For more than 14 years, Kris has worked in M&A and corporate finance at both a national and international level. He commenced his career in 2005 as an M&A analyst at a Belgian corporate finance house, and then moved to the family office of two industrial families to work as an investment manager. As part of his full-time MBA course at Vlerick, Kris carried out several successful strategic consultancy assignments for a US mid-market buyout firm. Prior to founding DaVinci Corporate Finance, Kris worked as an independent M&A dealmaker.
Kris graduated in 2005 with honours (magna cum laude) as Master of Commercial Sciences at the former VLEKHO (now KUL) and he also has a Bachelor of Business Management. After several years of work experience, Kris graduated in 2010 with the highest honours (summa cum laude) from the Vlerick Business School, in Leuven, where he successfully completed the one-year Full-Time MBA programme.
His practical experiences on both buy- & sell-side advisory, combined with his academic background ensures that Kris has the necessary knowledge and expertise and is ideally placed to assist entrepreneurs in strategic and financial matters relating to M&A. Kris understands better than anyone the sensitivities and characteristics of a family business, as he himself comes from a family-owned business and he has, over the years, built up the necessary affinity with the Flemish (family) business world.
Kris has a relevant and wide network and is a member of several business and networking organisations, including Vlerick Alumni.