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acquired 4yr coin contract from
In October 2016, the Belgian government formally announced their ambition to outsource their coinage as demand for coins declined considerably since the introduction of the euro.
In May 2017, Clairfield Benelux was appointed by the Belgian FPS Finance as financial advisor for carrying out the preparatory work of the awarding process.
Clairfield Benelux was previously appointed by the Dutch Ministry of Finance for the sale of the Royal Dutch Mint. The company was sold to Groep Heylen.
The Belgian FPS Finance subsequently awarded the Royal Dutch Mint with a four year coinage contract. Through Royal Dutch Mint, Groep Heylen is already engaged in coinage for 60 central banks, including the Dutch and Luxembourg central bank.
In future, Belgian coins will be produced in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Production of 73 million circulation coins is anticipated in 2018.
The Royal Mint of Belgium will remain in charge of coin design and prevention of counterfeit coins.
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Clairfield Benelux was selected as a member of the Consortium « Ruby » alongside Nomura Plc to advise the Belgian Government and SFPI-FPIM on the privatisation of Belfius.
The Belgian Federal Holding and Investment Company SFPI-FPIM centrally manages the Belgian federal government’s shareholdings, cooperates with the government on specific projects and pursues its own investment policy in the interests of the Belgian economy. In 2017, the Belgian Government decided to privatize one of its core assets Belfius.
Therefore, the Belgian Government appointed Clairfield Benelux and Nomura as State Advisors. Both obtained a deep understanding of Belfius and its societal considerations through Project Star.
During the last couple of months, Clairfield Benelux and Nomura have appointed the Global Coordinators, the Joint Bookrunners and Retail Managers. Furthermore, Clairfield Benelux and Nomura collectively carried out the valuation of Belfius, participate in strategic discussions with Global Coordinators, analyse and closely follow every aspect of the process and represent the Belgian Government.
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Clairfield Benelux advised the Dutch Ministry of Finance in the successful sale of Royal Dutch Mint to Groep Heylen. The Royal Dutch Mint manufactures circulating coins for the Dutch- and international market, commemorative coins, medals and the Dutch royal decorations. Groep Heylen is a Belgian industrial holding company that invests in enterprises and buildings and is active in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany.
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Clairfield Benelux, alongside Nomura and Leonardo & Co, advised the Belgian State and SFPI-FPIM on the analysis and assessment of their principal financial assets
The Belgian Federal Holding and Investment Company (SFPI-FPIM) centrally manages the Belgian federal government’s shareholdings, cooperates with the government on specific projects and pursues its own investment policy in the interests of the Belgian economy.
The core business of the SFPI-FPIM, on one hand as an investment company and on the other hand as a holding company, are as follows:
1. SFPI-FPIM’s objective is to invest in companies with attractive social value in one of the priority sectors.
2. Acquiring equity in companies that are of strategic importance in terms of federal policy, by either making use of their own funds or by using funds that the State provides per project. In the latter case, the SFPI-FPIM acts “on a delegated assignment”.