M&A Monitor 2023

The M&A Monitor by Vlerick Business School is back with its 10th edition! This anniversary edition provides an excellent opportunity to look back at how the M&A market in Belgium has evolved over the past years, while also identifying some key trends that are likely to shape its future.

The M&A Monitor is a report based on an online survey filled in by 155 Belgian M&A experts with the help of the sponsors of the Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts – including BDO Belgium.

Key takeaways of the M&A Monitor 2023

Looking back at the last decade

  • The Belgian M&A market has become much more professional

  • M&A has been increasingly focusing on revenue enhancement rather than cost cutting

  • The M&A market became more seller-friendly

What will the future bring for M&A in Belgium?

Possible trends for the future according to the respondents of the survey:
  • Proactive dealmaking, by relying on data analytics and AI.

  • Looking beyond Belgian borders for acquisition targets

  • Impact of ESG to identify relevant target companies – with a focus on environmental considerations.

In the report you’ll also find:

  • Specific data about the respondents of the survey

  • The evolution of the Belgian M&A market

  • Detailed info regarding done deals: motives, valuation, structuring, characteristics…

  • Closing words by:

    • Alexi Vangerven – BDO Belgium
    • Dominic Dhaene – Bank Van Breda
    • Luc Wynant – Van Olmen & Wynant

Contact person

Alexi Vangerven

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