• WE ARE YOUR STEPSTONE
  • CROSS-BORDER M&A
  • CORPORATE GROWTH
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MISSION

MISSION

Our mission: Corporate Finance Plus. Mergers & Acquisitions are our core strength. But long term personal partnerships really drive us.

 

We prioritize the client’s interest over the transaction. We work with a team of both corporate finance and corporate growth & development professionals.

 

We are your Stepstone to cross wild rivers and reach the top!

TEAM

TEAM

WE ARE A TEAM OF NO-NONSENSE SENIOR PROFESSIONALS. WE KEEP IT SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT. WE FOCUS ON RESULT AND RELATION.

Middle-market investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions, growth capital, recapitalizations, and strategic financial advice. Jurgen is the founder of Stepstone Corporate Finance+ and has more than 15 years of M&A and Private Equity experience during his employment with Oaklins, Squarefield, and Navitas Capital.

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JURGEN VAN DIJK

Partner

jvandijk@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)6 55 40 05 10

Hands-on M&A advisor specialised in buy and sell-side advisory, MBO’s, negotiations, and valuations. Ruud is an excellent process manager with deep financial knowledge and a relationship-oriented approach. Active in various sectors but a special interest in food & agriculture. More than 20 years of M&A experience during his employment with Rabobank, Deloitte, Oaklins, and Boer & Croon Corporate Finance.

RUUD VAN HOEK

Partner

rvanhoek@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)6 21 57 72 32

Associate at Stepstone Corporate Finance+ with an international background in Investment Banking, Venture Capital and Financial Advisory. Laurent graduated Cum Laude from his Executive MBA in Barcelona. Before making a switch into Finance, Laurent was a professional racing driver for 12 years.

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LAURENT CALKOEN

Associate

lcalkoen@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)6 15 40 87 15

Valentina previously worked as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in Luxembourg, where she advised clients in the financial services industry and major European Institutions on strategic matters. Valentina is an Italian, Dutch and French native speaker and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics from Università Bocconi and a Master’s Degree in International Management from CEMS.

VALENTINA FRATINO

Associate

vfratino@stepstonecf.com

 

+352 621 42 71 02

Nils graduated Magna Cum Laude from the MSc in International Management at Esade Business & Law School in Barcelona. Prior to transitioning to corporate finance, he obtained two MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium, during which time Nils interned at the Antwerp refinery of ExxonMobil and was responsible for plant and software data optimisation.

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NILS MOUWEN

Analyst Intern

nmouwen@stepstonecf.com

 

+32 (4) 99 63 78 97

Before joining Stepstone, Joost obtained a BSc degree in Economics and Business Economics from the Erasmus School of Economics. Joost completed his bachelor thesis on the wealth effect of divestments in the oil and gas industry in the United States. After his internship, Joost will pursue an Msc in Financial Economics at the ESE.

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JOOST DERKS

Analyst Intern

jderks@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)6 12 41 38 70

Entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in Venture Capital, growth strategy, technology-related companies, and start & scale-up business models. Carl founded his own system integrator, which is focused on industrial automation, following that he was Director of the Silicon Polder Fund, a Venture Fund of the Baan family.

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CARL BAHNMULLER

Senior Advisor

cbahnmuller@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)6 53 87 84 38

Advisor with a focus on strategy, organization, performance potential and the key levers to exploit it. Thrives on tackling complexity. Seasoned and entrepreneurial hands-on transformation CEO. Advisory/supervisory roles for private equity, family companies, banks, and non-profit. Over 35 years of advisory experience (including 7 years at McKinsey & Company).

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ANTHONIE ZOOMERS

Advisor

info@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)85 5000324

Industry Expert with a focus on industrial innovative companies, especially in High Tech Equipment, Energy, AgroFood and Mobility. High-tech systems scientist, serial tech entrepreneur and keynote speaker. Scientific Director Eindhoven Engine, Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology.

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MAARTEN STEINBUCH

Industry Expert

info@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)85 5000324

Industry Expert, specialised in Artificial Intelligence. Assisting clients of Stepstone Corporate Finance+ on the potential of Artificial Intelligence in their business model and the implementation thereof. Jörgen’s philosophy is to use the least complex technology possible to deliver the required result. Starting simple and adding complexity step by step. He is the former CEO and co-founder of Scyfer (acquired by Qualcomm in 2017).

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JÖRGEN SANDIG

Industry Expert

info@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)85 5000324

Founder of ScaleUpNation, a Lab-Practice-Fund to support innovative enterprises that have developed beyond the start-up phase and have significant societal impact and growth potential. Co-founder and first Managing Director of THNK, School of Creative Leadership, an international executive program on creativity and innovation. Former McKinsey Director, working in strategy and growth in Media, High Tech and Energy.

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MENNO VAN DIJK

Advisor

info@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)85 5000324

Industry Expert with a focus on companies active in structural/building engineering and on companies related to construction.

 

Member of Supervisory Boards, coach/advisor and arbitrator (Raad van Arbitrage in Bouwgeschillen).

 

Frans is the former owner and managing director of Zonneveld Ingenieurs (acquired by Antea in 2015).

FRANS VAN DER LINDE

Industry Expert

info@stepstonecf.com

 

+31 (0)85 5000324

DEALS

DEALS

THE DEALS WE HAVE COMPLETED THUSFAR. PLEASE CLICK ON THE TOMBSTONES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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SERVICES

SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

  1. CFAW

    As exclusive Dutch member of Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide we have local contacts with entrepreneurs, corporates and investors worldwide. Our global industry groups exchange major information about trends and developments in your specific sector.

     

    ACG

    In addition we are proud member of ACG (Association of Corporate Growth).

  2. CFAW

    As exclusive Dutch member of Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide we have local contacts with entrepreneurs, corporates and investors worldwide. Our global industry groups exchange major information about trends and developments in your specific sector.

     

    ACG

    In addition we are proud member of ACG (Association of Corporate Growth).

CLIENTS

CLIENTS

OUR EXPERIENCED TEAM HAS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN OVER 100 TRANSACTIONS WORLDWIDE WITH A TOTAL DEAL VALUE IN EXCESS OF EUR 3.5 BILLION.

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CONTACT

CONTACT

Call Us +31 (0)85 5000324

Visit Us Suikersilo-Oost 34 (10th floor), 1165 MS Halfweg, the Netherlands

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