Dutch mid-market M&A consultancy expands into Denmark

18 November 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

Dutch mergers & acquisitions consultancy Marktlink has expanded into Denmark, its second international presence outside of its home market the Netherlands.

With over 120 employees working from five offices in the Netherlands and one in Germany, Marktlink claims to be the largest M&A consultancy in the Benelux focused on the mid-market (transactions with a deal value of €5 to €250 million). The firm helps companies and shareholders with acquisitions, divestments, valuations and financing across the transaction lifecycle.

In the year Marktlink is celebrating its 25th anniversary, the firm has stipulated a bold growth plan for the road ahead. Riding on the current M&A boom, and the bullish outlook for the coming year, Marktlink aims to capitalise on strong deal fundamentals.

Meanwhile, according to Tom Beltman, managing partner of Marktlink, the mid-market M&A segment is ripe for internationalisation and players with a pan-European scale. “Internationalisation is a key trend in the SME segment. In around one third of all our deals we close, we now see the involvement of a cross-border player. We believe this trend will continue in the coming years.”

By opening five to ten new offices, the Dutch dealmakers aims to become “the largest mid-market mergers & acquisitions consultancy of Europe”, said Beltman. Denmark is the first stop on this new journey, to be followed by four to five offices in Germany and a number of offices in the United Kingdom.

Partnerships with existing boutiques and bolt-ons will be at the core of the firm’s expansion strategy. In Denmark, Marktlink is led by Jesper Fogh Duelund, who brings an established track record in transactions to the firm. In the first year, Duelund hopes to support five Danish transactions and grow the team to five team members.

In related news, earlier this month another Dutch consultancy – data science specialist Amsterdam Data Collective – also picked Denmark as its base for expansion into the Nordics.