Urgent Task Force

Get ready.
One week is all it takes.

M&A Worldwide has assembled a team to act fast and effectively
to find that solution, and all it takes is a week. The URGENT TASK FORCE is here to support you and maximise your options while you still have some.

Our market view

Many companies have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in as much as 30% decreased revenues, sometimes even more. Regrettably, these companies have been
put under a lot of pressure and may not survive if current restrictions and lockdowns remain in place. Ultimately, they may require urgent action to be sold, re-financed or re-structured. There is, quite literally, no time to lose.

From Strategy to Closing

Our professionals will lead the complete process. With expertise in every area
and global Industry Groups, you will have the necessary specialised help, that you company needs. See the steps on this page to get a better understanding of what this service has to offer. We focus on speed and outcome. If you choose to work with us, you will be moving quickly, as one week is all it takes to get you ready.

PROCESS STEPS

The certainty of a sucessfull transaction

In the current, uncertain, environment it is even more important to position your company with the highest value-added proposition. In order to achieve that, you’ll need to work with experts which offer the best scope, experience and expertise.

Access to a global pool of investors

> Over 390 M&A professionals pooling local expertise and global contacts
> Access to ample information on international market developments and opportunities
> Shared resources and knowledge-pool for projects

Experience

> Trade disposals
> Growth financing
> Acquisitions
> Private Equity / MBO / MBI
> Initial Public Offering (flotation) advisory > Valuations

Urgency

> We have created a special team - URGENT TASK FORCE, who can advise on potential buyers in just 1 week, either nationally or internationally.

Full Service

> Full-service corporate finance advice through the entire process

Team

Managing Partner

Jens Moller

Managing Partner

Carlos Carvalho

Director

Piotr Kucharczyk

Partner

Niklas Uddstrom

Managing Partner

Denis Smolar

Partner - Lille

Nicolas Bonnel

Managing Partner

Mark Lerner

Chairman - Bordeaux

Isabelle Arnaud-Despreaux

Partner

Fabrizio Ricci

Partner

Sidney Serval

Managing Partner

Sergio Camarero

Associate Partner

Gintautas Savarauskas

Managing Partner

Jens Moller

More than 20 years of experience in M&A and transactions. Participated in more than 180 deals in Denmark and cross-border. General experienced in small and mid-cap companies across industries, primarily family-owned businesses.

Group leader of Agri, Food & Beverages Industry Group in M&A Worldwide.

Industry experience:

Aerospace & defense; Building & construction; Business services; Clean technology; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Financial services; Healthcare; Information technology; Luxury goods; Plastics; Recycling; Security; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Textile & clothing; Trade; Wholesale.

Managing Partner

Carlos Carvalho

More than 20 years of experience in M&A, Corporate Finance, Strategy, Retail, and Financial  Services. Coordinated several Corporate Finance projects in Portugal, Spain, Angola, France, England, Poland, and the US. Vertical specialization.

Industry expertise:

Financial services; Retail and franchising.

 

Director

Piotr Kucharczyk

10 years of experience in corporate finance advisory that has focused upon national and cross-border M&A projects. Has expertise in valuations and due diligence processes. Has been involved in M&A and corporate finance projects in a range of sectors such as manufacturing, IT, pharmacy, and retail.

Industry experience:

Healthcare; Information technology; Retail and franchising; Transport & logistics; Wholesale.

Partner

Niklas Uddstrom

Over 20 years of capital markets and M&A experience from leading corporate finance firms.

Executed 100+ assignments.

Extensive experience in valuation and business modeling.

Industry expertise:

Business services; Engineering; Financial services.

Managing Partner

Denis Smolar

Managing partner in MAWW Zagreb. Experience in M&A for more than 18 years. Involved mostly in SME national and regional deals. Industry expertise in IT and Financial Services. Extensive expertise in corporate finance, due diligence, strategy, and M&A with 45+ finished projects. Co-founded MAWW Zagreb in 2014.

Industry expertise:

Business services; Financial services; Food; Hotels & restaurants; Information technology; Media, printing, and publishing; Plastics; Retail and franchising; Wholesale.

Partner - Lille

Nicolas Bonnel

  • Graduated Audit & Finance, ESC Tours.
  • A long-standing member of the executive boards of the Beer Industry Global leader AB INBEV over 17 years in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain as Finance Director & President of AUXINDAL SA Bank in France.  
  • Executive Partner of MBA Capital (M&A advisory) in France for 8 years.
  • Member of the Food & Beverage industry group in M&A Worldwide for 8 years
  • French, English fluent, mother language French.
  • Prior to joining MBA Capital (Board Member of M&A Worldwide), Nicolas successfully carried out national and international M&A transactions through long-standing management positions in international Brewing Industry with global brands as Stella Artois, Budweiser, Leffe, Beck’s, Jupiler, Labatt, Corona …

20 years experience in M&A, with 40 deals performed with AB INBEV and 20 with MBA Capital with a Food & Beverage focus.

 

Managing Partner

Mark Lerner

Over 30 years of investment banking experience advising clients on cross-border transactions including M&A and strategic advisory and debt and equity financing. Board Member of M&A Worldwide.

Industry experience:

Automotive; Beverages; Business services; Chemicals; Electronics; Food; Healthcare; Information technology; Luxury goods; Textile & clothing; Transport & logistics.

Chairman - Bordeaux

Isabelle Arnaud-Despreaux


26 years experience in M&A advisory (5 years in leading M&A bank institution, 5 years at EY corporate Finance) + 2 years in strategy consultancy.

Managed more than 100 transactions ranging from large caps (ex France Telecom, Disney, etc) to small caps.

Leader of the Transports & Logistics Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Advertising, PR & marketing; Aerospace & defense; Agriculture; Beverages; Education and training; Information technology; Leisure; Life sciences; Luxury goods; Recycling; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Telecom; Trade; Wholesale.

Partner

Fabrizio Ricci

Founding Partner and Chairman.

After five years in administration and finance in Hewlett-Packard, he worked in international banks such as JP Morgan Chase, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, and Crédit Mutuel, where he was responsible for the Italian market. He was President of the ARBEI.

Industry experience:

Advertising, PR & marketing; Automotive; Beverages; Engineering; Financial services; Food; Healthcare; Hotels & restaurants; Luxury goods; Textile & clothing; Transport & logistics.

 

Partner

Sidney Serval

Nearly 20 years of experience in Financial Engineering, Private Equity, and Mergers & Acquisitions;

He started at PWC and Siparex, then joined Linkers as a partner from the very beginning by Philippe Delecourt in 2000.

Led more than 60 missions of all kinds (acquisition, company sale, fundraising, LBO, valuation).

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Financial services; Food; Information technology; Insurance; Security; Transport & logistics.

Managing Partner

Sergio Camarero

Managing Partner and Co-founder of ARC Capital. He is leading the M&A practice and located in the Shanghai office. He has closed more than 200M USD transactional value and has a strong network in China with state-owned companies that are active investors acquiring overseas companies and Assets.

Industry experience:

Advertising, PR & marketing; Agriculture; Beverages; Building & construction; Clean technology; Energy & renewables; Financial services; Healthcare; Hotels & restaurants; Insurance; Retail and franchising; Steel, metal, and woodworking.

Associate Partner

Gintautas Savarauskas

Experience in corporate and project finance for more than 20 years. Extensive knowledge of credit risk and corporate strategy evaluation.

Member of the Consumer & Retail Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Manufacturing, Wholesale, Real Estate & facility management, B2B.

 

 

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