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Business Services

Our experienced team of senior professionals has deep expertise in the business services sector. Over the last 20 years, the team has successfully advised owners, companies and financial sponsors on the sale and acquisitions of companies and businesses. Our professional team covers multiple areas, including specialist consulting, equipment rental, property and other commercial services, and logistics..

We have supported a wide range of owners, and companies, including global corporations, private equity houses and family offices, with advice in complex deals, particularly cross-border transactions. Our international footprint and relationships with financial and strategic buyers have yielded excellent results for our clients.

Our areas of expertise include

Rental Services

Specialist Consulting

TIC

Logistics

Legal and Property Services

Recent transactions

Pending

CapMan / Malte Manson / Accent Equity

MCF advised CapMan on the sale of Malte MĂ„nson to Accent Equity

2022

Releasy Customer Management AB / ProffCom AS

MCF acted as a corporate adviser to Pulsen Group’s subsidiary Releasy Customer Management AB in the acquisition of ProffCom AS, a Norwegian full-service customer care outsourcing provider.

2022

Transline / Blue Cap

MCF advises LEAD Equities and Dr. Wolfgang Sturz on the sale of Transline Group (“Transline”) to Blue Cap AG.

2022

MetsÀ Board Corporation / Oy Hangö Stevedoring Ab

MCF advised MetsÀ Board Corporation in the sale of Oy Hangö Stevedoring Ab, a Finnish port operator providing cargo handling services in the port of Hanko to Euroports Finland Oy.

2022

Duvenbeck Group / Waterland Private Equity

MCF advised Thomas Duvenbeck in the sale of the Duvenbeck Group, a leading full-service logistics provider in the areas of conception, forwarding and contract logistics.

2022

PEQ / Veddestagruppen

MCF advised PEQ in the sale of Veddestagruppen AB, a Swedish contract logistics provider to Aditro Logistics, Posti Group’s Swedish subsidiary.

2022

IK Partners / FCG

MCF was appointed as the corporate adviser to IK Partners in the acquisition of FCG, the Nordic leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance services to the financial sector.

2022

PHM Group / Schultz Gruppe

MCF advised PHM Group in the acquisition of Schultz Gruppe GmbH, a Northern German provider facility services and property management. 

2022

Euroports Group / BB Logistics

MCF advised Euroports Group on the acquisition of a substantial part of BB Logistics.

2022

Vinga of Sweden / Xindao

MCF acts as financial adviser to the owners of Vinga of Sweden, a supplier of corporate gifts and gift cards, in the sale to Xindao

2022

apoprojekt GmbH / Schneider Beratende Ingenieure

MCF advised apoprojekt GmbH in the acquisition of Schneider Beratende Ingenieure, a firm of expert engineers focused on electrical, sanitary and HVAC engineering for interior building projects.

2022

Berner Ltd / Claralab AB

MCF advised Berner on the acquisition of ClaraLab, a Swedish laboratory equipment distributor.

2022

Accent Equity / Motum AB / Mitsubishi Electric

MCF advised Accent Equity in the sale of Motum AB, the leading independent elevator and automatic door service company in the Nordics.

2022

Oppermann & Fuss / Bencis

MCF acted as Corporate Adviser to Peter Oppermann on the sale of a majority stake in Oppermann & Fuss GmbH and OF Mietpark GmbH & Co. KG (together “O&F”) to Bencis Capital

2022

IK Partners / Renta Group

MCF advised IK Partners in the acquisition of Renta Group, a rapidly expanding construction machinery and equipment rental company active in the Baltic Sea region.

2021

Berner Ltd / Naviter Ltd

MCF advised Berner on the acquisition of Naviter, a rapidly growing cosmetics company.

2021

CCEA Oy / Gofore Plc

MCF advised CCEA Oy and its shareholders in the sale of the company to Gofore Plc. CCEA is an expert company specialising in change implementation.

