Mercados Energy Markets International S.L., a Spain-based energy consulting company with offices in six countries and operations worldwide, has completed the sale of 100% of its shares to ÅF AB. ÅF AB is a Swedish-based publicly traded technical consulting firm considered a global leader in advising on industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. The professionals and senior management of Mercados EMI remain with the company following the sale, and the business combination provides access to a greater pool of customer relationships while reinforcing the global presence and broad package of services offered by ÅF.
Luis M. Caruso, CEO and principal shareholder of Mercados EMI, noted, "We are excited about this pioneering transaction and believe it to be a significant step in Mercados EMI's strategy to expand our international presence and sustain growth, with the objective of doubling our division’s revenues by 2015." ÅF’s leadership commented that the acquisition is an excellent complement to the company’s Energy Division and permits ÅF to address client needs at points further up the value chain.
Fredericks Michael & Co. served as exclusive financial advisor to Mercados EMI in this transaction. Mr. Caruso highlighted that, “FM&Co. provided thoughtful guidance at key decision points during the transaction, identifying numerous attractive potential buyers and streamlining the sale process. FM&Co.’s advice was indispensable in the successful completion of the deal.”
About ÅF AB
ÅF is a global industry leader in the sector of technical consulting, with expertise drawn from more than a century of experience. ÅF offers value-added services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. Today, ÅF has more than 4,500 employees based across Europe, and its operations and clients can be found worldwide. For more information, please visit www.afconsult.com
About Mercados EMI
Headquartered in Madrid, Mercados EMI was founded in 1993 and has established offices in Russia, the UK, Turkey, India and Italy. Mercados EMI has developed an international reputation as a highly regarded technical consultancy with extensive experience in the areas of energy studies, policy design, payment models and energy reform. The company serves as a trusted advisor for clients that include non-governmental financial institutions, industrialized and developing-world governments as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies in more than 40 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.mercadosemi.com