Who we are

The highly experienced 1602 Corporate Finance team supports clients in strategic and financial projects, amongst others M&A transactions, divestment, raising equity, management buy-outs as well as valuation projects.

Focus and values

Our team is built up of internationally trained professionals, who bring their extensive experience, energy and creative solutions to client relationships. We are committed to high quality advice, long term relationships and success for our clients.

Experience and complimentary skills

1602 was founded by a team of professionals with extensive experience gained at internationally renowned (investment) banks, big 4 consulting firms, asset management firms, an international stock exchange and listed companies, but also with privately owned, smaller size business. The different backgrounds of our professionals give the 1602 team broad knowledge and experience as well as a strong domestic and international network to help our clients exceed their goals.

Why the ‘1602’ name?

In 1602 the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC) was established and made history with the world’s first IPO. With the trading of negotiable shares on the also newly established Amsterdam Stock Exchange, 1602 is also considered the year of the world’s first public company. To us 1602 symbolizes entrepreneurship, creativity, determination and result orientation.