Sergio van Luijk is the Managing Director of Cap Expand Partners, a leading European advisory business specializing in supporting cross- border M&A initiatives with innovative financing solutions. He helps businesses develop winning growth strategies and investors find creative ways to make the most of their capital.
Sergio began his career as an analyst at a leading private equity firm in the Netherlands, then brought his talents to global M&A advisory firm Oaklins. As Director of boutique investment bank Leonardo & Co., he played a key role in deals worth more than €1bn and developed a distinctive approach to M&A advisory.
When Leonardo was acquired by Rothschild and Houlihan Lokey, Sergio stepped into a corporate development management role with Bavaria, the Netherlands’ largest independent beer manufacturer. There he drew on his background in finance to create and execute a multi-channel growth strategy that achieved its goals both organically and through M&A. His success at Bavaria, now Royal Swinkels Family Brewers, led to Sergio’s appointment as Director of Corporate Development for Umicore, a multinational materials technology company based in Brussels.
Sergio created growth strategies for top brands including PwC, Siemens, Umicore, The Carlyle Group, Advent, and GEA.
Educated in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands, Sergio is fluent in five languages. He travels frequently, both for business and as an insightful public speaker who enlivens business events around the world.