Ernest Partners

Your partner in capital advisory 

“We are a trust bridge between your company and your stakeholders”

Our Purpose

We bridge people, companies and ideas

Our Business

We stand by your side being a bridge between your company and your stakeholders

Our Name

Ernest_Henry_Shackleton

Inspired by Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer

Our Values

Durable

We approach every situation with an eye on the future

Durable

We challenge ourselves to reach solutions that will reach selected objectives and last through time

Collaborative

We encourage and trust each others’ contributions

We make success by fostering cooperation and valuing opinions & ideas

Adaptative

Every situation is unique

We leverage past experience to develop innovative solutions, adapted to specific needs

Our Team

 “Each member has sat on both sides of the table”

Sebastien D’Hondt

Sebastien D’Hondt

“Bring strength and resilience to companies”

Nicolas van Klinkenberg

Nicolas van Klinkenberg

“Let people and business flourish”

Luc Devroye

Luc Devroye

“Ensure the companies a future and stronger sustainability”

Philippe Fleurier

Philippe Fleurier

“Cash is key to ensure resiliency and to open growth opportunities”

Antonia Lauterbach

Antonia Lauterbach

“Create value through financial expertise”

David Dumoulin

David Dumoulin

“Diversity of funding sources ​ as driving force”

Peter Frijns

Peter Frijns

“Seeing the world with a critical eye and solving problems together”

João Neves Esteves

João Neves Esteves

“Capital allocation as the cornerstone for an exponential and collective growth of businesses and society”

Xavier de Troostembergh

Xavier de Troostembergh

“Building bridges between finance and business”

Our Services

Capital Advisory

They trust Ernest Partners

Besix

besix

‘Together with Besix commercial team we identified a common number of key clients, who they are and what their needs are, set up and rolled out a key account management programme, designing Sales Force requirement’

Sonaca (Industries)

sonaca

‘Supported Sonaca CFO and finance team in the negotiation with their banks of  the amendment of the existing facilities and extension of a new 50 m facility, benefitting from Covid-19 Belgian State Guarantee scheme’

Inoopa (Data Technology)

‘Advised and implementation support for Inoopa management on funding instruments through the crisis’

Euro Shoe Group

‘Advising the Euro Shoe Group on a new capital structure and funding of an ambitious plan, through a mix of institutional loan, shareholders loan and bank financing’

Alpha Thai (Food Retail)

Advising the management of the company on funding for the development of its Benelux master franchise, through a combination of platform financing, bank loans and regional institutional offices’

Morton Place (Real Estate)

‘After a thorough analysis of the business, advising the shareholder on financing, preparing the development of the activities’

Macan Development

Support in finding financing and a completion guarantee for a 130-unit residential project. Long-term collaboration on both senior and junior debt

Ernest Partners | Insights

Testimonial – Yeti

Testimonial – Yeti

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How do banks assess your company’s risk?

How do banks assess your company’s risk?

In the old days, you could meet with your banker over lunch and agree for the next year's funding. Today, this has become unthinkable. In the context of ongoing digitalization and further de-risking, banks continue to build a system that easily evaluates whether you...

Liquidity and borrowing rates for companies, unseen changes in 2022!

Liquidity and borrowing rates for companies, unseen changes in 2022!

It is now a well-known story that for the last two years, the world has been  financially flooded by easy and very cheap money from the FED (US) and the ECB (Europe). The FED balance sheet has now reached almost one third of the US Federal debt and both the ECB’s and...

Ernest Partners wishes you a happy and prosperous 2022!

Ernest Partners wishes you a happy and prosperous 2022!

2021 was another year of growth and learning at Ernest Partners. We would like to thank you for your trust in our company. We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year and we hope we can continue to grow and move forward together!

Job Offers

To help additional companies we are looking to increase and diversify our team. Do you feel like joining the adventure?

Send us your CV and cover letter at nicolas.van.klinkenberg@ernestpartners.eu

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