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Lodewijk Sodderland

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Lodewijk Sodderland


Lodewijk Sodderland has over 25 years of investment banking experience, advising on (cross-border) M&A and ECM transactions for corporates, private equity funds and entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Alantra in 2016, he was Managing Director at ABN AMRO, amongst others as head of the TMT team. Before that, he worked at Fortis and MeesPierson. Lodewijk has a master's degree in law from Leiden University and executive education from INSEAD and Vlerick Business School.

Firm Profile

Alantra is an international financial services firm with over 600 professionals representing 35 nationalities in 24 offices. We are a truly global company. We do not have a head office. Every market we operate in is as important as the next. Every employee is as valuable as the next. Which means every client's needs are as important as the next.

During the last 20 years, we've made smart, strategic acquisitions of companies of like minds and senior professionals who share our values and chose to join us and grow with us. That means our clients get the best possible
combination of alternative asset management, investment banking and technology advisory services and products.

Alantra advises Avedon Capital Partners on its investment in a leading Dutch accountancy firm created by the merger of Koenen & Co, HLB Witlox Van den Boomen and PKF Wallast

Leading accountancy and advisory firms HLB Witlox Van den Boomen, Koenen en Co and PKF Wallast have merged to establish a top 10 consultancy and accountancy organization in the Netherlands.

This new organization has a network of 15 offices in the economic growth regions of the Southern and Western Netherlands, combined turnover of Û130 million and employs more than 1,100 people. In 2023, the three organizations will continue to operate independently under their own names. In early 2024, they will go public as a new, joint brand.

The merger was achieved in two phases. In July, the merger of HLB Witlox van den Boomen and Koenen & Co and the investment of Avedon Capital Partners (ÒAvedonÓ) in the combined business was announced. Alantra provided M&A and debt advisory services to Avedon to help Avedon establish its investment strategy for the accountancy sector and to successfully secure a funding package to support the investments. Following this initial transaction, in September the intention to merge PKF Wallast with Koenen & Co and HLB Witlox van den Boomen was announced.

Alantra is a leading advisor to investors and businesses in the accounting services sector. It provided an integrated, one team approach encompassing local market experts, global professional services specialists and debt advisory. This is our tenth accounting services transaction over the last three years and we see no slowdown in momentum with ongoing interest in high-quality firms from both private equity and strategic acquirers.

Lodewijk Sodderland, Managing Director, Alantra Netherlands, and Andrew Lynn, Managing Director in the firm's global debt advisory team based in the UK, led the team advising Avedon, with support from the Business Services team.

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