WE DO NOT WANT TO BE
JUST ANOTHER CORPORATE FINANCE FIRM
WE AIM TO BE
THE BEST CORPORATE FINANCE FIRM

 
  • What we bring

    • Track records of success at leading investment banks
    • Over 70 years of combined experience
      • based on more than 150 transactions
      • with an aggregate value in excess of EUR 50 billion
    • Deep sector knowledge
    • A network of industry experts and like minded international partners
  • Sector expertise

    Although we have advised in the full range of business sectors, we have developed particularly strong sector knowledge, track records and networks, within:

    • Food
    • Consumer Goods
    • Industrials
    • Construction
  • Our DNA

    The partners of OXEYE Advisors have a joint background
    at the Corporate Finance & Capital Markets department of MeesPierson,
    where we developed our shared values for quality, creativity,
    perseverance, commitment and independence

  • Our approach

    When you work with OXEYE Advisors, expect a partnership built on a shared goal of getting the deal done at optimal terms attractive to you:

    • Your interests prevail over ours
    • We run our own company: our sole accountability is to our client
    • We focus on matters that have a meaningful impact on your strategy and financial position
    • Both in the short and long term
  • What it takes

     

    • Independence, resulting in unbiased advice
    • Ability to meet tight schedules
    • Excellence in tough negotiations
    • Internal drive to exceed expectations
    • An optimistic mind, whatever happens
  • What it gives

     

    • Clients who trust us
    • Counterparties who respect us
    • Repeat mandates from long-standing relationships
    • Sector knowledge and strategic insight
    • Fun at the workplace
  • Our approach

    We have a different approach That’s why we started OXEYE Advisors

    Rumours   Ideas
    Deal talking   Deal making
    Advisor   Partner
    Pressure   Preparation
    Claiming   Sharing
    Maximizing   Optimizing
  • What we offer

    OXEYE Advisors provides independent corporate finance advisory services to corporates, private equity investors, family offices and individuals for:

    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Financing
    • Corporate Development
    • Special Assignments
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    We advise our clients on transactions of all sizes, from large cross border deals through to smaller tailor made transactions

    • Acquisitions
    • Divestments
    • Leveraged Buyouts
    • Mergers
    • Public Offers

    We believe in preparation. Devise scenarios, set limits, consider options.         Have the homework done before you go out. Then we push ahead where others would typically settle

  • Financing

    Our independent advisory model enables us to objectively examine all possible financing structures and alternatives, select the best solution for our clients and assist with arranging the (re)financing

    • Debt Advisory
    • Debt Restructuring
    • Equity Advisory

    Corporate finance is more than just M&A. It is about anything on the right hand side of the balance sheet

  • Corporate Development

    We assist our clients with strategic advisory resulting in a long term corporate development plan:

    • Identifying, analysing and evaluating strategic alternatives
    • Developing a coherent strategic M&A agenda
    • Assisting with the actual implementation

    For us a transaction is not just a deal. It forms part of a corporate development strategy. We can help you setting up a long term corporate development plan which may lead to transactions on the way

  • Special Assignments

    We offer our clients a broad range of other corporate finance services:

    • Business plan assessments
    • Financial and M&A sounding board
    • Valuation services
    • Takeover defense preparations and execution
    • Fairness opinions
  • Latest transactions

    OXEYE Advisors has advised on the following successfully completed transactions

    2017

    PartsPoint Group
    has sold
    its BE-LUX AD business
    to Doyen Auto

    2017

    Andus Group
    has sold
    non-core assets
    to voestalpine

    2016

    Roger Bacon
    has arranged
    growth capital through
    ABN AMRO
    Informal Investment Services

    2016

    NPM Capital & management
    have acquired
    Deli Home & Garden

    2016

    Airopack Technology Group
    has acquired
    full ownership of
    its Airolux JV with Resilux

