WMG provides M&A and strategic advice to high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, as well as to leading institutions and corporations worldwide. Our business is relationship driven, with most of our mandates coming from our existing clients.
“WMG’s Corporate Advisory service brings decades of experience to diverse and often non-conventional corporate finance situations”
Pieter van Leuven - Chief Executive Officer
Long term partnerships are of the utmost importance to us, with our advice being honest and objective. We also recognise the quality of advice needs to be matched by our ability to execute. We listen, discuss and execute as highly experienced seasoned partners taking responsibility for each of our clients, supported by our Investment Team.
WMG focuses on a limited number of industry sectors where its team’s background and expertise are most relevant:
- Real Estate
- Financial Services
- Natural resources, particularly mining
- Media, Sports and Entertainment
WMG is independent and as such is unencumbered by the potential conflicts of interest inherent in the bulge bracket investment banks and advisory firms.
The Investment Cycle
WMG works with our clients throughout the cycle of an investment, from idea generation through to on-going monitoring and reporting
Analyse and Evaluate
Due Diligence and Conclude
Manage and Moniter
With a management team which has long and wide-ranging industry experience, WMG provides high quality corporate advisory services. The team takes an entrepreneurial approach to providing pragmatic advice and efficient execution. Transactions and issues the WMG team has advised on include:
- Share-for-share mergers and take-private transactions, including MBO’s
- Auctions of companies owned by private equity (both buy-side and sell-side)
- Related-party transactions requiring independent valuations
- Corporate governance management issues
WMG seeks to be its clients’ most trusted senior advisor, particularly when traditional investment banking advice may not be sufficient to extract best execution and solutions
Pieter van Leuven
Chief Executive Officer
Pieter joined WMG at its founding stage in 2005 as an investment manager to identify, analyse and carry out due diligence of opportunities to invest in listed as well as unlisted companies and other corporate opportunities and projects on behalf of WMG and its clients. He has managed the creation of numerous projects and launched various investment funds for the firm and executed corporate finance mandates for the firm’s clients. He has held the role of CEO since 2010 implementing WMG’s strategic objectives. On top of managing the team he also oversees and takes responsibility for the firm’s compliance and legal obligations and advises on all regulatory and associated matters.
Prior to joining WMG, Pieter was an Investment Banker with Dresdner Kleinwort and Wasserstein Perella, where he advised on M&A and capital markets financing transactions, gaining extensive experience in transaction execution. Consequently, he gets heavily involved in the Corporate Advisory side and is the ‘go to’ for the structuring and implementation of new funds. Pieter has a degree in Financial Economic Management from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.