30/07/2021ICFG Netherlands advises Magema B.V. on their sale to Rubix Benelux

ICFG member based in The Netherlands, Match Plan, has successfully advised specialist Dutch technical firm, Magema B.V. (“Magema”), on their sale to leading industrial distributor, Rubix B...

19/07/2021ICFG Switzerland advises on the acquisition of two entities of the Viessmann Group by Hitachi Zosen Inova

ICFG member based in Switzerland, A. Vaccani&Partners (“AVP”), has advised Swiss-Japanese cleantech company, Hitachi Zosen Inova (“HZI”) on its acquisition of Schmack Bioga...

05/07/2021M&A activity across ICFG during the first half of 2021 - buoyant with 44 deal completions

Despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in 2021, global M&A market value more than doubled to the highest first quarter total on record with appetites for deals in the first half of 2021 remaining s...

29/06/2021ICFG UK hosts live webinar on value drivers in the e-commerce fulfilment sector

ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, has recently hosted a live webinar on value drivers within the e-commerce fulfilment sector and how recent events have impacted this space over the past 12 months. ...

18/06/2021ICFG Germany receives Top Consultant Award

Congratulations to our ICFG member based in Germany, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung (“Wintergerst”), who have been awarded the TOP CONSULTANT title for 2021! As...

15/06/2021ICFG Switzerland advises on the sale of Docucom AG to ELCA Group

ICFG member based in Switzerland, A. Vaccani &Partners (“AVP”), has advised document management software provider Docucom AG (“Docucom”) on their sale to ELCA Group as...

02/06/2021ICFG USA advises Growers House on its growth recapitalization

ICFG member in the USA, Westbury Group LLC (“Westbury”), has advised Growers House on its growth recapitalization by RLJ Equity and Cave Creek Capital Management.  Founded in 201...

24/05/2021ICFG UK advises Diamond Logistics on their growth funding from Boost & Co

ICFG member based in the UK, HMT LLP, has advised fulfilment solutions provider, Diamond Logistics (“Diamond”), on their multi-million pound fundraise with growth capital and venture debt ...

21/05/2021ICFG India advises Magenta EV Solutions Pvt. Ltd on their Series A fundraise

ICFG India, Pantomath Group, has successfully advised Magenta EV Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Magenta“) on their Series A round from Florida based Indian-American philanthropist, Dr. Kiran C Patel. M...

19/05/2021ICFG UK advises Performance54 on their partial exit to a strategic investor

ICFG member based in the UK, HMT LLP, have advised the shareholders of Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 business, Performance54, on their partial exit to a strategic investor. The transa...

07/05/2021ICFG Germany advises on the sale of Romplast to the Bachl Group

ICFG member in Germany, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung, has advised on the disposal of Romplast PE-Regenerat GmbH (“Romplast”) to Karl Bachl GmbH & Co. KG (&ld...

04/05/2021ICFG Germany advises on the sale of FISCHER Cyclepor Deutschland GmbH

ICFG member in Germany, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung has advised on the disposal of recycling provider, FISCHER Cyclepor Deutschland GmbH, in an international bidding proces...

26/04/2021ICFG China advises Eulero Capital SpA on their Series B investment round in Poke House

ICFG member CIGP, based in Hong Kong, has advised investment management firm Eulero Capital SpA (“Eulero”) who led the $24m Series B funding round for European bowl food start-up Poke Hous...

20/04/2021ICFG welcomes new member Boltendahl International Partners from Spain

ICFG is delighted to announce that independent investment boutique Boltendahl International Partners (“Boltendahl”) has joined our network, strengthening and developing our presence in Eur...

14/04/2021ICFG UK advises The Marketing Practice on their investment from Horizon Capital

ICFG UK, HMT LLP, has acted as lead advisors to the shareholders of leading independent B2B agency The Marketing Practice (“TMP”) on their investment from Horizon Capital (“Horizon&r...

12/04/2021ICFG Germany finds a buyer for recyplast

ICFG member in Germany, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung, has successfully advised recyplast GmbH on their acquisition by con-pearl GmbH, part of the private equity company Blue...