    EUR 62 million

    2016

    Goldman Sachs & Silverfern
    have acquired
    Continental Bakeries

  • Latest transactions

    OXEYE Advisors has advised on the following successfully completed transactions

    2016

    Chocolaterie Ickx 
    has acquired
    Pralibel

    2015

    The European Candy Group
    has acquired
    Sulá

    2015

    Airopack Technology Group
    has arranged
    equity & debt funding from
    Apollo Global Management 

    EUR 122 million

    2015

    Grontmij
    has been acquired
    by Sweco
    through a public offer

    EUR 354 million

    2015

    Airopack Technology Group
    has acquired
    part of the activities of Proficos

    2015

    Airopack Technology Group
    has arranged
    debt funding for its Airolux JV
    and amended
    the JV & license arrangements

  • Latest transactions

    OXEYE Advisors has advised on the following successfully completed transactions

    2015

    Vullen of Voeden
    has established
    youth sport & nutrition initiative
    ‘Balletje Breed’

    2014

    Bencis Capital Partners
    has acquired
    Morubel

    2014

    Trust Office Foundation Management & Employees IHC

    2014

    Oventwee Holding
    has sold
    Eurobakers Group & Rina
    to ARYZTA

    2014

    AutoBinck Holding
    has aquired
    the BWM/MINI dealerships
    Martinistad, Vriesendijk & Dijker

  • Previous experience

    Before OXEYE Advisors, we worked at several employers including leading investment banks and businesses of our own. We bring over 70 years of combined experience, based on more than 150 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of EUR 50 billion.

    2017

    PartsPoint Group
    has sold
    its BE-LUX AD business
    to Doyen Auto

    2017

    Andus Group
    has sold
    non-core assets
    to voestalpine

    2016

    Roger Bacon
    has arranged
    growth capital through
    ABN AMRO
    Informal Investment Services

    2016

    NPM Capital & management
    have acquired
    Deli Home & Garden

    2016

    Airopack Technology Group
    has acquired
    full ownership of
    its Airolux JV with Resilux

    EUR 62 million

    2016

    Goldman Sachs & Silverfern
    have acquired
    Continental Bakeries

    2016

    Chocolaterie Ickx 
    has acquired
    Pralibel

    2015

    The European Candy Group
    has acquired
    Sulá

    2015

    Airopack Technology Group
    has arranged
    equity & debt funding from
    Apollo Global Management 

