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Gillis Waelkens

Gillis Waelkens


Gillis Waelkens

Gillis Waelkens focuses on domestic and international M&A transactions and corporate advisory work. He has particular experience in infrastructure transactions, venture and growth investments, and cross-border M&A.

Gillis has been based in the London and Brussels offices of Clifford Chance.

  • Advised Fosun on the sale of its stake in insurance group Ageas to BNP Paribas Cardif
  • Advised Tikehau Capital on its €120m investment in Biobest
  • Advised the successful bidder on the acquisition of Macquarie's stake in Brussels Airport
  • Advised TPG Rise Climate on its Series D investment in Enpal GmbH
  • Advised EQT on its joint venture agreement with Proximus for the design, building and operating of a fiber-to-the-home network in the Flemish Region
  • Advised 3i Infrastructure on its acquisition of Future Biogas, the largest biomethane producer in the UK
  • Advised Azelis and its majority shareholder EQT on €1.8bn IPO, marking the third largest IPO ever on Euronext Brussels
  • Advised a consortium on the acquisition of Euroports, a major port terminal operator
  • Advised Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu, on their €4.5bn acquisition of Eneco, a Dutch energy company formerly owned by multiple Dutch municipalities
  • Advised Deliverect, the Belgian foodtech unicorn, on its $150m Series D financing round with international investors and on ongoing governance, strategic and commercial matters;
  • Advised Dedalus Holding, backed by Ardian, on its acquisition of a part of Agfa-Gevaert Group’s healthcare IT business
  • Advised hedge funds Highbridge and Whitebox on a €100m senior secured convertible facility for listed biotech company Mithra Pharmaceuticals
  • Advised THI Holdings, a German family office, on its acquisition of RE Panels
  • Advised Corialis, on Astorg's entry into exclusive negotiations to become the new majority shareholder of Corialis from CVC Capital Partners Fund VI

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