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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.

Industrials

All our home markets are renowned for their world-leading industrial and capital goods businesses. We have advised many of these companies in defining M&A processes. Our understanding of the value chain and expertise in various sub-segments, cement our position as an adviser of choice in the industrials industry.

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Engineering products and components
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Flow control
  • Marine equipment
  • Building technology and Construction
  • Food processing
  • Packaging machinery
  • Material and People flow

2020

PINOVA & deconta / Schauenburg International

MCF advises the shareholders of deconta Group, a leading manufacturer of equipment for asbestos removal on its sale to industrial family holding Schauenburg International.

2020

KAEFER / Wood Group Industrial Services

MCF advised KAEFER on the acquisition of Wood Group Industrial Services, a UK market leading provider of industrial services, from John Wood Group PLC.

2019

Trafotek Group / AQ Group

MCF advised Intera Partners, a leading private equity investor in Finland, in the divestment of its stake in Trafotek Group, a leading Finnish designer and manufacturer of power electronics components in medium to high power range, to AQ Group.

2019

Norvestor / Oy Johnson Metall Ab

MCF advised Norvestor in the sale of Oy Johnson Metall Ab, a Finnish market leading manufacturer of bronze bearings to Finnish family-owned industrial company Sacotec.

2019

Nötudden Casting Group / Storskogen

MCF has advised Nötudden Invest AB in its disposal of Nötudden Casting Group to Storskogen, with the divested entities consisting of Roslagsgjuteriet AB and Storebrogjuteriet AB, leading iron foundries on the Swedish market for small and mid-size series, as well as Finish Industrilackering i Storebro AB, an industrial painting provider.

2019

Robust / Novoferm

MCF advised Norvestor in the sale of Robust, a leading manufacturer of steel security doors, fire doors and glazed doors in Sweden and the UK to Novoferm, one of the largest European system suppliers of doors, garage doors, frames and operators.

2019

Columbus McKinnon / Turbo Investment BV

MCF advised Columbus McKinnon in the divestment of its subsidiary Stahlhammer Bommern, a leading German manufacturer of heavy-load lifting gears and engineering components to Turbo Investment BV.

2018

Evac Group / Cathelco Limited

MCF advised Evac Group, a Finland-based portfolio company of Bridgepoint, and the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries, in the acquisition of Cathelco Limited.

2018

Uponor / Swegon

MCF advised Uponor Corporation on the sale of Zent-Frenger GmbH, which produces radiant ceilings and develops and sells customised commercial heat pumps and concrete activation systems, to Swedish Swegon Group AB, a company within the Latour group.

2018

Wärtsilä / Solix

MCF advised Wärtsilä, a Finland-based technology group and a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets in the divestment of its pumps business to Solix Group, a Scandinavian investment company.

2018

Powernet / Efore

MCF advised Verdane on the sale of Powernet, a Finland-based developer and manufacturer of power supplies and systems for the global markets, to Efore, a Finnish listed industrial group.

2018

Sauter Federn GmbH / Pinova Capital Partners

MCF advised the shareholders of Heinrich Sauter, Fabrik technischer Federn GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of mechanical springs, in the sale of a majority stake to Pinova Capital Partners.

2018

Lahti Precision Oy / Zippe Industrieanlagen GmbH

MCF advised Lahti Precision Oy in the divestment of the Glass Technology business unit to the German company Zippe Industrieanlagen GmbH.

2017

Noske-Kaeser / ENGIE Axima

MCF advised the administrator of insolvent HVAC manufacturer Noske-Kaeser Group on the sale of the shipbuilding and offshore business to ENGIE Axima from France. The transaction comprises entities and assets from Germany, Turkey, India, Dubai, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

2017

Pumpenfabrik Wangen / Silverfleet Capital

MCF advised the shareholders of Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH on the sale of their shares in the company to the mid-market private equity firm Silverfleet Capital. Pumpenfabrik Wangen is a leading manufacturer of progressing cavity and twin screw pumps in Europe for a variety of end markets, including e.g. food & beverages, wastewater treatment, biogas and agriculture.