    EUR 122 million

    Year    Client   Sector          Description     Deal size 
    2016   Food Advised Menken Orlando and its shareholders on the rearrangement of their shareholdings Undisclosed
    2016   Food Advised a group of investors on the acquisition of Pandriks Bake-Off Undisclosed
    2015 tencate Industrials Advised Royal Ten Cate on the public offer by Gilde Buy Out Partners EUR 907 mio
    2015 Industrials Advised the private shareholder of Verolme Special Equipment on the sale to Bencis Undisclosed
    2015 Industrials Advised Nordian on the sale of Brakel to GIMV Undisclosed
    2015 Food Advised De Bioderij on the sale to Cérélia Undisclosed
    2015 Industrials Advised Andus Group and De Hoge Dennen on the acquisition of a minority stake by De Hoge Dennen Undisclosed
    2015 Industrials Advised H2 Capital Partners on the sale of Isero to Grafton (UK) EUR 92 mio
    2015 Food Advised ENKCO Foodgroup and its shareholders on the sale to Gilde Buy Out Partners  Undisclosed
    2015 Agriculture Advised Dümmen Orange (formerly DNA Green Group) on the acquisition of Rijnplant Undisclosed
    2014 Industrials Advised voestalpine (AT) on the sale of Flamco to Aalberts Industries Undisclosed
    2014 Industrials Advised Egeria on the acquisition of JET Group from H2 Capital Partners Undisclosed
    2014 Industrials Bookrunner for the TKH Group equity offering EUR 75 mio
    2013 Industrials Advised STAK Management & Personeel IHC on the rearrangement of the STAK, Rabo Capital and Parkland shareholdings in IHC Merwede Undisclosed
    2013 Beverages Fund raising for organic soda start-up Veri (US) USD 20 mio
    2013 Food Advised Bakkersland on the refinancing and extension of its bank facilities EUR 116 mio
    2013 Food Advised Bencis on the acquisition of Continental Candy Industries from a private investor Undisclosed
    2013 Beverages Advised Heineken on the sale of Pago International (AT) to Eckes-Granini Group (DE) Undisclosed
    2013 Industrials Advised Markeur on the acquisition of a portfolio of petrol stations from Esso Undisclosed
    2012 tt-group Industrials Advised TKH Group on its public offer for Augusta Technologie (DE) EUR 176 mio
    2012 Fashion Retail Advised 2Deal Ventures on the sale of Claudia Sträter to FNG Undisclosed
    2012 Industrials Advised Accell Group on the acquisition of Raleigh Cycle (UK) from private equity and individual investors EUR 76 mio
    2011 Industrials Advised the Supervisory Board of Gamma Holding on the public offer by Gilde Buy Out Partners & Parcom Capital and provided a fairness opinion EUR 218 mio
    2011 Industrials Advised Accell Group on the acquisition of a 22% stake in Derby Cycle (DE) from Finatem (DE) and through stock exchange purchases and the subsequent sale to Pon Holding Germany EUR 46 mio
    2010 Fashion Retail Advised CoolCat on the acquisition of MS Mode from Maxeda Retail Group Undisclosed
    2010 Food Advised Unilever on the licensing of its Du Darfst brand in Germany to Wernsing Group, Müller Group, Wingert, TrendMeal and Bell/Zimbo Undisclosed
    2010 Food Advised Vandemoortele (BE) on the acquisition of the margarine and frying fats business from Van Dijk Food Products Undisclosed
    2010 canon Industrials Advised Canon (JP) on its public offer for Océ EUR 730 mio
    2010 Food Advised Greencore on the sale of its European chilled sandwiches, pizzas and sauces operations to Parcom Capital Undisclosed
    2009 Industrials Advised ERIKS group on the public offer by SHV and provided a fairness opinion EUR 528 mio
    2009 iniq Industrials Advised Uniq (UK) on the sale of its prepared salads and delicatessen manufacturers Nadler (DE) and Lisner (PO) to IFR Capital / Homann Feinkost (DE) EUR 29 mio
    2009 Industrials Global Co-ordinator for the Draka equity offering EUR 101 mio
    2009 Food Global Co-ordinator for the Wavin rights issue EUR 228 mio
    2009 Utilities Provided a fairness opinion to Essent for the sale of its waste management business Undisclosed
    2009 iniq Food Advised Uniq (UK) on the sale of prepared salads and sandwich manufacturer Johma to Gilde Equity Management Benelux Undisclosed
    2009 Construction Global Co-ordinator for the Heijmans rights issue EUR 101 mio
    2008 Services Advised Adecco (CH) on its public offer for DNC De Nederlanden Compagnie EUR 56 mio
    2008 lion-capital Food Advised Lion Capital (UK) on the acquisition of Ad van Geloven from Egeria EUR 290 mio
    2008 Food Advised Barilla (IT) on the sale of Quality Bakers to Bakkersland Undisclosed
    2008 Food Advised Continental Bakeries on the acquisition of Gillebagaren (SE) from Valora Holding (CH) Undisclosed
    2008 Industrials Advised Andus Group on its public offer for Gouda Vuurvast EUR 23 mio
    2008 eriks Industrials Advised ERIKS group on its public offer for Econosto EUR 133 mio
    2007 Food Advised Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity) (DE) on the sale of pasta manufacturer Birkel Teigwaren (DE) to Ebro Puleva (ES) EUR 30 mio
    2007 keltec Industrials Advised Keltec Dispensing Systems and its shareholders on the sale to MeadWestvaco (US) Undisclosed
    2007 Beverages Advised the family shareholders of Grolsch in the public takeover by SABMiller (ZA) EUR 816 mio
    2007 Industrials Global Co-ordinator for the Samas rights issue EUR 35 mio
    2007 Food Advised NPM Capital on its investment in frozen vegetables processor Dujardin Foods (BE) Undisclosed
    2007 Food Advised Continental Bakeries on the acquisition of biscuits manufacturer Stieffenhofer (DE) Undisclosed
    2007 Industrials Provided a fairness opinion to Arcelor (LU) on its legal merger with ArcelorMittal (LU) EUR 82 bn
    2007 Industrials Global Co-ordinator for the ERIKS group equity issue EUR 126 mio
    2006 Food Advised Unilever on the divestiture of frozen snacks manufacturer Mora (NL/BE) to Ad van Geloven Undisclosed
    2006 Food service Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of Inversco to Sligro Food Group EUR 90 mio
    2006 Industrials Advised ERIKS group on the acquisition of WYKO Holdings (UK) EUR 206 mio
    2006 Woningbeheer NV Real estate Advised the municipality of The Hague in the sale of Woningbeheer NV to Staedion Undisclosed
    2006 Healthcare Provided a fairness opinion to Pharming for the acquisition of DNage Undisclosed

