Areas of Expertise
Our dedicated professionals and industry network offer unparalleled industry access within our five core verticals: Business Services, Industrials, Consumer, Materials and Technology. Across all these areas, we have long standing relationships with highly relevant buyers and sellers. Our experience means that our advice and analysis is always rooted in deep industry knowledge. Our clients range from corporations, private equity firms, family offices, and entrepreneurs.
Part of the journey, from start to finish
We support our clients' visions and find solutions that exceed their expectations. We challenge traditional ways and processes to find the best path forward.
The consumer sector is an exciting and ever-changing space, driven by new consumer dynamics and innovation. Together with our strategic partner D.A. Davidson & Co., we bring considerable value to our clients through our senior relationships, expertise and in-depth coverage of the whole consumer value chain across both Europe and the US.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Food and Beverage
- Active lifestyle
- Sport and Leisure
Alma Media Corporation / Sanoma Media Finland
MCF advised Alma Media, a leading European media company focusing on digital services and publishing, in sale of its regional news media business and printing operations to Sanoma Media Finland.
Alma Media / Alma Talent Sweden
MCF advised Alma Media Corporation on the divestment of the Swedish media business Alma Talent to New Technology Media Group.
FSN / Rameder
MCF advised FSN Capital Partners in the acquisition of Rameder Anhängerkupplungen und Autoteile GmbH, the leading European online retailer for tow bars & wiring kits as well as carrier systems.
Hyrox / infront Sports & Media
MCF advised HYROX, a unique indoor fitness competition designed for both amateurs and professional athletes, on receiving a strategic investment from infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports Group company.
Rameder / BilX Nordic AB
MCF advised Rameder Anhängerkupplungen und Autoteile GmbH, the leading European online retailer for tow bars & wiring kits as well as carrier systems, in the acquisition of a majority stake in BilX Nordic AB (operating under the brand Dragkrokslagret).
Rameder / Koukkupaja Oy and Felox Finland Oy
MCF advised Rameder Anhängerkupplungen und Autoteile GmbH, the leading European online retailer for tow bars & wiring kits as well as carrier systems, in the acquisition of a majority stake in Koukkupaja Oy and Felox Finland Oy.
Intera Partners / Polarica Group
MCF provides financial advisory to Intera Partners in the divestment of Polarica Group, Europe’s leading supplier of wild food.
Bridgepoint / A-Katsastus Group
MCF advised Bridgepoint on the sale of A-Katsastus Group to MB Funds. A-Katsastus Group offers damage inspection and collision repair services as well as statutory vehicle inspections, registrations and driver examination services.
Senger-Kraft Automobile GmbH / Autohaus Schade
MCF advised Senger-Kraft Automobile GmbH, a leading Mercedes-Benz dealership in Central Germany on the sale to Autohaus Schade, a German car dealership.
Senger-Kraft GmbH und Co.KG / Max Schultz
MCF advised Senger-Kraft GmbH und Co.KG., a leading Mercedes-Benz dealership in Central Germany on the sale to Max Schultz, a German car dealership.
Convini / My Minute Meal GmbH
MCF advised Convini in the acquisition of My Minute Meal GmbH (“How I Like”), the German Food Tech start-up providing corporate clients with an intelligent catering system involving a smart refrigerator, an online payment and restocking system as well as corresponding services.
Match IQ / Constantin Medien
MCF advised the shareholders of Match IQ, a sports consulting agency focusing on organising training camps and test matches for renowned German and top international soccer clubs, on the sale of a majority stake to Constantin Medien, a German media group.
Deutsche See / Parlevliet & van der Plas
MCF advised the shareholders of Deutsche See Group, Germany’s leading provider of fish and seafood for the German retail and gastronomy sectors, on the sale to Parlevliet & van der Plas (P&P). Based in the Netherlands, P&P is an international fishing and seafood group that also operates in the German market.
Volati / Akademibokhandeln
MCF advised Volati in the acquisition of Akademibokhandeln, Sweden’s market leading book reseller with 108 stores and a strong e-commerce position through subsidiary Bokus, from Accent Equity.
Hikari Miso & Yeo Valley / Tideford Organic Foods
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s third largest miso producer, and Yeo Valley, one of the UK’s largest producers of yoghurts, milk and other dairy products, on the recapitalisation of Tideford Organic Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic soups.
Gold&Green Foods / Paulig Group
MCF advised the owners of Gold&Green Foods, a developer of innovative, ecological and healthy foods from oats and beans, on the sale of a majority ownership stake to Paulig Group, a Finland-based international food company.
Hikari Miso / Dragonfly Foods
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s 3rd largest miso producer, on its acquisition of Dragonfly Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic tofu.