2017

Axel Johnson International / TMT. Malinen

MCF advised Axel Johnson International in the acquisition of TMT. Malinen Oy, the region’s market leading manufacturer and distributor of aluminium, steel, and plastics components as well as systems for the body builder industry. The company has a market presence in Finland, Sweden and Baltics plus some exports.

2017

Bridgepoint / Evac Group

MCF advised European private equity firm Bridgepoint in the acquisition of Evac Group, a global market leader in the provision of environmentally friendly waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries.

2017

Konecranes / STAHL CraneSystems

MCF advised Konecranes Plc on the sale of the German STAHL CraneSystems GmbH, a manufacturer of hoists and crane components, and the related foreign subsidiaries to the US crane manufacturer Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

2016

TM Progress / PEQ Private Equity

MCF advised the owners of TM Progress, a leading Nordic producer and contractor of self-levelling floor screeds, on the sale to PEQ Private Equity.

2016

Uponor / KaMo & Delta

MCF advised Uponor Corporation, on the acquisition of KaMo group of companies as well as Delta Systemtechnik, both active in centralised and decentralised fresh warm water and home stations.

2016

Nesco Group / Hämeen Laaturemontti

MCF advised Vaaka Partners on the sale of Nesco Group, the leading rainwater and roof safety solutions provider in Finland, to Sentica Partners’ owned Hämeen Laaturemontti.

2016

Noske-Kaeser / Fedders Lloyd Engineering

MCF advised the administrator of insolvent HVAC manufacturer Noske-Kaeser Group on the sale of the rail & vehicles business to Fedders Lloyd Engineering from India. The transaction comprises entities and assets from Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and the USA.

2016

Renewa / KPA Unicon Group

MCF advised Vaaka Partners on the sale of Renewa Oy, a Finnish biofuel- and waste-fired heat and power plant technology provider, to KPA Unicon Group Oy.

2016

MacGregor / Navigator Capital

MCF advised MacGregor Hatlapa GmbH & Co. KG and its shareholder MacGregor Group in the sale of the production assets to the restructuring fund Navigator Capital.

2015

Mercantile connected car business / Aplicom

MCF advised Örum Oy Ab, part of the Mercantile Group, on the divestment of its connected car business to Aplicom.

2015

Motala Train / Alstom

Keystone MCF advised Motala Verkstad Group AB on the sale of Motala Train AB, a provider of refurbishment-, heavy maintenance- and repair services for passenger trains, to Alstom.

2015

Evac Group / Deerberg-Systems

MCF advised Evac Group, a portfolio company of IK Investment Partners, in the acquisition of Deerberg-Systems GmbH, a Germany-based provider of dry and wet waste treatment systems for ships.

2015

Ponndorf / Verder Group

MCF advised Ponndorf Gerätetechnik GmbH, a family-owned producer of pumps and fluid control solutions, on the sale to Verder Group.

2015

ATCO / Nordzucker

MCF advised August Töpfer & Co. (“ATCO”) on the sale of a minority share in its sugar trading business to Nordzucker.

2015

JBT Corporation / Stork Food & Dairy Systems

MCF advised JBT Corporation on the acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems, a producer of integrated aseptic processing and filling systems to the beverage and food processing industries, from Nimbus.

2014

Valmet Oyj / KPA Unicon Group and MBO

MCF has advised Valmet Oyj in the divestment of the small-scale heating plant business and related services operations in Finland, Sweden and Russia. The Finnish and Russian operations were sold to KPA Unicon Group Oy and the Swedish business was sold through an MBO.

2014

IK Investment Partners / Evac Group

MCF advised the Pan-European private equity firm IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of Evac Group, a provider of waste and wastewater collection and treatment systems for the marine, offshore and building industries.

