About Us

Synergy means the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.
The term synergy comes from the Attic Greek word συνέργεια synergia
from synergos, συνεργός, meaning “working together”.

We are an independent provider of family office, funds and
securitization platforms solutions.

Synergy unites the most relevant finance specialists from around the globe,
the Synergy team excels in adaptability,  precision and delivery
of sustainable corporate and funds services.

Our Mission

Become your natural choice
& trusted advisor

Values

Sustainability

– Long standing relationships

Reliability

– Timely action, efficient communications

Respect

– Treating people right

Partnership

– Together, we go further

Innovation

– Finding the most compliant solutions to get things done

Why Luxembourg

Luxembourg is the Eurozone’s leading financial centre and the second largest investment fund centre in the world. Luxembourg is a strategic EU location with easy access to Paris, London, Zürich, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Brussels amongst many key European locations.

In Luxembourg, you can do business in French, German, and English, including legal contracts in any of these languages. Luxembourg’s workforce is highly educated and skilled as well as diverse; 47% of the population are foreigners and 160,000 people commute daily from Belgium, France and Germany to work in the Grand-Duchy.

Critically, Luxembourg thrives on its agility and spirit of collaboration.

About Us

Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.
The term synergy comes from the Attic Greek word συνέργεια synergia from synergos, συνεργός, meaning “working together”.

We are an independent provider of family office, funds and
securitization platforms solutions.

Synergy unites the most relevant finance specialists from around the globe, the Synergy team excels in adaptability,  precision and delivery of sustainable corporate and funds services.

Our
Mission

Become your
natural choice
& trusted advisor

Values

Sustainability

– Long standing relationships

Reliability

– Timely action, efficient communications

Respect

– Treating people right

Partnership

– Together, we go further

Innovation

– Finding the most compliant solutions to get things done

Why
Luxembourg

Luxembourg is the Eurozone’s leading financial centre and the second largest investment fund centre in the world. Luxembourg is a strategic EU location with easy access to Paris, London, Zürich, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Brussels amongst many key EU locations.

In Luxembourg, you can do business in French, German, and English, including legal contracts in any of these languages. Luxembourg’s workforce is highly educated and skilled as well as diverse; 47% of the population are foreigners and 160,000 people commute daily from Belgium, France and Germany to work in the Grand-Duchy.

Critically, Luxembourg thrives on its agility and spirit of collaboration.

What We Do

 

We have significant experience in designing and coordinating complex, international structuring projects involving multiple service providers across the world.

Our tailored offering differentiates us from the bulk approach of the largest players in the financial services industry, redefining client services.

We deliver your structuring projects and reorganization with a team of specialists dedicated to achieving your goals.

M&A Due Diligence and Fund Services

From the design of your structured finance project to its incorporation, we listen and ensure we understand your needs to propose a solution in synergy with your defined corporate model and business requirements.

Our team of specialists has more than 30 years of accumulated expertise in organizing acquisitions of PE and RE projects.

Synergy emphasizes its collaborative and business centered approach to support the listing on first and secondary markets of your structured funds.

Securitization services

Innovative structuring services, we are the trusted partner for you for the design and incorporation of securitization vehicles. We propose white labeling services offering the possibility to rent compartments on existing securitization platforms for the issuance of securities, loan notes or alternative debt instruments.

Family Office services

Set up of Single or Multi Family Offices, set up of private wealth management entities, foundations or  trusts.

We provide the full setup and administration of regulated & unregulated AIF’s, Sicav, SPVs, RAIF, Limited Partnerships investing in private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, FoF, real estate and direct lending. 

Banking services

Comprehensive services in the area of banking for corporate clients, private clients or family offices.

What We Do

 

We have significant experience in designing and coordinating complex, international structuring projects involving multiple service providers across the world.

Our tailored offering differentiates us from the bulk approach of the largest players in the financial services industry, redefining client services.

We deliver your structuring projects and reorganization with a team of specialists dedicated to achieving your goals.

M&A Due Diligence and Fund Services

From the design of your structured finance project to its incorporation, we listen and ensure we understand your needs to propose a solution in synergy with your defined corporate model and business requirements.

Our team of specialists has more than 30 years of accumulated expertise in organizing acquisitions of PE and RE projects.

Synergy emphasizes its collaborative and business centered approach to support the listing on first and secondary markets of your structured funds.

Securitization services

Innovative structuring services, we are the trusted partner for you for the design and incorporation of securitization vehicles. We propose white labeling services offering the possibility to rent compartments on existing securitization platforms for the issuance of securities, loan notes or alternative debt instruments.

Family Office services

Set up of Single or Multi Family Offices, set up of private wealth management entities, foundations or  trusts.

