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Executive Profile

Frederic Agneessens

Frederic Agneessens

CFA Brussels

Frédéric L. Agneessens has been working in investment banking since 1989 where he started his career in the high yield securities department at Drexel Burnham Lambert in Los Angeles and the New York offices. He founded Axxess Partners, his own corporate finance and M&A boutique firm, in 1993 and has advised over one and half billion Euros in cross-border transactions representing corporate, financial, entrepreneurial and family buyers and sellers in various industries.

Additionally, he is advising several Private Equity firms in their investment and buy and build strategies. For one large well-established European PE Fund he sourced, initiated, assisted in the structuring & financing, developing, monitoring and later exiting the food ingredients company Sfinc nv, (now called ‘Solina’) which he helped in tripling the size in three years.

He was also an investor and active Board Member in several mid-size business such as Mercura Industries nv , a niche aluminium manufacturing business; Saluc sa, the world leader in billard balls, Revell GmbH, the German leader in hobby and leisure products. He was also a co-founder of AB 3, a private commercial broadcasting company for the French speaking community of Belgium, now controlled by French Group TF1.

He was involved in several restructuring transactions on behalf of Belgian institutions and has built specific management disciplines.

Mr. Agneessens earned his Master of Business Administration in International Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. He also obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in Finance from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the European University in Antwerp.

He was recently appointed Chairman of the Board of TrustTeam nv, a Belgian IT company acquired by Ardian Investissement supporting the founder and management in its further buy and build expansion.

Mr Agneessens is the Honorary Consul of Canada for Flanders, Kingdom of Belgium, and is Deputy Chairman of CanCham Belux, the Chamber of Commerce Canada-Belgium-Luxemburg.