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.
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