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CFI Netherlands expands team with seasoned M&A professionals in Belgium

By joining forces with Forsite in Brussels, CFI Netherlands adds three senior partners to its team and strengthens its ability to realise its clients’ international ambitions. The combined team will continue leveraging its value proposition based on proven sector knowledge, extensive deal execution experience, international reach and deep-rooted local footprint.

Corporate Finance International (‘CFI’) is a trusted advisor with over 250 M&A professionals in 19 countries, specialising in cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, capital raisings, and related services all over the world. Our international sector teams work together seamlessly, across markets and industries worldwide to provide the best opportunities to middle-market companies, owned by entrepreneurs, private equity funds or publicly traded.

Throughout the last two decades, CFI Netherlands has built a solid reputation and a strong market position in its three core sectors: Business Services (especially in the HR verticals), Software & IT Services and Manufacturing & Industrials. Our view of providing superior advisory services based on the latest in-depth industry insights and knowledge in an international context has been recognised by our clients ever since.

Wim Folens (Forsite): “Our clients already highly value our expertise and hands on approach as illustrated by Forsite’s advisory role in the Huktra / Essers transaction which was awarded best middle-market M&A deal in Belgium last year. We look forward to engaging in additional international deal opportunities under the reputed CFI label and working closely with the Dutch team, a cooperation which has already proven to be successful in the last months.”

Roel ter Steeg (CFI): “CFI Netherlands has been very successful in the Belgian market in the last years and it has been our strong ambition to establish a solid and seasoned Belgian team with compatible sector and client focus. We have been particularly careful in choosing our new partners and we are convinced of a perfect match with Forsite.”

Over the last years, the number of cross-border transactions between Belgian and Dutch parties increased significantly. Our key role in these transactions underlines the rationale of the formation of an integrated Dutch-Belgian team. With a combined track-record of 24 HR services deals in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2018 and 2019 (25% of all HR transactions), CFI is well-known for its market leadership in M&A advisory services in the HR sector in the Benelux. Across all sectors, CFI advised on more than 50 deals in Belgium and the Netherlands in that same period.




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