About deminor NXT
Whether it concerns a small question, a complex transaction, a family-related conflict, or even an extensive search for a tailor-made solution, you can count on a hands-on and determined partner at your side. As your partner of the route, we guide you from A to Z, until the desired outcome is achieved. In doing so, we rely on our many years of experience and on a strong team of experts who share the same passion. Our achievements prove that we know what we are talking about. We give clients what they need and not necessarily what they ask for . After all, we are not mere yes-men, but determined go-getters with our hearts focused on your best interests.
As experts in negotiating and protecting as well as advising shareholders, directors, investors and entrepreneurs, we do not only listen to the interests of our clients, but we also put ourselves on the other side of the table. Should a conflict nevertheless arise, we will do everything possible to avoid court proceedings. How? By turning each shareholder’s monologue into an open dialogue. We take control of the conversation and ensure that the voice of our clients is heard.
In a nutshell, we…
analyse the context and your position
engage with all parties
present an effective strategy
implement that strategy together
detail the achieved result in concrete terms
Deminor has played an important role in the decisions of the family concerning the changes to the organization chart, the structures and governance of the group, enabling the seventh generation within the family to take the lead in the future strategy of our business.
Shareholder value and the protection of shareholders are at the centre of Retail Estates’ attention. When we call upon deminor, we not only benefit from a very professional advice but we also value deminor as a particularly critical and independent sounding board.
GIMV is a listed investor granting ambitious growth capital to companies located in Belgium and neighbouring countries. We value deminor as an important business partner and stakeholder. When equity needs, management, entrepreneurs, international growth and/or innovation need to be aligned, a better and more professional governance becomes crucial in our path as institutional shareholder. For GIMV, deminor is a respected best practice opinion-leader and can help us as a direct or indirect sounding board.
E-Capital is an active and engaged investor. When we are confronted with governance or shareholders’ position issues in companies wherein we invested, deminor can help us with an independent and critical expert opinion, based on more than 20 years of experience.
As a businessman, I often search assistance from external advisors. I take due care when I select an external advisor, and so I did when I decided to work with deminor regarding my shareholder position. I needed a partner who had not only the required knowledge and experience, but who also had the right attitude and offered a problem solving approach. Deminor was indeed the right partner, it was a constructive and pleasant collaboration.
Machiels Group is a 100% family business with investments in environment, renewable energy and real estate, as well as participation in numerous joint ventures. We experienced deminor’s expertise in defending the interests of minority shareholders. Deminor also provided us professional support in the set up and implementation of Corporate Governance. We have found out that corporate governance and in-depth monitoring of business strategy are part of deminor’s DNA.
At deminor, we have always found a team defending the interests of their clients hard, and negotiating a solution in the interests of the company and all its stakeholders. The agreement we have reached is the most important agreement ever signed between shareholders and a company in Europe.
The Compagnie du Bois Sauvage has mandated deminor to carry out a Board Assessment. Deminor carried out its mission in detail and based on individual interviews, which contributed to a better definition of our objectives and governance.
For a start-up investment project , I asked deminor to help me make an informed decision and help me negotiate the best conditions. Deminor assisted me more specifically on the financial aspects of the planned transaction (financial modelling – risk analysis – valuation of the company). I particularly appreciated the quality of the work done and their reactivity in responding to my requests.
Deminor helped me to negotiate the best possible conditions for leaving the group of which I was the CEO, founder and minority shareholder. I particularly appreciated their expertise in defending minority interests, both legally and financially, and also their availability and responsiveness at all stages of this long process.
To respect the confidentiality and discretion of our cases, the identity of our clients or the companies’ names cannot be disclosed. Several clients however, are willing to testify on an individual basis about their cooperation with deminor NXT in a personal interview. Interested in their story? Then feel free to send us an email using the button below.
This concerns the core of our identity. We are completely independent of external influences and determine our own direction. That way we can stand up for any party.
We believe that every party should be treated with respect and left in its dignity. Business reality goes in harmony with human reality. Therefore, at deminor NXT, injustice is fought with vigour.
We take responsibility towards our customers and employees. In this way, we feel responsible for the consequences of our actions and don’t leave anyone behind when the going gets tough. We only defend positions that are in line with our own values and are willing to convince our customers of this.
Our team, your partners
Our team consists of experienced colleagues from various disciplines: lawyers, economists, financial analysts, experts in corporate governance and family businesses. Is very specific expertise needed? Then we also collaborate with several external partners.
Milestones in our history
At Deminor Shareholder & Governance Services hebben, we have always believed that tradition and innovation are in balance. Therefore, after years of building on the rich history of the Deminor brand, we decided to bring a breath of fresh air to our brand. From a broader perspective, as deminor NXT, we offer a stronger service package with more options.
While respecting the past, we are now looking to the future.
– Bernard Thuysbaert, CEO
Deminor was founded by Eric Coppieters and the Deficom Group (then renamed Definance), a listed Belgian private equity investor. The launch of the first activities in Belgium related to listed and privately owned companies.
He mainly focuses on the Flemish market. In addition, Deminor also starts its first activities outside the country’s borders, in France.
Private and institutional investors receive a nice premium in the context of the controversial takeover of the Belgian group Wagons-Lits by the French Accor.
New offices are established in France (1995), the Netherlands (1997), Italy (1998) and Switzerland (2002).
The historical Shareholder & Governance Services business will continue in a new, Belgian company called Deminor NV.
This is done by Erik Bomans, Charles Demoulin and Edouard Fremault. It also gets a separate website and grows internationally, by opening offices in Luxembourg, London and New York.
They act as a sounding board for Deminor’s executive partners.
This is done under the new trade name ‘Deminor Litigation Funding’ and is growing exponentially with offices in Luxembourg, Brussels, London, New York, Milan, Hamburg, Madrid and Hong Kong.
This is done to guide within start-ups to professionalise their organisation and raise capital under the best legal, governance and financial conditions.
Deminor Litigation Funding successfully completes €40 million financing, supporting its ambitious business plan.
An ‘Executive Committee’ is set up. Bernard Thuysbaert is appointed as the Chief Executing Officer (CEO).
With a new name, different corporate identity and stronger service package, deminor NXT decides to bring a breath of fresh air to its brand and separates itself completely from Deminor Litigation Funding.
Get in touch
Do not hesitate to send us a message: we are happy to listen to your questions and will do our utmost to answer it quickly and comprehensively. You can also choose to visit us in person in Brussels, Ghent or Antwerp. If necessary, we will put you in touch with the right experts.