Conference – debate Deminor “The minority shareholder: essential partner or necessary evil?”

Denis Steisel (Emakina) Pierre Nothomb (Deminor) Benoît Coppée (Investsud)

On 18 May 2016, Deminor has organized a conference in Cercle du Lac in Louvain-La-Neuve on the topic “The minority shareholder: essential partner or necessary evil?”. Our invitees Benoît Coppée (Investsud) and Denis Steisel (Emakina) were the speakers at the debate. Pierre Nothomb, managing partner of Deminor, acted as a moderator.

During the debate, the different speakers have shared their practical experience on questions related to minority shareholders.

Mainly the following topics were discussed:

  • How to structure the partnership between the historical shareholders and an investor in a balanced way (financing methods, governance structure)? How to prepare the “exit” from the partnership?
  • What’s the importance of the liquidity of a minority stake? What are the advantages and difficulties of the position of the minority shareholder of a listed company?
  • To what extent has the emergence of the principles of good governance contributed to reducing conflict situations?
  • How to value a minority interest? What with minority interest discounts?

In concluding the debate, Pierre-Alexis Léonard, manager at Deminor, presented in a brief manner the “set of instruments” at the disposal of the minority shareholder, followed by a Q&A session.

The participants were then given the opportunity to continue their discussions at a reception.

Below you will find some pictures that were taken at the event.

Louis de Halleux (Fidentia Real Estate) Joëlle Micha (Immobel) Patrick Mertens de Wilmars (Banimmo)

Nicolas Steisel (Exki) Denis Steisel (Emakina)

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