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 independent providers of directorship services, securitization platforms
advisory, reporting, regulatory reporting advisory.

Synergy unites the most relevant specialists from around the globe, the Synergy
team excels in adaptability and delivery of sustainable non-regulated
corporate matters advisory 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

 

ADVISORY AND INTRODUCTION TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS

Securitization Services Advisory Platform

We are the trusted partner advising on the design and incorporation of securitization vehicles. We also propose advice on white labeling services offerings. We advise on the possibility to rent compartments in existing securitization platforms for the issuance of securities, loan notes or alternative debt instruments.

Advisory

Advisory on the financial reporting and mandatory reporting’s.
We provide independent directorship services in private equity, venture capital, real estate holdings and direct lending.

Advisory in Finding Licensed Financial Service Providers

We advise on the most suitable banking partners available on the market for your business needs.

Directorship Services

Our Collaborators and Partners have significant experience in managing Luxembourg companies and in particular holding entities investing in the Pan European and North American markets.

Our tailored advisory is focused on efficiency and compliance in this new challenging World, redefining client services.

A team of specialists based in Luxembourg and abroad dedicated to, the best interest of our client companie’s and in accordance with the ever-changing regulations.

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 services advisory platform options

Legal & Administration

We carefully listen and ensure we understand your needs to propose a solution according to your corporate model and business requirements, involving the most adequate qualified professionals where necessary.

Accounting & Reporting

Support and accounting services consultancy and hub for finding a suitable and adapted licensed professional or tax specialist.

We introduce our clients to cost-effective accounting and reporting licensed professionals depending on your company size and budget.

Our services include:

  • Transfer agency services advisory and outsourced solutions and investor reporting for securitization vehicles and other non-regulated entities.
  • NAV calculations advisory and consultancy.
  • Legal statutory GAAP reporting and registration of annual accounts and tax returns consultancy.
  • Accounting and audit process consultancy.
Reporting & Consultancy Services

Regulated entities consultancy regarding for their reporting requirements and questions on the filling of the various administrative forms and templates not reserved by the law to a certain category of licences.

Providing tailored services, depending on clients needs. For each of our consultancy solutions, we provide a service dashboard. It helps analyze various elements (such as cost and performance drivers, automatic controls and alerts) upon request of our clients and gives a clear view into the underlying information.

Advising you on your own securitization vehicle in Luxembourg

Synergy introduces and accompany its clients in finding the most appropriate licensed professionals and interacts with:

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

We advise as appointed directors or managers our clients on non-regulated entities and provide as an option, the comfort to rent one, or several compartments in pre-existing securitization vehicles and white label the bonds, loan notes or alternative securities financing with a name of your choice. Compartments tailored to your requirements and is separated from the rest of the vehicle, involving all the necessary licensed professionals when applicable.
Our solutions allows for the cost effectiveness of your project.

Advisory services consisting in:

  • Securitization undertakings advisory
  • Securitization vehicle service provider advisory as directors
  • KYC / AML advisory
  • Bookkeeping consultancy
  • Financial Statements and reporting consultancy
  • Advisory on the preparation of NAV calculations consultancy
  • Advisory and Supervision of audit process
  • Regulatory compliance advisory
  • Compliance reviews advisory
  • Tax compliance consultancy (DAC-6 – MiFiD) redirecting to licensed professionals

When appointed as
directors of your
Luxembourg
company

As appointed Directors we thrive to...

Advising you in the daily management and act in the best interests of the company.

Our directors have experience in all stages, from advising on the design of the intended structure up to finding the best professionals to comply with applicable laws.

Our directorship experiences in a nutshell:

  • Advance knowledge on the incorporation of companies,
  • Advance knowledge on your restructuring projects and Mergers & Acquisition,
  • Communication and coordination with third parties in Luxembourg and abroad, in their role as board members,
  • Advance knowledge in transfering of registered office services and support with financing operations including investments and divestments.
Financial statements consultancy reviews

Accounting and reporting review, making sure your provider delivers correct statements.

Non-regulated holding companies, securitization vehicles and other types of corporate entities.

  • Investor reporting obligations know-how,
  • Annual accounts consultancy and review,
  • Monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual reports reviews,
  • Audit experience in liaising with the dedicated professionals in charge.

Advisory
Business Services

  • Knowledge and broad experience in managing Asset Holdings of non-regulated Vehicles,
  • Consolidation and Dedicated Reporting consultancy and review.
Accounting and tax compliance experience and knowledge
  • Accounting, bookkeeping, financial reporting, and consolidation of the Branches reviews,
  • Support for financial audit and internal controlling reviews,
  • Know-how and experience in VAT registration and administration.
Support on finding the most adapted service providers

We have experience in opening of bank accounts, liaising with regulated professionals for the companies on which we are nominated directors or managers.

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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– 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.