2014

Intera Partners / Fin-Seula

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of the infrastructure construction company Fin-Seula Oy from its founders.

2014

Intera Partners / Ins.tsto Seppo Rantala

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of Insinööritoimisto Seppo Rantala Oy. The company is one of the leading providers of demanding bridge construction services in Finland and represents the third acquisition made by Intera’s infrastructure construction portfolio company, Infrak Group.

2014

Intera Partners / Kesälahden Maansiirto

MCF advised the Finnish buy-out fund Intera Partners in the acquisition of the infrastructure construction company Kesälahden Maansiirto Oy.

2014

Brenderup Group / Accent Equity Funds

Keystone MCF advised Thule Group on the sale of Brenderup Group, a leading Nordic manufacturer of load carriers, to Accent Equity Funds.

2013

Oras / Hansa

MCF advised Oras Ltd on the acquisition of Hansa Metallwerke AG, one of Germany’s leading suppliers of sanitary fittings, from IK Investment Partners.

2013

Höörs Plåt / Stockforsa Invest AB

Keystone MCF advised Husqvarna on the sale of Höörs Plåt, a provider for manufacturing and processing of products with sheet metal components, to Stockforsa Invest AB.

2013

Konecranes / Linde HT Business

MCF advised Konecranes Plc on the acquisition of selected container handling assets located in the UK, China and Germany from Linde Material Handling.

2012

Deutgen / Amphenol

MCF advised on the sale of the family-owned precision injection moulded parts producer, Deutgen Kunststofftechnik GmbH, to Amphenol Corporation.

2012

Valmet Automotive / CAE Automotive

MCF advised Valmet Automotive Inc. on the acquisition of the automotive engineering services business, CAE Automotive GmbH.

2012

Fastems / Pneumotec

MCF advised Fastems Oy Ab on the acquisition of Pneumotec GmbH & Co KG Automatisierungstechnik.

2011

Dover PSG / Quattroflow

As part of its ongoing review of European acquisition opportunities, MCF advised the Pump Solutions Group of Dover Corporation on its acquisition of Quattroflow Fluid Systems GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of specialised biotech pumps for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

2011

Uponor / Zent-Frenger

MCF advised Uponor Corporation on the acquisition of Zent-Frenger Gesellschaft für Gebäudetechnik mbH, which develops, manufactures and markets heating and cooling as well as geothermal technology solutions, primarily for the public and commercial sectors in Germany.

2011

PKC Group / SEGU Gruppe

MCF advised PKC Group Oyj on the acquisition of SEGU Systemelektrik GmbH and its affiliated companies in Poland and the Ukraine, which manufacture and develop wiring harnesses for the automotive and construction equipment sectors.

2011

Mont blanc / Accent Equity Fund / Automaxi

Keystone MCF advised Mont blanc and Accent Equity Funds on the buy of Automaxi, a French manufacturer of car load carrying equipment for recreational and sporting use, from the owners.

2010

Moventas Parkano / Takoma

MCF advised IK Investment Partners on the sale of a Moventas Parkano Oy, a manufacturer of large diameter, induction hardened mechanical power transmission components for the marine & offshore, mining & minerals, fibre & paper, and wind power generation industries. Moventas Parkano Oy was a division of Moventas Oy and was sold to Takoma Oyj, which is controlled by the listed investment company Panostaja Oyj.

2010

Valmet Automotive / Karmann

MCF advised Valmet Automotive Inc. on the acquisition of Karmann GmbH’s convertible car roof business in Germany and Poland.

2010

Valmet Automotive Fundraising

MCF advised Metso Corporation on the successful fundraising for its subsidiary, Valmet Automotive Inc., a provider of engineering, manufacturing and business services to the automotive industry. The new investors were Pontos Oy and Finnish Investment Ltd.

2010

Aspen / INR

Keystone MCF advised CapMan on the buy of Aspen/INR, leading companies within bathroom furniture and shower enclosures, from Valedo and Accent Equity Partners.

