Degroof Petercam Investment Banking confirms its leading position in debt advisory

January 25, 2022 - Degroof Petercam Investment Banking confirms its leading position in debt advisory, especially in private placement, with a second position in the ‘EMEA Private Placement 2021’. This ranking is carried out by Dealogic and distinguishes the main players in private debt placement by region.

Degroof Petercam's financing advisory services, which represent an important pillar of the development of its investment banking activity, are built on the experience of a senior team and aim to serve the needs of clients including ETI, Private Equity Mid Market funds and large groups by offering Capital Structure Advisory, Rating Advisory, Fundraising and Restructuring solutions.

In 2021, among its completed transactions, Degroof Petercam advised Focus Home Interactive in a €140m acquisition financing, Biogroup advising €3.4bn of debt issuance including an inaugural High Yield, Vilmorin in the issuance of a €450m Eurobond dedicated to its refinancing, the Groupe Bridge in the context of a refinancing and the entry of a new shareholder, and Groupe Gorgé in the implementation of its first syndicated loan ESG-linked of €145m.

Historically well established in the Euro and US Private Placement financing segment, Degroof Petercam now has a recognized expertise and practice in a very wide variety of financial instruments, enabling it to respond to the specific challenges of each of its clients (Euro PP, US PP, Schuldshein, Bank loans, or TLB, High Yield, Mezzanine, Unitranche, PIK etc.).

Degroof Petercam Investment Banking differentiates itself in particular on the Debt Capital Markets by its own approach/methodology of Capital Structure Advisory and direct access to the markets thanks to the distribution capacity offered by Bank Degroof Petercam from its dealing rooms in Belgium and Luxembourg and dedicated Rating Advisory teams.

Source: Dealogic 2021
Source: Dealogic 2021

About Degroof Petercam Investment Banking

Degroof Petercam Investment Banking employs more than 140 experts in financial markets, financial advisory and mergers & acquisitions. They serve institutional investors, companies and entrepreneurs from offices in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

As a member of IMAP, a leading mid-market M&A advisory partnership present in 39 countries, and as the exclusive partner for Belgium and France, Degroof Petercam Investment Banking has a global reach. ​



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About Degroof Petercam

Founded in 1871, Degroof Petercam is a Belgian-rooted reference investment house built on more than 150 years of integrated financial knowledge. We create responsible prosperity for all by opening doors to opportunities and accompanying our private, corporate and institutional clients with expertise.

Clients in over 20 countries trust us for our convictions and for our distinctive combination of services in private banking, asset management, investment banking (corporate finance and global markets) and asset services. Total client assets (under management, under administration and in custody) amount to 71.1 billion euros (on 31.12.2022).

More than 1,500 experts are committed to our clients through offices in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong.

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