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Stibbe

CENTRAL PLAZA, LOKSUMSTRAAT 25/ RUE DE LOXUM 25, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 11
Fax:
Fax +32 2 533 52 12
DX:
36 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.stibbe.com
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Stefan Odeurs

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 15
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

Corporate & Finance.

Position

Partner.

Career

Stefan Odeurs has a long track record in advising private equity deals. He advises mainly funds in relation to their investments in leveraged transactions (including buy-outs) and in expansion capital, and on their divestments (including by way of auction processes). But he has extensive experience on other types of transactions as well such as restructuring and turnaround projects, secondary buy-outs, etc. He has worked on numerous occasions for co-investors and the management (in both MBOs and MBIs). Stefan also advised on the formation and structuring of several funds. His work covers both local and cross-border transactions.

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Education

Stefan holds a degree in Social and Military Sciences at the Royal Military Academy (1992), a degree in Applied Economics (Ingénieur Commercial) at the Institut Cooremans (1995). He graduated in law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1997)


Belgium

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Stibbe’s corporate department is ‘a high-quality, one-stop shop’, which ‘delivers the quality of the big international firms but at local rates’. It regularly handles high-profile M&A, and has recently seen an uptick in work involving public entities, where it leverages its sizeable public law team. Highlights included Pascal Vanden Borre’s advice to Moody’s on its €3bn acquisition of Bureau van Dijk. Dries Hommez has ‘a modest and down-to-earth approach, but should not be underestimated’. Stefan Odeurs, Marc Fyon and Jan Peeters are also noted.

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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Stefan Odeurs - Stibbe

Within: Private equity

The ‘strong team of business professionals’ at Stibbe has vast experience in private equity and venture capital investments, either working with major funds directly or through collaboration with leading international law firms. Recent highlights include its work as investor’s counsel to Belgian private equity fund Fin.Co on its acquisition of Sipm Group, where Dries Hommez took a lead role. Practice head Stefan Odeurs assisted Gilde with the buy- and carve-out of Linde subsidiary Chemogas. The team also counts Gimv, Creafund and KKR among its longstanding clients. Jan Peeters and Wouter Ghijsels are also noted.

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