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Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts Conference 2023

Driving business growth through M&A

14 February 2023
9 AM – 8 PM (GMT +02:00)
MeetDistrict Ghelamco Ghent
Young graduate, Professional, Alumni, Student, Current participant
€ 420
14 February 2023
9 AM – 8 PM (GMT +02:00)
MeetDistrict Ghelamco Ghent
Young graduate, Professional, Alumni, Student, Current participant
€ 420
Corporate event

Want to be better prepared for an upcoming merger, acquisition or sale? Join us for our 2023 conference and you’ll get the knowledge and tools you need for success. Learn about the steps you need to take, get expert advice – and reflect on your own ambitions. Our Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts conferences have already transformed the entrepreneurial thinking of more than 2,000 participants. So why not come and be a part of it?

We’re still finalising the programme details, so stay tuned for updates.

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Three tracks, one unique event

Get inspiration from successful entrepreneurs, learn best practice from academics and experts – and discover your next steps. Choose from three tracks:

  • Track 1: Buy your own company
  • Track 2: M&A as an accelerator for growth
  • Track 3: Ownership management and SME transition

Pre-conference meet-ups and workshops

This is your chance to have a private session with brokers, investors, financial advisors and banks – so you can get the support you need to kickstart your M&A journey. Check the website for the list of experts who will be attending.

You can also take part in four workshops that each tackle a key question:

  • How do you identify an M&A target?
  • How should you value an M&A target?
  • What are the different finance options available?
  • Which legal documents do you need for an M&A transaction?

Keynote talks

Watch this space – we’ll be announcing our keynote speakers soon.

Speakers

Mathieu Luypaert

Mathieu Luypaert

Professor of Corporate Finance

Mathieu Luypaert explains how insights into financial figures and decisions can lead to value creation.

Miguel Meuleman

Miguel Meuleman

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Miguel Meuleman is passionate about the process, people and investors behind new venture ideas.

Hans Vanoorbeek

Hans Vanoorbeek

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

An expert in private equity, Hans Vanoorbeek shares his passion for entrepreneurial buyouts.

Sophie Manigart

Sophie Manigart

Professor of Corporate Finance

Sophie Manigart is an experienced teacher, researcher and advisor in entrepreneurial finance, venture capital and private equity.


Practical information

Location: Meetdistrict Ghelamco Arena, Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 808, 9000 Ghent

Pricing:

  • Pre-conference events and conference: €420 (excl. 21% VAT)
  • Conference only: €380 (excl. 21% VAT)
  • Discount for Vlerick alumni (of long-term programmes): 10%

Swapcard: personalised info at your fingertips

We've partnered with SwapCard, an app designed to make your conference experience more meaningful and impactful. It sends your personalised programme straight to your phone – and is a valuable tool for connecting with your fellow attendees.

Vlerick Learning Festival 2019

Ready to learn more about mergers, acquisitions and buyouts? Come and join us.

Vlerick’s Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts develops and collates insights and best practice from across the M&A field – covering everything from the end-to-end deal process to financing and integration. The Centre brings its research and knowledge together to share with anyone involved in mergers, acquisitions or sales. 

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Cloé De Moor

Cloé De Moor

Coordinator & Team Assistant