Eight Advisory appoints two new Partners in the UK and Benelux

Eight Advisory appoints two new Partners in the UK and Benelux

Eight Advisory, a leading European independent consulting firm specialising in Transactions, Restructuring, and Transformation, is pleased to announce its further international expansion with the appointment of two new Partners in its UK and Benelux offices, bringing the firm’s total number of partners to 95:

  1. Niall O’Dea has been appointed Transaction Services Partner in the UK,
  2. Niels Lummen has been appointed Transaction Services and Energy & Infrastructure Partner in the Benelux.

Niall O’Dea has been appointed Partner in Eight Advisory’s Transactions team in London. Niall brings over 15 years’ experience in providing financial due diligence, sell-side assistance, and transaction agreement / wider deal advice to both local and multinational corporates and private equity clients. Before joining Eight Advisory, Niall worked in one of the Big 4’s Transaction Services teams in Dublin and London. He has significant experience across the Consumer sector, as well as having worked with Industrials, Healthcare and Media clients over the course of his career to date.

Niels Lummen has been appointed Transaction Services and Energy & Infrastructure Partner at Eight Advisory in Amsterdam. He brings over 13 years of experience within M&A transactions at a Big4 company. Expertise includes due diligence, refinancing, valuations and restructuring projects for clients such as corporates, private equity, stated owned funds and owner managed businesses. With his experience Niels will support Eight Advisory clients facing challenges and opportunities in, amongst others the energy transition, sustainability and the circular economy but he has also built an M&A experience in a wide variety of other sectors such as Telecom & Media, FMCG and many more.

Justin Welstead, Member of the 8A executive committee, commented on the new appointment:

« We are delighted to welcome Niall to the UK team of Eight Advisory. He brings a wealth of experience which will complement the existing partner group in the next stage of our development in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland”.

Philippe Fimmers, Managing Partner at Eight Advisory Benelux commented on the new appointment:

« With Niels Lummen joining us as our new TS partner in Amsterdam we reinforce our position in Amsterdam but also in the Benelux growing to 10 partners in total. Niels brings a lot of experience in the Energy and Infrastructure sector which is one of the key sectors in which we see a lot of M&A activity in the coming months and years. This is a testimony of our continued investment in the Netherlands and the region”.

Eric Demuyt, Managing Director & Partner at Eight Advisory commented on new appointments:

« I am pleased to introduce our latest additions to the team, who underline our commitment to M&A and infrastructure projects in Europe and further enrich the diversity and expertise of our team. Joining forces, we look forward to the exciting prospects on the horizon as we expand and innovate to serve our global clients”.


This continued expansion and diversification of talent underscore Eight Advisory’s successful growth across Europe, solidifying its expertise in the region as it rises to meet increasingly complex challenges of companies’ owners and management teams.




Transaction Services and Energy & Infrastructure

Eight Advisory Amsterdam




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Eight Advisory London




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Eight Advisory London




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Eight Advisory Brussels




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