Didier De Smet

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, Didier was partner in transaction diligence at EY.

In the course of his career, Didier advised many clients (corporate, both public and privately held, as well as private equity clients) in a wide variety of industries, including logistics, retail, media & technology, professional services, power & utilities, etc.

Through the in-depth analysis of more than 400 companies and/or transactions, Didier did not only gain a thorough understanding of all parties involved in a transaction and their drivers, but also combines strong project management with a solid financial background and strategic business insight and understanding of optimisation
opportunities at companies.

Didier is a commercial engineer, was Bedrijfsrevisor/Réviseur d'Entreprise for several years and is a native Dutch speaker and fluent in French and English.

Didier is hands-on and a problem solver. He is recognised for his technical expertise, quality delivered and interpersonal skills, and adopts a collaborative approach to make teams outperform and exceed expectations.