Cross Border Deal of the Year 2020: ACXIT’s Trade Sale of RAFI to Oaktree

Frankfurt am Main, 26 January 2021. The M&A Advisor presented the winners of the 12th Annual International M&A Awards on Thursday, January 21 at the virtual International M&A Awards Gala. The trade sale of RAFI GmbH & Co. KG to funds management by Oaktree, exclusively advised by ACXIT Capital Partners, was named winner for “Cross Border Deal of the Year 2020”.

“It gives us great pleasure to recognize the transaction and ACXIT Capital Partners as M&A advisor to the sellers with the 2020 Cross Border Deal of the Year award, a prestigious distinction for international M&A firms and professionals. We have been honoring the leading international M&A transactions, companies, and dealmakers since 2009. This year, ACXIT Capital Partners was chosen from hundreds of participating firms to receive this award,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “They’ve earned this accolade by standing out in a field of very impressive competitors. Truly, ACXIT Capital Partners represents the very best of our international M&A industry.”

“We are honored that The M&A Advisor has recognized ACXIT for our advisory work on this very special transaction. The trade sale of RAFI, a leading supplier of electromechanical components, electronic assemblies and systems for human-machine communication, to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. will ensure the continuation of the successful development of the company and further accelerate RAFI’s internationalization strategy,” commented Thomas Klack, Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners.
“We are proud to be awarded for the quality of our work on this transaction and are most grateful to our clients, partners and specifically to our team. Receiving this years’ award for “Cross Border Deal of the Year 2020″ by The M&A Advisor again after 2019 and 2014 reinforces our continuous commitment to achieve outstanding results for our clients,” added Johannes H. Lucas, Managing Partner & Founder of ACXIT Capital Partners.

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ACXIT Capital Partners is a leading international corporate finance and financial advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. Since 1998, we offer our clients comprehensive corporate finance advisory services including M&A and capital markets advisory as well as restructuring, debt and real estate advisory. As an independent, privately owned firm we maintain offices and representations in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Hong Kong and New York as well as strong alliances in the UK and France. Our clients are corporations, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and family offices.



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