Former KPMG en PwC partners join valuation advisory firm BFI

15 April 2019 3 min. read
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BFI, a valuation advisory firm based in the Netherlands, has in recent months seen two former Big Four partners join its growing ranks.

Jeroen Weimer, formerly head of Corporate Finance at KPMG, joined at the start of this month, strengthening BFI’s valuation, dispute and forensic investigation practices. “Our growth in recent years and the plans we have made together called for additional senior partner involvement. Jeroen has an impressive track record as well as an extensive network both in the Netherlands and abroad. This is very beneficial for our shared strategy to become one of Europe’s high-end, independent boutiques with respect to valuations, dispute, and forensic advisory services,” said Marc Broekema and Jan Adriaanse, founders of BFI, in a joint statement.

The pair established BFI in 2016 after spending years in the financial advisory landscape: Broekema serving local player Talanton Valuation as a partner, while Adriaanse was a professor of turnaround management at Leiden Law School while acting as an independent valuations and turnaround advisor. The Amsterdam-based consultancy works for private and public companies, financial institutions, high-net worth individuals, and private equity funds.Former KPMG en PwC partners join valuation advisory firm BFIWeimer brings over two decades of experience to the boutique. In his last role at KPMG, he led a team of around 80 corporate finance professionals. Previously, he led the firm’s Valuations Services practice for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. He joined KPMG in 1999, having worked as an assistant professor for the Dutch university of Twente. “BFI is a high-end independent consultancy firm with a strong valuation practice focusing on tailor-made solutions in complex situations. I am delighted to join the team to further strengthen BFI’s ambitions,” Weimer said.

The appointment comes months after another senior expert, Jan Jaap Snel, formerly a partner at Duff & Phelps and PwC, joined BFI’s Valuation practice. He focuses on dispute valuation, economic damages and litigation support. “Jan Jaap is a highly regarded expert in the field of valuations, with over two decades valuation experience with highly respected international firms… He is an important partner for our expansion as an independent valuation advisory firm,” said Broekema and Adriaanse.

In the area of valuations, BFI has been engaged by both international and Dutch clients to support them in, among other areas, proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, national courts and various expert committees. Offerings the firm provides in the field include public fairness opinions, dispute resolution, IP / brand valuations, purchase price allocations and impairment testing, and tax valuations. “BFI is a very professional consultancy firm with a strong valuation practice. I am proud to join the team to support clients in situations that are critical to them,” Snel said at the time.

Weimer and Snel have become BFI’s 6th and 7th employees. Other team members are Marieke Franken, Niek Strohmaier and Mark Dechesne.