in the non-automotive space, the cyclical nature of end-markets also means it is important to diversify operations, as highlighted by the poor performance of gear suppliers serving the energy and mining end-markets. M&A provides solutions for these important strategic challenges.

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Automotive Suppliers Q2 2016 – M&A & Financial Market Update

The ‘Brexit’ referendum put a dampener on stock market valuations, as economic uncertainties hit home. Listed automotive suppliers were valued at 5.9x EBITDA on average at the end of Q2, which is 8% lower than the previous quarter.

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Holtmeyer Corporate Finance joins forces with Capitalmind

Holtmeyer Corporate Finance GmbH merges with Capitalmind and Matthias Holtmeyer joins the partnership.

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Hinkley Point C 2016 – Nuclear update

The decision to build Britain’s first Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in a generation will be an important milestone for the country, and a potential tipping point for the European industry. This enormous project has the potential to boost earnings and valuation multiples for equipment and service providers all the way down the supply chain. That said, EDF faces a series of challenges.

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Automotive Suppliers Q1 2016 – M&A & Financial Market Update

The competitive landscape has shifted for the Automotive Suppliers, as the industry experiences lower margins and growth rates. Consolidation continues apace – it has been an especially hard slog for European players in recent years. Global strategic players are now accelerating external growth, scale and market share, targeting businesses with strong customer and product portfolios. SMEs need to think ‘smarter’ and ‘bigger’ to compete on the world stage.

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Sporting Goods Retail 2016 – M&A Update

While the wider economy struggles with sub-par growth rates and jittery financial markets, the sporting goods retailers remain in a healthy bull market – growing at a CAGR that is well above worldwide GDP of 2.6%. We expect M&A activity to remain strong in 2016, supported by both trade buyers and PE houses keen to tap into the favourable macro trend.

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‘Finance’ reports on merger

Finance Magazin, Germany’s premier magazine for the finance community reports on the merger of Capitalmind and EquityGate

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Capitalmind and EquityGate announce their merger

Corporate finance firms Capitalmind and EquityGate announce their merger to create a pan-European corporate finance firm, providing unique sector knowledge and global reach

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