Who we are

Discover our team

Kumulus is founded by 4 experienced investment banking professionals, who can build on their extensive track record in M&A, financial advisory and capital market transactions.

Henk Vivile

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Henk Vivile

+32 477 34 34 23

Henk.Vivile@kumuluspartners.com

Henk Vivile is chairman and founding partner of Kumulus. After a career start in audit and corporate finance with Price Waterhouse in Brussels and the UK, Henk joined the investment banking team of Bank Degroof in 1997. He remained with Degroof Petercam for over 20 years and became managing director and Head of M&A of Degroof Petercam Corporate Finance.

Henk has been in charge of a wide range of M&A transactions such as the sale of Alro Group (to Gimv), the family buyout of the Verhelst Group, the sale of Trustteam (to Ardian), the sale of Vio (to Down2Earth and later on to SD Worx), the acquisition of Meneba (by Dossche Mills), the sale of a minority stake of Cegeka (to Gimv), the sale of Gemaco (to capiton), the acquisition of VCST (by BMT), the sale of Fabrelac (to Friesland Campina), the merger between Corelio and Concentra, the acquisition of MGL (by Concentra), the sale of Utopolis (to Kinepolis), the sale of Family Services (to Primavista), the acquisition of Vemedia (by IK Investment Partners), and many more.

Henk holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from Solvay Business School and a degree in Tax from Fiscale Hogeschool Brussels.

Johan Verstraeten

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Johan Verstraeten

+32 479 98 09 15

Johan.Verstraeten@kumuluspartners.com

Johan Verstraeten is a founding partner of Kumulus. After a career start in audit with KPMG, Johan has been active in corporate finance since 2001 when he joined Bank Degroof. He remained with Degroof Petercam for 17 years, becoming member of the board of Degroof Petercam Corporate Finance in 2016.

Johan is mainly active on private M&A transactions such as the family buyout of the Verhelst Group, the sale of ACV International (to Groupe Atlantic), the sale of Connex Group (to Stanley Black & Decker), Utopia (to Kinepolis), Verellen (to Scandinavian Tobacco Group), P&V Luxembourg (to Baloise) and the merger of Corelio and Concentra into Mediahuis. He has a special focus on family-owned business.

Johan holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from University of Leuven (KUL) and followed an additional year in Financial Management at the Vlerick School for Management, Ghent.

Bart Collier

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Bart Collier

+32 474 26 24 31

Bart.Collier@kumuluspartners.com

Bart Collier is a founding partner of Kumulus. Bart started his career with Bank Degroof in 2004 as Asset Manager in its Private Banking division. After developing his client portfolio in the Independent Professionals and UHNWI segment, he joined Degroof Corporate Finance in 2010. He remained with Degroof Petercam Corporate Finance as Senior Manager until the founding of Kumulus in June 2018.

Bart is mainly active on M&A transactions such as the sale of Trustteam (to Ardian), the sale of Vio (to Down2Earth and later on to SD Worx), Medialaan (to De Persgroep), Luciad (to Gimv), Verellen (to Scandinavian Tobacco Group), the acquisition of Mediafin (by Roularta) and of Zuidnatie (by Paul Feys), and the public takeover bids on FNG and BHF Kleinwort Benson. Bart was also active on several capital market transactions, such as for FNG and TINC.

Bart holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from the University of Antwerp (UA).

Ruben Goeman

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Ruben Goeman

+32 472 83 32 43

Ruben.Goeman@kumuluspartners.com

Ruben Goeman is a founding partner of Kumulus. Ruben started his career in the Private Banking department of Bank Degroof in 2010 as an asset manager. In this function, he advised clients in their investment decisions with a focus on Family Business Owners and UHNW Individuals. In 2015, he started working for EY as a Manager in Valuation & Business Modeling, where he left in 2016 to join the Degroof Petercam Corporate Finance team.

Ruben’s focus is on M&A. Recently completed transactions include the sale of Alro Group (to Gimv), the sale of a minority stake of Cegeka (to Gimv) and the sale of Savaco (to AAC Capital).

He holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from the University of Leuven (KUL) and followed an additional advanced master in Financial  Economics. 

Ken Kerckhofs

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Ken Kerckhofs

+32 499 25 43 82

Ken.Kerckhofs@kumuluspartners.com

Ken Kerckhofs is associate at Kumulus. Ken started his career with investment banking internships at Bank Degroof Petercam (Brussels) and Commerzbank (London), before accepting a position as analyst with Bank Degroof Petercam Corporate Finance in January 2017.

Ken has worked on the sale of Alro Group (to Gimv), the family buyout of the Verhelst Group, the sale of Trustteam (to Ardian), the sale of Savaco (to AAC Capital), the sale of STERCK. (to Roularta), the capital increase of Care Property Invest and the Initial Global Offering of Acacia Pharma on Euronext Brussels.

He holds a degree in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp (UA).

Lorenz Luttgens

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Lorenz Luttgens

+32 494 39 18 03

Lorenz.Luttgens@kumuluspartners.com

Lorenz Luttgens is analyst at Kumulus. Lorenz started his career with an investment banking internship at Degroof Petercam. Afterwards he joined the PwC Deals department where he worked in Corporate Finance and Due Diligence.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Engineering from the University of Leuven (KUL) and a Master degree in Business Engineering from Solvay Business School (ULB).

Mathieu Dewilde

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Mathieu Dewilde

+32 476 84 52 39

Mathieu.Dewilde@kumuluspartners.com

Mathieu Dewilde is analyst at Kumulus. He started his career with investment banking internships at Kumulus Partners and Clairfield International.

He holds a Master degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Leuven (KUL) and a Master degree in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School.