2021

Keolis Sverige / CSG

MCF advised Keolis Sverige in the sale of Commuter Security Group (CSG), an authorised full-service security services provider to Transfer Group, a group of companies active within security- and care services.

2021

Renta/Byggmaskiner-Gruppen Sverige AB

MCF advised Renta Group, majority owned by Intera Partners, in the acquisitions of Byggmaskiner-Gruppen Sverige AB.

2021

TRANSCO SĂŒd / SLS Group

MCF advised Transco SĂŒd shareholder of TBB Transco Berlin Brandenburg in the sale of the company to SLS Group.

2021

Nixon Hire / Pricoa Private Capital

MCF advises Nixon Hire, a leading UK-based equipment provider of plant, site accommodation, welfare units and toilets, on its investment from Pricoa Private Capital.

2021

Berner / Dolema

MCF advised Berner on the acquisition of Dolema, a Nordic supplier of medical devices.

2021

ES Global

MCF advised ES Global, a leading solutions-driven provider of demountable structures to the music, sporting, corporate, hospitality events and public sectors, on its investment from Flywheel Partners.

2021

Berner Ltd / Haltija Group Ltd

MCF advised Berner on the acquisition of Haltija, a national provider of MedTech products and services.

2021

Varenne AB / Jobandtalent Sweden AB

MCF advised Varenne AB in the sale of Pema Sweden AB, a Swedish pioneer in the staffing market, to Spanish based temporary staffing agency Jobandtalent Sweden AB

2020

ALBA Baving Group / IK Investment Partners

MCF advised the shareholders of ALBA Baving Group, a leading German provider of infrastructure cleaning and maintenance services to the public and private sector, in the sale to IK Investment Partners.

2020

Ferrostaal Trading / Jebsen & Jessen

MCF advised Ferrostaal Trading in the sale of the transportation and export financing activities of Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions as well as the steel trading activities of Ferrostaal Metals to Jebsen & Jessen.

2020

Assetando Real Estate / DFH Deutsche Fonds Holding

MCF advised Ernst Russ AG in the sale of Assetando Real Estate GmbH, its real estate asset management firm, to DFH Deutsche Fonds Holding GmbH.

2020

Feon & Onvest / Kontino

MCF advised Feon and Onvest on the acquisition of Kontino. Kontino is a Finnish steel wholesaler founded in 1928. The company supplies steel to the construction and engineering industries throughout Finland.

2020

hVIVO Plc / Open Orphan Plc

MCF advised hVIVO Plc on the all-equity merger with Open Orphan Plc, structured as a reverse takeover.

2020

Renta / YRC TĂ€by AB & YRC Uppsala AB

MCF advised Renta Group, majority owned by Intera Partners, in the acquisitions of YRC TĂ€by AB and YRC Uppsala AB, two Swedish general equipment rental companies operating in the Stockholm and Uppsala regions.

2020

Varenne Investment AB / Quesada Kapitalförvaltning AB

MCF advised Varenne Investment on the sale of Quesada Kapitalförvaltning, a Swedish asset management company to the wealth management and private banking provider, Wictor Family Office.

2020

Property Information Exchange / Dye & Durham

MCF advised MML Capital and the founding shareholders in the sale of Property Information Exchange Ltd, a provider of cloud-based real estate due diligence products in the UK to Dye & Durham Corporation.

2019

Forsen / Broviken

MCF advised Forsen, an independent project management specialist and trusted adviser through all steps of a construction project, on the sale of a majority stake to Broviken, a Swedish investment company focused on Nordic investments within the service sector.

2019

HASEC-Elektronik / Scanfil

MCF advised the shareholders of HASEC-Elektronik GmbH, a German provider of Electronics Engineering & Manufacturing Services, on the sale to Scanfil Oyj, a listed Finnish contract manufacturer and system supplier for the electronics industry.

2019

Axel Johnson International / JokiLaakeri

MCF advised Axel Johnson International, a privately owned Swedish industrial group and its’ subsidiary Nomo Group in the acquisition of JokiLaakeri, a Finnish multi-brand bearing distributor.

