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M&A services

Since it was established in 1996, EuroDev has been the preferred European business development partner of more than 300 North American organizations. Today, our comprehensive suite of services includes buy-side advisory for private equity groups and their portfolio companies in the middle markets.

A rewarding way to expand in Europe

Acquiring a European business can be a highly cost-effective way to access a new market. It can also be an excellent way to diversify product offerings, reduce operating costs or obtain valuable assets. However, it can be difficult to find appropriate targets without an intimate understanding of the marketplace.

Working alongside EuroDev M&A not only gives you professional knowledge to accelerate your acquisition process in Europe, but also provides comprehensive insight that only comes with a wealth of experience. EuroDev M&A has the expertise to guide you through cross-border acquisitions, from initial contact to closing.

Our goal is to find the optimal seller for you by bringing proprietary opportunities.

EuroDev M&A offers services including:

  • Execution of buy-side mandates including the design, initiation, and execution of cross-border acquisition opportunities.
  • Analysis and qualification of a long list of candidates according to the stated criteria.
  • Drafting of letters of intent and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Due diligence coordination.
  • Deal negotiations and deal closing.

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The value of EuroDev M&A

EuroDev M&A’s competitive advantage is to open doors that you may not be able to open yourself. That is because the 65 employees at EuroDev speak the languages of business owners and are sensitive to cultural differences. These advantages, while subtle, can mean the difference between a promising conversation and a closed deal.

Furthermore, hiring the EuroDev M&A service saves part of your time as you are most likely spending 100% of your working hours managing and leading your company.

Unique aspects of working with EuroDev

  • A customized, strategic search to find the very best match for your needs.
  • Dedicated, multilingual team members who have contacts in a wide range of industries.
  • Advice from professional consultants who can draw on the expertise of a network of specialists and industry experts.
  • A single point of contact who will manage all processes, paperwork and communications.
  • Access to proprietary databases with exclusive information on a large number of European companies.
  • A process that is cost-effective and efficient, since we will only present promising, highly qualified targets.
  • Improved market knowledge and a better developed European network as a result of having participated in our process.

The EuroDev Team

Report: M&A during economic downturns

EuroDev M&A has prepared a report suggesting mergers and acquisitions as a cure for the approaching downturns. It gives insight on how M&A can be a cure for companies in a difficult situation. Key findings Mergers and Acquisitions: The key…

M&A Report: M&A Activity in the Tech Sector

EuroDev M&A has prepared a report of the M&A activity in the Tech Sector. This insight into the industry provides information on the North American, European and Global M&A markets. It is our pleasure to share this resource with you.…

M&A Report: What is the value of hiring Buy-Side M&A Advisory?

Working alongside a Buy-Side M&A gives you professional knowledge to accelerate your acquisition process. Furthermore, it provides comprehensive insight that only comes with a wealth of experience. EuroDev M&A gives you the expertise to guide you through cross-border acquisitions, from…

M&A Expert guide: cross-border considerations

EuroDev M&A has the pleasure to share with you its contribution to the M&A Expert Guide 2019, regarding cross-border M&A considerations. In this issue of the guide, a number of global industry experts offer their views on various aspects and…

M&A Activity report: 2018 review

EuroDev M&A has prepared a report of the M&A activity throughout the year 2018. It gives insights into the industry by providing information on the M&A development globally,  in North America and in Europe. It is our pleasure to share…

EuroDev M&A Transaction News

Almelo, NL, February 28, 2019 EuroDev M&A is pleased to announce that our client, Tecsys Inc. (“Tecsys”), has acquired PCSYS A/S. (“PCSYS”). Tecsys is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Tecsys focuses on…

M&A Whitepaper: Protectionism

To instigate our updates on the European market in 2019, EuroDev has prepared a report on protectionism in M&A. This report provides insights into its influence on European cross-border M&A, as well as how these characteristics may change the shape…

M&A Forecast 2019

Continuing our series of monthly updates on the M&A market, EuroDev M&A has prepared a report on the M&A activity and the forecasts for 2019. It gives insights into the industry by providing information on the M&A development, both in…

Report: Healthcare M&A pandemic

The EuroDev M&A has the pleasure of sharing with you an assessment of M&A activity in the healthcare sector. This insight provides an overview of recent deals, current industry trends, the attractiveness of European healthcare for investment and the rising…

M&A Activity report: Q3 2018

Continuing our series of monthly updates on the M&A market, EuroDev M&A has prepared a report on the M&A activity in the third quarter of 2018. It gives insights into the industry by providing information on the M&A development, both…

M&A activity report: An assessment of Europe’s attractiveness for investment

Continuing our series of regular updates on the European market, EuroDev M&A has prepared a report on the attractiveness for investment in Europe. This report provides insights into key factors influencing European cross-border mergers and acquisitions. It explores the macroeconomic…

M&A activity report: building through add-ons

EuroDev M&A has prepared a report of add-ons activity in the North American and European markets. It gives insights into key development in add-ons activity of PEs in both regions. It is our pleasure to share this resource with you.…

M&A Activity report: Mid-year markup

EuroDev has prepared a report of the North American and European M&A activity in the first half of 2018. The M&A activity report gives insight into key developments in both regions and the role of PE in the M&A activity.…

Factors influencing successful cross-border M&A

Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) have become increasingly important as an entry strategy for foreign direct investment; it accounted for as much as 36% of all global M&A deals in 2016. Europe, an important center of cross-border deals, has seen…

