Corporate Finance - Financial Innovation

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Corporate Finance - Financial Innovation
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Sell-Side Advisory

In these transactions, our role is to maximize your exit value by getting you the best deal the market has to offer. We can find you the most suitable buyer using our extensive network. We provide expert advice and highly personalized services from the early conversations to the negotiations and due diligence.

Buy-Side Advisory

Finwise can help you develop your acquisition strategy, Identify potential targets, assess the valuation, negotiate the deal through to completion, raise the necessary capital.

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Fundraising Support

We advise business owners on their external financing options to support growth. We have the knowledge and existing relationships to source capital and debt using our large network.

Go to Financial Innovation Advisory

Financial Innovation Advisory

We help banks, wealth managers create or enhance their own digital wealth management platform. We are highly flexible and can suggest different modules per your specific needs.

Our team brings you a rare combination of experienced financial experts with a successful track record gained within the financial industry.

Key people

Patrick Soetens

Managing Partner/Founder
Patrick Soetens has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and has a track record in building online financial services. He was the founder and managing director of online bank Keytrade Bank Switzerland from 2008 to 2016.

Ferdi Renier

Partner – Corporate Finance
Ferdi Renier brings over 30 years of experience within the financial sector gained at Generale Bank, Fortis, Merrill Lynch, QATIII Group and Baker Tilly Belgium. For over 12 years he worked within M&A at Fortis and became the bank’s Co-Head of M&A assisting Fortis clients with capital raising, acquisitions and selling companies.

Jorn De Boeck

Partner – Financial Innovations
Jorn De Boeck, CFA is an established expert in portfolio optimization, quantitative finance and risk analysis. One of his recent projects was to create the quantitative model behind the robo-advisory solution recently launched on the Belgian market by online broker Binckbank.

Thierry Smets

Member of the Advisory Board
Thierry Smets was Chief Executive Officer of Puilaetco Dewaay Private Bankers between 2011 and Feb 2018. He joined Puilaetco as Member of the Executive Board in 2004 in charge of Operations and was previously active within KBL epb group in Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Patrick Boulin

Member of the Advisory Board
Patrick brings more than 25 years of management experience within the banking sector and has rare insight in the latest innovations in digital banking and finance. He was a Member of the Executive Board at Keytrade Bank between 2005 and 2017.

Eddy Van Cutsem

Member of the Advisory Board
Eddy has a wealth of management experience in the European (re)insurance sector. He was MD of Royal Bank of Canada’s reinsurance company in Ireland from 2001 until 2014. Since 2014 he is an independent consultant and he has been involved in several projects related to the (re)insurance sector and Insurtech startups.

Our approach is practical, common sense and result driven. You can count on our discretion and professional approach.

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