M&A Trends & Insights

Category: Alumni Events
Take-over as an accelerator for growth
in service companies?
International expansion through cross-border acquisitions

Founded in 1824 as AG Life, Ageas has become a large international insurance group with annual inflows of 30bn€, over 40.000 employees and a presence in 13 countries across Europe and Asia.  Ageas is the No.1 insurer in Belgium and ranks among the market leaders in most of the countries in which it operates. In recent years, the company has grown significantly in Europe and Asia through cross-border acquisitions.

Bart De Smet 

During a keynote speech salted with real-life take-over cases, CEO Bart De Smet will openly share his personal view on the reasons behind M&A’s, the obstacles he has faced, the post M&A experience and his lessons learned. 

An expertpanel with Philippe Haspeslagh (ARDO), Koen Van Gerven (Bpost), Christel Van den Eynden (Liedekerke), moderated by Marc Cosaert (EY), will comment and debate. A networking reception will close the evening.

This evening is a “must” for business owners, board members and CEO’s, MBI/MBO candidates and M&A specialists who want to gain more insights in take-overs and learn from the M&A experience of leading companies.

Wednesday April 19th 2017 at 18h30.  We start with a walking dinner and at 19h15, the keynote starts. We will close with a networking reception.

 EY Belgium, De Kleetlaan 2, 1831 Machelen

* 85€  for Vlerick alumni Gold members
* 115€ for Vlerick Alumni Silver members
* 135€ for non-Vlerick Alumni members 
* 0€ for Vlerick Alumni Platinum members, the first 3 platinum members will be offered to participate in an exclusive dinner beforehand with the keynote speaker and panelmembers. 

Reduction for early birds?
  -20€ if your subscription is received before March 1st 2017

Who should attend?
Business owners, board members and CEO’s, MBI/MBO candidates and M&A specialists 

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This event is made possible by our partners:

 Corporate Partners Vlerick Alumni