In Riga, Latvia you’ll find Prudentia, one of the country’s leading investment banking and financial advisory company that is part of Global M&A Partners. Prudentia since 1999 has specialized in offering companies all financial advisory for their mid-sized transactions to all of the Baltic region. This can range anywhere between € 10M and € 250M. They not only support companies, but also individual and institutional investors. Some of the main services they provide are private placements, mergers and acquisitions, debt and structured financing, management buy-outs and buy-ins, as well as business restructuring. They have had the opportunity of working in various industries that have each helped them to gain experience in woodworking, wholesale, retail, manufacturing, mass media, construction, telecommunications, financial services, food and beverages production, IT, transportation, agriculture, among others. Since 2005 they are being regulated by the Financial and Capital Markets Commission of the Republic of Latvia, and they have also been approved as a Certified Advisor on the NASDAQ OMX alternative market; this means that they can be the liaison for young companies to enter the capital markets by connecting them with prospective issuers, stock exchange and investors. They have array of clients from the Latvian Government to privately owned companies. As their slogan states they “use local ties to make cross-border connections”. They have partner firms all over the world, allowing them to participate actively around the world and offer their services.
Global M&A Partners allows companies to think globally, but act locally with presence in over 50 countries through a partnership with approximately 34 independent M&A firms. They offer full financial services to companies and work with almost any industry. The group has over 200 active advisors and 100 analysts that are all seasoned and experiences professionals in local and global markets.
Their sales process consists of approaching possible buyers, once they have shown interest then they send information memoranda, followed by management presentations to those who wish to continue the process. This session is not only important to present their portfolio, but to understand their needs so that they can after this make indicative offers and enter negotiations. At the end 3 final offers are presented, at least two of which are from international buyers. The sale is finalized with a strategic premium. With this process they play to their strengths and their global partners all participate to make the sale happen.
Global M&A Partners are in the Baltic region in strategic locations like Latvia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Poland. In each one of these countries you’ll find a consulting office and financial services company that will provide advisory to different types of companies.
In Denmark, Nordic Corporate Finance dedicates their expertise to developing companies, specializing in acquisition, private equity, sales, and product and strategy consulting. They aid in transactions between companies on a global and local scale. Although you will find advisors with years of experience in financial, service and manufacturing companies, their expertise ranges from business services, consumer products, retail and leisure, food, construction, healthcare, engineering, E-commerce and IT, banking and finance. Even though they are locally known as Nordic Corporate Finance, they are part of the Global M&A Denmark, as part of the Global M&A Partners.
Valentum Partners, as it’s locally known in Sweden, and has offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg. They focus on sale and merger of companies, capital raising and acquisitions. They clients are normally privately-owned Swedish businesses that are valued between SEK 100 million and SEK 2 billion, along with some publicly listed corporations. In the last 9 years, Global M&A Sweden has closed more than 30 transactions, accompanying your business from the presentation of the business to the completion of the sale.
The local representation in Finland offers investment banking and asset management services. The Global M&A Finland, or as they are locally known Aventum Partner, they have completed more than 50 transaction totaling in almost € 12 billion. They focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, asset management, and real estate transactions. Customer relationships is essential to the Finland office by offering commitment in helping clients achieve their individual and personalized targets. In the past years, their presence has become even more important by acting as advisors to both Finnish and international clients with significant transactions in a series of sectors like electronics, services, industrials and forestry.
The Poland office in hands of the locally known Hexagon M&A Advisors, has grown since 2002, when it was founded. Its support in a series of high-impact projects both in the local and international market have taken them to the forefront of the financial services industry. Their emphasis is on cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions, domestic strategies for mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate finance and financing. Since this office is part of Global M&A Partners, they can find strategic and financial investors in Poland as well as anywhere in the world where Global M&A has local offices.