Advanced Manufacturing


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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


Board Member

Brian Higgins

Chartered Accountant. Joined  MAWW Manchester after qualifying with Arthur Andersen. Experience in fundraising, buy-side, sell-side, MBO, and IPO mandates.

Leader of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Business Services; Engineering; Information technology; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Transport & logistics.


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 expertise:

Automotive; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Information technology; Transport & logistics.



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.



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.


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.


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.

Associate Manager

Morten Christensen

Experience from both sides of the “table”.

Experience from operations in private companies as head of finance and CFO.

Moving forward to corporate finance in the area of business valuations, presentations of companies for sale (Information Memorandum), and re-arranging balance-sheet.

Industry expertise:

Agriculture; Beverages; Building & construction; Clean technology; Education and training; Electronics; Food; Healthcare; Hotels & restaurants; Information technology; Luxury goods; Retail and franchising; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Textile & clothing; Trade; Transport & logistics; Wholesale.



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.


Senior Associate

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 MAWW Tokyo in 2017.

Industry expertise:

Aerospace & defense; Chemicals; Engineering; Life sciences; Plastics; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Transport & logistics.
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