Hikari Miso / R&R Tofu
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s 3rd largest miso producer, on its investment into R&R Tofu Ltd, a UK manufacturer of organic tofu.
Lagardère Sports / Ironman
MCF advised Lagardère Sports on the sale of its sports endurance division by way of a share and asset deal to Ironman. Both are active in operating mass sport events.
Hikari Miso / Tideford Organic Foods
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s third largest miso producer, on its investment into Tideford Organic Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic soups.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / Egon Senger
MCF advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and one of its funds under management as well as the descendants of the founders on the sale of Dr. Vogler-Group, an authorised Mercedes Benz dealership, to Senger-Group.
Ergon Capital / Sausalitos
MCF advised Ergon Capital Partners III in the acquisition of Sausalitos Holding GmbH, a leading German leisure restaurant chain, from EQT and the Hirschberger family.
Hööks / Accent Equity Funds
Keystone MCF advised Alipes on the buy of Hööks, a leading Nordic retail chain within equestrian sports products, from the owners Accent Equity Funds.
Berendsohn / Lynka
MCF advised Berendsohn AG, a supplier of promotional and branded products, in the acquisition of Lynka Sp. Z o.o. from Hanseatic Finance Finland Oy and Arco Capital Corporation, Puerto Rico. Lynka is a leading Polish supplier and embroiderer of promotional apparel and branded clothing.
Tiimari / Gallerix
Keystone MCF advised Tiimari on the sale of Gallerix, a major retail chain offering design, art and interior design products, to private investors.
Östgöta camping / Solifer Polar
MCF advised the owners of Östgöta camping, a leading Swedish retailer and importer of caravans, on the sale to Solifer Polar.
In addition to a restructuring of the liabilities of Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V., MCF advised on the successful placement of the HSV fan bond.
MCF successfully supported the Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. in refinancing the liability side.
Exotic Snacks / Credelity Capital
Keystone MCF advised Segulah on the sale of Exotic Snacks, Sweden’s largest supplier of natural snacks to the general dealer industry, to Credelity Capital.
Finndomo / Pulsen
Keystone MCF advised Finndomo, a leading Swedish industrial small house manufacturer, on the sale to Pulsen.
MCF advised the investment company owner on the sale of Solifer Polar, a leading manufacturer of caravans, to a syndicate of investors.
Tenson / USG
MCF advised Norrwin Group on the sale of Tenson, a classic Swedish outdoor brand, to USG (Unlimited Sports Group).
Sveico / Orthex
MCF advised Volati on the sale of Sveico, a supplier of kitchen utensils to retailers in the Nordic region, to Orthex.
Emotion / MBO
MCF advised on the successful MBO and acquisition of the business of G+J EMOTION Verlag GmbH, the publisher of the women’s magazine EMOTION, by Inspiring Network GmbH & Co KG.
Neusser Pressehaus / Rheinische Post
MCF advised Gesellschaft für Buchdruckerei AG on the sale of its print media and printing business, Neusser Pressehaus GmbH, to Rheinische Post Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.
MCF provided Aro-Yhtymä Oy, a Finnish family-owned group active in automotive import and retail, with financial advisory services related to its business expansion.
Granit / Bergendahl & Son AB
Keystone MCF advised Duka on the sale of Granit, a Swedish retailer within storage and interior solutions, to Bergendahl & Son AB.
beautywater / Hassia Mineralquellen
MCF advised beautywater AG, a producer of functional and flavoured mineral water, in its successful fundraising with expansion capital invested from Hassia Mineralquellen Bad Vilbel GmbH & Co. KG, which is part of Hassia Group.
Upsolut Sports / Lagadere Sports
MCF advised the owners of Upsolut Sports AG, Germany’s frontrunner in the hosting and organisation of endurance sports events, to Lagardère Sports, part of Lagardère SCA, a leading sports rights and sports marketing business.
Wedins / Euro Sko
MCF advised the owners in the sale of the business area Wedins, a Nordic retailer of shoes and accessories, to Euro Sko.
Melka / BMB Group Limited
Keystone MCF advised EQT in the sale of Melka, a classic Swedish menswear brand, to BMB Group Limited.
Capvis / De Sede
MCF advised Capvis Equity Partners on the acquisition of De Sede AG, a leading manufacturer of premium quality upholstery and seating furniture.
Norrwin Group / Lundhags
Keystone MCF advised Norrwin Group on the buy of Lundhags, a Swedish outdoor clothing brand, from Lundhags.
Peine Gruppe / Steadfast
MCF advised the family owner of Peine Group, a leading German producer of menswear in the mid-market segment, on its sale by way of a MBO backed by Steadfast Capital.
Amango / Burda Holding
MCF advised Amango pure Entertainment GmbH & Co. KG, a Hamburg based online DVD rental business, on a placement of new shares with Burda Holding International GmbH.