About our Private Equity services
Who we are
Our Luxembourg office has the largest specialized and dedicated Private Equity team as well as the broadest range of services in the industry among local audit and advisory firms. More than 100 professionals purely dedicated to Private Equity assist our clients in the areas of transaction tax, fund tax structuring, financial advisory accounting services, advisory, audit and valuation services.
Private Equity firms continue to expand into new geographies, setting up new offices to take advantage of key opportunities in growth markets. Private Equity firms thus look for a service provider who combines globally consistent, seamless service delivery with a strong local presence. At EY, we have an extensive global footprint with Private Equity expertise. Our firm is structured and operates as a globally truly integrated organization. Within EMEIA as the largest of our four integrated geographic sub-areas combining our practices across 91 countries in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, EY Luxembourg serves as a centre of excellence for Private Equity funds, recognizing the importance and leading position of our local practice.
EY has been awarded the Finance Monthly Global Award 2013 of “Private Equity Advisory Firm of the Year Luxembourg” and the ICFM End of Year Country Awards 2012 “Best Private Equity Fund Auditor in Luxembourg”. In 2012, we have been awarded the 2012 ICFM Continent Award of “Premier Private Equity Audit Firm of the year in Europe”, the “Finance Monthly Global Awards 2012” and the 2012 ICFM Continent Award of “Premier Private Equity Advisory Firm of the year in Luxembourg. In 2011, EY Luxembourg has been awarded the “Private Equity Advisory Firm of the Year in Europe”. These awards as well as former, equally recognized nominations add proof to our leading position in Private Equity in the Luxembourg marketplace for assurance, transaction tax and advisory.
Our Luxembourg client base includes both the world’s leading Private Equity houses as well as small or medium sized players. Our clients come from every part in the world and are active all along the range of private equity, including venture capital, mezzanine, distressed debt, buyout etc. Our client base covers all kind of underlying assets such as microfinance and impact investment, renewable energies and clean technology, infrastructure, health care, biotechnology and life sciences, IP rights and special items such as art and shipping.
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Olivier Coekelbergs, our Private Equity leader, has been interviewed by the ALFI where he stands that “It will be difficult for alternatives managers to raise money if they don’t have the AIF label”, 8 January 2013