M&A Trends & Insights: Greenyard's M&A activity by CEO and owner Hein Deprez

Category: Alumni Events


Important! Please note that the date and venue has been changed.

  Hein Deprez 

From a local mushroom grower to a global market leader in fruit & vegetables: key take-aways of Greenyard’s M&A activity

With its transformative merger in 2015 between Greenyard Foods, Univeg and Peltracom, Greenyard has become a global market leader of fresh, frozen and prepared fruit & vegetables, flowers, plants and growing media. Greenyard is active in 25 countries and realises a turnover of almost 4.25bn €.  The company makes lives healthier by helping people enjoy fruit & vegetables, to that end, Greenyard aims to continue its international expansion.

During a keynote speech, CEO and owner Hein Deprez will highlight the importance of the mergers in the Greenyard story. The former Vlerick Award winner will inform us on recent M&A activities, his personal experiences and the do’s and don’ts in M&A activity.

A panel of experts consisting of Christel Van den Eynde (Liedekerke), Mark Vandecruys (Fedrus International) and Prof. Hans Crijns (Vlerick Business School), moderated by Marc Cosaert (EY) and Wim De Vilder (VRT), will comment and interact with the audience. A networking reception will close the evening.



Business owners, board members, CEO’s and MBI/MBO candidates who want to gain more insights in take-overs and learn from the M&A experience of leading companies. 


Thursday 13 December 2018 at 6:30 pm. We start with a walking dinner.  At 7:15 pm the keynote and panel debate will follow. The evening will close with a networking reception.


EY - De Kleetlaan 2, 1831 Diegem - Belgium
(car parking Manhattan or public transport Brussels North train station)


Free for Vlerick Alumni Platinum members  

85 € for Vlerick Alumni Gold members

135 € for Vlerick Alumni Silver members

195 € for other participants 


- 20€ if your subscription is received before July 30th 2018

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