LinkersM&A ADVISORY SERVICES FOR SMALL AND MID-CAP COMPANIES

OUR OFFER OF SERVICES AND EXPERTISE

Since its foundation in 2000, LINKERS completed more than 400 deals among sales, acquisitions and capital raisings in the mid-market segment of SMEs and midsize businesses.

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
FAMILY BUSINESSES
LISTED AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
CROSS-BORDER DEALS

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

  • In the framework of the defined and agreed contract targets, LINKERS dealmakers realize a wide range of M&A transactions:
    • sales, either of majority and minority capital stakes
    • acquisitions, either of majority and minority capital stakes
    • set up and arrangement of leveraged operations as LMBO, LMBI, OBO, BIMBO

Guaranteeing the respect of a strict confidentiality, LINKERS manages the entire transaction process including the production of the Information Memorandum, the company valuation, the identification of the sell-side or buy-side candidates and the negotiations with them up to the transaction closing.


CAPITAL RAISING - FINANCING

  • LINKERS advises on capital raising transactions to finance growth or business transfers, either internal (management, family: LBO, OBO) or external (buyers: MBI, BIMBO):
    • equity
    • mezzanine (bonds)
    • subordinated debt
    • senior debt

LINKERS manages the negotiation process from the selection of investors and/or lenders to the transaction closing.


VALUATION – FINANCIAL ENGINEERING

  • LINKERS relies on its « LINK Value® » department to carry out company valuations:
    • fairness opinion approach
    • valuation of shares, tangible and intangible (brands, businesses) assets
    • valuation for company sales or company acquisitions or capital raisings
    • valuation of company shareholdings held by investment funds
  • LINKERS advises its clients on financial engineering operations and asset strategy to optimize company sales:
    • analysis of the assets of the seller
    • proposal of financial engineering solutions: mergers, spin-offs, creation of subsidiaries, transfer of securities

VISION

EXPERIENCE

LINKERS dealmakers have a major experience of M&A transaction processes and relative negotiation challenges as each of them has successfully finalised and closed dozens of deals advising shareholders and management of small and mid-cap companies.

EXPERTISE AND METHODOLOGY

The LINKERS team follows strict methodology criteria and brings in a major knowledge of the financial arena heading to the optimisation of timing and conditions of transaction execution.

VALUES

  • Independence
  • Confidentiality
  • Ethics
  • Dedication

In 2017 LINKERS advised 26 deals, ranking N. 1 of the independent financial boutiques in France (in volume of M&A Corporate deals according to the CFnews ranking). 

SHARED VALUES

Since the sponsoring of the regatta Transat 6.50 2005, LINKERS sponsors the regatta International Dragon Open de France, another sporting event that encapsulates great entrepreneurial values: competition and team spirit, courage in facing the elements, strategy and tactical sense, precision and technical skills, speed and decision making, authenticity and modernity.

The Dragon, also called the “Sailing Ship of Kings” or the “King of Sailboats” is a mythic sailboat for the finest helmsmen from the entire world.

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