2019

JÀger Health Group & AposphÀre / IQVIA Inc.

MCF advised the founder and sole shareholder of JÀger Health Group GmbH, the leading German OTC healthcare marketing agency, and AposphÀre GmbH, a provider of educational training to pharmacists, on the sale to IQVIA Inc., a global supplier of healthcare services.

2019

Recover Nordic Group / L&T Korjausrakentaminen Oy

MCF advised Recover Nordic Group in the acquisition of L&T Korjausrakentaminen Oy, a leading provider of quick-response damage repair and other renovation services. L&T Korjausrakentaminen is part of the Lassila & Tikanoja Group which operates in Finland, Sweden and Russia.

2018

Deekeling Arndt Advisors / Havas Group

MCF advised the shareholders of Deekeling Arndt Advisors in Communications GmbH on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Deekeling Arndt Advisors is the most renowned communications advisor in Germany.

2018

The Financial Compliance Group / Bridgepoint

MCF advised the owners of The Financial Compliance Group (“FCG”) in the sale to Bridgepoint Development Capital. FCG is a market-leading provider of specialist risk and compliance services to the financial sector with offices in Stockholm, Malmö, Copenhagen and Oslo.

2018

Hansa Treuhand Finance

MCF advised the insolvency administrator of the private shareholder of the Hansa Treuhand Group, hww hermann wienberg wilhelm, on the sale of Hansa Treuhand Finance GmbH & Co. KG, a German fund initiator and manager of aircraft funds and fund of fund investments, to a private investor.

2018

Overdick GmbH & Co. KG / Lahmeyer International GmbH

MCF advised the shareholders of Overdick GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Lahmeyer International GmbH, an international engineering company and subsidiary of Tractebel Engie. Overdick is a renowned engineering firm providing design and engineering services for the maritime and offshore energy industry.

2018

Ragn-Sells / Ramboll Sweden

MCF advised Ragn-Sells in the divestment of its sustainability consultant company RSM&CO to Ramboll Sweden. RSM&CO is established as one of the leading specialists within sustainable business, process development and educational services in Sweden.

2018

Recover Nordic / WD Kuivaus Oy

MCF advised Recover Nordic in the acquisition of WD Kuivaus Oy. Owned by its management and employees, WD Kuivaus is a leading provider of water damage control and construction services in the Helsinki capital area.

2018

Axel Johnson International / SKS

MCF advised Axel Johnson International in the acquisition of five companies with a combined turnover of EUR 40 million from the Finnish SKS Group. The companies located in Finland, Sweden and Estonia offer mechanical power transmission components, such as gears and motors, belts and linear motion components.

2018

Renta / Aros Hyresmaskiner i VÀsterÄs

MCF advised StÄl & Hyr Group, owned by the Finnish rental company Renta, in the acquisition of Aros Hyresmaskiner i VÀsterÄs, a Sweden-based rental equipment company with special focus on on-site modules, electricity, and heating solutions.

2018

Renta / StÄl & Hyr Group

MCF advised Renta Group, majority owned by Intera Partners, in the cross-border platform acquisition of StÄl & Hyr Group, a Swedish rental provider of machinery, tools and equipment, mainly to companies within the construction industry.

2018

Kube & Kubenz

MCF advised Kube & Kubenz, a logistics company focused on the transport of liquid hazardous goods and naturally harmless chemicals, in the acquisition of a majority stake of a company also focused on the transport of liquid hazardous goods.

2017

MML Capital Partners LLP / Property Information Exchange Ltd

MCF advised Property Information Exchange Ltd on MML Capital Partners’ investment into the company to facilitate the merger with PSG Connect Ltd. 

2017

EUROGATE / LGI Logistics Group International

MCF advised on the sale of EUROGATE Warehousing & Distribution Erfurt GmbH, a provider of warehousing and logistic service solutions, to LGI Logistics Group International. 

