Monday, December 17, 2018 — Degroof Petercam Investment Banking (DPIB) and IMAP have entered into a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, DPIB will act as IMAP’s exclusive corporate finance partner for M&A activities in Belgium and France as from January 2019. In Spain, DPIB will closely collaborate with IMAP Spain, Albia Capital Partners.
Founded in 1973, IMAP is an international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory partnership. It is located in 39 countries with more than 350 M&A professionals. IMAP advisors executed 197 transactions in 2017 with an average disclosed deal size of USD 71 million or a total annual amount of USD 12.0 billion. Through the first three quarters of 2018, IMAP professionals completed 140 M&A deals worth more than USD 6.0 billion.
The corporate finance department of DPIB offers a full range of independent financial advisory services with a team of 70 professionals based in Brussels, Paris, Lyon and Barcelona. In 2017, DPIB executed 94 mandates in advisory, M&A and capital markets, confirming its leading position in midcap corporate finance on the Belgian and French market.
Jurgis V Oniunas, chairman IMAP: “Degroof Petercam has a longstanding tradition in delivering intimate industry related knowledge and excellence in execution to its clients since its inception in 1871. We are impressed by their track record and share the same values. We are very happy to welcome Degroof Petercam as part of our global team.”
François Wohrer, Group Head of Investment Banking at Degroof Petercam: “We are looking forward to joining IMAP. In a context of ongoing market consolidation and globalization, our partnership with IMAP offers us a powerful means to deliver global reach and superior advisory expertise to our clients.”
Cyril Kammoun and Alexis Meeus, co-heads of DPIB Corporate Finance: “Mid-cap transactions are no longer pure domestic transactions. According to Thomson Reuters, cross-border M&A activity in 2017 accounted for 39% of the transactions overall in the world. We look forward to offer our clients and prospects in-depth expertise and a strong network for their international corporate finance transactions, especially in the USA and in Asia.”
Further information can be found in the attached article that features an interview with François Wohrer, Group Head of Degroof Petercam’s Investment Banking team.
About IMAP Inc.
IMAP advises primarily mid-sized companies and their shareholders on sales and acquisitions on a global scale, providing clients with entrepreneurial, unbiased advice and successfully helping them achieve their objectives. IMAP has closed over 2,100 transactions valued at $90bn in the last 10 years and is consistently ranked by Thompson Reuters as one of the top 10 international M&A advisory companies for mid-market transactions up to $500 million. See more at www.imap.com.
Press Contact IMAP:
Megan Bestic, Head of Marketing Communications, IMAP
T +353 86 236 8076
About Degroof Petercam Investment Banking
DP Investment Banking offers a full range of Corporate finance (M&A, Capital Markets and Advisory) and financial markets (equity research, intermediation and derivatives) services. Its team of 140 professionals is serving institutional investors, companies and entrepreneurs out of offices in Brussels, Paris, Lyon, Luxembourg, Barcelona and Amsterdam.
Degroof Petercam is a reference financial institution with a history dating back to 1871. As an independent group owned by family shareholders with a long-term commitment, we serve private and institutional investors. Our clients benefit from a unique combination of services in private banking, institutional asset management, investment banking (corporate finance and financial intermediation) and asset services. We manage assets of more than 55 billion euro for private investors and families, corporates, pension funds, universities, insurance companies, governmental and non-profit organizations. Headquartered in Brussels, we employ around 1 370 professionals through offices in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany and Italy.
Press Contact Degroof Petercam:
Bob De Leersnyder
External Communication Manager
T +32 2 662 87 03
The report is based on the results of a survey undertaken at the end of 2018, whereby IMAP partners across the world were asked for their views on the M&A markets in 2018, as well as their expectations for 2019.
IMAP was able to increase the number of successfully completed transactions in 2018: from 204 to 208 deals worldwide and from 20 to 25 transactions in Germany. This puts IMAP again among the top 10 M&A advisors for deals up to USD 500m in the Thomson Reuters ranking.