In addition to support and advice on mergers, acquisitions and debt (re)financing, the largest independent corporate finance house in the Dutch market will also start providing adisory services to (listed) companies with regard to share issues, IPOs, recapitalizations and public takeovers.
Oaklins Netherlands is anticipating on the underlying growth trend of IPOs and equity issues on the Dutch stock market. Since the second half of 2014 a number of interesting Dutch companies have chosen for a listing in Amsterdam, including Grand Vision, IMCD, Lucas Bols and more recently Refresco. This renewed interest in the stock market is largely driven by the scarcity of available credit as a result of further tightening in banking legislation. Next to this there is growing confidence among listed companies to start acquiring again, a renewed interest of Anglo-Saxon institutional investors in the Dutch stock market and an increased interest from private equity parties to realize exits via IPOs.
On 1 April 2015, Gerbrand ter Brugge (49) has been appointed Managing Partner Equity & ECM Advisory. Gerbrand will further grow and expand this new activity in the coming years. Gerbrand has over 20 years of experience in the world of equities and equity capital markets and has previously worked as Head of Equities at ABN Amro and ING. More recently he was a board member at Bank Oyens & Van Eeghen and responsible for the corporate finance activities.
With this last step Oaklins Netherlands is now able to provide integrated advice to its (listed) corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, debt, equity and equity capital markets.
Additionally, potential entrants on the stock market can be properly advised at an early stage, including the optimization of the capital structure in the preparation towards an IPO.
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