Bart is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Capitalmind, and has almost 30 years dealmaking experience . He has successfully closed 100+ deals as (co-)lead dealmaker for all types of clients. Bart has a deep understanding of international deal making, notably in the Business Services, Consumer/Food and Industrials sectors. Besides the Benelux, he has lived/worked in France, UK, USA and Hong Kong and he speaks Dutch, English, German and French.
Bart has served on several Boards, including Chairman of Global Board of the worldwide partnership of Capitalmind for 8 years and in the non-executive Board of a Dutch PE firm for almost 15 years.
Before co-founding Capitalmind in 1999, he was responsible for (structured) commodity finance at ING Barings in Eastern Europe and China, where his team was awarded ‘Worlds Best Structured Commodity Financier’ in 1997 and 1998. Before that he was a (senior) attorney of law at the Amsterdam and Hong Kong offices of Baker & McKenzie, responsible for (cross-border) M&A.
Bart studied International Trade Law as well as Business Economics at Tilburg/Rotterdam University. Bart also studied at the University of Notre Dame (USA) where he earned his Masters in International Law and Economics (LL.M).