Translink was founded in 1972 by Dr. Roland E. Schucht. The first offices were in Zurich and Paris, and Translink from inception specialized in cross-border mid-market Merger and Acquisitions Advisory services. Translink was a pioneer as an integrated M&A service provider with a multi-national presence; subsequent offices were established in Germany (1977), the United Kingdom (1978), the United States (1979), Italy (1988), Spain (1990), Central Europe (2005), Argentina (2005), Denmark (2005), Finland (2006), Brazil (2006), Poland (2008), Sweden (2008), Portugal (2008), the Netherlands (2009), India (2009), Austria (2009), Colombia (2009), Norway (2010), Hungary (2010), Ukraine (2010) and Turkey (2010). Our most recent offices were opened in the Middle East and South Africa in September 2011, in Japan in February 2012 and in China and Russia in April 2012.
Translink has developed its own proprietary operating procedures to handle a large number of transactions in several countries simultaneously.
Translink operates under stringent rules of procedures and quality controls. This allows a closely coordinated and homogeneous negotiation process even when multiple countries are involved. To do this, Translink has developed over the years proprietary management, control and data processing systems.
We specialize in medium-size cross-border transactions, typically in the 10-300 million price range. In this segment, the number of potential buyers and sellers is usually quite large; therefore efficiency and direct geographical coverage are critical to success. In nearly 40 years of existence, Translink has developed its own proprietary operating procedures to handle a large number of transactions in several countries simultaneously.
This know-how can be particularly helpful to multinationals seeking strategic acquisitions with the required production or distribution capabilities. Translink has a long experience of systematic, protracted searches which many investment banks tend to find unrewarding.
Likewise, Translink can be instrumental in the sale of small to medium-size companies, whose products or distribution are of international interest. The number of parties worldwide able to acquire companies in this category can be considerable; most will not be known to the seller. A thorough, systematic search can add value to industrial assets by identifying unexpected buyers from different countries.
In both cases, Translink may bring advantages over international financial institutions which tend to be more dedicated to larger transactions, and domestic institutions which lack direct coverage of foreign countries.
Every office is staffed by experienced professionals familiar with the markets and regulations of their respective countries. The offices work with a common set of procedures, quality standards and a centralized information system for rapid and confidential communication.
Complete independence is another fundamental feature of our services. Translink is not engaged in any securities trading or financing business and is free of any institutional or national preference or alliance. All partners are operational and there are no outside shareholders. All clients can rely on the absence of any third-party interest in all countries where we operate.