On June 13, TheClubDeal held its first CEO summit with representatives from about 10 companies having allied with TheClubDeal and other co-investors for the financing of their growth.
Three regular trusted advisors of TheClubDeal, Ms Virginie Bazelmans, Corporate Lawyer at Lydian, M. Jean-Louis Dubrule, Founder and CEO of TheCrewCommunication, digital communication agency, and M. Geoffroy Boonen, serial entrepreneur, shared their vision on the following topics.
1. Evolution of the Belgian Company Codes
The new and evolutive forms of companies and their respective advantages and points for consideration. Virginie also put the spotlight on the evolutions as to the responsibilities of the management and directors of the companies, while also hinting at international private law and evolutions on that side. The presentation can be read here.
2. The Company and its digital process and visibility
Jean-Louis explained the the new trends in digital communication, with a specific spotlight put on video influencing. It was obvious that being digital is a necessary component for a successful DNA. The presentation can be read here.
3. An entrepreneur journey
Geoffroy, serial entrepreneur, explained his journey from the take-over of a promising company in the field of automotive industry to its sale. The presentation made clear that success is not granted if you are not prepared to sail against adverse winds, go through market cycles and against adversity. Part of the keys for success are to be found in transparent dialogue with all stakeholders, win-win alliances, bu also attention for detail and transformation of the company so to catch with the latest trends, remain competitive in a high cost environment, hence being at the top of innovation and competitiveness. The company was successfully taken over in 2017 after 1 year of continuing and challenging transformation. Geoffroy kept on investing into and developing new businesses inside the company and besides.
The participants to this first summit held at the Cercle de Lorraine were highly interested and took active part in the exchanges around those topics. This summit intends to be repeated on a yearly basis so to further foster eco systemic interaction between the growing community of stakeholders of TheClubDeal.
TheClubDeal co-invests with smart equity in growth companies and is pleased to animate an eco-system invested in hospitality (co-living and cares for seniors), life sciences (medtech, biotech, engineering and e-health), and technology (IoT and domotic, legal tech). TheClubDeal is an agnostic facilitator of co-investment into growth capital. It fosters alignment of interests amongst all stakeholders and responsible governance.