We provide the full setup and administration of regulated & unregulated AIF’s, Sicav, SPVs, RAIF, Limited Partnerships investing in private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, FoF, real estate and direct lending. 

Banking services

Comprehensive services in the area of banking for corporate clients, private clients or family offices.

Securitization vehicle solutions

Legal & Administration

From the design of your structured finance project to its incorporation, we listen and ensure we understand your needs to propose a solution in synergy with your defined corporate model and business requirements.

We have at your disposal existing platforms, but will be thriving to support the creation of your own personal securitization vehicle. Agreeing together in choosing the most appropriate solution for your financing or structuring needs, our dedicated team provides in day-to-day administration, directorship services including the preparation of legal corporate matters and the annual shareholders meetings organisation.

Accounting & Reporting

Support and accounting services are provided by our team of chartered accountants and tax accounting experts that collaborate in synergy to deliver financial statements of securitization vehicles in accordance with the reality of your project and local rules.

We provide cost-effective accounting and financial reporting solutions.

Our services include:

  • Transfer agency services and investor reporting for securitization vehicles
  • NAV calculations
  • Legal reporting and registration of annual accounts and tax returns
  • Accounting and audit assistance
  • Banking and payment services
Create your own Luxembourg fund

Setting up your fund and investment platform requires expertise and dedication.
Synergy assists and coordinates all stages from the guidance to support the distribution and listing of your fund project.

A tailored approach to your structured finance projects in collaboration with the largest players of the sector.

Create your own securitization vehicle in Luxembourg

We work with you to plan accurate solutions and to define structuring options for your investments.

We model the terms and conditions of your securitization vehicle to fit with your local or international corporate or tax compliance needs.

We work with highly qualified professionals leading your project hand in hand with law firms and financial advisors, in Luxembourg and around the globe.

Synergy provides a single point of contact in order to accompany and interact with:

  • Custodian banks
  • Specialized law professionals
  • Auditors
  • Distributors
  • Structured Finance providers of loans and mortgages
Dedicated compartiments in existing Luxembourg securitization

This alternative provides the comfort to rent a compartment in a pre-existing securitization vehicle and white label the bonds, loan notes or alternative securities financing with a name of your choice. The compartment is tailored to your requirements and is separated from the rest of the vehicle.

This solution allows for quicker and cost effective setup of your project, while maintaining confinement and segregation of your assets from other compartments.

Services for securitization consist in:

  • Securitization undertakings advisory
  • Listing Corporate, legal and tax advisory
  • Securitization vehicle set-up
  • Incorporation and coordination
  • Preparation of Offering Memorandum
  • Domiciliation and administration
  • Central administration
  • KYC / AML
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Statements and reporting
  • Preparation of NAV calculation
  • Liaison with investors & Transfer Agency
  • Supervision of audit process
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Compliance reviews
  • Tax compliance

Family office
corporate services

Company formation & Management

Setting up your company or dedicated investment platform requires expertise and dedication.

Synergy assists and coordinates all stages from designing your structure towards  its incorporation and maintenance.

Our team includes chartered accountants and business and local tax specialists to deliver the appropriate services for your specific needs.

Our services include:

  • Incorporation of companies /central point of contact.
  • Management of your restructuring projects and Mergers & Acquisition.
  • Communication and coordination with third parties in Luxembourg and abroad.
  • Transfer of registered office services and support with financing operations including investments and divestments.
Preparation of financial statements

Accounting and reporting.

Holding companies, securitization vehicles and other types of corporate entities.

  • Investor reporting
  • Annual accounts
  • Monthly, quarterly and semi-annual reports
  • Payment services
  • Audit assistance

Family office
business services

  • Wealth Structuring
  • Advice and Inheritance
  • Tax Planning Asset Holding Vehicles
  • Wealth Consolidation and Dedicated Reporting
  • Wealth Protection Plan
  • Economic Advice and Financial Instrument Engineering.
Accounting services and tax compliance
  • Accounting, bookkeeping, financial reporting and consolidation
  • Support for financial audit and internal controlling
  • VAT registration and administration
  • Bank account management
Bank account services

Opening Bank Accounts

Assistance with opening corporate and personal bank accounts adapted to your size and needs and accordance with KYC requirements.

Bank Account Management Services

Bank accounts can be opened or maintained via traditional methods (using instructions in writing or by fax) or using web-banking services.

Team

Usama Ajan

Partner & Head of North America
and North European Desk

 

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Mikaël Gutierrez

Founding Partner & Head of South
Europe desk and LatAm

 

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Dominique Dengis

Business Developer Australia
& IT specialist

 

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Sebastien Bietry

Director Medical Supplies Europe/Americas/ North Africa

 

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– Restructuring including liquidations, mergers and demergers of multi- jurisdictional holding structure for a US investment bank.

