We like to see our assignments with clients as true partnerships based on trust and alignment. Clients enjoy our transparent, no-nonsense approach and this leads to long lasting relationships.
Eric spearheads business development and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Benelux, a region where the private equity industry continues to develop and is increasingly considered one of the most attractive asset classes.
Eric has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on M&A, public take-overs, divestitures, capital raisings, public offerings, leveraged buyouts, privatizations and restructurings. His clients sit across numerous geographies and include large public companies, privately held companies, private equity investors and government entities from a range of industry sectors.
Prior to founding Lincoln’s Amsterdam office, Eric was a Managing Director within the financial advisory practice at Lazard, helping to establish its Amsterdam office, and also worked in the firm’s London and Paris offices. He started his career with ING, prior to its acquisition of Baring Brothers & Co.
Eric graduated in Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a CEMS Master degree.
Lincoln International advised Rivean Capital on the sale of ELCEE Group to Torqx Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised H2 Equity Partners on its agreement to sell TB&C to Delta Electronics
Lincoln International advised Parcom Capital Management on its sale of Euramax Coated Products to a family office
Lincoln International advised Ultimaker, a portfolio company of NPM Capital, on its merger with MakerBot, a subsidiary of Statasys
Lincoln International advised Innovation Industries, Munich Venture Partners, PMV and SET Ventures on the sale of Luxexcel to Meta Platforms
Lincoln International has advised Medux, a portfolio company of NPM Capital, on the acquisition of Medequip
Lincoln International has advised Silverfleet on the sale of CoreDux to Arcline Investment Management
Perspectives featuring Eric Wijs
Best Practices for Preparing a Corporate Carve Out
While macroeconomic challenges and rising interest rates correlate to a slowdown in mergers and acquisitions, corporate carve out transactions often see significant upticks during times of economic uncertainty as businesses… Read More
Corporate Carve Outs: A Strategic Growth Tool for Turbulent Times
When challenges arise in the economic environment, businesses become much less interested in discretionary acquisitions—particularly larger deals or at higher multiples, creating a need for dealmaking alternatives. The result is… Read More
Gaining Momentum: European M&A Outlook for H2 2023
The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market will remain challenged throughout 2023 although dealmakers are learning to live with the uncertainty. In the last 12 months, private equity (PE) has been… Read More
European M&A Outlook: Four Deal Drivers for 2023 and Beyond
After a record-setting 2021, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2022 was poised for a normalization, yet it still hovered near pre-pandemic levels for total deal value. Following the retrench… Read More
News & Media featuring Eric Wijs
Continued Expansion for Lincoln International in Belgium
Lincoln International has experienced a period of rapid and continuing growth advising clients in Belgium. To complement this acceleration, we’re pleased to announce our relocation to a new, larger office… Read More
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