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On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, we will present the results of our Q4 2017 survey and discuss the trends and developments revealed by past barometers.

Our most recent barometer, for Q3 2017, can be viewed here.

We are pleased to welcome Professor Sophie Manigart (Vlerick Business School) as keynote speaker.

Sophie Manigart will share her thoughts on the correlation between financial covenants and interest rates in buy-out deals.  

Furthermore, Niels Hagelstein (Banking & Finance Senior Associate with NautaDutilh Amsterdam) and Thibaut Willems (Banking & Finance Partner with NautaDutilh Brussels) will update you on recent legal developments in Belgium and the Netherlands relevant to acquisition finance.  


12.00 Welcome and lunch

12.15 Presentation of NautaDutilh Belgium's Private Equity and Venture Capital Barometer by partners Elke Janssens (Corporate) and Sophie Jacmain (Distressed M&A)

12.30 Buy-out Deals and Bank Financing: Why Your Network is Crucial to Determine the Interest Rate and Covenants by Sophie Manigart (Vlerick Business School)

13.15 Recent Legal Developments in Belgium: The New Act on In Rem Security Interests in Moveable Assets by Thibaut Willems (Banking & Finance Partner, NautaDutilh Brussels) and Nathalie Van Landuyt (Banking & Finance Senior Associate, NautaDutilh Brussels)

13.30 Recent Legal Developments in the Netherlands: Capita Selecta by Niels Hagelstein (Banking & Finance Senior Associate NautaDutilh Amsterdam)

13.45 Q&A 

If you are interested to attend this event, please send an e-mail to

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