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JOHAN HEIRBRANDT

Partner & Co-Founder

Johan has a successful track record of more than 25 years on the private equity and M&A market, with over 50 transactions in SMEs in various fields (retail, internet, production, …) to his credit. 

He was for many years a partner in a Belgian private equity player. Before that, Johan worked at Mitiska Group (Retail investment group) as investment manager at Net Fund Europe (internet fund). At the start of his career, Johan worked at BBL Investment Banking (now ING). 

Johan is a Commercial Engineer by training, with a Master in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School.

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RALF DE CLERCQ

Partner & Co-Founder

Ralf has almost 20 years of unique experience in private equity and corporate finance on an international level, resulting in a deep expertise and wide private equity network across Europe, the United States and Asia.  

With BNP Paribas’ Principal Investments team in Paris and Brussels, Ralf spent more than 12 years developing a portfolio of international private equity funds and co-investments for the own account of the bank. Ralf also served on the advisory boards of several leading international private equity funds. Before that, he worked at PwC Corporate Finance, where he advised companies and PE funds in merger and acquisition situations.

Ralf studied Applied Economics and also has a Master in Financial Management from the Vlerick Business School.

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BERNARD HENDRIKX

Partner & Co-Founder

Bernard has gained wide-ranging knowledge and experience in banking and corporate finance in less than 10 years, with a specialization in private equity. During this time he has also built up an extensive network.

In 2018 he left a Belgian private equity player where he was responsible as Investment Manager for managing various companies and expanding the portfolio. On various investments he worked closely with Johan who also worked there at the time.

Prior to that, Bernard spent several years at Pentahold, gaining in-depth knowledge and experience in all stages of the investment process and of managing a private equity portfolio. He started his career in the ‘Market and International Business’ department of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Bernard holds a Master in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School, a Master in Business Economics, as well as a Bachelor in Law.

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LEONARD SOENEN

Investment Manager

Leonard joined Integra in September 2019 as Investment Manager.

Prior to joining, Leonard was active as Principal at Volta Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital fund for internet and software companies in the Benelux. In his role he focused on generating investment opportunities, conducting due diligence & making investment recommendations and supporting founders in building enduring companies.

Leonard was also active as a senior consultant with PwC, where he advised multinationals in various industries on financial instruments, trade operations, transformation and deals. Throughout the various assignments, he provided lead-financial and strategic advice to both banks and corporates.

Leonard studied in Belgium, Chicago and London and holds a MSc in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School.

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TOM CASTEELS

Investment Associate

Tom joined Integra in November 2019 as Investment Analyst.

Prior to joining, Tom gained experience at ABN AMRO’s Investment Banking M&A department where he supported the team’s origination efforts covering diversified industrials and business services companies, and at BNP Paribas Principal Investments, which manages a portfolio of international private equity fund and co-investments for the own account of the bank.

Tom graduated from the KU Leuven in Law, Economics and Business. He also holds an MSc in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School.

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GILLES NOTREDAME

Investment Analyst

Gilles joined Integra in March 2022 as Investment Analyst.

Prior to joining, Gilles was a financial analyst at a privately owned investment firm in Belgium. In this role he assisted in the management of the underlying long-term participations and in the analysis of potential investments.

Gilles was also active as a consultant at Deloitte Private where he advised family-owned SMEs, managers and private investors in mergers and acquisitions and financing.

Gilles graduated from the KU Leuven as a MSc in Engineering. He also holds additional masters in Management and Business.

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MIEKE DE VLIEGER

Investor Relations

Mieke joined Integra in January 2022 as Investor Relations.
Prior to joining, Mieke was active at the family business and at Voka Oost-Vlaanderen where she acted as an account manager.

Mieke graduated from KU Leuven in Business Administration.

SIMON AUDOOR

Investment Intern

Simon joined Integra in August 2021 as Investment Intern.

Prior to joining, Simon worked on a project for UBS Zurich, where he co-operated with UBS executives in a strategic wealth management project covering the EMEA and APAC region.

Simon graduated from Ghent University in Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance and Risk Management. He also holds an additional MSc in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School.

DELPHINE VANDERLINDEN

Finance & Fund Administration Manager

Delphine joined Integra in August 2020 as Finance & Fund Administration Manager.

Prior to joining, Delphine was active at VGD Accountancy where she acted as finance and accounting consultant.

Delphine graduated from the KU Leuven in Law.