Capitalmind, Investec and BlackArch team up for global footprint

10 November 2020 2 min. read

Three corporate finance and investment banking boutiques – Capitalmind, Investec Bank and BlackArch Partners – have entered into a strategic partnership in a move that provides them access to a global network of like-minded dealmakers. 

Combined, the trio of merger & acquisitions consultancies have more than 300 professionals across offices in Western Europe (United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Benelux and Scandinavia), Africa, Asia Pacific (Australia, Hong Kong and India) and the Americas (US). 

The expanded geographic reach will enable the firms to better serve their internationally oriented clients, said leaders of the firms. Jan Willem Jonkman, Managing Partners of Capitalmind, a European M&A consultancy with 60 professionals, kicked off by stating: “Middle market companies and transactions occur on a global scale today, so we are very pleased to be able to expand our offerings through this partnership.”

Capitalmind, Investec and BlackArch team up for global footprintCharles Barlow, Head of Cross Border Corporate Finance at Investec Bank, a South African origin investment bank with 120 experts in Europe, Africa and Asia, said: “This partnership is an important part of our strategy of being globally relevant to our client base.”

Rit Amin, a Managing Director at Regions Securities, the parent of 120-strong BlackArch Partners, remarked: “The professionals of BlackArch Partners work closely with our clients to provide M&A advisory services in an increasingly global world. Both Investec and Capitalmind share our commitment to outstanding service, advice and guidance.” 

As part of the agreement, the three consultancies will on an exclusive basis work together on buy-side and sell-side mandates, opening up their networks and databases to one another. “We will provide sellers, buyers and investors access to the widest range of opportunities,” explained Jonkman. The partners will also work together on deal intelligence, knowledge sharing, and when required, on deal execution. 

Capitalmind and Investec Bank have already been working in such a capacity since 2018, and building on the collaboration's track record, BlackArch Partners has now been added into the partnership.

According to the latest data from Thomson Reuters, Capitalmind, Investec Bank and BlackArch Partners (acquired by Regions in 2015) have closed over 800 mid-market transactions in the past five years. All three firms have bagged M&A awards for the work.