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An overview of the most recent developments at Beaufort


Beaufort investigates the individual components of the remuneration rates for long-term care and calculates the so-called ‘treatment-component’
Setember 2020 – For a healthcare-based client (turnover level of appr. €150m), Beaufort did a survey concerning the individual components of the remuneration rates for long-term care drawn up by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). The client specifically wished to assess the height of the so-called ‘treatment-component’, as a part of the total remuneration rate for a single performance. Continue reading...


GARBE Institutional Capital Netherlands arranges €60 million financing and finalises refinancing program
August 2020 – GARBE Institutional Capital Netherlands BV (‘GARBE’) has arranged a financing of 60 million for a Dutch office portfolio under management by GARBE. The office portfolio is part of an investment fund, managed by GARBE, that mainly invests in offices and retail located in the Netherlands. Several lenders provided the €60 million financing for this office portfolio. Continue reading...


Insight in financial situation as the basis for a hospital’s strategic choices
June 2020 – How can hospitals improve their bargaining power in their negotiations with the Dutch health insurers? How can we talk about necessary changes in a hospital environment without sufficient information? How do we know if the strategic course that has been taken is the right one? How do we monitor this (financially)? These questions must sound familiar for CEO’s of Dutch hospitals, especially in these times in which the Coronavirus has made quite an impact on the healthcare sector. In our view, it is essential for hospitals to have adequate insight into their financial situation. Together with the Centre for Organization Restructuring (part of the Radboud University), Beaufort researched the degree to which hospital CEO’s have insight into their hospital’s financial situation. Continue reading...


WHOA adopted by Dutch House of Representatives
May 2020 – In an earlier article we wrote about a new Dutch law with the name "Act Homologation private agreement for the prevention of bankruptcy" (in short: "WHOA"). The bill is a change to the existing Bankruptcy law. It aims to provide organisations the possibility to restructure their debt position without a bankruptcy via a compulsory settlement. The law was passed by the Dutch House of Representatives on May 26th, 2020. In short the law will give Continue reading...


We are looking for Corporate Finance specialists (NL) for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
May 2020 – In response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Dutch government took several measures in order to assist organisations to survive these difficult times. As a result, the government bodies assigned to carry out these measures, such as the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, are in need of extra manpower to carry out the additional work. Together with OrangeX, we attempt to use our network to help the government in their search. Recently we succesfully assisted the RVO in finding credit analysts. Continue reading...


What impact does the coronavirus crisis have on the cashflow of your commercial real estate portfolio
May 2020 – The coronavirus crisis has enormous impact on our society and economy. As a result many companies have seen a steep decline of their turnover, whilst expenses remain to be covered. This also applies to the real estate sector. The coronavirus crisis can have considerable effect on your cash flow- and liquidity position. In such a situation it is recommended to look at various scenario’s. Continue reading...


Beaufort seminar (‘Themamiddag’) will not take place in 2020
May 2020 – For many years, Beaufort used the fine weather around May to organise an annual seminar for our relations. An afternoon in which we would like to reconnect and converse, all whilst enjoying an inspiring reading followed by drinks.  Continue reading...


Jan van Haarlem and Rienc ter Veen join Beaufort Corporate Consulting
November 2019 – Jan Van Haarlem, 60, is a veteran in the real estate financing market. Van Haarlem has had a long career, working for the Westland / Utrecht Hypotheekbank, Bouwfonds Property Finance, SNS Property Finance and FGH Bank , mostly in managerial positions.  Continue reading...


Doing good or doing well – The paradox of purpose
May 2019 – Thursday afternoon, May 16th, was the annual conference of Beaufort Consulting. The guest speaker this year was Ruud Veltenaar. Ruud describes himself as a philosopher, TEDx speaker, serial entrepreneur, impact investor and inspired professor. And this combination was noticeable in his presentation. Ruud challenges his audience with strong propositions and he uses various research studies to substantiate his opinion. 

The afternoon's theme was "Enterprise of the Future". The following statement was cited in the presentation; "Doing good or doing well - The paradox of purpose". Interpreted freely; As a company, do you focus as much as possible on shareholder value, or do you also look at the positive impact you make on your environment?  Continue reading...


Market forces or Government participation?
May 2019 – It is quite surprising to see how the current political cabinet seems to implementing a new role for the government. Last decade, under leadership of the VVD (Dutch liberal party), quite some privatization has occurred. For example, the healthcare sector, public transport, postal service and the Dutch flight concern KLM. This has however changed in the beginning of 2019. The idea that optimums can be realized by giving full freedom to companies and subject them to market forces were the government takes a step back, is currently being re-evaluated.

Main reason for this seems to be the lack of a vote and/or control. A re-evaluation of the government’s role is taking place, especially when great public interests are at stake. The government wants to be part of important strategic choices again. A breach of trend has occurred in the privatization of government participation. Here are some recent cases:  Continue reading...


Beaufort Corporate Consulting appoints Dirk van den Acker as associate partner
April 2019 – Dirk van den Acker, who has been working as a consultant for Beaufort since July 2018, has been appointed as associate partner as per April 2019. Dirk is now the thirteenth member of the Beaufort-team, that only recently grew to twelve with the appointment of Barry Beckers.  Continue reading...


