JANAS maintains representation in foreign venues that include London, Ljubljana, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou. JANAS recently completed a transaction for a German client and has sold US companies to Canadian buyers. Foreign clients include transactions in healthcare products, manufacturing, and distribution. JANAS has represented USA-based clients with international sell side, buyside, and consulting assignments.

JANAS has extensive experience serving international and domestic clients with international operations and interests at home and abroad. Services provided include Mergers & Acquisitions – Sell Side and Buy Side, Manufacturing Supply and Terms, Economic Feasibility Studies, and Initial Public Offering Preparation. JANAS’ experience includes more than 30 foreign countries and territories.

Although the world has become global, high stakes transactions often ‘go off the rails’ due to underlying cultural preferences and differences. JANAS applies its cross-cultural experience to identify and bridge these differences. JANAS supports clients in successful international transactions and operating relationships.

JANAS professionals understand the intricacies of conducting business in a variety of cultures. Firm Professionals and Staff members started their careers and education in other countries. The firm has interfaced and gained cooperation from United States Embassies and Ambassadors and US Chamber of Commerce offices abroad to enhance its contacts in other countries.

Telling your story and closing your deal across language and cultural lines are key in international deals.


Martek Group, subsidiary of a French company engaged, JANAS for a buyside assignment. JANAS identified 14 potential US acquisitions including 8 Target companies that Martek had unsuccessfully approached. Martek successfully completed a strategic acquisition of a Target. The French parent and its subsidiaries subsequently sold.

German headquartered company, William Prym Holding GmbH, engaged JANAS to lead the effort to acquire Sher Plastics, Inc., a New York provider of Fashion Industry products. JANAS identified Sher as a Target and developed a relationship with the owners. JANAS negotiated basic acquisition terms, prepared the Letter of Intent, and participated in the transaction closing.

JANAS accepted a buyside assignment from Technology4Medicine to acquire Fotona, a medical products manufacturer located in Slovenia. JANAS negotiated the basic terms of a transaction and arranged financing from a US based Private Equity Group, the first to invest in Slovenia, and a Russian headquartered bank. JANAS obtained support from the Embassy of the United States and the American Chamber of Commerce.

JANAS directed the sale of American Draft Equipment, Inc., Draft Beer Suppliers, to Micro Matic, a subsidiary of its Denmark based parent company. The transaction was funded 100% as a Leveraged Buyout.

JANAS as engaged by Subsea Solutions, Inc. to structure a roll-up of similar companies. JANAS determine the relative value of Subsea and companies headquartered in the Caribbean and the Netherlands. Companies headquartered in the North Sea and the Mediterranean resulted in multi-continent service operations.

JANAS was engaged to identify financing for Living Edge (Aust) Pty., Ltd. to acquire Design Within Reach. JANAS professionals traveled to Australia to review company criteria and operations. JANAS obtained a $100+ million commitment from a Private Equity Group to finance the proposed acquisition.

Purever Industries, a European based manufacturer of Refrigerator Doors, Panels and Cold Storage Systems for customers throughout Europe and Africa, engaged JANAS to consult on turnaround strategies. JANAS recommended expansion into North Africa and the USA. A subsidiary, Cold Kit, enhanced its market position in those markets.

JANAS was engaged to consult with the owners of Snaidero USA, an affiliate of an Italian manufacturer of Luxury Kitchen and Bathroom Designs and installation. JANAS provided advice to achieve enhanced valuation o the company and acquisition strategies.



Initial Public Offering Readiness Dalian, PRC (China)

Ljubljana Slovenia. Laser Medical Products, Buyside

Acquisition Funding Melbourne, Australia

Equity Raise Lanzhou, China

Metalworking Lubricants Identify USA Partners Shanghai, China

Merger Valuations International Partners Netherlands, Caribbean

Enterprise Sale Kaiping, Guangdong, China


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A testimonial is no guarantee of future performance or success.

My partner and I entered a buy side agreement with JANAS. The firm identified numerous targets and arranged financing. Working as a team, we identified potential targets and met with several lenders. Ultimately, I accepted an executive position with an international Fashion Industry company that engaged JANAS to pursue the acquisition of a company identified in the original search. JANAS professionals arranged and attended meetings, prepared the Letter of Intent, negotiated with the sellers, and interfaced with the acquirers M&A Department resulting in the successful acquisition of the targeted company. All in all, my experience with JANAS was excellent.

Brian Moore

CEO, Prym Fashion

The advice and focus by JANAS that our company became more financially transparent turned out to be the best advice ever. The insistence of JANAS professionals showed an understanding of many challenges. The approach recommended resulted in a highly successful IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Huang Yi

Co-Founder and Senior Executive,
Zhongsheng Holding Co., Inc.
Dalian, China, PRC

JANAS brought to Slovenia a knowledge of Merger & Acquisitions that did not previously exist in such detail. JANAS demonstrated an ability to continue with a difficult transaction for a company controlled by the Slovenian government. The transaction closed – after 37 months. We would never have closed this transaction if we did not have Carter Freeman on our side. His exceptional emotional intelligence and his eagerness to close the transaction made it work. Thank you, Carter!

Uros Krizanec

Managing Partner, Sibincic
Krizanec, Attorneys at Law,
Ljubljana, Slovenia