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Mergers & Acquisitions
A merger or acquisition is an impactful event for any business. Clairfield Belgium possesses strong knowledge, expertise and experience to successfully manage such an impactful and complex process, from origination to execution. The success of these ventures is the optimal result for our clients, and while our advice is direct and focused, our thought process can be unconventional. With a track record of 12 years, we are confident independent advisers with entrepreneurial spirit, who have the drive to get our clients the best deal.
A company’s financials provide management with insight in to which activities create value and which don’t, and enable better decision making. Clairfield Belgium specialists can offer you their valuation expertise for every circumstance; sale of a company, financial dispute, tax issue, annual accounts purposes (impairments) or valuation of an employee stock/option plan.
Debt financing is often used to help a business grow; organically or through acquisitions. It is imperative to routinely scrutinise the financing obligations a company has committed itself to. The debt advisory specialists of Clairfield Belgium offer clients fitting solutions for their financing needs. With our broad sector specific knowledge and strong relationships, we are able to access attractive debt financing for our clients.
Tendering for large-scale infrastructure projects requires a creative but well-founded financial business case. The stakes are high. Typically, several consortia tender for these projects that involve hundreds of millions, if not billions of euros worth of contracts that stretch out over multiple decades. Clairfield Belgium have a very strong and respected track-record in realising (complex) project financing for infrastructure and energy projects.
Regulatory Advisory and Treasury Management
Energy, infrastructure, healthcare, communication and education are complex regulated markets. Clairfield Belgium holds unparalleled expertise in this field and understand the way these markets operate, the risks associated with them and the importance of treasury management.
In December 2021, Clairfield Belgium closed the refinancing of Brouwerij Martens’ debt portfolio. This transaction will enable the brewery group to continue its ambitious growth trajectory and execute its long-term financial strategic plan.
Founded in 1758, Brouwerij Martens (www.martens.be) is a family-owned brewery that has been at the top of the Belgian brewing industry for eight consecutive generations and is today managed by the Martens family. The brewery is engaged in the development, production, distribution and sale of private label beer as well as their own beer brands.
In 2018 Clairfield Belgium already acted as debt advisor to the family shareholders in the share buyback transaction from a non family shareholder and supported them in obtaining the required banking facilities. This new transaction underlines our long-term relationship with the brewery and we look forward to a continued collaboration in the future.
This transaction perfectly fits in our Debt & Capital Advisory Services, specialized in debt and equity advisory assignments as well as project finance. Through our Debt & Capital Advisory practice, Clairfield serves its clients on every step of their business journey which enables early detection of financing and strategic needs.
Advisor to seller
was sold to
Tilgmann Oy Ab sold Nordic Label Oy, the leading label manufacturer in Finland,
to Asteria Group, a Belgian label and packaging producer backed by Waterland
Nordic Label is the leading label manufacturer in Finland that manufactures high‐
quality labels with offset, flexo and digital printing machines for food and
beverage manufacturers and industrial applications. Nordic Label has a turnover
of about EUR 15 million and employs over 100 printing professionals.
Asteria Labels & Packaging is an international group active in production of a
wide range printed packaging materials. The group currently has 10 production
facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Denmark.
Advisor to seller
was acquired by
Precision Tubing Lichtervelde (PTL) is an integrated and circular plant that processes scrap aluminium into precision welded tubes for among others the HVAC, gardening and scaffolding industries. Clairfield International acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of PTL on the sale to Aurelius Group.
advised on a EUR 24.7m equity raise
Belgian Mobile ID recently closed a EUR 24.7m fundraising with six of its existing shareholders and FPIM-SPFI, as a new shareholder owned by the Belgian government who acquires 20% of the shares through its EUR 14.5m investment. Clairfield Belgium has successfully advised Belgian Mobile ID in the fundraising and the selection of the new shareholder. Belgian Mobile ID offers digital identification, authentication and signing services through its mobile application itsme®. The proceeds will be used to further nurture growth in both domestic and international markets. It was recently announced that itsme® serves as authentication means to log in to the CovidSafe.be application launched by the Belgian government, allowing Belgians to consult their Covid certificate.