More than Corporate Finance

Our services

Independent Corporate Finance Advisory
Go to Selling a business

Selling a business

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.

Buying a business

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

Go to Capital Raising

Capital Raising

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.

Value optimisation

Our services go a lot further than traditional corporate finance. Our experts can help scale-ups with businessplans, strategy, go-to-market etc before raising capital.

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

Key people

Patrick Soetens

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

Ferdi Renier

Partner
Ferdi Renier brings over 30 years of experience gained at Generale Bank/Fortis, Merrill Lynch, QATIII Group and Baker Tilly. For 12 years he worked within M&A at Fortis and became its Co-Head of M&A.

David Donkers

Partner
David is a former partner of SDM-Valorum, Belgium’s biggest independent corporate finance house. He worked as CFO at SAP and is owner/CEO of DAGO, a leader in structured cabling.


Jan Vorstermans

Senior Adviser – Digital Transformation & Technology
Jan Vorstermans is the former Chief Operating Officer of Telenet. Since 2013 he focuses on helping startups grow. He’s a specialist in Digital Transformation and Technology.

Thierry Smets

Senior Adviser
Thierry Smets was CEO of Puilaetco Dewaay Private Bankers between 2011 and Feb 2018 and is a specialist in Financial Services, Wealth Management & Fintech.

Marc Strijbos

Senior Adviser – Life Sciences & Healthcare Technology
Marc brings international expertise in the Life Sciences – and related markets. He has more than 20 years of senior management and M&A experience and has extensive knowledge of American and Asian markets.

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