European Healthcare Opportunities

In the past years, The European healthcare sector has observed a number of major developments despite the industry’s assumed characteristic of being one of the most conservative and least open to technology innovations. The increasing reliance on the private sector…

Report: EU renewables – Oil and gas industry

Have you considered getting into the European renewable energy market? Greenhouse emissions and environmental pollution are globally recognized as issues that influence the way business is conducted worldwide. Especially in the oil and gas industry, this creates a rapidly changing…

European Health Care Equipment and Supplies Landscape

It is a good moment to be entering the European healthcare equipment and supplies market. The market has grown strongly over the last five years and is expected to continue its growth. Marketline forcasts that by 2022 the market for healthcare…

US Private Equity targeting European assets

London, November 2017 – A major take-away from the EuroGrowth conference, organized in London on November 6 and 7 by the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), is that US PE firms are increasingly aware of the benefits of acquisitions in…

Outsourcing HR can make European cross-border acquisitions a lot easier

As Private Equity firms look at making add-on-acquisitions in Europe for their portfolio companies, they should consider HR outsourcing, as it can help in assessing and mitigating hidden compliance risks, scaling faster as well as planning and modelling human capital…

2017 M&A Report: Recent developments in North-America and Europe

We prepared a summary of the North American and European M&A activity in the first half of 2017 for you. It will give you insights into key developments in M&A in both regions and the role of PE. Some key…

European Cross-Border M&A

International Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) are an increasingly popular means for firms, that seek to expand their businesses to other markets or products, combine resources, achieve synergies or to foster the needs of managers. Therefore, there are some strategic, financial…

Report: European M&A landscape 2016

2016 was a busy year for European M&A activities. Despite the uncertainty before Brexit, deal volume increased by 4% year-on-year from 2015. In fact, Europe saw more deals in 2016 than any other region including North America. We prepared a…

EuroDev M&A team strengthened with seasoned business development professional

EuroDev M&A announces the promotion of Gerben Groothuis to Managing Director of the M&A advisory unit. This strategic addition will significantly enhance EuroDev’s ability to assist its North American principals in locating and assessing appropriate acquisition opportunities across the European continent.…

Welcoming the Canada – EU trade agreement

After months of negotiation, Canada and the European Union (EU) this week signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels. CETA is a comprehensive trade agreement between these two economic powers. It is committed to deepening trade and…

Work On Your Relationships In Europe When Going International

Ford et al. (2002, p. 6) defines business marketing as the task of selecting, developing and managing customer relationships for the advantage of both the customer and the supplier, with regard to their respective skills, resources, technologies, strategies and objectives.…

How to Hire Staff in Germany when going international

Germany is internationally known for its highly qualified, motivated, and conscientious workforce. Employers are free to tailor the recruiting process to their individual needs. Only a few guidelines need to be observed; such as offering jobs in a non-discriminatory manner…

European Cross-Border M&A

International Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) are an increasingly popular means for firms, that seek to expand their businesses to other markets or products, combine resources, achieve synergies or to foster the needs of managers. Therefore, there are some strategic, financial…

How to overcome exporting barriers when going international

Before you decide to take your business internationally, one should understand the challenges and barriers you might face. There are many different challenges such as; limited access to finance, differences in government regulations, and high transportation costs. Other examples of…

Don’t be blown away by cultural differences

Did you know that there are over 6,000 languages spoken in the world and that Mexicans eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight celebrating New Year’s Eve? Cultural differences occur on multiple scales. Everybody experiences difficulties with understanding cultures…

Optimization of your European Distributors

If you are involved in your company’s international markets, the chances are you are involved in identifying, qualifiying and managing European distributors. Finding the right distributor is important for your future successful operations. Distributors play a vital role in building a…

EURODEV EUROPEAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REACHES 100 FTE!

By adding our newest colleague Maarten Barthel, EuroDev passed the boundary of 100 FTEs. The 26% net growth of 2014 led to this memorial moment. The FTEs are divided between 45 Business Development, 51 EuroDev Services, and 4 Mergers and…

The market entry strategies to Europe for American manufacturers

In order to support the growth of their organization, manufacturers are constantly searching for new opportunities to expand their business.  Europe is the second largest market in the world, which opens a huge amount of opportunities; it allows to generate…

USA perspective to marketing efforts

USA perspective to international marketing efforts. As this year comes to an end, companies of all sizes and in all kinds of industries, involved in international trade, are (or should be) asking this question: How successful were our international marketing…

Localize Your Strategy

“Think global. Act local”. This is a directive which we’ve probably all heard off. Unfortunately, most companies find it extremely difficult to apply it to their strategy. Part of the success as a global company relies on communicating across cultures…

International cross border deal

Woodbridge International, a global middle-market mergers and acquisitions firm in cooperation with its partner EuroDev, is pleased to announce the acquisition of their client Kipp & Zonen. The Company is a leading manufacturer of solar and atmospheric instrumentation. The Company’s…

Europe sees stable annual growth

According to Eurostat, Europe’s economy is recovering from 2011 crisis by mounting gradually. The big acceleration has been driven by a rapid growth of France and Italy economic indicators. At the same time, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain have achieved…

For more of our blog posts, whitepapers and reports, click here.

Let’s talk about Mergers and Acquisitions.

If you’re wondering whether now is the right time to expand to Europe, or what the benefits of working with EuroDev are, feel free to get in touch!

Gerben Groothuis

Managing Director M&A

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