- EPICo is a unique Belgian-Dutch collaboration based on a long standing relationship between ParticipatieMaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV) and Rebel.
- The fund managers have managed successfully bidding for Benelux PPP infrastructure projects such as the A16 motorway, Afsluitdijk, A6 motorway, Eefde lock and the Beatrix lock
- Both PMV and Rebel have a deep rooted knowledge of the renewable market through investments in offshore and onshore wind, solar and biomass installations
- Both PMV and Rebel rely on strong teams which oversee the Benelux market through offices in Brussels, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
- They have invested in building strong relationships with all stakeholders in the infrastructure market. They come with the ambition to provide added value and human capital throughout the several stages of developing the assets:
- Providing competences and capacity throughout the tender process such as setting up the SPC team, advising on and implementing the bid strategy and planning, and writing risk management plans.
- Bringing the project to contract close and financial close.
- Acting as an asset manager in good relationship with the public sector client, EPC and MTC contractors during the asset’s life cycle.
Luc van Rooijen (PMV)
Luc has over 17 years of experience in the field of infrastructure finance and advisory. He has been involved in various roles throughout the infrastructure investment lifecycle, leading teams in the structuring of business cases, raising debt & equity finance, shaping joint ventures, negotiating bids, performing valuations, performing due diligence, realising refinancings and/or assisting with the sale of equity stakes for infrastructure projects and companies.
He has been involved in Renewable Energy, Transport and Digital Infrastructure assets in the Benelux, UK, Germany and the US.
In addition to EPICO, Luc also manages PMF Infrastructure Fund, an EUR 100m well-balanced and fully invested infrastructure fund focussing on Renewable Energy and PPP assets.
Prior to joining PMV, Luc was a partner at KPMG Advisory N.V. in the Netherlands, where he led the infrastructure practice.
Luc holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Groningen.
Jeroen in ‘t Veld (Rebel)
Jeroen in ‘t Veld has a strong practical background in the economics and strategy formulation of concessions, public-private partnerships, privatizations and regulation in transport and infrastructure. In 1997 and 1998 he was the initiator and team manager of a PPP unit at the Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands, responsible for introducing PPPs in the Netherlands. This experience provided him with both practical knowledge of introducing PPPs on a project level, as well as strategic insight into how to manage the change of a public sector activity into a private sector service offer. Jeroen has also been an economic advisor to the Dutch Minister of Finance on privatization and liberalization. This has provided him with wide experience in the design of reform strategies for a number of service sectors, such as public transport, fuel-distribution, water supply, telecoms and other network related industries.
Since then, Jeroen has worked as a financial advisor on numerous projects related to introducing the private sector into sectors/projects that previously were undertaken by government, both in the Netherlands as well as abroad. As such he has gained ample experience in commercial and financial structuring of projects, project management of complex and strategic advisory roles on politically sensitive infrastructure and public service delivery projects.
Werner Decrem (PMV)
Werner Decrem is group manager infrastructure and real estate at PMV. Werner joined PMV in 2002. Since then he was responsible for all project-related investment activities such as PPP’s, renewable energy, public real estate and urban regeneration projects. Werner has gained ample experience in structuring partnerships and financing complex projects. He advised the Flemish government for several large scale investment programs and built up a team with an excellent track record as professional investor and fund manager in the area of infrastructure and real estate.
As member of the PMV Group Management Committee, Werner is also strongly involved in the policy and general management of the PMV-group.
Wout Korving (Rebel)
Wout Korving has a background in both business economics and general economics and has a great deal of experience with projects in sectors ranging from infrastructure, area development, healthcare and education. These are exactly the sectors where public authorities and businesses meet. Wout likes to be involved in such diverse fields as deal making, project finance and financial analysis. He likes a challenge, especially if it involves the development of innovative structures and processes.
Steven Steppe (Rebel)
Steven Steppe is director at Rebel (Belgian office). He has over 15 years of experience in public-private partnerships, project financing and project management. Steven holds a master degree in Applied Economics and in Taxation Law. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and Spanish.
Before joining Rebel, he worked – from the start in 2002 – for the ‘Flemish PPP Expertise Centre’ as PPP advisor. He was responsible for the introduction of a PPP policy and PPP projects in Flanders. Steven advised on the identification and structuring of PPP projects, on process and project management issues, project financing and other specific PPP aspects.
At Rebel, Steven has worked as a financial advisor on numerous projects related to introducing PPPs (or at least more private sector involvement) in Belgium and abroad. As such he gained ample experience in legal and financial structuring of (PPP) projects in a wide range of sectors (e.g. transport & social infrastructure and renewable energy), both working for the public and the private sector.
Steven is also a regular speaker at PPP conferences and trainings on an (inter)national level. Recently he has worked on projects and capacity building missions in Belgium, Netherlands, Gambia, Cameroun and Paraguay.