Smile Invest appoints Daan Van Parys as Investment Manager and expands its team
Leuven, 20 October 2017 – Smile Invest appoints Daan Van Parys (28) as Investment Manager based in Leuven. Daan Van Parys will focus on sourcing and executing deals, as well as following up portfolio companies and driving value creation initiatives.
After completing his studies as Commercial Engineer at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Daan Van Parys worked for five years at Lazard, an independent investment bank. During his time at Lazard, he gained valuable experience on various M&A and capital market transactions in the Benelux.
Bart Cauberghe and Thomas Dewever, Managing Partners at Smile Invest: “We are very happy to welcome Daan to the team. He does not only add relevant financial and transactional experience but also a dynamic and proactive attitude that will be instrumental in supporting our portfolio companies. As a team, we look forward to partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams to help them accelerate value creation.”
Daan Van Parys, Investment Manager at Smile Invest: “When I first read about Smile Invest, I was particularly attracted by its focus on ambitious growth companies in the Benelux. I am excited to join this experienced and ambitious team and help our portfolio companies achieve sustainable growth.”