SOURCE: MK Finance

February 04, 2013 12:07 ET

MK Finance Joins In Extenso, France's Leading Accountancy

MK Finance Strengthens Its Ability to Assist Clients With Their Corporate Development Projects by Leveraging In Extenso's Nationwide Presence

PARIS--(Marketwire - Feb 4, 2013) - MK Finance and In Extenso signed their partnership agreement on January 17, 2013.

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The alliance brings together leaders in their respective sectors: MK Finance, ranked* 6th among Merger & Acquisition ("M&A") Advisory firms serving small- and mid-cap clients (transactions involving companies with an enterprise value under 50 million euros) and In Extenso, the leading chartered accountants in France and a subsidiary of Deloitte.

Founded by Patrice Klug in 2003, MK Finance is specialized in M&A Advisory Services. The Paris-based firm advises CEOs of small- and medium-sized businesses ("SMBs") on transactions worth between 1 and 50 million euros. It is focused on the following four activities:

  • M&A (including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs, management buy-ins, owner buy-outs, strategic alliances, and joint-ventures),
  • Strategic consulting (definition of acquisition or divestment strategies, valuation studies, and implementation of management consoles for corporate development),
  • Financial restructuring (cash management, liquidity optimization, debt restructuring),
  • Financing (strengthening the balance sheet, obtaining bank financing, innovation financing, export financing, and public financing).

MK Finance's team includes 15 professionals based in Paris, 8 regional managers spread across France, and 2 international offices. Christophe Estivin, CEO of MK Finance: "We wanted to partner with a powerful group with regional branch offices serving clients in the field. In Extenso, member of the group Deloitte, delivers these benefits as well as the excellent quality of its expertise."

The clients of this new alliance will find a comprehensive service offering providing risk management, support for all phases of corporate development projects.

Pierre Marque, CEO of In Extenso: "MK Finance will provide our group leading-edge expertise in M&A for companies of small and mid sizes, allowing us to continue expanding our services for leaders of enterprises of all sizes."

* Source: Thomson Reuters (past 4 years)

About MK Finance

MK Finance has specialized since 2003 in advisement and execution of financial strategies for small- and medium-sized businesses ("SMBs"). With 72 transactions completed over the past 4 years, MK Finance is the 6th largest French M&A firm advising business leaders on transactions valued between 1 and 50 million euros. MK Finance has completed nearly 200 M&A transactions across a variety of sectors since inception (70% involving the sale of SMBs).

MK Finance has French offices in Paris, Nantes, Rennes, Poitiers, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyon, and Orléans as well as foreign offices in Geneva and San Francisco.

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About In Extenso

In Extenso, subsidiary of Deloitte, is a major player in chartered accounting in France. With a network of 3800 professionals and 185 agencies spread across the country, In Extenso offers CEOs, artisans, merchants, independent service providers, and non-profits comprehensive, high-quality professional services that are delivered locally and highly responsive to client needs.

A major economic player in France, In Extenso is the preferred interlocutor for 80,000 clients across most sectors. In Extenso projects revenues in 2012-2013 of 300 million euros.

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