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Advanced Manufacturing

We are in the early stages of an automation and digitization boom that promises to fundamentally transform the global manufacturing and distribution industries.

Manufacturing companies are seeking to leverage technology to manage operational costs. Automation and robotics offer ways to increase efficiency and improve product and service quality. About 1/3 of the companies in this industry have considered that these technologies will have a great effect in the following years.

Meanwhile, the importance and visibility of newer technologies such as AI, IoT, and blockchain are growing quickly in manufacturing as manufacturing companies are exploring the applications of these new technologies.

Our market view

Combining the most traditional practices with fast-growing technologies pulls greater challenges into this industry than ever before.

These winds of change require the best business expertise to produce the best options when growth strategies are considered.

Market Outlook

More investments in digital
More attention to 3D Printing.
Investment focused on streamlining businesses.
Consolidation of businesses that can't invest.

Latest Transactions

Team

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Managing Director

Jorge A. Maceyras

John Slater
Partner

John Slater

Partner

Giovanni Galeazzi

Vice President

Kosuke Haruta

Managing Partner

Manfred Hassmann

Partner

Stefan Hertogs

Associate Director

Rune Larsen

Partner

Frank Schlüter

Manager

Hazel Slattery

Advisor Corporate Finance

Geert Smets

Business Advisor

Anna Lewicka

Iwona Penwarden
Director

Iwona Penwarden

Managing Director

Jorge A. Maceyras

Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Loan Programs Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. Managing Consultant at IBM Global Business Services. FINRA-licensed securities research analyst and broker at FBR Capital Markets. Manufacturing Engineer at Human Genome Sciences, Inc.

Industry expertise:

Automotive; Engineering; Media, printing, and publishing; Telecom.

 

John Slater

Partner

John Slater

More than 200 successful M&A and CorpFin deals completed in excess of billion (USD). Leads team often focused on Advanced Manufacturing & Automation. Metal Fabrication, Additive Manufacturing, Automation, Advanced Materials, Industry 4.0.

Industry expertise:

Aerospace & defense; Business services; Engineering; Information technology; Media, printing, and publishing; Transport & logistics.
Member of Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group.

Partner

Giovanni Galeazzi

Founding partner. Giovanni worked in IBM, Telecom Italia, and other international companies in the ITC and automotive sectors, acquiring international experience in the management of Production, Engineering, Sales, and Customer Care. Worked for many years abroad (France, USA, Algeria).

Industry expertise:

Aerospace & defence; Automotive; Chemicals; Electronics; Engineering; Information technology; Life sciences; Real estate & facility management; Steel, metal and wood working; Telecom; Transport & logistics.

 

Vice President

Kosuke Haruta

University in Japan. Working experience at Shinsei Bank, Frontier Management, and Dream Incubator. Experience in M&A and corporate finance for around 10 years. Industry Expertise in Logistics and Engineering. Joined Growin Partners in 2017.

Industry experience:

Aerospace & defense; Chemicals; Engineering; Life sciences; Plastics; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Transport & logistics.
Member of Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics & Transportation Industry Group.

Managing Partner

Manfred Hassmann

MBA, more than 10 years of M&A experience. Mid-corporate strategic transactions in the chemicals, automation, and electronics industries. Served in management and top management functions in medium-sized and large companies. 

Member of Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Building & construction; Chemicals; Clean technology; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Healthcare; Life sciences; Plastics; Security.

Partner

Stefan Hertogs

More than 15 years of relevant M&A experience, with a focus on mid-market M&A transactions, both domestic and cross-border.

Specific experience in family business advisory. Former president of the Belgian Corporate Finance Association.

Industry experience:

Advertising, PR & marketing; Beverages; Building & construction; Business services; Chemicals; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Financial services; Food; Healthcare; Information technology; Insurance; Leisure; Media, printing and publishing; Plastics; Real estate & facility management; Recycling; Security; Telecom; Textile & clothing; Trade; Transport & logistics; Wholesale.

 

Associate Director

Rune Larsen

25+ years as CxO and founder in investor-backed robotics companies and cross-company projects.

Product development, R&D, IP and national/international soft funding.Experience; aut. welding systems (AM), bin-picking (AM), UV-disinfect. (COVID-19), telepresence robots (service), animal feeding (Agri).

Industry experience:

Agriculture; Automotive; Building & construction; Business services; Clean technology; Education and training; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Government; Information technology; Life sciences; Steel, metal and woodworking.

Partner

Frank Schlüter

15+ years of experience in Manufacturing, Machine Building, Drive & Automation, Renewable Energy
Managing Director in mid-size companies in Germany and international conglomerates
15+ years M&A expert for International transactions, company valuation, moderation.

Industry experience:

Automotive; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Information technology; Transport & logistics.
Member of Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group.

 

Manager

Hazel Slattery

 Worked in Corporate Finance for over 9 years, gaining experience across a broad range of areas including funding, debt advisory, and mergers & acquisitions. Hazel’s client base includes SME’s, corporates, and high net worth individuals, spread across a variety of sectors such as construction, etc.

Industry expertise:

Agriculture; Building & construction; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Hotels & restaurants; Plastics; Recycling; Retail and franchising.

Advisor Corporate Finance

Geert Smets

Master of Business Valuation and member of the Dutch Association of Registered Valuatiors (RV).

Experience in the Banking Sector > 20 years of mid-corporate enterprises.

Especially involved in Acquisition Finance & Structured Lending.

 

Industry experience:

Agriculture; Food; Steel, metal and woodworking; Trade; Transport & logistics.
Member of The Urgent Task Force and Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group.

Business Advisor

Anna Lewicka

Master degree in Corporate Finance Management, first professional experience gained in the PE fund. Presently active in the M&A field, with a focus on IT, technical facility management, and manufacturing.

Industry expertise:

Information technology; Real estate & facility management.
Member of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group.

 

Iwona Penwarden

Director

Iwona Penwarden

16 years experience in corporate finance advisory, ECM, M&A and leading venture capital in Poland. Managing over 50 local and international (ECM, M&A) transaction advisory projects. Managing ECM department awarded by independent organizations in Poland (1st-3rd place among Authorized Advisers in 2010-2013).

Member of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group and the Healthcare, Biotech & Pharma Industry Group.
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