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Translink Belgium-Opale
Square de Meeûs, 35
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 895 36 72

Translink Belgium-Ikalia
Avenue Louis Lepoutre, 57
1050 Ixelles
Tel: +32 493 45 55 40

Email addresses are of the form of “first name’s first letter”+”last name” For example John Doe’s email address is

Jacques Halpérin, Partner

Jacques began his career as an analyst in the Financial Affairs division of Lazard Frères and later was appointed as a Managing Director, Corporate Finance, HSBC – France. Based in Brussels, he advises clients on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and raising equity. He also brings his experience in advising distressed companies, debt negotiations and restructurings. Jacques’s exposure to business spans a range of industries including apparel (CEO, Lacoste USA), retail, real-estate, automotive (Deputy CFO at Peugeot SA), and telecommunications (CFO, SFR). He has participated in various deals within the automotive sector and is member of our automotive industry group.

Lina Ismail, Partner

Lina started her career in the Paris office of the Private Equity firm 3i. Subsequently, she co-founded Broadmark, an M&A advisory boutique, which became, in 2005, Translink’s French Partner. She headed Translink French operations for 10 years. She recently joined Translink Belgium as a Partner and is now based in Brussels. Since 1990, Lina has been advising companies and their shareholders on a wide range of French and cross-border transactions including acquisitions, disposals, LBOs and private placements. She has worked for medium-sized to multi-national companies, private equity firms and private owners across, among other industries, Transport & Logistics and Engineering services. Lina is a Board member of Unima, a family-owned company operating shrimp aquaculture in the Indian Ocean and distributing its products in Europe and Asia. Lina has participated in various deals within the logistics sector and is head of our logistics industry group.

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