ING awarded Benelux M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 2017

ING Corporate Finance was recognised as the best Benelux M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 2017 by Mergermarket.

The award was announced at the annual European M&A Awards ceremony hosted in London on 7 December 2017.

It is the second consecutive time that ING Corporate Finance has been prized this award, which acknowledges the bank’s expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions advisory. Last year was a strong year for ING Corporate Finance with many transactions across all advisory facets for both medium and large corporate clients. ING has once again consolidated both its position as the number one Investment Bank in the Benelux as well as the preferred advisor of choice for its Dutch and Belgian clients and overseas investors. The M&A team advised, amongst others, on the KKR mega takeover of Q-park last year (€2.95 billion), Mediahuis on the acquisition of Telegraaf Media Groep, CVC Capital on the acquisition of TMF Group, and NS on the sale of Qbuzz to Busitalia.

Noticeable is that of the successful transaction ING Corporate Finance advised on, 23 out of the 32 were cross-border transactions.Moreover, in the majority of the 83% cross-border transactions, the Dutch party was the takeover target and often involved a private equity firm.

ING is very proud to have won this specific industry award thanks to the strong performance of the entire M&A franchise. ING Corporate Finance would like to thank its clients for their trust and confidence.