23/03/2021MBO of Trust Systems supported by ICFG UK

ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, provided combined buyside lead advisory and financial due diligence services to NVM Private Equity on the £10 million MBO of Trust Systems. Established in 200...

15/03/2021ICFG UK welcome new Corporate Finance Partner

  ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, are delighted to announce the appointment of Wendy Hart as Partner in their Corporate Finance team. Wendy has over 25 years Corporate Finance Experienc...

09/03/2021ICFG UK advise on the MBO of Wheelwright

ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, advised leading UK wheels and automotive aftermarket wholesaler, Wheelwright Ltd, on their MBO supported by Arbuthnot and Caple debt funding. Originally established ...

01/03/2021New Partner joins ICFG Switzerland to head International Water Practice

ICFG member based in Switzerland, A. Vaccani &Partners, is delighted to announce that Dr Karl Michael Millauer has joined their team as Partner, heading up their international water practice and f...

24/02/2021ICFG Netherlands strengthens its team with 3 new appointments

ICFG member based in The Netherlands, Match Plan, continues to grow and develop its team with the appointment of 3 new corporate finance specialists in Q1 of 2021. Match Plan is delighted to announ...

12/02/2021ICFG Czech Republic advises BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE a.s. on the sale of a minority stake to Tencent Holding

ICFG member CN Finance, based in Prague, has advised the shareholder of leading Czech games developer BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE a.s. (“Bohemia Interactive”) on the sale of a minority stake to st...

28/01/2021ICFG Netherlands advises Klantenvertellen on their sale to eKomi

ICFG member based in The Netherlands, Match Plan, successfully advised market leader in the field of online reviews, Klantenvertellen, on their sale to German customer review expert, eKomi.  M...

19/01/2021ICFG Germany advises Wurzel Medien GmbH in their acquisition by P2 MedienInvest Holding GmbH

ICFG member in Germany, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung, accompanied the sale of Wurzel Medien GmbH to P2 MedienInvest Holding GmbH in an advisory capacity. This is already the...

18/01/2021ICFG USA discusses the US 3PL Market and the Key Growth Trends Post 2020 Pandemic

  Westbury Group Logistics Practice   Jon Rubin MANAGING PARTNER jrubin@westburygroup.com              &n...

14/01/2021ICFG Germany advises Eisele Pneumatics in their acquisition by the HENN Group

ICFG member in Germany, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung, took the lead in the sale of Eisele Pneumatics in Waiblingen to the HENN Group in Dornbirn, Austria. The takeover by a ...

13/01/2021ICFG UK advise CameraMatics on their Series A Fundraise

ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, advised leading international vehicle and fleet safety solutions provider CameraMatics on their Series A fundraise from Puma Private Equity, Sure Valley Ventures a...

16/12/2020ICFG UK support Maven on their £17 million buyout of Envitia

ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, provided buyside lead advisory services to Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), on their £17 million management buyout (“MBO”) of the market ...

15/12/2020ICFG UK advises on the first VC investment in Piclo

ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, acted as lead advisor to smart energy company Piclo, as they become the first company to gain investment by the Clean Growth Fund (“CGF”), the venture capit...

02/12/2020ICFG Germany delivers virtual training to 39 ICFG members around the globe

ICFG member Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung, based in Stuttgart, will be delivering an online training session to 39 members of the network encompassing 11 countries acros...

17/11/2020ICFG Germany supports NAGEL in its acquisition of the Gehring Group

ICFG member Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung, based in Stuttgart, has successfully provided a comprehensive suite of advisory services to family-owned NAGEL, during the acquis...

11/11/2020ICFG Netherlands assists Ondernemend Kapitaal with the acquisition of Wipro

ICFG member based in The Netherlands has successfully assisted investment network Ondernemend Kapitaal in the acquisition of Wipro. This is the fourth time Match Plan has guided a takeover process for...

09/11/2020ICFG UK advises on the divestment of SeaRoc from Fred. Olsen to Vela Software Group

ICFG member in the UK, HMT LLP, advised leading renewable energy and travel sector company Fred. Olsen Limited (“Fred Olsen”) on the divestment of SeaRoc Group Ltd (“SeaRoc”), ...

