Built on a foundation of outstanding level of customer service and years of transactional experience, Merodis has established itself as an highly professional advisor providing services ranging from mergers and acquisitions to sell side advisory services, business sales, valuations and fundraisings to mid-market companies across Belgium and neighbouring countries. Our fully dedicated team of specialists has successfully closed several transactions and has offered effective support to companies and shareholders, by leveraging on long-lasting and proven relationships with strategic and industrial buyers, private equity funds, local and international investors.
Before founding Merodis, Patrick had over 5 years of experience at the Private Equity Department of Fortis, where he first developed their Fund of Funds business and then focused on mezzanine and direct investments. Previously he was an equity analyst at both Fortis and ING Barings. Patrick holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, US.
Before joining Merodis, Rodolphe worked as an investment advisor in the fields of clean technology for a private wealth management firm. Prior to this, he spent three years as an equity research analyst at ING Equity Markets in Brussels where he covered Belgian small and mid caps. Rodolphe holds a Master degree in Business Engineering from Solvay Business School and a degree from Universidad de Deusto, Spain.
Dirk joined Merodis in 2012 and previously worked as an Institutional Equity Sales at Piper Jaffray in London. He played a key role in several successful fund raisings and IPO?s. Prior to this, he spent 10 years at ING Financial markets and KBC Securities as a Specialist Equity Sales and Senior Financial Research Analyst. Dirk holds a Master?s degree in Business Engineering and Economics from Solvay Business School and the Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis at CIAF, Belgium.
Arnaud has been advising listed and non-listed corporates on M&A, fund raising, IR strategy and equity research since 2013. Prior to that, he has close to 20 years of equity markets experience covering Belgian listed corporates and advising institutional investors worldwide. Arnaud worked for top investment banks in London, Paris and Brussels including SBC Warburg, ABN AMRO, ING and Exane BNP Paribas.
His career was focused on Belgian equity research, with top investor survey rankings, and included senior management roles at ING and at Exane. During his career, Arnaud was involved in several IPOs and secondary offerings, writing equity research and pitching the investment cases to investors worldwide. Arnaud teaches Equity Valuation at the University of Lille II (FFBC) and at ICHEC Brussels Management School. He holds a Master in business administration from the Louvain School of Management.
Steven has been active in Equity Markets for almost 20 years. He worked within the Financial Markets departments of major banks in Belgium like ING, BNP Fortis and Belfius, as well as for RBS in London.
Steven has an in-depth knowledge of the investor community within the EU finance ecosystem where he has handled the needs in Equity Cash, Equity Derivatives and Structured Products of every size and all type of account and where he played a key role in the placement of several IPOs and fund raisings. Steven holds a Master degree in Business Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven.
Currently enrolled in the CFA program (passed level II in June 2017), Alexandre holds a double Master’s Degree in Finance from the Louvain School of Management and ICHEC Brussels Management School.
After having benefited from a first professional experience in corporate finance at EDF Luminus in the Wind Department, he worked as a Financial consultant in the Engie Group. He then further developed his skillset at EY in the Valuation & Business modelling team before joining Merodis in 2016.His career was focused on Belgian equity research, with top investor survey rankings, and included senior management roles at ING and at Exane.
EDWARD VANDE MAELE
Currently enrolled in the CFA program (passed level II in June 2017), Edward holds a Master’s Degree in Business Engineering – Major Finance from Ghent University. Prior to joining Merodis, he gained extensive experience as a Credit Analyst at Credendo, Europe’s 4th largest credit insurance company.
After graduating from the Louvain School of Management with a Master degree in Business Engineering and particpating in the CEMS program, William joined the Structured Finance traineeship of ING gaining work experiences in different wholesale banking departments accross Brussels, London and Amsterdam. He ultimately joined the Infrastructure Finance and Advisory team of ING and worked for two years on the financing of greenfield projects and large infrastructure acquistions, before joining the M&A team of Merodis in 2018.
Prior to founding Merodis, Thierry was an independent financial consultant, advising European companies in mergers and acquisitions transactions. He worked six years in the Corporate Finance Department of Fortis and five years at ING Barings heading the Belgian research team. Thierry holds a degree in Law from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and a degree in Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis at CIAF, Belgium.