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Benedictus M. Borsboom
Mergers and Acquisitions Adviser

Profession: M&A Specialist

Location Main Office: City // Brussels | Country // Belgium

Professional Expertise

Contract negotiation, Deal financing, Deal sourcing, Integration in new group, M&A advisory, Negotiations

Experience in Industries, Products & Services

B2B distribution, Cement, Chemicals, International mergers and acquisitions, IT technology, Machineries, Manufacturing, Packaging

CV Résumé

Benedictus (Dick) Borsboom

 25+ years of CEO/CFO experience within large and medium-sized international organisations in the areas of B2B distribution/wholesale, computer hardware and software, services, cement, electricity generation/marketing and manufacturing, working in Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia and the Middle East

 Led and negotiated 10+ M&A projects over $100m value each, and 50+ smaller deals, from identification to the integration of target as well as negotiating the terms of joint ventures.

 Managed complex divestment processes, including IPO preparation, working closely with private equity and banks and raising substantial acquisition finance.

Professional Experience

Executive Director, the office of the president Sanko Holding A.Ş. İstanbul (April 2014 – April 2018) and COO of Sankonline.
Responsible for strategy, M&A and business development.

Regional Chief Financial Officer South and East Africa Dangote Cement PLC (Aug 2012 – Jan 2014)
Responsible for the financial organisation, reporting and financial planning for 4 large scale projects in South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia.

Independent Management Consultant (2011- July 2012)

President of Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA, Belgium (2007-2011)
$2.5 billion in sales, 17 countries, 1300 employees in EMEA.
4 Large acquisitions and integrations.

CFO and Vice President Finance, HR and IT of Flexsys, Belgium (2003-2007)
$600 million in sales, 10 countries, 1000+ employees worldwide.
A global rubber chemicals industrial group, Flexsys was a stand-alone joint venture between Dutch Akzo Nobel ( and US-based Solutia (, that manufactured and sold a variety of rubber chemicals products.

CFO and EVP Bell Microproducts Inc., USA (2001-2002)
$2 billion sales, BELM was a NASDAQ-quoted value-added B2B Electronics Distribution company, based in Silicon Valley, California. Sold to Avnet Inc. in 2010.

VEBA GROUP (now E.ON AG), USA and Germany, (1994-2001)
VEBA AG was the third largest German industrial conglomerate, with widespread international interest in Electricity, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Wholesale Trading, Services, Real Estate and Telecom. From 2000, VEBA divested nearly all its activities to concentrate on Energy and became E.ON AG (
First 4 years as Director of Corporate Audit at Raab Karcher AG in Germany, followed by 3 years as CFO of VEBA Electronics in California, both direct subsidiaries of VEBA AG.

Group CFO & VP VEBA Electronics, USA (1998-2001)
$8 billion in sales, 6000 employees, five divisions, > 100 legal entities, 3rd largest IT components and systems B2B Distributor.

Specific Highlights:
• set up headquarters in the US and established a shared service centre for the US subsidiaries;
• prepared for an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and trade sale, during which time I had extensive contact with private equity (KKR, Cinven, Permira and others);
• participated in the sale of the group to a consortium of industrial and financial buyers, resolved remaining deal issues.

Director Corporate Audit Raab Karcher AG, Germany (1994-1998)
DM 10 billion in sales, 30,000 employees, trading and services conglomerate

My main responsibilities included the delivery of the group audit plan and a strong emphasis on a large number of due diligence investigations and acquisition follow-ups for the group. I was promoted to CFO of VEBA Electronics after a thorough VEBA-led selection process.

Senior Audit Manager (1983-1994)
Deloitte & Touch in Rotterdam and KPMG Eindhoven and Düsseldorf


Since 1992 INSEAD and other Management courses
1992 German CPA / Chartered Accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer, Steuerberater)
1985 Dutch CPA /Chartered Accountant (NIVRA)
1983 Masters in Economics, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

Countries of work experience: The Netherlands, Germany, United States, Belgium, Turkey, Africa

Dick Borsboom joined CBA as M&A Adviser in Belgium in May 2019.

Languages spoken

English, German, Dutch, French


Master of Economics; Post Doctoral Chartered Accountant in the Netherlands and Germany

Years in Advisory: 32

Accompanied & accomplished deals: 101

Total Transaction Volume: EUR 1,100,000,000

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