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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...

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!

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 – but not as easy as they imagine – 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. ...

Why Ernest Partners ?

Why Ernest Partners ?

Ernest is a well-known name in Belgium, by the name of the founder of Solvay in 1863, one of our most respected Belgian industrial multinational companies. But our partnership has been named after another Ernest, Sir Ernest Shackleton. This Irish Antarctic explorer...

A brick increasingly difficult to digest

A brick increasingly difficult to digest

The Belgian has "a brick in his belly".  Who doesn't know this adage?  And it can be seen in the figures for the construction sector, which represents a little over 5% of the country's 2019 GDP.  This sector alone...

Mind the working capital gap!

Mind the working capital gap!

Looking at your working capital during the crisis? Imagine a business to business wholesale company. After celebrating a good year production and stocks are being built up for a strong spring season. All ready? Boom! Lock Down! Unprecedent in the Corona crisis was the...

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