    2006

    Food Retail Advised Barilla (IT) on the sale of its bakery subsidiary Market Food Group (‘t Stoepje)  Undisclosed
    2006 Food Advised Sara Lee/DE on the divestiture of snacks division Duyvis and Benenuts (FR) to Pepsico (US) EUR 130 mio
    2006 Food Advised Sara Lee/DE on the divestiture of rice manufacturer Lassie to SOS Cuétara (ES) EUR 52 mio
    2006 SIVEX AGRO Industrials Advised Sivex Agro (BE) on its public offer for Koninklijke Begemann Groep EUR 41 mio
    2006 Food Retail Advised Barilla (IT) on the sale of bakery retail chain Bart’s Retail (Bakker Bart) to Gilde Undisclosed
    2006 Industrials Advised Rexam (UK) on its public offer for Airspray EUR 153 mio
    2005 Food Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the acquisition of shrimp processor Heiploeg from UBS (UK) Undisclosed
    2005 Food service Advised Inversco on the acquisition of Koelvers & Medirest from Compass Group Undisclosed
    2005 tencate Industrials Advised Royal Ten Cate on the acquisition of Polyfelt (AT) from OMV Group (AT) EUR 70 mio
    2005 Food service Advised the shareholders and management of Inversco on the sale to Gilde Buy Out Partners Undisclosed
    2005 Construction Advised Halder Germany on the acquisition of Garant Türen und Zargen (DE) from Doorwin Groep Undisclosed
    2004 vastgoed-mixfonds Real Estate Advised Vastgoed Mixfonds on the sale of its real estate portfolio to European Property Investors L.P. (UK) EUR 168 mio
    2004 am Real Estate Advised AM on the structuring of a Central European Retail Property Fund Undisclosed
    2004 WS Vastgoed Westersuyker Real Estate Advised WS Vastgoed Westersuyker on the public offer by IEF Capital EUR 113 mio
    2004 Industrials Advised Dover Corporation (US) on the sale of Van Dam Machine to its management team Undisclosed
    2004 Construction Advised Halder Germany on the acquisition of PRÜM-Türenwerke (DE) from Hochtief (DE) Undisclosed
    2004 Industrials Advised voestalpine (AT) on its public offer for Nedcon EUR 31 mio
    2004 Food Advised Bencis on the acquisition of grain processor Meneba from CVC Undisclosed
    2003 Real Estate Private placement for the Eastern Europe Fund of Orco Property Group (FR) Undisclosed
    2003 Industrials Advised AXA Stenman on the public offer by Friesland Bank Investments and major shareholders and provided a fairness opinion EUR 48 mio
    2003 Real Estate Assisted MeesPierson on the structuring of the MeesPierson-Lasalle Vastgoedfonds Undisclosed
    2003 TNSF Services Valuation and financial advisory to car park operator TheNewServicesFactory Undisclosed
    2002 Real Estate Advised the Supervisory Board of Uni-Invest on the public offer by Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners and provided a fairness opinion EUR 884 mio
    2002 Construction Advised Volker Wessels on the acquisition of John Crowley (UK) Undisclosed
    2002 Construction Advised voestalpine (AT) on the sale of Polynorm Building Products to Doorwin Groep Undisclosed
    2002 am Real Estate Structuring of and fund raising for an investment fund of AM Undisclosed
    2002 IT Services Sale and lease back of two data centers of PinkRoccade Undisclosed
    2002 Real Estate Advised the province of Noord-Holland on the structuring and funding of a development fund Undisclosed
    2001 Construction Global Co-ordinator for the Heijmans equity offering EUR 42 mio
    2001 Construction Advised Heijmans on the acquisition of Koninklijke IBC from NIB Capital, NPM Capital and management EUR 80 mio
    2001 Food  Advised Cebeco on the sale of its egg division Liot (FR) to Eurovo (IT) Undisclosed
    2001 Industrials Advised voestalpine (AT) on its public offer for Polynorm EUR 127 mio
    2000 fortis Financial Services Advised Fortis on its public offer for ASR Verzekeringsgroep EUR 4.1 bn
    2000 Telecom Advised Multikabel on the sale to Primacom (DE) EUR 368 mio
    1999 Real Estate Initiation of a property investment vehicle for MeesPierson private wealth management Undisclosed
    1999 amev Real Estate Advised AMEV on the sale of two congress centers to Krasnapolsky EUR 100 mio
    1999 schoeller-wavin-trepak Industrials Advised the shareholders of Wavin Trepak on the sale to Schoeller Packaging Industries (GE) Undisclosed
  • Okko Filius