2017

Omegapoint / Priveq

MCF advised Omegapoint's owners in the sale to Priveq. Omegapoint is a leading consulting company in Sweden specialised in Secure Digital Transformation with c. 320 employees and offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.

2017

Property Information Exchange Ltd / PSG Connect Ltd

MCF advised Property Information Exchange Ltd on its merger with PSG Connect Ltd, a market leading provider of residential searches to conveyancing solicitors. 

2017

Intellecta Group / H&H Group AB

MCF advised Intellecta AB (publ.) in the sale of a group of companies within the Strategic Communications business area to H&H Group AB. The group includes five leading Swedish communications agencies within B2B and the public sector.

2016

Mercantile / Diagno Finland

MCF advised Mercantile Group on the acquisition of Diagno Finland, a leading provider of car workshop equipment and related services in Finland.

2016

Nalka Invest / Office Management

MCF advised Nalka Invest, prior Alipes and Inter IKEA Investments, on the acquisition of Office Management, a leading Nordic full-service supplier within IT, communication and office services.

2016

Intera Partners / Telinekymppi

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners on the acquisition of Telinekymppi, a provider of scaffolding and weather protection rental services. The advisory team was led by Konsta Ruutu.

2016

INTERSCHALT maritime systems / Cargotec

MCF advised shareholders of INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a German provider of software and services for the shipping industry, on the sale of 100% of the shares to Finnish Cargotec Oyj. Alongside, DPE Deutsche Private Equity also sold their shares acquired in summer 2015.

2016

Bogfelts / Accent Equity

Keystone MCF advised the owners of Bogfelts Installation & Entreprenad AB, a leading Nordic installation company within street- and outdoor lighting, on the sale to Accent Equity.

2016

Borrkompaniet / Corvara Group

MCF advised Kuusakoski Group on the sale of Borrkompaniet Sverige AB, a Swedish demolition service provider, to Corvara Group owned by Accent Equity.

2015

Mercantile alloy wheel business / Alcar

MCF advised Örum Oy Ab, part of the Mercantile Group, on the divestment of its alloy wheel business to Alcar.

2015

Unisport / Vaaka Partners

MCF advised Priveq Investment on the sale of Unisport, a leading distributor and installer within sports floors, artificial grass and arena seating, to Vaaka Partners.

2015

PSS / WPD Saar

MCF advised the iSL Automotive GmbH, a company in the iSL Group, Saarlouis, on the sale of PSS Personal Service Saarlouis GmbH, the temporary work agency of the iSL Group.

2015

IK Investment Partners / svt Group

MCF advised IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of svt Group, a leading provider of passive fire protection systems and products as well as restoration management solutions, from capiton, SĂŒdBG and the company’s management.

2015

INTERSCHALT maritime systems / DPE Deutsche Private Equity

MCF advised INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a German provider of software and services for the shipping industry, on the issue and sale of shares to DPE, a German private equity company.

2015

Recover Nordic / Anticimex dehumidification business

MCF advised Recover Nordic, one of the leading Nordic providers of damage control services, on the acquisition of the dehumidification business of Anticimex Group in Finland.

2014

Malkit / Private investors

MCF advised Vaaka Partners, the Finnish mid-market buy-out fund, in the divestment of Malkit Oy to private investors.

2014

SEB / Norco

MCF advised SEB on the buy of Norco, a leading Nordic provider of shop fitting solutions to the retail industry, from the owners.

2014

Noske-Kaeser Container Service / MBO

MCF was mandated by the insolvency administrator of Noske-Kaeser Group who had run the business for 5 years, to sell the various business lines of the group. The Container Services business is active in the pre-trip inspection, maintenance and repair of reefer containers. The sale of this business unit was concluded successfully with a MBO by the current management.

2014

IK Investment Partners / Ramudden

MCF advised IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of Ramudden, a leading specialist provider of temporary traffic control services in the Nordics.

