Our Firm

Johan Hekelaar is a leading investment banking firm specializing in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions for middle market companies. We focus on high growth industries including the internet software & services, healthcare IT, as well as other select industries in transition.

The Hekelaar Team has over 35 years of transaction and business experience and have held senior executive positions in major banks, investment firms and operating companies. We offer a powerful mix of talents, insights, industry knowledge, relationships and financial expertise. This enables us to provide the highest level of professional services and transaction execution to our clients.

We use a unique and proactive approach to deliver maximum shareholder value and enhanced growth to our clients. We work to assess the best business development alternatives for you and only execute transactions that are aligned with our clients' strategies and objectives. Our principals work directly with clients, ensuring that you get the attention and expertise you deserve with the utmost discretion and integrity. This approach has enabled us to assist many companies in effecting private placements, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions.

What differentiates us

We only work with companies we believe in. We are entrepreneur advocates and will take on clients that large investment banks overlook.

We try to keep transactions simple, avoiding extra costs and fees often associated with investment banking.

We have extensive international experience. Combined, our bankers speak over 15 languages, and have experience operating in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, East Asia, and South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australasia.

Frans Kok