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Carlsquare acquires Centric Advisors

15 Jun 2018

Carlsquare acquires the London firm Centric Advisors. Shortly after the acquisition of Swedish company Carlsquare Carlsquare takes its second international step and the companies join forces to execute on their joint vision of delivering excellence in investment banking for entrepreneurs. The transaction is depending on FCA Approval.

Carlsquare acquires 100% of London-based Centric Advisors. Their founder Arnold Holle has been in investment banking for more than 20 years with positions, amongst others, at Goldman Sachs, UBS, Houlihan Lokey and PiperJaffray. As partner he will be the head of CatCap’s London office and the retail and consumer goods practice. Just recently he advised on the acquisition of the German, Swiss and Austrian operations of Toys ‘R’ Us by Irish-British competitor Smyths. 

In Germany, Carlsquare is one of the leading M[&]A advisors. Twothirds of the transactions advised by Carlsquare are cross-border. Carlsquare is already internationally represented by its Globalscope partnership network with 55 partners in 46 countries. Due to the importance of the British market, Carlsquare has decided to be represented there with its own location through the acquisition of Centric advisors.

While everyone talks Brexit, Carlsquare does the opposite. To the benefit of our clients. From now on we will not only close deals with British investors, but also have our own office in London. Please drop by or call if you have a transaction in mind. For retail and consumer deals you will have Arnold Holle as your main contact.

Caspar Stauffenberg, Managing Partner at Carlsquare, comments: „We are excited to have Arnold and his team joining us and help us to accomplish our mission in building a strong presence in Europe. Arnold has proven his excellence in investment banking over many years. Having him as a partner will further strengthen our capacity to be the best M[&]A advisor of choice for European Entrepreneurs.” 

“CatCap advised the founders and investors in Invincible Brands, the leading marketer via social media in Continental Europe. Acting on the buy-side, we were utterly impressed with the perfect presentation of the opportunity, the accomplished negotiation tactics and the flawless execution of this transaction by Carlsquare. Carlsquare is the most successful advisor in the German mid-cap M[&]A market and we are excited to join this phenomenal platform. Our focus will be on internationalizing the business further, leveraging the Globalscope partnership.” says Arnold Holle.

About Carlsquare

Carlsquare – a partner-led corporate finance boutique – supports companies and their shareholders in the implementation of strategic goals and offers integrated cross-border M[&]A advice for medium-sized transactions. Carlsquare is represented in Germany in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. Next to Stockholm in Sweden the merger creates another international location in London and the company grows up to 56 employees.

About Centric Advisors

Centric Advisors is a consumer and retail focused corporate finance boutique, specialising in mid-market companies and family-owned businesses in the UK. It was set up in 2016 by Arnold Holle in response to the increasing commoditisation and run-of-the-mill advice provided by integrated banks and larger corporate finance houses. At Centric Advisors, we pride ourselves on independent advice, provided by small teams in a close dialogue with the client. We take the time to understand the client’s business and the shareholders’ individual needs.

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