Detailed programme

The programme consists of 7 sessions that present the steps (in chronological order) that you must take to achieve a successful buy-out or buy-in.

  • Session 1 - Why buy a company? How do I find the right company?
  • Session 2 - The appraisal
  • Session 3 - The business plan, value creation and due diligence
  • Session 4 - The financing
  • Session 5 - The transaction
  • Session 6 – Negotiation techniques
  • Session 7 - Post-transaction: challenges and pitfalls

Develop your own buy-out case!
To maximise the learning process, the programme focuses on practical action. This gives the participants the opportunity to work on their own buyout case during the programme and to present it to a panel of bankers, private equity players and entrepreneurs.

Make the difference
With our unique approach, we succeed in bridging the gap to your daily practice. You master the right skills and acquire the insights to make the difference! Because we are convinced that a business school should be more than a collection of classrooms, our inspiring campuses are a meeting place for academics, entrepreneurs, managers and students. The ideal melting pot of influences that mould you into a productive leader embarking on a successful future. From the very first moment, you experience the unique learning journey that Vlerick Business School has to offer.

Our digital approach further strengthens that learning journey. The use of tablets during the sessions and the digital platform Showpad make all teaching materials available anywhere at any time. Taking photos of the flipchart during a brainstorming exercise, filming a role play, quickly participating in a survey, creating a Wiki page ... and sharing immediately with your fellow participants: everything is possible!

We facilitate your learning journey. You make the difference!

A learning experience like no other

When you come to Vlerick, you step away from your usual routine and gain a wider perspective. You discover how to tackle challenges, turn your knowledge into action and apply your skills in your workplace. You learn from faculty who are experts in their fields – and from a diverse group of peers. All these things help you become a confident, skilled professional, ready to succeed in business – and in life.

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Detailed programme

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