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Guillaume-Hadrien Marion has joined us as an Associate Partner!

Guillaume-Hadrien Marion has joined us as an Associate Partner!

Guillaume-Hadrien Marion has recently joined the Ernest Partners team as an Associate Partner. He is an experienced professional with multiple accomplishments in several dimensions of corporate finance and notable M&A and Private Equity. Guillaume-Hadrien started...

Ernest Partners wishes you a Happy New Year 2023!

Ernest Partners wishes you a Happy New Year 2023!

2022, another year of growth for Ernest Partners ūüďą ūüĎć   Our traditional year end message gives you a little insight in what drives us everyday at Ernest ūü§Ě ‚ú® We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year and we are looking forward to grow and move...

We are pleased to welcome Laurent Carlier at Ernest Partners !

We are pleased to welcome Laurent Carlier at Ernest Partners !

Laurent Carlier has joined the Ernest team as a part-time Associate Partner. Laurent is an experienced CFO with a strong business focus. He has a strong interest in innovation, investment decisions, financing and Sustainability. He enjoys helping organizations to...

Tali is joining Ernest Partners

Tali is joining Ernest Partners

This week, Tali Chafai has joined our team as Office Manager! Tali has a long career as Project Manager for the Bank of New York Mellon and bpost. After acquiring organization skills and implementing tools for continuous improvement in both companies, Tali launched...

Welcome Elisa

Welcome Elisa

We welcome Elisa Renard to our team! She has joined Ernest Partners as an Analyst. Recently returned from a 6-month trip to Latin America, Elisa is starting her first professional experience at Ernest Partners. She has a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Master...

Welcome Dennis

Welcome Dennis

We are pleased to announce that Dennis Dendas has joined our team as an Associate. He launched his career at the Investor Relations team of Telenet, a listed Belgian telecommunication player. He provided for the full external financial communication, keeping an open...

Testimonial – Yeti

Testimonial – Yeti

We zijn heel blij om dit successverhaal te kunnen delen! Lees hieronder de testimonial van Yeti zelf! "Covid was uiteraard een moeilijke periode voor onze sector, en de impact op ons familiebedrijf is veel verder gegaan dan de business alleen. Tot en met 2019 hebben...

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...

Are debt funds a relevant funding source for my company?

Are debt funds a relevant funding source for my company?

When it comes to funding, companies almost instinctively turn to banks. They often have an established relationship with their banks and it is rather convenient ‚Äď but not as easy as they imagine ‚Äď to get bank financing. But what banks propose is not always adapted to...

Leasing

Leasing

Real Estate Your most valuable assets are an important source to maximize your financing through a (finance) lease. But it can be complex. Will you get the best leasing solution? A real estate lease must be customized on a tax, legal, accounting and business-economic...

Belgian Banking Landscape

Belgian Banking Landscape

80 banks are registered with the National Bank of Belgium. Beyond the banks incorporated under Belgian law (28), branches of foreign banks are also active in Belgium, both from the European Economic Area (46) and from non-EEA countries (6). France, The Netherlands and...

The Risk of Becoming ESG-Obsolete

The Risk of Becoming ESG-Obsolete

In the past few years, the financial sector started acknowledging the important effects of ESG-related problematics in their long-term investment and credit portfolios. Starting with the alarming pace of climate change, lenders and investors realized the amount of...

We are pleased to welcome Peter Frijns in our team at Ernest Partners

We are pleased to welcome Peter Frijns in our team at Ernest Partners

Peter holds a MSc degree in Finance as well as a MSc degree in International Management. He has gained international experience by living abroad in many different countries during his studies and his internship experiences in finance roles at Adidas, PepsiCo and...

Why does diversity in the workplace really matter?

Why does diversity in the workplace really matter?

In our previous post, I shared my experience about being a foreign woman navigating in the Belgian financial job market. In addition, we pointed out how Belgian companies could take a better advantage of the rich cultural diversity that exists in the country, in the...

The impact of ESG reporting on banks and corporates (part 3)

The impact of ESG reporting on banks and corporates (part 3)

This post is the last of three to be published in our attempt to summarize the impact of ESG regulations. 5.   How will it affect corporates? Eventually all companies will be required to report on adherence to ESG policies and to report on climate risk and...

The impact of ESG reporting on banks and corporates (part 2)

The impact of ESG reporting on banks and corporates (part 2)

More and more clients ask us when and how ESG will impact their activity and the way they interact with their banks. This post is the second of three to be published in our attempt to summarize the impact of ESG regulations for the companies. 3.   How does ESG scoring...

The impact of ESG reporting on banks and corporates

The impact of ESG reporting on banks and corporates

In our role on capital advisory and debt finance, more and more clients ask us when and how ESG will impact their activity and the way they interact with their banks. This post is the first of three in our attempt to summarize the impact of ESG regulation. 1. ...

Philippe joining Ernest Partners will enhance CFO experience in our team

Philippe joining Ernest Partners will enhance CFO experience in our team

Business is flourishing and Ernest Partners' team keeps on growing! We are delighted to welcome Philippe Fleurier among us. Philippe has experience as a CFO in multiple contexts, particularly in a listed group and in companies under LBO. He has extensive practice in...

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