Established in 2016, Verdier & Co. Corporate Advisory is a trusted independent corporate finance advisory firm based in London, supporting Public and Private Corporates, Private Equity, Venture Capital investors, and Founders and Entrepreneurs. The success of Verdier & Co. lies in its ability to foster and maintain long-term client relationships, demonstrating a commitment to the longevity and success of its clients’ endeavours.
Having built a strong track record in guiding clients across the Technology, Healthcare, Cleantech / Greentech and Business Services sectors, the firm has outgrown its Anglo-French roots into an international team with deep pan-European expertise in deal origination, mergers / acquisitions / disposals, capital raising advisory, acquisition target mappings, and strategy.
Culture has been consciously built at Verdier & Co. from the outset and is core to the client experience we offer. The firm’s model is to attract creative and agile thinkers who are empowered at every level and who always first have our clients’ needs and interests in mind. This approach has enabled the quality and diversity of the team, currently spanning over seven nationalities and fluently speaking more than twelve languages.
This multicultural attribute not only enables impactful global engagement but also facilitates seamless cross-border transactions. Furthermore, clients stand to gain added value from the expertise of Verdier & Co.’s Advisory Board, which brings together experienced senior leaders from various sectors within the UK and Europe.
Distinctly positioned within its industry, Verdier & Co. is the first Anglo-French independent corporate advisory firm to have achieved the B Corp certification. This esteemed accreditation underscores the firm’s commitment to using its business as a force for good, elevating the importance of social responsibility, solid governance, and environmental stewardship within its operational ethos.
Jean-Philippe established Verdier & Co. in 2016, following close to 20 years of corporate finance experience with BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Greenhill & Co. and Jefferies, principally in London and Paris. He has successfully executed over 40 transactions with a cumulative value of £25bn to date.
Jean-Philippe and the team are passionate about helping clients unlock opportunities and providing a transparent service that’s underpinned by proven market expertise and socially responsible values.
Committed to supporting the next generation of business leaders, Jean-Philippe had been Chair of the Alumni Council at London Business School and Non-Executive Director of its Governing Body.
Excellence: “Talent or quality which surpasses ordinary standards. Excellence is a continuously moving target that can be pursued through actions of integrity, being frontrunner, and continually learning and improving”.
Perseverance: “The act or power of continuing to do something in spite of difficulties”.
Results: “In management terms, ‘Results’ is associated with success, victory, profit, increase”.
Our culture has been consciously ingrained from the outset and is core to providing an experience that surpasses ordinary standards. Clients choose us because of the trust-based, transparent and long-term relationships we build with them. We take the time to understand your strategic agenda and market footprint in the context of an ever-evolving environment.
Our expertise is backed by our desire to harness the most up-to-date way to research data. Our deep connections with leading academic institutions, such as the London Business School or Imperial College help us embed the latest academic thinking in business and economics into our work.
These partnerships also reflect our commitment to supporting the next generation of business leaders, as well as the ongoing development of our team. Our approach attracts creative and agile thinkers with an array of expertise.
We’re proud to provide our clients with a ‘best of both worlds’ approach – a team with the depth and breadth of expertise typically only achievable by a large banking institution with the agility and focus of a boutique.
Our M&A to Z service offering is designed to provide collaborative support to clients at every stage of the process.
Clients also benefit from our Advisory Board who brings leadership and operational experience across banking, equity capital markets, scaleups, academic research and corporates in the UK and Europe.
We draw on the power of technology to present our clients with the most comprehensive view possible of their target market. As an illustration, our service line (“Extensive Mapping Intelligence” or E.M.I.) focused on providing our clients with “hard to find acquisition targets” is based on our proprietary methodology and latest technology (incl NLP and AI) and truly enables us to uncover those ‘needle in the haystack’ opportunities.
Verdier & Co. is a certified B Corporation
We achieved our B Corporation Certification status on November 27, 2022, making us one of the first corporate finance advisory firms & investment banks globally to have achieved B Corp status.
This prestigious and internationally recognised accreditation reflects our commitment to meeting high environmental, social, and governance standards.
As a B Corp, Verdier & Co. is a purpose-driven organisation and we use business as a force for good. This is reflected in our values of “Excellence – Perseverance – Results”, in the way we interact internally and, in the sectors/clients/mandates we focus on.
B Corp accreditation also means we provide our clients with the assurance we can advise them credibly on their own ESG strategies, on the related value creation as well as the opportunities M&A offers in becoming more sustainable businesses with a real understanding of both the opportunities and challenges corporates and investors face on that journey.
Clients also benefit from our Strategic Advisory Council who brings leadership and operational experience across banking, equity capital markets, scaleups, academic research and corporates in the UK and Europe.
We are one of only seven corporate advisory firms globally to be certified as a B Corporation, meaning we successfully passed the high sustainable certification bar – demonstrating how we’re part of a global movement of organisations using business as a force for good.
B Corp values include sustainability, culture, and governance, and these are reflective of the way we operate internally and the values we look for in the businesses we work with. It also means we are able to advise clients credibly on your own ESG strategies, with a real understanding of both the opportunities and challenges corporates and investors face on that journey.
Learn more: www.bcorporation.net
Verdier & Co. Limited (registered in England and Wales under number 09999455) has its registered office at 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU, United Kingdom. "Verdier & Co." is a registered trademark of Verdier & Co. Limited. "Excellence – Perseverance – Results" is a service mark of Verdier & Co. Limited.
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