The Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts of Vlerick Business School is supported by four corporate partners: Gimv, BDO, Bank J.Van Breda & C° and NautaDutilh.

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Gimv is a European investment company with over 38 years’ experience in private equity and venture capital. The company is listed on Euronext Brussels. Gimv currently manages around 1.6 billion EUR of investments in about 50 portfolio companies, jointly realising a turnover of about 2 billion EUR and employing over 13 000 professionals. As a recognized market leader in selected investment platforms, Gimv identifies entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential and supports them in their transformation into market leaders. Gimv’s four investment platforms are: Connected Consumer, Health & Care, Smart Industries and Sustainable Cities. Each of these platforms works with a skilled and dedicated team across Gimv’s home markets of the Benelux, France and Germany and can count on an extended international network of experts. Further information can be found at

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BDO is an international consulting firm specialised in tax- & legal advise, in audit & assurance consulting, in accounting & reporting and in transaction & business services.  They have a strong presence in the Belgian market with 9 offices. Further information can be found at

Bank Van Breda - Partnership Vlerick Business School

Bank J.Van Breda & C° is a Belgian bank, solely focused on entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals. They are specialised in personal, pro-active guidance, and they help systematically build, manage and protect the professionals assets. Further information can be found at


NautaDutilh is an international law firm with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York and Rotterdam. Founded in 1994, the Brussels office has become an important player in the Belgian legal market, with the capability to handle the most complex cases. Focusing on seven sectors (financial Institutions, real estate & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, life sciences, BeTech, private equity and professional services) we are able to offer our clients tailor-made solutions based on a thorough knowledge of all relevant markets. Further information can be found at


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