Transaction Services

Confintant Quick Scan (CQS)

Our Quick Scan is an efficient way of identifying risks prior to a takeover transaction. As part of the Quick Scan, our services are customised in advance and may include:

  • Analysis of revenue and margins
  • Analysis of EBITDA and working capital on a monthly or quarterly basis
  • Identification of possible normalisations of EBITDA and working capital
  • Identification of debt-like items
  • Analysis of cash flows and operating cash flows
  • Reconciliation of management reports to the annual accounts (audited or unaudited)
  • Verification of timely filing annual accounts with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK)
  • Critical analysis of the most recent annual accounts in order to identify risks
  • Specific additional procedures regarding identified risks


  • Report of key insights and findings
  • Clear and to the point


  • Fixed realistic rates for valuable insights

Short turnaround time.


Core TS Team

Paul Castricum

Managing Partner

Paul is an investment management specialist with over 16 years’ experience. He is responsible for Confinant’s private equity and venture capital clients. During his employment with KPMG and Deloitte, he worked with clients like Bencis, KKR, General Atlantic and Karmijn.

Paul has extensive experience in prospectuses, licence applications and M&A projects. For example, he was involved in the IPO of Trivago, the IPO of RHI and the acquisition of BinckBank by Saxo Bank.

Sven Vloedgraven


Sven is a manager in the Confinant TS practice and has over nine years’ experience in audit and transaction services. Some of those years he spent working for Deloitte in New York.

At Deloitte M&A Transaction Services, Sven worked on various deals, on both the acquisition and the vendor side. As an adviser, he was involved in the takeover transactions of De Vegetarische Slager, Plasma Industries Belgium (the Belgian branch of Sanquin Plasma Products), Doubletree Hotel Hilton Amsterdam and Robidus. Sven has also worked for SME’s in various sectors on acquisition due diligence projects.