International Banker names Degroof Petercam Best Investment Bank in Belgium

Renowned London-based magazine International Banker awarded Degroof Petercam Investment Banking the title of “Best Investment Bank in Belgium”. The jury evaluated not only the quality of the services Degroof Petercam Investment Banking offers its clients, but also took into account criteria such as financial soundness, corporate governance, transparency and sustainability.

Readers of International Banker can nominate financial institutions which they know, from experience, to stand out. These submissions are furthermore screened and evaluated based on International Banker’s research after which the organization enters into dialogue with the shortlisted candidates.

François Wohrer, Group Head of Degroof Petercam Investment Banking : “Winning an award which incorporates client satisfaction, both in the nomination process and the nominees evaluation, is a confirmation that we make a difference for our clients thanks to our client proximity and our model combining financial advisory, financial markets and M&A.”

Strong performances despite uncertain markets

After a very strong 2018, 2019 also promises to be a very good year for Degroof Petercam Investment Banking. Although uncertainties related to threats of trade wars, a yet unresolved Brexit and other geopolitical tensions may weigh on companies long-term planning, deal activity remains strong thanks to international expansion, industry consolidation, succession and Private Equity transactions.

Degroof Petercam Investment Banking believes it will continue to contribute to the success of its clients and the bank as a whole.

François Wohrer, Group Head of Degroof Petercam Investment Banking : “We don’t only advise on mergers and acquisitions, debt  or equity capital market transactions. Thanks to our  trading room and  network, we can  also implement what we advise. As such, we fully play our role as a link between investors and corporates. This, combined with our wide breadth of our expertise, allows us to help our clients to seize market opportunities, even in times of  uncertainty .”

In 2018, Degroof Petercam Investment Banking successfully completed 99 mandates in advisory, M&A and capital market activities, of which 45 M&A mandates for a total of 2.8 billion euro.

A Belgian pan-European Investment Bank

The Belgian headquartered Investment bank employs over 130 experts in financial markets and corporate finance  and has teams in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain. This network, combined with Degroof Petercam’s exclusive partnershipwith the international network IMAP, allow Degroof Petercam Investment Banking to accompany its clients throughout Europe and beyond.

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About Degroof Petercam

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. The total clients assets (under management, under administration and in custody)is close to 75 billion euro.

Headquartered in Brussels, we employ more than 1,400 professionals through offices in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany and Italy.

Degroof Petercam
Rue de l'Industrie | Nijverheidsstraat 44
1040 Brussels