Deal Drivers Benelux

21 November 2017, Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

Win more deals in the BENELUX region

The new, all-encompassing event offers the opportunity to network with the most prominent players across the whole of the deals and financing community in one day.

Top private equity firms and corporates will join us to examine international perspectives and gain insight into the direction of the industry for 2018 and beyond. The forum will then provide a deep-dive into each segment of the market:

  • The M&A stream will host CFO’s, M&A directors and managing partners from across Europe to find out the best ways to execute deals; providing the perfect platform to showcase your expertise in the market.
  • The financing stream will bring together mid-market sponsors, debt funds and investment banks to discover how to navigate the leveraged finance landscape. Communicate your knowledge about this dynamic market and demonstrate the opportunities for partnership.

Deal Driver Benelux 2017 themes:

  • Outlook on cross-border M&A trends for Benelux companies and advisors
  • Trends in leveraged finance, including the evolution of cov-lite loans and pressure on returns in the high yield bond market.
  • Mid-market private equity pipeline; likely exit routes, value creation strategies and financing themes.

This year's Keynote: Marieke Blom

Marieke Blom is the Chief Economist of ING the Netherlands. Together with her team, she provides insight into the Dutch economy. They cover various economic themes, such as the circular economy and robotisation, as well as most industries. Her aim is to enable customers, colleagues and stakeholders to make better financial decisions. She regularly appears in the Dutch media. Before joining ING, Marieke worked as a senior manager at a start-up Amsterdam consultancy “De Argumentenfabriek”. She was a political advisor at the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA). She started her career as a trainee at ABN AMRO in 1999.


“A great chance for networking, it also provides an up to date insight on the positions of various parties and the current circumstances.”
“Bringing M&A professionals together in an interesting platform”
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