Istvan Csejtei and Joris van de Kerkhof join Livingstone

19 May 2023 2 min. read
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International mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm Livingstone has bolstered its Dutch team with the hire of two new partners: Istvan Csejtei and Joris van de Kerkhof.

Both partners bring more than 25 years in corporate finance to the firm, and join from Big Four firm PwC, where they were a partner in the Amsterdam office.

Csejtei most recently was the leader of PwC’s Corporate Finance practice in the Netherlands, while Van de Kerkhof was responsible for the firm’s national private equity offering.

Istvan Csejtei and Joris van de Kerkhof join Livingstone

During his career, Csejtei has advised on various landmark transactions across multiple industries, with a focus on the technology, consumer and business services sectors. Prior to PwC, he led the M&A team of Rabobank International and worked as Managing Director at ING Corporate Finance.

“I am excited to join Livingstone and look forward to bringing our global reach and sector expertise to our clients in the Netherlands. I am especially keen to work together with the Livingstone professionals who are hands-on, smart deal makers committed to achieve the best results for their clients,” Csejtei said.

Van de Kerkhof’s track record includes supporting numerous family businesses and private equity clients with acquisitions, divestments, and capital raisings. He also has extensive experience in structuring incentive plans.

“I am proud to join the Livingstone team. I am impressed by their ambition, in-depth market knowledge and industry network. With the support of our international platform and senior deal making expertise, I am convinced we can facilitate our clients in reaching their M&A goals,” said Van de Kerkhof.

Ralph Hagelgans, a partner at Livingstone, commented: “Our ambition is to continue to grow the Benelux region and we are very enthusiastic about the way our Amsterdam team is developing. We are proud to welcome Istvan and Joris – they are senior corporate finance professional with a strong track-record in the M&A market. They bring along decades of deal making experience and an extensive network across several industries.”

Headquartered in Chicago, Livingstone has further offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Stockholm, and Valencia.