2014

Intera Partners / Rototec

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of Rototec, the leading Nordic provider of geothermal drilling to ground source heat pump systems.

2014

SEB / Spectra

MCF advised SEB on the buy of Spectra, a Swedish producer of wooden interiors to the retail sector and other companies, from the owners.

2014

Nets / SEB Kort

MCF advised Nets Oy in the divestment of the Business Eurocard corporate payment card business to SEB Kort.

2014

Nordian Capital Partners / Chrysal

Keystone MCF advised Nordian Capital Partners on the buy of Chrysal, a supplier of premium flower care and plant care products, from the owners R12 Kapital. The advisory team was led by Andreas Stenbäck.

2013

treorbis / Private investors

MCF advised treorbis on the search for an investor for future growth of the company. The expansion capital has been financed by a group of private investors.

2013

Fastems Machine Tool Import and Service / MBO

MCF has advised Fastems Oy Ab on the sale of the import and service business of the machine tool and injection molding machine.

2013

Ineko / Accent Equity Funds

Keystone MCF advised Intellecta on the sale of Ineko, a leading producer of graphic communication and information logistics, to Accent Equity Funds.

2012

Malkit / Waschmaschinen- und HaushaltsgerÀtesparte

MCF advised Malkit Oy, owned by Vaaka Partners Oy, on the sale of its laundry machines and home appliances business to Hakonen Solutions Oy.

2012

Modular Space Business / MB Funds

MCF advised Cramo Plc on a structured sales process resulting in the sale of its modular space production and customised modular space rental business to MB Funds.

2011

TSS / SEB & LK

MCF advised the owners of TSS, a leading provider of temperature monitoring systems, on the sale to SEB and LK.

2011

Are Industrial Services / Bilfinger Berger

After helping Are Oy in evaluating its strategic options for its industrial services business, Are Industrial Services, MCF advised Are Oy, on its sale to Bilfinger Berger Industrial Services GmbH.

2011

Big Bag / Fagerberg & Dellby and Apelns.

MCF advised the owners of Big Bag, a fast-growing niche player on the Swedish waste management market, on the sale to Fagerberg & Dellby and Apelns.

2011

Komet / Proffice

MCF advised the owners of Komet, a leading Swedish personnel outsourcing company, on the sale to Proffice.

2011

Cramo / Theisen Baumaschinen

MCF advised Cramo Plc on the acquisition of Theisen Baumaschinen AG, a leading German rental services company owned by Arrex Beteiligungs-GmbH.

2010

Nab Labs / Group of Investors

MCF advised Vaaka Partners Oy and Inveni Capital Oy on the sale of Nab Labs Holding Oy ("Nab Labs") to a group of private investors. Nab Labs is a provider of analytics and testing services to industrial customers and the power generation and public sectors.

2010

ITS / LK

MCF advised the owners of ITS, a general IT-consultant with focus on small companies, on the sale to LK.

2009

Virtaco Personal Protection / Lindström

MCF advised Profita Group and its holding Virtaco Oy on the sale of Virtaco's personal protection equipment business to Lindström Oy.

2008

Dekra / Polartest

MCF advised DEKRA AG on the acquisition of Polartest Oy, an independent inspection company and notified body, from its owners, Fortum, TVO, Pöyry and management.

2008

Mercantile Fastener Business / Bufab

MCF advised Mercantile Group Oy Ab on the sale of its industrial fasteners business to Bufab Group, a Swedish competitor owned by Nordic Capital.

2007

Proline / LIFCO

MCF advised the owners and 3i in the sale of Proline, a supplier of an innovative approach, to LIFCO.

2007

Quesada / EFG Bank

MCF advised Quesada, a Swedish private banking company with approx. 300 clients, in the sale to EFG Bank.

2004

Mummert & Partner / Groupe Steria

MCF advised Mummert + Partner GmbH on the sale of Mummert Consulting AG, an IT consultancy company with a leading market position in Germany, to Groupe Steria SA.