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  1. Corporate partners reward Masters graduates

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    Category: Partner News

    During the Masters graduation event on 1 July, our corporate partners were delighted to present awards to students who excelled in a field that is close to our partners’ hearts. A gesture that symbolises the strong interaction between our students and the corporate world.

  2. Vlerick Masters in Financial Management climbs in Financial Times ranking

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    Vlerick’s Masters in Financial Management programme has improved its position in this year’s Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking by 3 spots. We are now ranked at 23 worldwide and are the only Belgian programme in the ranking. Our CFA-accredited Masters in Financial Management programme provides an excellent broad and in-depth corporate finance education complemented with relevant managerial skills. Currently, the programme has 59 students representing 15 different nationalities.

  3. Succession, for entrepreneurs and liberal professions too

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    Category: Partner News

    One in three clients of Bank J.Van Breda & C° is heading towards the end of their career. For the bank which serves “entrepreneurs and liberal professions only”, offering a personal and proactive advisory service on the delicate succession process is therefore high on the agenda. ‘As a Prime Foundation Partner within the Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buy-outs, we want to become more in tune with the M&A market,’ says Peter Devlies, member of the Management Committee. Together with our dean Marion Debruyne, he explains the strategic value of this partnership.

  4. ‘Buyouts expanded to include M&A’

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    In the renewed Prime Foundation Partnership, BDO Belgium aims to expand the research domain of management buyouts to include M&A. This dimension will be given a physical identity in the new M&A Centre.

  5. Apple case in top 15 of best-selling cases

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    Category: Research News

    The case ‘Apple: Time to think different about cash’ by Vlerick professor Wouter De Maeseneire is listed in the 2015 top fifteen best-selling cases in the category Finance, Accounting and Control. Each year The Case Centre publishes a bibliography of their most popular cases in each of the ten major subject areas during the preceding calendar year.

  6. A new deal culture?

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    Category: Partner News

    With US private equity increasingly targeting the European mid-market, BDO expects a change in deal culture. With comments from Professor Mathieu Luypaert.

  7. Debate on Tax Shifts

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    Category: Alumni News

    Monday 16 November, we welcomed Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt, Mr Bart Buysse (VBO), Mr De Deyn (BBTK-SETCa) , Mr Verstraete (Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick) and Ms Albers (De Tijd) to our “Tax Shifts, lifts and more” event in Brussels.

  8. Tips and insights: An international career in Luxembourg

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    Category: Alumni News

    Ludwig Peene (MFM 2009) decided to jump-start his international career in 2010 by moving to the Grand-Duchée of Luxembourg; a small European country with a vibrant corporate expat community, only 2 hours by car from Brussels. In this article he gives us some tips and tricks to start your international career in Luxembourg.

  9. Modesty is a virtue

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    Category: Opinions

    AB InBev’s take-over bid for SABMiller incited a veritable torrent of response from the Belgian press. In-depth analyses discuss the advantages and challenges for the new group, which is currently still in formation. But reading between the lines, there is admiration and barely concealed pride because one of ‘our’ companies has made it to the top. It goes without saying that the Leuven-based brewery’s steep ascent to becoming the world’s biggest producer of beer commands more than just respect. Nevertheless, the success of AB InBev demonstrates both the contribution and limitations of Belgium as an incubator for the expansion of a leading corporation at a global level.

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