2010

Körber / Seidenader Maschinenfabrik

MCF advised Körber AG on the acquisition of Seidenader Maschinenbau GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers of inspection machinery for the global pharmaceutical industry.

2009

Metso / M&J

MCF advised Metso Corporation on the acquisition of M&J Industries A/S, a leading supplier of mobile and stationary shredders for the processing of solid waste and biomass.

2009

Swedish Space Corporation / Universal Space Networks

MCF advised Swedish Space Corporation on the buy of Universal Space Networks, a satellite services provider with global customer base, from Warburg Pincus.

2009

Körber / Weimer

Having previously advised Körber AG in 2002 on the acquisitions of Klöckner Medipak GmbH and Klöckner Werke AG from Klöckner Werke AG, MCF advised Körber Medipak GmbH on its acquisition of the family owned Weimer Pharma GmbH, a contract manufacturer and packer for a range of pharmaceutical products.

2008

Metso Foundries Karlstad / Primaca

MCF advised Metso Corporation on the sale of Metso Foundries Karlstad AB, a Swedish foundry and manufacturer of large hand-moulded iron castings, to Primaca Group Oy.

2007

von Oertzen / Arcus

MCF advised the von Oertzen family on the sale of Arndt H. von Oertzen (GmbH & Co), a manufacturer of high pressure cleaners and high pressure fire extinguishing equipment, to Arcus GmbH.

2007

Hydraulic Gearpumps / Dynamatic Technologies

MCF advised Sauer-Danfoss Inc. on the sale of its UK based hydraulic gear pump business to Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.

2007

Keycast / Riverside

MCF advised OKO Venture Capital (now Vaaka Partners) on the sale of Keycast Oy, which comprises of four leading steel-making companies in Finland and Sweden, making up the most comprehensive steel foundry consortium in Northern Europe, to private equity fund Riverside.

2007

Klippo / Husqvarna

Keystone MCF advised Thomee in the sale of Klippo, a lawnmower manufacturer, to Husqvarna.

2007

Sauer Danfoss (Berching) / Aurelius

MCF advised Sauer-Danfoss Inc. on the sale of Sauer-Danfoss (Berching) GmbH, the European market leader in the manufacturing of DC-based electronic drives solutions, to Aurelius AG.

2006

X-TEC / Sentica Partners

MCF advised the owners of X-Tec Oy, a Finnish hollow-core slab machinery manufacturer, on its sale to Sentica Partners.

2005

TSK Prüfsysteme / BPE

MCF advised the owners of TSK Prüfsysteme GmbH, which develops and produces testing equipment for the automotive supply industry, on its sale to BPE Private Equity.

2005

Normet / Cantell Oy

MCF advised Capman and Eqvitec Partners on the sale of Normet Oy, which engineers, manufactures, markets and maintains mobile construction machines and equipment for the underground mining and tunnelling industries worldwide. The buyers were Cantell Oy and management.

2005

Aurajoki / Prim

MCF advised Capman and Nordea on the sale of Aurajoki Oy, a company specialised in metal surface treatments, to Primaca Partners Oy.

2005

Junttan / Primaca

MCF advised Capman and on the sale of its stake in Junttan Oy, a European specialist in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hydraulic piling machines for the construction industry, to Primaca Partners Oy.

2005

Konecranes / R.Stahl

MCF advised KCI Konecranes Plc., a world leading engineering group specialising in overhead lifting solutions and services, on the acquisition of R.Stahl AG’s material handling division, which produces custom made electric overhead travelling cranes, monorail and chain hoists as well as crane maintenance services.

2004

Konecranes / Morris Material Handling

MCF advised KCI Konecranes Plc., a world leading engineering group specialising in overhead lifting solutions and services, on the acquisition of Morris Material Handling Ltd, a UK crane and hoist manufacturer.