    M: +31 6 5385 4493

    Okko started his investment banking career at ABN AMRO in 1991, where he held various DCM and ECM positions in Amsterdam and Hong Kong. In 2000, he joined MeesPierson Corporate Finance & Capital Markets and from then on focussed on M&A. From 2007-2010, Okko headed the Dutch team at MeesPierson  Corporate Finance & Capital Markets that subsequently was the basis for the current ABN AMRO M&A team. After leaving ABN AMRO in 2013, he worked as interim investment manager for Dutch family office Janivo before co-founding OXEYE Advisors. Okko advised numerous Dutch and foreign clients, such as Accell, Adecco, Canon, Heineken, Rexam, Royal ten Cate and voestalpine on cross-border M&A transactions and public offers. Okko is non-executive board member at packaging companies Airopack Technology Group AG and Scholle IPN LP.

    Okko holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Groningen.

    Special Expertise:
    Industrials, Construction, Cross-Border M&A, Public Offers

  • Daniel Frijns

    M: +31 6 4637 5662

    Daniel was a partner at Stamford Partners from 2004 until 2012. At Stamford he advised on numerous M&A transactions in the food & beverage industry across Europe. Notable transactions include M&A work for Unilever, Barilla and Sara Lee, execution of a European corporate development program for Continental Bakeries, and the sale of Uniq Plc’s assets in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. In 2012, he joined Bank Oyens & Van Eeghen as a Managing Director where he worked on the fund raising for US organic beverage startup Veri Soda and assisted Bakkersland in its refinancing. Before Stamford he worked at MeesPierson where he focused on Industrials, Telecom and Real Estate. He started his career in 1997 working for Leon van den Boom. Daniel has more than 15 years of relevant investment banking experience.

    Daniel holds a master’s degree in Physics from Delft University of Technology as well as a master’s degree in Financial Management from Nijenrode University.

