Personal touch in finance

Corporate Finance

What is the value of a business?

Assessing the value of a business and the ultimate transaction is a complicated issue. Value assessments, guidance with takeovers, but also a second opinion on the advice of a matchmaker are our everyday fare. A multidisciplinary team consisting of chartered valuators, accountants, business economists, financing specialists and tax advisers sets about finding the best solution for you, so that you can get on with your business. Through our alliance with the Alliott Group, we also operate internationally.

In many cases, people call on us when there is an imminent business transfer or a merger. But the value assessment of the business, for which Borrie can provide the right expertise, is also an essential element in the event of a management buy-out or buy-in, a restructuring of the business or economic claims for damages and disputes.

Activities

• Business transfers
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Due diligence
• Financing applications
• Management buy-outs and buy-ins
• Advice on selling strategy
• Corporate structuring
• International fiscal restructuring
• Economic claims for damages
• Value assessment in disputes

Harm Borrie

Corporate Finance | Rotterdam

‘Looking at the future from a financial perspective.’

Harm Borrie was born in Rotterdam and studied Business Economics in Maastricht. He is, among other things, Deputy Chairman of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region of the Alliott Group, the international network of which Borrie forms part.

Harm spends his free time on the water, in the snow or in the kitchen. When he is working, he thinks only of his clients. ‘They must truly feel that it’s all about them. In our profession, we do that by looking at the future from a financial perspective, together with them. A proactive attitude is essential here because you are always thinking in terms of solutions. I find it really exciting to tackle issues and themes on this basis, together with colleagues and clients. It’s even more fun if international projects and clients are involved. A good education and the necessary experience naturally form the basis for good advice. But only if you have the right attitude towards your clients does that advice gain the added value that makes it all worthwhile at Borrie.’

Harm Borrie

Marius van Prooijen

Corporate Finance | Rotterdam/Amsterdam

‘Van een glazen bol naar realistische toekomstverwachtingen.’

Marius van Prooijen studeerde bedrijfseconomie en business valuation. Hij werkt sinds 2004 bij Borrie en is sinds 2011 partner Corporate Finance.

Marius realiseert zich het gewicht van zijn specialisatie terdege. ‘De gemiddelde ondernemer is thuis in zijn branche. Natuurlijk. Dus gaat zaken doen hem over het algemeen goed af. Toch zijn er veel zaken die ook voor hem bepaald geen ‘ordinary business’ zijn. Denk aan fusies of overnames, schadeberekeningen, herstructureringen en andere majeure veranderingen waarbij de waarde van de onderneming een grote rol speelt. Bij dat soort gebeurtenissen kan de afdeling Corporate Finance een rol spelen, zodat de uiteindelijke beslissingen niet berust op koffiedik kijken. Door te doen waar we goed in zijn kunnen we het toekomstbeeld van onze klanten uit hun glazen bol-sfeer halen en gezamenlijk heldere en realistische verwachtingen op papier zetten. Zo kunnen onze klanten het maximale uit hun beslissing halen en zich verder richten op datgene waar ze goed in zijn: ondernemen.’

Marius van Prooijen
Borrie is an active and driving force in the Alliott Group, a worldwide alliance in the field of accountancy, tax advice and consultancy.