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IMAP Netherlands and 1602 Capital Partners combine leading M&A services and continue as IMAP Netherlands

Press Release, July 1, 2024

Rotterdam/Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1 July 2024 - IMAP Netherlands and 1602 Capital Partners ("1602"), two leading Mergers & Acquisitions ("M&A") advisory firms in the Netherlands, have joined forces and will continue together under the name IMAP Netherlands. The merger marks an important step in the growth ambitions of both firms, which provide M&A and debt advisory services for entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, multinationals and private equity firms.

The new entity IMAP Netherlands comprises of 40 M&A professionals, with offices in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Sittard. The firm advises clients throughout the Netherlands, with a specific focus on the region around Amsterdam and Rotterdam and core regions beyond, such as the eastern and southern part of The Netherlands. With a combined deal flow of more than 40 M&A deals in 2023, IMAP Netherlands is among the leading M&A advisory firms in the Netherlands. It also has a partnership with ICC Consultants, an experienced team of debt and treasury specialists, based in Utrecht. IMAP Netherlands is part of the international IMAP network, the longest-established M&A network in the world with strong representation in more than 50 countries.

With the arrival of 1602, Jean Luc Zeguers, Dennis van der Linde and Remco de Roij join the partnership of IMAP Netherlands, which further consists of Jan-Pieter Borst, Balthazar den Breems, Remco Schouten, Guillaume Petit and Casper Sikkema.

The partners of IMAP Netherlands explain the reasons for the merger:

"On behalf of all IMAP Netherlands partners, we are greatly looking forward to working with the 1602 team, which, under the leadership of Jean Luc Zeguers and Dennis van der Linde, has built an excellent reputation, complementary network and deal track-record. With the arrival of the 1602 team, we will increase our M&A knowledge and become more commercially decisive. In addition to our existing presence in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, we will gain greater visibility in the eastern and southern part of The Netherlands. Through our extensive relationship network, combined deals and an enthusiastic team of 40 professionals, we will strengthen our quality service and our position as one of the leading M&A advisory firms in the Netherlands."

On behalf of 1602 Capital Partners, Jean Luc Zeguers and Dennis van der Linde add:

"We are excited about the future cooperation with the partners and team of IMAP Netherlands. Joining forces increases our decisiveness and offers more opportunities to successfully complete assignments for clients. We are happy to join a strong brand like IMAP Netherlands, which is known for its high-quality services. Together, we will further strengthen not only the brand, but also knowledge and quality. Moreover, this merger offers new opportunities and learning experiences for our employees, with both teams complementing each other well. We will go for more transactions, on the buy and sell side, in more sectors, nationally and internationally. In addition, we will remain entrepreneurial with a focus on the customer, quality and cooperation."



Contact IMAP Netherlands and 1602 Capital Partners:
Véronique Schyns
Financial & Strategic Communications

About IMAP Netherlands
IMAP specializes in M&A, debt, equity capital, and corporate finance advisory services. We provide independent strategic advice and are consistently ranked in the world’s Top 10 M&A advisors for mid-market transactions. Over the last 10 years, together with our international IMAP-partners of over 450 M&A professionals worldwide, we have closed over 2,200 transactions valued at $130 billion. IMAP’s clients are primarily mid-sized companies, as well as large domestic and international companies and corporations, family offices, and financial and institutional investors. -

About 1602 Capital Partners
1602 Capital Partners was founded in 2017 in Naarden-Vesting with an office in Sittard as well. It is a team of 15 M&A and corporate finance professionals. Since 2023, the firm has partnered with ICC Consultants, based in Utrecht, to support clients with debt advisory and treasury services. -



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