Mario Van Gasse | My CV

MARIO VAN GASSE

mario.van.gasse@forsite.be 
mobile: +32 (0)495 59 49 48

Mario has been active for almost 25 years as a corporate finance advisor, CFO, entrepreneur and director, in start-ups, medium-sized businesses as well as in large international corporates.

He combines a solid operational-financial expertise with a no-nonsense, realistic and hands-on personality and approach.

He spent almost 10 years at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte in Audit as well as in Corporate Finance. His expertise was due diligence, acquisition and sale mandates, private placements and feasibility studies.

Mario was co-founder of Vivaboxes, a very successful venture in gift boxes. Mario was shareholder, member of the board of directors, CFO and was responsible for the international roll-out in the US, Canada, Australia and several European countries.

Mario was also CFO and M&A Director (ad interim) in portfolio companies of national and international private equity players. Examples are Passage Fitness First, Prodac and Univeg.

 

  Wim Folens | My CV

WIM FOLENS

wim.folens@forsite.be
mobile: +32 (0)495 59 49 52

Wim has been active for almost 25 years as a corporate finance advisor, CFO and partner of medium-sized businesses.

He stands for a personal, committed and direct approach.

He worked for 12 years for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte in Audit as well as in Corporate Finance. His expertise was primarily acquisition and sale mandates, MBO transactions, business and financial modelling, and valuations.

He worked for 4 years as CFO and Corporate Secretary of Accent. In that capacity he has set up a reporting system, automated the business and realized 4 acquisitions in Belgium and abroad.

In the past few years, Wim also acted as M&A Director (ad interim), Advisor to the Board or Investment Partner in portfolio companies of national and international private equity players. Examples are Massive, Accent, Origis, Univeg and House of HR.

 

  Dries Bossuyt | My CV

DRIES BOSSUYT

dries.bossuyt@forsite.be
mobile: +32 (0)478 38 93 96

For 25 years, Dries has been professionally active in the service sector, both as a manager and as an entrepreneur.

As a veteran of many wars, he cuts to the chase wherever possible, is diplomatic if necessary, but always sticks to the plan.

He started at Arthur Andersen, where he established the Belgian Corporate Finance division out of the Audit division. He led the Corporate Finance division, which specialised in one-off assignments of strategic and financial importance (like M&A, valuations, financing, IPO,...)

In 2000, he left Arthur Andersen as a partner to take up an industrial challenge with the Associated Weavers group. After a short period as CFO, he was promoted to CEO and managing director. He skippered the stock exchange-listed company through rough seas to finally take an important step in the consolidation of the European carpet sector through the sale (and the accompanying delisting) of Associated Weavers to the Beaulieu group.

In 2008, he was co-founder of Origis Energy, an international developer, financier and administrator of large-scale solar power projects. He grew Origis into a reputable, cutting-edge player in its niche. In 2013, he left Origis as an active partner due to the stagnation of the market for large-scale solar power projects in Europe. He is still on the board of various companies in the renewable energy sector (solar and wind).