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  • Independent and discrete mid-market M&A boutique
  • Team of seasoned and trusted advisors
  • Offices in Amsterdam & The Hague
  • More than 220 projects succesfully completed
  • Deal sizes typically vary between €5m to 100m
  • Strong domestic and international network

Chestnut, founded in 2002, is an independent financial advisory firm focused on mergers & acquisitions (M&A), debt and equity financing, financial restructuring, investments, and more. Since its inception, Chestnut successfully and discretely executed more than 220 transactions and assignments.

Based on Chestnut’s reputation in providing pragmatic (ad-hoc) advice and deal execution experience, Chestnut maintains close working relationships with a growing circle of clients. In doing so, over the years Chestnut has gained a profound understanding of financial matters, independent of sector.

While supporting companies and its shareholders in creating and realizing value, we find most challenge in complex (financial) situations.

As a result of our focus on complexity rather than sector, we are able to provide a broad range of services, independent of a client’s business, size or industry



Mergers & Acquisitions

Our M&A expertise comprises advice and deal support on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, and strategic alliances.

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Equity & Debt Financing

On all stages of the spectrum (i.e. distress to growth financing or recapitalizations), Chestnut provides tailored advice on both equity- and debt financing

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Special Assignments

On all stages of the spectrum (i.e. distress to growth financing or recapitalizations), Chestnut provides tailored advice on both equity- and debt financing

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Our clients

Since founding, Chestnut has advised over 150 clients, varying from SME’s (EUR 5m – 100m) to mid-market corporations (EUR 100m – 1b).

With a strong network covering all sorts of investors (formal & informal, strategic & financial), we are able to efficiently advise both the investees and investors.


Formal & Informal Investors

Family Businesses

Small-Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Mid-Market Corporates


Chestnut gains its strength from the expertise, commitment and experience of its employees. Our team has a strong history and track record in executing complex transacations and assignments. Read more about the background and experience of our staff.

Bas van der Vegte

Max Engbers

Marieke Marres

Martijn Stutvoet

Roderik Bronkhorst

Jan Willem van Arkel

Philip Mebius

Lisa van Duijn

Rosalie Prins

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Recent transactions

International Network

Socius Global is a partnership of boutique mergers and acquisition (M&A) firms that are committed to providing the highest level of senior attention, with each firm’s founders and tenured partners providing personal corporate finance advisory services to each client and transaction in the middle market – worldwide.

Socius is not only a network, but rather an organization of independent investment banks that work together daily to provide clients with both dedicated service in their respective countries and international reach based on the local knowledge of the senior professionals within each member firm. Simply stated, Socius is a partnership that bridges direct access to the international M&A markets.


For our offices in The Hague and Amsterdam, we are looking for highly talented people with a financial academic background to join our team.

If you want to take on the challenge and apply for one of the opportunities below, please express your interest by contacting and include your resume, cover letter and your location of preference! See you soon!

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