Eric Wijs

Managing Director | Co-head of Europe
Amsterdam Mergers & Acquisitions +31 20 7670 311
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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.

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

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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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