SUCCESSFUL KICK OFF OF THE SEARCH FUND MODEL IN BELGIUM LAST MONTH!
Search Fund conference at Vlerick Business school in Brussels was a big success with 60 attendees including local investors, international investors, searchers and Vlerick guests. Thank you Hans Vanoorbeek, Miguel Meuleman for hosting us and Yves Warnant to share his experience as a Searcher.
Both panels were the opportunity for local investors to challenge the model and share experiences on acquisition in Belgium. We had a great support from investors like Istria Capital (Simon Bores) and N3Xinvestements (Tom Hendrickx), Tobias Raeber (ETApreneur), Martijn van den Berg (Standard Investment) as well as the Sowaccess (Laurent Wenric). Their input as investors was crucial for the discussions and we believe that it plays an important role to familiarize local investors with the model.
At Stella Maris Equity (Benjamin Givelet) and GWCapital (Gregory Wauters) we believe that there is potential in Belgium for the Search Fund model to expand.