M&A International Becomes Oaklins, a New Global Investment Banking Group

October 2016 | News & Press

Atlanta, GA – October 11, 2016 – TM Capital, a leading M&A International (“MAI”) firm, is pleased to announce that M&A International is now Oaklins – the world’s leading global middle-market investment banking organization.

TM Capital and its MAI colleagues around the world have worked in close collaboration over the past 30 years to provide coordinated, cross-border M&A execution capabilities to middle-market clients.  The creation of Oaklins is an exciting new chapter in the organization and – by establishing an even more seamless global infrastructure and brand – serves to reinforce the shared culture of cooperation that has been its cornerstone since the founding of MAI in 1985.

The newly created Oaklins becomes one of the largest and most experienced global middle-market M&A and corporate finance advisors, with “deep dive” industry expertise across 14 sectors and 60 offices blanketing the major financial centers of the world. By drawing its alliance partners into even closer collaboration, Oaklins will allow TM Capital to better leverage the vast experience and deep relationships of its Oaklins colleagues worldwide.

Jim Grien, President and CEO of TM Capital commented: “For three decades, the global reach TM Capital has afforded our clients through close collaboration with our colleagues around the world has been a cornerstone of our success.  The creation of Oaklins is a compelling affirmation regarding the ever increasing importance of global reach to our clients.  In fact, a number of our EU and other MAI partners have decided to jettison their individual firm identities and will henceforth be branded as Oaklins.  That fact alone speaks volumes regarding the degree to which Oaklins firms view ourselves as inexorably linked.”   Mr. Grien continued: “As cross-border execution capabilities continue to drive our growth, TM Capital is 100% committed to leveraging the global relationships and expertise of our Oaklins colleagues to provide our clients with unparalleled cross-border transaction experience, deep sector expertise and C-suite access to international buyers and sellers.”

Florian von Alten, a Partner at Oaklins Germany and President of Oaklins International adds: “We are very pleased M&A International is taking this important step forward by establishing Oaklins as a leading global advisory firm. Clients today require M&A advisors to be capable of accessing buyers and sellers in every corner of the world.  As Oaklins, we will bring the intimate, longstanding relationships formed through our local offices to the world stage for the benefit of our middle-market clients.”

About Oaklins

Oaklins is the world’s most experienced middle-market M&A advisor, with 700 professionals globally and dedicated industry teams in 40 countries worldwide. We have closed over 1,500 transactions in the past five years. According to Thomson Reuters’ data, Oaklins – formerly M&A International Inc. – ranked No. 6 worldwide in 2015 based upon the number of middle-market deals up to US$500 million.  More information about Oaklins is available at  www.oaklins.com


Our Research

TM Capital professionals regularly publish targeted research regarding current industry, market and financing trends.

Sector Monthlies


Get in Touch
for Press & Media