Els Degroote
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Els Degroote

EY Belgium M&A Partner

Passionate, deal-driven, enthusiastic, committed and hands-on. Work hard, play hard at work and at home. Proud mother of Elise and Victor.

Els is M&A partner at EY Transaction Advisory Services focusing on Private Equity and large transactions. In addition, Els is the Regional Managing Partner of the Diegem office. In September 2016 Els joined EY as Direct Admit Partner in Transaction Advisory Services as first female partner in the TAS team.

Before joining EY, Els was Head of Corporate Finance of a leading Belgian bank. 

Els has ample experience in providing M&A advisory services for public and private Belgian companies, private equity players and for the Flemish government. She was deal captain on several notable M&A transactions and carve-outs in Belgium in the last 18 years. In addition, Els has ample ECM experience as she was deal captain in various IPOs of Belgian companies being listed on Euronext Brussels. 

Els earned master’s degrees in Commercial Engineering from Antwerp University and a post-graduate degree in Financial Management from Vlerick Management School.

How Els is building a better working world

Since I joined EY, I have continuously focused on getting to know people and connecting them in Belgium and abroad. My motto: the better you know your colleagues, the better you can work together. 

I have further developed the M&A team in Brussels and with the team we succeeded to obtain a stronger market position in Belgian M&A transactions.

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