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Lincoln International adds lead for Belgian M&A

Mid-market investment bank Lincoln International has appointed Siebrecht Declerck to spearhead its Belgian mergers & acquisitions (M&A) advisory activities. Declerck will work closely with Eric Wijs, Managing Director & Head of the Benelux, and Lincoln International’s global industry teams to further expand the firm’s presence in Belgium.

With one tightly integrated team of nearly 500 professionals across 20 locations in 15 countries, Lincoln International has become one of the leading mid-market M&A advisors worldwide, combining international reach and deep sector expertise. 

Since the creation of the Benelux team in 2010, Lincoln International has grown to become one of the leading mid-market M&A advisors in the region and has built a particular strong track-record of advising on sell-side transactions. Over the last 10 years, Lincoln International has successfully advised on a number of notable cross-border transactions involving Belgian private equity groups and corporates such as Beaulieu International Group, Cobepa, Desotec, Etex, Sioen Industries, Solvay and Straco.

Declerck joins Lincoln International from Rothschild & Co where he focused on M&A assignments in Belgium for a diversified set of clients including private equity groups (ao Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille, Ergon Capital Partners, Gilde Buy Out Partners, GIMV, SRIW, Verlinvest and Waterland Private Equity), large corporates and public sector clients in a variety of industries. In 2010, Siebrecht was involved in setting up the offices of the independent advisory firm Leonardo & Co in Brussels (subsequently acquired by Rothschild & Co in 2016).
Eric Wijs, Managing Director & Head of the Benelux, of Lincoln International, says: “We are very pleased with the development and growth of Lincoln International in the Benelux since the opening of our Amsterdam office in 2010. We look forward to working with Siebrecht and building on the success of our existing team and deep client relationships in the region.”

Declerck says: “I am excited to join Lincoln International. I firmly believe the combination of Lincoln International’s fully-integrated global platform, strong sector expertise and entrepreneurial culture is a critical differentiator as successful businesses increase their focus on international growth through cross-border M&A.”

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