The Team

VD&P operates under a partnership model, which guarantees a personal, discrete and committed approach. The partners and employees of VD&P form a multidisciplinary team and have many years of experience in different aspects of corporate finance.

Eric Verbaere

Partner

Eric has a Master’s degree in economics (UG). He has been academically active for years at the corporate finance department (UG) and the Vlerick School for Management, Ghent. Through the Nationale Investeringsmaatschappij and Leasinvest, he ended up at the end of the 1980s at Investco, the investment company of the then Almanij-Kredietbankgroep. In 1993 he started an independent advisory practice, and then in 1995 he established VD&P together with Guy De Clercq. He is a director of various domestic and foreign companies.

E. eric.verbaere@vdp.be

Danny Vannevel

Partner

Danny has a Master’s degree in economics (UG) and obtained the Master in financial management at the Vlerick School for Management, Ghent. In February 2000, he joined VD&P and in 2002 he became a partner. Before that, he was professionally active at, among others, the GIMV and the corporate finance department of Deloitte. He is a director of various companies.

E. danny.vannevel@vdp.be

Inge Demuynck

Partner

From 1990 to 2002, Inge was affiliated to the Faculty of Law of Ghent University, first as an assistant and, after having obtained her doctor’s degree in 2000, as a doctor-assistant, with teaching assignments in company and consumer law. From 1999, she combined her part-time academic assignments with a legal advisory role within VD&P. In 2002, she became a full-time partner at VD&P.

E. inge.demuynck@vdp.be

Stijn De Vreeze

Partner

Stijn obtained a Master in Business Administration, with specialisation accounting and finance, at Ehsal (Brussels). In 1999, he started his career as a financial analyst at De Belegger, subsidiary of the Financieel Economische Tijd. In 2005, he joined the Corporate Finance department of Ernst & Young. Since 2008, he has been working at VD&P.

E. stijn.de.vreeze@vdp.be

Laurent Linkens

Partner

Laurent studied business engineering (UG) and also has a master’s degree in operations and technology management. After an internship at the previous listed fund Mitiska, Laurent started his career at Deloitte Consulting in 2007. He continued his career at VD&P Corporate Finance and KBC Securities, an investment bank located in Belgium, where he was particularly involved in M&A and ECM transactions, both on the buyer’s and seller’s side. From 2014 to 2016, he was an Investment Manager at BlackFin Capital Partners, a French Private Equity player with a European focus on financial services. Since then, he is a partner at VD&P.

E. laurent.linkens@vdp.be

Lieven Stas

Partner

Lieven has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Antwerp) and a Bachelor’s degree in Textile technology (Ghent). He also followed the Advanced Management Programme at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. After a career as a freelance journalist during his studies, Lieven became a co-founder of PR Force NV in 1993. After the sale of PR Force to a listed communication group in London in 2002, he became managing director and then country CEO of respectively Citigate Dewe Rogerson, Trimedia and Grayling. As a consultant, Lieven was involved in more than 20 public capital transactions (Delistings, IPOs, SPOs and M&A).

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E. lieven.stas@vdp.be

Olivier Parys

Analyst/advisor

Olivier graduated as a master in business engineering (Ghent University) with a specialisation in finance. He started his career at asset manager Candriam Investors Group and worked then for a private equity advisor in Kortrijk where he was involved in several transactions. Since 2017, he has been analyst/advisor at VD&P.

E. olivier.parys@vdp.be

Renier Schaubroeck

Financial Analyst

Renier obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and a Master’s degree in Finance at Regent’s University London. He did internships at different companies among which VD&P Corporate Finance and Spectrum Corporate Finance, the English AICA partner of VD&P. As he studied in London, he speaks various languages and he built up an international network. Since 2018, he has been working at VD&P.

E. renier.schaubroeck@vdp.be

Stephane Delodder

Associate

VD&P Corporate Finance, active for almost 25 years from its home base in Ghent, has recently opened an office in Brussels which will be led by Stephane Delodder. Stephane is an experienced M&A professional with more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and commodity trading with a strong international profile. He provided advice in several files relating to strategy, business development and M&A (for buyers and sellers) both for family business as for multinationals in the following areas: food ingredients, chemicals, energy, healthcare, pharmacy, retail and infrastructure. Stephane has been working at the VD&P office in Brussels since September 2018.

E. stephane.delodder@vdp.be

Leo Van Steenberge

M&A Expert

Leo has a master’s degree in law (KUL) and a master’s degree in business management (Vlerick School for Management, Ghent), started his career in the 1980s as a company auditor at Deloitte, where he became a senior partner later on. Besides his activity as a company auditor, he was also responsible for the management solutions department. Since 2011, Leo has been working as a corporate finance expert, advisor, director and chairman of family councils, both in a national and international context. Leo also has the title of honorary company auditor.

Sabine Van Buynderen

M&A en Corporate Finance Expert

Sabine graduated as a Business Engineer at the Rijksuniversiteit Antwerpen in 1982. Almost her entire career consisted then of commercial management functions at various major banks in Belgium (BNP Paribas Fortis, Citibank, ING,..). She was head of the private banking department at ING for Antwerp, Leuven and Limburg and has an extensive network of  entrepreneurs and family shareholders. After more than 30 years of banking, she decided it was time to develop a M&A/corporate finance activity together with 2 partners. She has been working at VD&P since August 2018.

E. sabine.van.buynderen@vdp.be

Eron Durnez

Financial Analyst

Following his Masters in Science Commercial Engineering at UGent, Eron still specialized at EHSAL (Brussels) in finance, investment and M & A. After an initial work experience for 2 years as a Consultant Business Control & Technology, Eron has been working at VD&P since the beginning of 2019.

E. eron.durnez@vdp.be

Annick De Muynck

Office Manager

After her studies at the FPPW (Ghent University) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Annick has worked for 12 years as a commercial, administrative & financial assistant at Pharmodontal (Septodont) and Frigoglass. In 2002, she decided to work for long or shorter periods as a freelancer for SMEs among others in the financial, legal, insurance, marketing and optical sector. In parallel, she established a translation company. Since October 2017, she has been working at VD&P.

E. secretariaat@vdp.be

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