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.
LISTED AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
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):
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
In the framework of distressed M&A mandates, LINKERS has developed various expertises in:
selling distressed companies and carve-out
supporting bidders to acquire distressed companies (share or asset deals)
assisting the trustee (« administrateur judiciaire ») in the sale of companies under preventive or insolvency proceedings
negotiating with creditors and the stakeholders of preventive or insolvency proceedings.
LINKERS manages the whole process in complete confidentiality.
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.
With 20 deals advised in 2019, LINKERS achived a podium ranking Nr 3 of the independent financial boutiques in France (in volume of M&A Corporate deals) according to the CFNews ranking.
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.