02/11/2020ICFG Netherlands advises Strikolith on their acquisition by Weber Beamix, part of the French listed Saint-Gobain corporation

ICFG member based in The Netherlands, Match Plan, has advised Dutch building materials firm Strikolith on their acquisition by Weber Beamix, part of the leading French multinational corporation Saint-...

22/10/2020ICFG Italy advises on the creation of luxury clothing production hub Florence SpA

ICFG member based in Italy, Palmer Corporate Finance, advises on the acquisition by a consortium of investors, to create the first luxury clothing production centre in Italy under the new name of Flor...

20/10/2020ICFG launches specialized Logistics Practice

ICFG launches a specialized Logistics Practice, combining a wealth of sector knowledge and expertise from 4 members across the globe from the USA, UK, France and The Netherlands. With 15 deals comp...

28/09/2020ICFG welcomes new member Match Plan from The Netherlands

ICFG is delighted to announce that another new member has joined our network in 2020!  We are proud to welcome Dutch consultancy firm Match Plan Mergers & Acquisitions to the group, further s...

14/09/2020ICFG Half Year Update 2020

ICFG has enjoyed a strong start to 2020, despite the challenges and constraints caused by Covid-19, with 15 deals completed so far this year and a new member joining the network from India.  2...

07/09/2020ICFG India advises Lioli Ceramica in cross-border strategic acquisition by Caeserstone Limited

ICFG member Pantomath Group, based in Mumbai, has successfully advised on the acquisition of Gujarat based Lioli Ceramica Pvt. Ltd (“Lioli”), by global quartz leader Caeserstone Limited, t...

03/09/2020ICFG welcomes new member Pantomath Group from India

ICFG is delighted and proud to announce the new membership of India based Pantomath Group to the network, strengthening the global reach of ICFG, as well as broadening international opportunities for ...

25/08/2020ICFG UK advises HT Materials Science (“HTMS”) on their €2m seed series funding

ICFG member based in the UK, HMT LLP, advised innovative nanotech heat transfer additives developer HT Materials Science (“HTMS”) on their €2m seed series funding led by early-stage t...

18/08/2020ICFG UK advises MET Parking Services on their multi-million £ development capital funding from ThinCats

ICFG member based in the UK, HMT LLP, advised parking management solutions business, MET Parking Services Ltd (“MET”) on their fundraising. ThinCats provided a multi-million-pound funding ...

05/08/2020ICFG Germany supports the disposal of the lifting platforms manufacturer Otto Nußbaum in an international transaction process.

ICFG member Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung, based in Stuttgart, has successfully completed an international transaction process for traditional company Otto Nußbaum Gm...

21/07/2020ICFG UK advises on the investment in Aker Systems

ICFG member based in the UK, HMT LLP, provided buyside lead advisory services to LDC on their investment in secure data platform provider Aker Systems. Aker Systems was founded in 2016 by a team o...

16/07/2020ICFG Global Logistics Expertise

24/06/2020ICFG France advises EHDH Group on the acquisition of Movianto

ICFG member Carmin Finance, based in France, has advised Auvergne-based family group EHDH on the acquisition of American company Movianto, creating a European leader in pharmaceutical transport and lo...

17/06/2020An Interview with Christophe Pothier

The Philosopher and the Academic; that is undoubtedly who Christophe Pothier is and what underlines his approach to the many areas which fill his life, including a successful career in business and M&...

10/06/2020ICFG vote for new Board Members during ‘remote’ General Assembly

ICFG has held a remote General Assembly via conference call with its voting members to elect a new Board for the next 2 year period. Despite current challenges over travel, its business as usual at...

02/06/2020ICFG Italy advises on the acquisition of ABC Morini by the Margot Group

ICFG member based in Italy, Palmer Corporate Finance, has advised Mandarin Capital Partners III on the acquisition of leading wholesale supplier of metallic accessories for leather goods worldwid...

26/05/2020Covid 19 - the impact on UK M&A activity

Official coronavirus figures now mark the UK as the worst hit country in Europe in terms of both confirmed cases and deaths, overtaking Italy.  The current death toll stands at close to 37000, se...

15/05/20202 new Partners join our member firm in Switzerland

A. Vaccani &Partners, ICFG member based in Switzerland, are delighted to announce the addition of 2 new Partners to their team to further strengthen their consulting, merger and acquisition activi...

