Panel of judges M&A Awards 2020

A small group of experienced captains of industry is selected to cast their votes for the Awards categories ‘Best Deal’ and ‘Best Deal Mid-Cap’.

Marc van Gelder (Chairman)

Founder & CEO at Dennendonck Investments and former CEO of Mediq


Koos Breen

Former CEO Van Leeuwen Buizen Groep, specializes in family and private equity owned businesses in the mid-market segment.


Heleen Kersten

Partner at Stibbe


Maurits Duynstee

Former Head of CF Benelux at Deutsche Bank and MD, Head Wholesale Banking NL, Global co-head CF at ING Bank and partner at Axeco


Cilian Jansen Verplanke

Partner at Karmijn Kapitaal


Stewart McCrone

Head of Strategy, M&A and Partnerships at Philips


Ton van Veen

CFO and a member of the board of directors of supermarket chain and family business Jumbo


Jury Best Deal Small-Cap

Robert de Boeck

Founder and Management Partner of Antea


Rob van der Laan

Founder and Managing Partner of NewPort Capital


Brigitte van der Maarel

Managing Director, Head of NIBC Mezzanine & Equity Partners


Maasbert Schouten

Entrepreneur, investor and CEO of MaasInvest N.V.


Jury Best Young M&A Advisor

Tanja Kramer

Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at KPN


Leonard Spigt

Investment Manager at Active Capital Company


Christiane van der Wateren

Senior Director Mergers, Acquistions and Divestments at Philips


Willianne van Zandwijk

Managing partner and Head of Corporate M&A Practice at NautaDutilh UK


Jury Best Young M&A Lawyer

Marieke Pols

Attorney-at-law De Roos Advocaten


Hanneke Rothbarth

Partner Corporate and M&A at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Terry Verheij

Partner at Voxius


Eric Wijs

Managing Director and Head of Benelux at Lincoln International


Jury Best Young PE Manager

Remco van Daal

Partner PwC Transaction Services & Management Board at PwC Advisory NV


Ronald Kemmeren

Vice President at HPE Growth


Wendy van Luit

Senior Manager Deals Strategy at PwC Netherlands


Nathalie van Woerkom

Partner and lawyer at AKD