Finance Monthly - M&A Awards 2022

44 About Derk Jan Helleman Derk Jan Helleman is founding partner at Florin Finance. In 2000, Derk Jan started his career in the M&A department of NIBC and worked from 2001 for Deloitte Corporate Finance. From 2007, he worked for the Spanish listed company Service Point Solutions as Head of Corporate Development leading the international M&A strategy from its headquarters in Barcelona and as a member of the management team of the Dutch subsidiary. At the end of 2010, Derk Jan rejoined Deloitte Corporate Finance and headed the private equity practice before founding Florin Finance in 2013. Derk Jan holds amaster’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam and has studied International Business at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida (United States). Firm Profile Florin Finance is an independent corporate finance advisory firm focused on mid-market M&A transactions. We take a senior hands-on, results-oriented, and accessible approach to support our clients in achieving their financial and strategic objectives. Florin Finance offers high quality M&A advice. Our services are characterised by a hands-on and results-oriented approach. With many years of deal experience, we support our clients in an independent and pragmatic manner. From thorough preparation to successful final negotiations, our clients can count on senior support, quality, and commitment. We support shareholders and management teams in the sale and acquisition of businesses. In many of the transactions we advise on private equity is involved, while we also have extensive experience in advising corporates in the field of M&A. We offer our clients access to an extensive network of debt and equity providers to arrange financing. Our Services Sell-side advisory Florin Finance supports founders, private equity, and management teams in their efforts to optimise and/or to safeguard the continuity of their company through a competitive sale process. Our support in complex carve-outs, or the sale of minority, majority, and 100% stakes, is pragmatic and fully unburdens shareholders and companies. Buy-side advisory Florin Finance optimally translates the wishes of its clients into actionable deliverables and results during acquisition support processes. We act as the focal point between the acquiror, other acquisition advisors (legal, financial, commercial), sell-side advisors, and the sellers. Our experience in acquisition support processes allows us to identify red flags early and build a strong relationship with the sellers and their advisors. M&A ADVISER OF THE YEAR Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2022. Nether l ands Founding Partner, Florin Finance Derk Jan Helleman Derk Jan Helleman W:

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