29/04/2020Covid 19: An Italian Perspective

It fast became the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, but for the first time since daily reporting began on the number of cases and deaths, Italy has finally recorded its first decrease in ...

23/04/2020Covid 19: ICFG Key Message #1

At ICFG, we are positioned at 3 different stages of the Covid-19 crisis, with Partners located across the globe from Hong Kong to the USA, and a dense presence across the whole of Europe. Each week...

09/04/2020ICFG can support your business through the Covid-19 pandemic

ICFG has exactly the right global experience and locally required skills to help businesses navigate through the current coronavirus situation, wherever you are located in the world. With governme...

31/03/2020ICFG clients use their skills to support the Covid-19 effort

We have read about the amazing work carried out by the Mercedes F1 team, whose HPP (High Performance Powertrains) engineers have worked alongside engineers at the University College London (UCL) and c...

30/03/2020ICFG closes 11 deals in the first quarter of 2020

Some positive news to communicate in these uncertain times.  ICFG is proud to announce a strong start to what is now becoming a challenging year, with 11 deals successfully closed by the network ...

24/03/2020ICFG France closes 3 deals in the first quarter of 2020

Congratulations to ICFG member Carmin Finance, based in France, who have successfully completed three deals in the first quarter of 2020.   It has been a strong start to the year for Paris bas...

19/03/2020Covid-19 Update from ICFG

Dear Valued Customer,   In the exceptional context we are living in, we are all obliged to put responses in place to deal with the most pressing issues and to limit the impact of the crisis...

19/03/2020ICFG UK advises shareholders on £11 million investment in James & James Fulfilment

ICFG member based in the UK, HMT LLP, acted as lead advisors to the shareholders of James and James, an ecommerce fulfilment solutions provider, on their £11 million investment from LDC. Jam...

11/03/2020ICFG UK wins their first deal award in 2020

Congratulations to ICFG member HMT LLP, based in the UK, who have won their first deal award in 2020 and have been shortlisted for a further six.  The Insider Southeast Dealmaker Awards took ...

09/03/2020ICFG China advises Alliance Pharma on the sale of a majority stake to Zuellig Pharma

ICFG member CIGP, based in Hong Kong, has advised the shareholders of Alliance Pharma (Cambodge), a leading healthcare and consumer health products distributor in Cambodia, on the sale of a majority s...

04/03/2020An Interview with Volker Wintergerst

Volker Wintergerst is one of life’s natural team players. Its clear that what motivates him is being part of a team and working together to achieve the most skilled and professional results poss...

24/02/2020ICFG Czech Republic advises HYGOTREND Group s.r.o on the sale of a majority stake to CERVA Group

ICFG member CN Finance, based in Prague, has advised the shareholders of leading Czech hygiene and cleaning products supplier HYGOTREND s.r.o on the sale of a majority stake to strategic buyer CERVA G...

18/02/2020The growing cannabis market in the USA

After decades of suppression at the federal and state levels in the United States, cannabis has blossomed into a major industry. Entrepreneurs and major corporations are taking advantage of this g...

17/02/2020ICFG Germany accompanies the disposal of the MBO Group to the Japanese Komori Corporation

ICFG member Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung based in Stuttgart, supported the shareholder family of the MBO Group in the sale of the firm to Tokyo based Komori Corporation in t...

14/02/2020Ask an Expert - Suejean Asato from AVP

AVP’s Head of Business Intelligence and Partner, Suejean Asato, has been with the company for 27 years when the waste to energy market was in a nascent stage. AVP (under its old brand nam...

11/02/2020ICFG Germany supports the disposal of Melchior Textil GmbH in an international transaction process

ICFG Germany supports the disposal of Melchior Textil GmbH in an international transaction process   ICFG member Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung based in Stuttgart, ...

20/12/2019Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from ICFG

All of us at ICFG wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2020. We would like to thank you for your continuing support and for making 2019 such a successful year for our clients...

18/12/2019Conservative Party wins UK General Election with considerable majority

The UK went to the polls on December 12th, and with the result being a resounding win for Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party will now form a government in the UK, winning with the biggest majority ...

