International Banker names Degroof Petercam Best Investment Bank in Belgium
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 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.