    Special Expertise:
    Food, Industrials, M&A, Corporate Development  

  • Joost Smaal

    M: +31 6 2096 8209

    Joost started his career at the M&A team of NIBC in 2001 where he advised clients on a variety of cross-border transactions in diversified sectors. In 2007 he joined MeesPierson Corporate Finance & Capital Markets where he focused on M&A transactions in the Industrials sector. After the merger with ABN AMRO, Joost remained responsible for Industrial M&A transactions. Joost advised numerous Dutch and international strategic clients such as Andus Group, Royal ten Cate, TKH and voestalpine on cross-border M&A transactions and public offers. Joost also has a strong track record in M&A transactions with financial sponsors.

    Joost holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

    Special Expertise:
    Industrials, Cross-Border M&A, Public Offers and Leveraged Buy Outs.

  • Erik van der Werf

    M: +31 6 5150 0066

    Erik joined OXEYE Advisors at its inception, having started as a junior associate at corporate finance firm Albacore Partners, where he has worked on numerous transactions including the acquisition of M&S Mode by Excellent Retail Brands, the refinancing of ACRE’s real estate portfolio, the divestment of Claudia Sträter by 2Deal Ventures and the acquisition of CCI by Bencis.

    Erik holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam

  • Thom van der Linde

    M: +31 6 1044 3583

    Thom joined OXEYE Advisors in 2016, after gaining experience as an intern at Kempen & Co’s Structured Products desk and as an analyst at M&A boutique Squarefield. At Squarefield he has worked on numerous Agri-food transactions such as the sale of the Enkco Foodgroup to Gilde Buy Out Partners, the sale of Bioderij to Cérélia and the acquisition of Pandriks Bake-Off for a group of private investors. Thom holds a master’s degree in Finance and Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam). 

  • Our Network

    Our capabilities extend beyond the OXEYE Advisors team We are connected with highly qualified partners to ensure in-depth industry advice and a broad geographical reach

  • Our Network

    Oxeye_Michiel-F.-van-GinkelMichiel F. van Ginkel is a senior executive in the FMCG industry. Over the past 20 years he has worked with Procter & Gamble, the Greenery, CSM and H.J. Heinz. In his last role he was the CEO of HAK a leading branded manufacturer of preserved fruits and vegetables. Today, he is involved in different food initiatives both nationally and internationally

  • Careers

    OXEYE Advisors is actively looking for talented people to complement our current team and realise our ambition to be the best corporate finance firm.

    We are considering entry level and experienced candidates as well as internships. We can offer you a challenging and non-hierarchical working environment where you will work directly with our senior team.

    If you are interested to discuss a career at OXEYE Advisors, please contact us or send your cover letter and resume to team@oxeyeadvisors.com

    Our current career opportunities:

  • Careers

    Entry level positions & experienced candidates

    OXEYE Advisors is actively looking for entry level and experienced candidates to complement our team

    What we seek
    • Team player with excellent analytical skills
    • Proven corporate finance track record
    • In-depth understanding of a specific industry
    • Commercial self-starter
    • Master’s degree and outstanding academic achievements
    • Fluent in Dutch and English
    What we offer
    • Non-hierarchical but challenging working environment
    • Learning on the job with a team of experienced senior advisors
    • Early client contact, comprehensive transaction overview and extensive deal exposure
    • Being part of achieving our goals
  • Careers

    Internship

    OXEYE Advisors offers highly motivated final year university students the opportunity of a 3 – 6 months internship.

    What we seek
    • Team player with excellent analytical skills
    • Strong interest for corporate finance
    • Outstanding academic achievements
    • Fluent in Dutch and English
    • Can do attitude
    What we offer
    • Intense learning on the job
    • Working with a team of experienced senior advisors on:
      – Execution of active mandates
      – Origination of new mandates
    • Potential to join us as an Associate