15/11/2019ICFG UK - Biotherapy Services raises funding from Foresight Group

HMT, ICFG member based in the UK, advised specialist pharmaceutical biotech company Biotherapy Services Ltd (“BTS”) on their Series A fundraising. Foresight VCT (“Foresight”) i...

11/11/2019New Senior Partner join ICFG Swiss member as Practice Leader for Energy & Renewables

A. Vaccani &Partners, ICFG member based in Switzerland, are pleased to announce that Mr. Willem Roos has joined their team, leading AVP’s Energy & Renewables Practice.  This further...

05/11/2019ICFG advises on the MBO of Motocaddy

HMT LLP, ICFG member based in the United Kingdom, has recently advised Ethos Partners on their investment in UK leading golf trolleys and accessories retailer Motocaddy Ltd to support the MBO. Foun...

24/10/2019ICFG welcomes new member Westbury Group from the United States

ICFG is delighted to announce the new membership of US-based Westbury Group to the network, strengthening the global reach of ICFG, as well as broadening international opportunities for the New York a...

21/10/2019ICFG Autumn Conference takes place in Stuttgart, Germany

12 members from the international network met in Stuttgart this week for the annual ICFG Autumn conference, hosted by German member Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung GmbH & C...

14/10/2019An interview with Amedeo Vaccani from A.Vaccani & Partners (ICFG Switzerland)

'Plain sailing' was the phrase that sprang to mind when I talked at length to Amedeo Vaccani about his incredible career and achievements to date – not to mention both his love of, ...

23/09/2019ICFG Half-year Update - 2019

2019 has seen a solid first half year performance from ICFG, with 29 deals completed by the end of July. We are very happy to announce that 29 deals were closed in 9 countries by the ICFG network i...

18/09/2019ICFG organises a 2 day training course in Henley-On-Thames

ICFG has delivered a 2 day training course for junior members of the network, at the offices of HMT LLP in Henley on the 17th and 18th September.  8 junior team members attended the training incl...

01/08/2019An Insight to Asset Restructuring

Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung, our ICFG member based in Stuttgart, has focused mainly on advising family owned businesses since the company’s i...

29/07/2019ICFG advises LDC on their exit of Connect Managed Services

HMT LLP, ICFG member based in the United Kingdom, led by Partner Andrew Thomson and Director Ricky Lane advised LDC on their exit of portfolio company Connect Managed Services (“Connect”),...

25/07/2019ICFG Italy advises on the sale of Plastic Srl to Trimas

Palmer Corporate Finance, ICFG member based in Italy, advised on the sale of Forli based Plastric Srl, to TriMas. Plastic Srl is a privately-owned manufacturer of polymeric caps and closures for h...

23/07/2019ICFG UK advises on the disposal of Elmelin

HMT LLP, ICFG member based in the UK, advised the shareholders of London-based manufacturer of industrial electrical and heat insulation products Elmelin Ltd on the disposal of the business to the man...

16/07/2019An interview with Panos Kanellopoulos from Walkyria Capital (ICFG Greece)

Sadly for me, my interview with Panos Kanellopoulos, Managing Partner at Walkyria Capital, takes place over the phone and not on the beautiful island of Cyprus, from where Panos now runs his Corporate...

10/07/2019ICFG France advises on the sale of Straight

Carmin Finance, ICFG member based in Paris, has advised a group of private investors in the sale of wholesale pharmacy distributor, Straight.  Straight, an innovative wholesaler and distributor s...

01/07/2019ICFG Germany supports the Pforzheim-based Eucrea Group during its sale to the Binder Group

Within the framework of an exclusive sales process, ICFG member Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung based in Stuttgart, was able to sell operating divisions of the Eucrea group of ...

13/06/2019ICFG Italy advises on the integration of 3 leading fashion component manufacturers

Palmer Corporate Finance, ICFG member based in Italy, has recently supported  H.I.G Europe in the acquisiton of Cadica, Tessilgraf and Bernini to form a leading global trim and packaging manufact...

04/06/2019An interview with Andrew Thomson from HMT (ICFG UK)

My interview with Andrew Thomson, Managing Partner at HMT LLP, takes place on board a plane bound for an international M&A conference in Milan. It’s the most opportune time to grab 30 minute...

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