Who we are

MARTIJN MOUWEN

Following 13 years in wholesale banking, where I gained a wide range of experience in project financing, structured finance and corporate lending, I worked for PwC during the previous 6 years. Within PwC I set up, grew and managed one of the leading debt advisory practices in the Netherlands for corporates, (internationalizing) family businesses and Private Equity. With my team I successfully completed a large number of (inter-)national (re-)financings worth a total of EUR 5 billion. I was a nominee in the “Best Debt Advisor” category at the annual M&A Awards for 4 years in a row. I decided that I wanted to combine my drive for clients, debt advisory and entrepreneurship in building a new leading debt advisory boutique. Together with Lonneke Arntz I founded Avaxa debt advisors in 2016.

“Arranging long-term, sustainable financing which allows companies to execute their strategy and achieve their goals un. Against the best possible terms and conditions available in the financing markets. That is what energizes me on a daily basis”

LONNEKE ARNTZ

During my 19 years within Rabobank I gained a wide range of experience in the Dutch large and medium-sized corporate lending market. My experience consists of a wide range of wholesale banking activities, ranging from the origination and execution of (re-)financings to financial restructurings. For several years I managed a debt structuring team servicing a client portfolio of 50 corporates with a total amount of financing of EUR 4 billion. The previous 5 years I worked within the restructuring group where I successfully completed numerous large and complex financial restructurings. I decided that I wanted to combine my drive for clients, debt advisory and entrepreneurship in building a new leading debt advisory boutique. Together with Martijn Mouwen I founded Avaxa debt advisors in 2016.

“From experience I know that a financial solution can almost always be achieved. Also in complex and difficult situations. The dynamics between all stakeholders and the way in which these are managed is key for the result. Creating broad support for a solution that is sustainable for the long-run and restoring confidence is crucial in a process of financial restructuring.”

FLORIS DE KORT

Following my participation in the Corporate Management Traineeship program of Rabobank, I have been active for 5 years in the wholesale bank of Rabobank in both the Netherlands and in international projects. In 2014 I transferred to PwC Debt Advisory, where I assisted and guided many clients to a successful (re)financing. In 2017 I joined Avaxa, where I put my knowledge and experience to use in assisting our clients in the realisation of a custom made optimal financing solution. Hereby, I actively contribute to the further expansion of Avaxa to a new leading debt advisory boutique.  

“I like to bring people together and find common denominators, so that a (re)financing can be pursued. Considering all interests and realising an optimal financing structure to all stakeholders’ satisfaction is one of the main objectives of Avaxa.”

 

ALL-ROUND & SEASONED

Combined we have around 40 years of experience in financing. We have worked with a wide range of financing instruments and structures, from syndicated loans, club deals, asset back financing, mezzanine financing to credit funds.

We command the financing process from beginning to end. From structuring a suitable and bankable financing to assisting in negotiating loan documentation. We oversee all relevant terms and conditions of the financing and not just the price. We have worked for companies active in a wide range of different sectors. Because of our wide and extensive experience, we are equipped to serve different types of clients and advise on varying financing needs. We are all-round seasoned debt advisors.