Laurent Michiels



About Laurent


  • 10+ years of experience with Bain
  • 100+ diligences
  • Leading direct-to-PEG experience hire program in Brussels

Laurent is a member of our Private Equity practice.

He advises private equity clients and corporates on diligences and post-acquisition work across sectors, with a particular focus on industrial goods, consumer goods, logistics, and technology assets. He also has deep expertise in operational due diligence, synergies, and operating model assessment.

Additionally, Laurent has worked with many investors on their fund strategy, supporting them on topics ranging from growth in current and new asset classes, GPs M&A, and own operating model re-design.

Beyond client work, Laurent has been taking leading roles in our recruiting efforts, including with the initiative for experienced-hires recruiting for Private Equity in our Brussels office.

Laurent holds an MBA from INSEAD where he graduated on the dean's list in 2017. Before that, he studied electro-mechanical engineering at the Université Catholique de Louvain where he graduated in 2011 before engaging in a Master in Management at Vlerick Business School in 2012.

In his personal time, Laurent shares a passion for food and travel with his wife. He is also an avid reader with a strong interest in history.

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