Previous Editions - 2015

After a first succesfull edition, we welcomed 82 participants in the 2015 edition!

The Case

The participants worked on a very recent M&A deal: the take-over of SABMiller by AB InBev. The different teams had to analyse AB InBev's growth and the finance structure behind the deal. At the end of the day every group had to come up with a comprehensive and thoughtful analysis and present their own point of view and critical assessment in front of a jury of M&A professionals.

The Experience

"After a full day of compiling facts and figures as well as feeling the desire and pressure to excel during the jury presentation, we came forward with a totally different approach to the deal compared to other teams. Together with our solid answers to questions from the best people in the industry, I strongly believe that we raised the standard for next year's challenge!" Sebastien De Bock (Masters in Business Economics)

"I decided pretty soon in life to pursue a financial carreer. Unfortunately, I realised short afterwards that there is an enormous gap between the academic and professional world. The good thing about this fact is that it can be bridged by a varity of opportunities. For me, the Vlerick M&A Challenge was such an exceptional opportunity." Arthur Deprez (Masters in Applied Economics)

"I highly appreciated the opportunity to work together with bright and driven students from across the country and even Europe. Tackling a real case while working under pressure was both challenging and very enriching. Even though I had never met my teammates before, I definitely made some new friends from which I learned a lot!" Martijn Daemen (Masters in Commercial Engineering)

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