RESOR, Beaufort and Van Doorne look back at a successful breakfast meeting
March 2019 – On March 19th 2019, RESOR, Beaufort and Van Doorne organized yet another breakfast meeting of the so-called ‘Round Table Special Asset Management’. The session was led by Sebastiaan van den Berg, attorney at RESOR, who gave a lecture about the complexity of valuations in legal proceedings.  Continue reading...


Are we on the brink of a new recession? If this is the case, is your company ready?
February 2019 – Most companies in the Netherlands and EU have been benefiting from a positive economic climate for the last couple of years. The number of bankruptcies has been declining severely and the unemployment rates are at an all-time low since the beginning of this millennium. The picture above clearly shows that trend in number of bankruptcies has been downward since 2014. During the last few months however, more and more signals point in the direction that the economy is cooling down or even worse, moving towards a recession. Suddenly, critical economic times are more realistic.  Continue reading...


WHOA! A judicial enforcement agreement without bankruptcy
January 2019 – If it is up to the Dutch legislature, it will soon be possible in the Netherlands to restructure the debt position of a company without a bankruptcy via a compulsory settlement. Dutch law currently has no possibility for a legally enforceable agreement. Instead, in practice, there are often worked with informal private agreements that are not enforceable. The draft act with the name "Act Homologation private agreement for the prevention of bankruptcy" (short: "WHOA") is a change to the existing bankruptcy law. The consultation round was completed on 1 December 2017.  Continue reading...


For the second year in a row, Beaufort chooses to make a donation to the DCS
December 2018 – 2018 is coming to an end, which means we can start to review the year. 2018 has been a dynamic year for Beaufort in which we were given the opportunity to work on many interesting and challenging projects and in which we were able to welcome a number of new employees. We would like to thank our clients and partners for the pleasant cooperation we had during the year and for the confidence they had in us.  Continue reading...


Beaufort successfully assists family owned company Alewijnse with a transfer of shares combined with a capital injection
October 2018 – Alewijnse is a family owned company active in the electrotechnical engineering and installation market. Given its strategic reorientation the company had divested various non-core activities in recent years.  Continue reading...


‘Interest rate increasements: cause of a new crisis?’. Beaufort looks back on a successful breakfast meeting
September 2018 – As in recent years, Van Doorne, RESOR and Beaufort organized a breakfast meeting in Amsterdam. The theme of the meeting was: ‘Interest rate increasements: cause of a new crisis?’. DNB claims that a sudden increase in interest rates is currently one of the most important risks for the financial stability.  Continue reading...


Beaufort 360 ° Efficiency Compass: a smart tool to quickly improve the financial performance of a company
July 2018 – All companies have the ambition to realize extra returns and entrepreneurs often know that there are lots of possibilities to improve the financial performance of the company. The opportunities for extra return is often difficult to identify. Often there is no time or capacity available within the company to identify this potential. To help companies with this, Beaufort has developed a method that can quickly identify and realize efficiency improvement. By using the Beaufort 360 ° Efficiency Compass, a limited amount of time can be used to create a lot of added value for a company.  Continue reading...


Beaufort looks back at a successful seminar
May 2018 – On Thursday the 24th of May 2018, Beaufort organised this year’s edition of its seminar (‘Themamiddag’). The subject this year was ‘Technology & Innovation’. Due to the fact that 2018 is the 5th anniversary of Beaufort, this year’s edition was coupled by a special guest: Dutch astronaut André Kuipers.  Continue reading...


Research for successful turnaround strategies clearly indicates that operational restructurings have the highest impact
May 2018 – In close cooperation with the University of Twente (coordinated by Nicolaas Beute), Beaufort has conducted an inquiry to identify successful turnaround strategies for organisations facing financial distress. 

The findings clearly indicate that retrenchment measures in the broadest sense (cost reductions and working capital optimisation) by far have the highest impact on successful recovery processes when dealing with financial distress.  Continue reading...


Beaufort launches book about health care real estate!
March 2018 – Dutch nursing homes have been heavily influenced by fundamental changes in laws and regulations. Under the old laws and regulations, it was practically without risk for nursing homes to develop and own health care real estate.  Continue reading...


Diner pensant "Corporate Governance in Healthcare" very successful!
October 2017 – Beaufort and Rabobank organised a successful event around the subject "Corporate Governance in Healthcare". During a Diner Pensant in a setting with member of (supervisory) boards in the health-care industry an interesting discussion took place about the developments and challenges in the area of corporate governance.  Continue reading...


Our new website is online!
After months of work our new website is finally online. With this new website Beaufort wants to match its expression better with the provided services. Continue reading...


Beaufort en TW Finance join forces
June 2016 – Beaufort Corporate Consulting (Beaufort) and ThompsonWinkelhagen Real Estate Finance (TWFinance) have merged their businesses. Continue reading...


Andersch and Beaufort announce affiliation to expand restructuring capabilities in Europe
Andersch AG (Andersch) and Beaufort Corporate Consulting B.V (Beaufort), leading independent restructuring advisers, are delighted to announce that they have entered into an affiliation agreement to co-operate on engagements in Europe.  Continue reading...

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