Ruud van Hoek is a partner at CFA's office in Amsterdam. He is a hands-on Mergers & Acquisitions advisor specializing in buy- and sell- side advisory, MBO's, MBI's, joint-ventures, negotiations and company valuations. Ruud is an excellent Process Manager with deep financial knowledge and a strong relationship-oriented approach. He has been active in M&A for about 25 years in several sectors but with a special interest in consumer business, food & agri and financial services. Ruud's past employments include Rabobank, Deloitte, Oaklins, and Clairfield International. Ruud advised several successful private owners in selling their businesses and served many large corporates on buy and sell side cases. He also assisted many European Private Equity firms in originating and executing transactions and advised the Dutch Ministry of Finance on two privatizations. Ruud graduated from Tilburg University with a Master's degree in Business Administration.