Didier De Smet
Didier combines 24 years experience across big four companies EY and PwC and since 2018 LDS Advisory. Over that period, he accumulated a deep financial expertise in audit and since 2000 specifically in transaction diligence and broader M&A advice. Before co-founding LDS Advisory in 2018 he was partner in transaction diligence at EY.
In the past 16 years Kristof has developed deep technical expertise in transactional and value advice. Following his broad expertise, he is today able to support different companies in their transformation through strategic focus, and financial and operational optimisation.
In the past 11 years, Michaël has developed technical expertise in transactional advice, due diligence, business modelling and performance management. He is able to combine his strong financial skills with strong IT and business knowledge.
Sebastiaan has been active in thetransaction industry for over 4 years, developing skills in due diligence, business / financial modelling, valuations and performance management. Before joining LDS Advisory, he worked as a senior consultant at PwC's Transactions practice.
Olivier has 2,5 years of experience and has been active in the transactions industry for 1,5 years, developing skills in due diligence, financial modelling, valuations, business planning and transformation / performance management. He was involved in projects across a variety of industries, including retail, telecommunications, energy and software.
Prior to joining LDS in 2019, Ellen worked for c. five years at EY’s Transactions department, where she mainly focused on financial due diligence. At LDS Ellen has worked on different transactions, both in going concerns and distress, working on different aspects of a deal cycle (due diligence, business plan and valuation analysis).
Ann-Sophie supports in transactional and performance work across different sectors and has gained experience in valuations, due diligence and the building of Power BI dashboards. Prior to LDS Advisory, she worked at EY, where she acquired a solid basis of accounting knowledge.
Ben combines more than 11 years of experience across PwC Brussels PwC Boston, US and since 2019 at LDS Advisory. Over that period, Ben has developed expertise in financial due diligence and broader M&A advice. Ben's flexibility together with his pragmatic and problem-solving attitude is appreciated by his clients.
Over the past 12 years, Laurence accumulated deep financial expertise with PwC and LDS. She has a wide financial profile with deep expertise in valuations, business planning and financal modelling. Furthermore, she gained experience in buy-and sell-side due diligence work making her a holistic financial profile with a clear business view.
Bart Uytterhoeven combines 14 years of experience in financial and M&A related advice at PwC and LDS with operational expertise in a dynamic PE owned corporate environment in transformation where he acted as CFO. At LDS Bart focusses on performance and transformation related projects.
Joël holds over 1 year of experience within transactions where he mainly focussed on due diligence.
He studied applied economics at the KU Leuven where he obtained a master’s degree in international business, strategy and innovation. Joël obtained a second master's degree in financial management at Vlerick Business School.
Alen worked 2 years at Deloitte and assisted finance teams of multinationals in different sectors. This allowed him to gain insights and experience in the execution of key tasks within the finance team. He joined LDS in March 2020 where he mainly focused on due dilligence and data modelling.
Nicholas holds a master's degree in Finance & Investments from Rotterdam School of Management, with additional curricular activities in France and UK. He is a native Dutch speaker, fluent in English and has a working knowledge of French.
Dimitri is overall recognised for his broad financial and operational expertise. He has deep transactional experience having focussed on buy and sell side financial due diligence and business plan reviews for a wide variety of corporate and private equity clients. In addition he gained operational experience through his role as CFO and HR responsible for a Belgian PE portfolio company.
Nick De Smedt
Nick has been active as a finance professional for over five years. Prior to joining LDS Advisory, he worked as a business controller in a multinational appliance producer.
Earlier, he spent three years as a senior consultant at PwC's Transactions Services practice, developing skills in due diligence, business modelling, valuations and performance management.
Prior to joining LDS Advisory early 2021, Charline worked as a senior auditor for Deloitte, where she gained experience across several industries. She holds a Master's degree in Banking and Asset management from HEC-Liège and is native French speaking, fluent in English and has working knowledge of Dutch.
Sander Van Steenbergen
Over the past nine years, Sander acquired a solid experience both in operations and finance. Prior to joining LDS, Sander worked at Ravago, one of the biggest family-owned companies in Belgium. During this period, he served in internal audit and the business planning & analysis department. Prior to that, he worked as a senior auditor at EY for four years. Sander holds a Masters’ degree in Accountancy.
For 7 years, Wendy has developed her experience in office operations, including corporate communication, event management, administrative and financial support. Prior to joining LDS in July 2021 as Office Manager, Wendy worked for a key player in the construction industry. During this period, she was given responsibility over the management of projects thanks to her strong organizational skills and desire to grow.
Olivier combines over 13 years of experience across international tax consultancy firms and has accumulated a deep tax expertise in the fields of mergers & acquisitions, private equity, restructuring, tax due diligence and acquisition structuring.
Dieter has over 10 years of experience in a major law firm and Big4 where he worked in a leading role on major transactions on tax due diligence, acquisition and financing and fund structuring. Dieter has vast experience in the tax aspects of the Real Estate industry (share and asset deal, RE funds (FIIS/GVBF), complex (re)development projects, PPP, …).
Bart has over 20 years of experience in VAT, of which 17 years in a Big 4 environment. He has extensive experience in tax due diligence and has been involved in different (inter)national transactions in a broad range of sectors (IT, R&D, financial, governments, etc.), both for local and multinational companies.
Charlotte obtained an Advanced Master in Tax law at the University of Antwerp in 2020. She joined the company in August 2020. In the meantime, Charlotte gained relevant experience in corporate tax law and M&A tax law. She is a native Dutch speaker and is fluent in English.
Philippe De Cock
Philippe has over 12 years of experience in corporate tax and has serviced various types of national and multinational businesses. Philippe brings a vast amount of experience in the fields of mergers & acquisitions, private equity, restructuring, tax due diligence and acquisition structuring.
Jeroen Van Loock
Jeroen is an indirect tax advisor with over 7 years of experience.
Previously, Jeroen has built deep technical expertise as a Senior Manager at EY where he worked as an indirect tax and technology specialist. He assists Belgian and international companies in (inter)national transactions.