–  Set-up of structures for acquisition of real estate in Spain for both private and institutional clients.

–  Transfer of Netherland Antilles structures to Luxembourg/Spain and simplification for tax planning purposes.

–  Listing bonds and shares of Luxembourg entities on the stock exchanges of Sao Paulo, Luxembourg and Warsaw.

–  Restructuring of hotel group holding and worldwide operational structure (with vehicles in Malta, Luxembourg, Mexico and Spain). This project involved the setting up of a Luxembourg Fund (SIF) for third party investors and SPV’s in the BVI. Synergy worked with local Mexican banks on the implementation of “contratos de Fideicomiso” for Real Estate. This project also involved the setup of offices in Luxembourg and the Netherlands, including trading companies and employee recruitment in these locations.”

–  Restructuring of a listed international mining company in preparation for IPO. The final structure included Asian, European, American and Australian entities, making use of BVI, Barbados, Delaware, Luxembourg and Netherland Antilles Funds or SPVs.

–  Assistance with the acquisition by a Chinese state-owned international company of real estate holding structures owning prestigious London real estate from a US group.

–  Setting up business for American, Canadian and Spanish multinationals, PE and Pension Funds in order to make up to 35% savings.

–  Transfer of existing retail and private Dutch funds to Luxembourg.

–  Setting up and maintenance of SICAR and SIF vehicles for Spanish and French/Middle East international real estate companies.

–  Reorganisation of files and transfer of bank accounts for Luxembourg SPV’s and Custodian of Fund of Middle East bank/investment bank in order to assist with client retention.

– Setting up and maintenance of Securitisation Vehicles for HNWI. Assets securitized have included paintings and real estate.

–  Setting up and maintenance of holding companies and Securitization vehicles for Portuguese group companies belonging to a HNWI, including a setup of a Securitization Vehicle for the securitization of Portuguese distressed debt (transferred from Iberian banks).

–  Assistance to clients moving personal tax residency from France to Spain in order to maintain maximum tax efficiency on in-kind contributions of existing French insurance companies.

–  Finding a tax solution for a leading international hotel group. They had issues with their trading company in Luxembourg generating important taxable income due to unrealized exchange gains.

–  Manco + SIF for an international group (PEP), following termination of client relationship by its Swiss brand admin and auditor. TA and custodian bank located in Luxembourg. We were able to use our network to find alternative service providers who would be prepared to take on the client.

–  Following Spanish real estate crisis in 2007, we worked on the restructuring of Spanish real estate group companies to simplify structures and transfer loan portfolios to Spanish and US banks.

–  Participated in the implementation of transfer of HNW South American clients’ holdings in EU. Participated in the sale of the majority stakes held by a family in a large retail group in Central and South America (US brand). We used a Luxembourg SIF solution to reduce net wealth tax exposure from using a Soparfi.

–  In conjunction with a Polish organization, Synergy developed a solution for the acquisition of land in Poland at a time when acquisition of land was investor restricted in Poland.

–  In 2013/2014, we coordinated the setup of a private equity fund, together with tax and corporate structuring for investments in real estate and equity holdings in Mozambique.

–  Setup of a SICAV SIF platform solution to provide portfolio managers with regulatory compliant structure and ancillary services.

–  Setup of a captive insurance company for a corporate client including selection of advisors and service providers and obtaining regulatory approval.

–  Setup of Investment Fund in association with industry partners to invest in distressed real estate assets in Spain and Portugal. Setup included liaison with appropriate tax and legal advisors in the jurisdictions concerned and the establishment of vehicles to hold the assets.

–  Incorporation by Synergy partners of a Luxembourg Securitization Vehicle, together with coordination of all ancillary services and banking arrangements. The total transaction value was in the amount of USD 220 million. This transaction also required that the notes issued by the vehicle were tradeable on a clearing platform.

–  Concept, design and setup by Synergy partners of a debt securitization vehicle for a client active in the factoring sector. This enabled the client to enlarge their existing business and propose a broader range of solutions for their banking and corporate client base.

–  Share sale of Swiss technology startups to industrial investors, including Luxemburg and Swiss tax advice, advice on the sale and shareholder agreements, and Luxemburg structuring for holding vehicles.

–  Provision of advice and structuring services to international groups on structuring investment vehicles to specifications required to meet eligibility requirements for international insurance company investors.

–  Advice and structuring services to an international consortium to set up and operate an investment vehicle established to invest in portfolios of non-performing loans.