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 one of the leading Private Equity and Venture Capital investment funds in Belgium and a long term partner of the school. With offices in Antwerp, Den Haag, Paris and Munich, GIMV is active all around Europe. They invest in four platforms, being Connected Consumer, Health & Care, Smart Industries and Sustainable Cities. They support companies that are active in the entire life cycle, from start-up and young innovative talent, to established companies with the ambition to become a trendsetter. 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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