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Mieke Van Oostende

Senior PartnerBrussels

Serves clients in the financial-services sector, particularly on strategy, organization, and risk management, with a global reputation in the field of merger management

Mieke coleads McKinsey's M&A work globally, which includes mergers, acquisitions, integrations, joint ventures, and divestitures. She has led the major transformations of companies in corporate, retail, and private banking. She works closely with European banks to renew business models through applying digital and advanced analytics supported by capability-building programs.

Her deep expertise in M&A helps companies successfully manage this difficult transition. She then helps them extract the maximum benefits through her skill in all the facets of merger management, including culture, change management, operating models, leadership alignment, and value capture. Her proven expertise and track record has led her to work across multiple sectors on some of the most important deals in Europe.

Mieke coleads our work in merger management in Europe and leads our global practice agenda.

Published work

Gen AI: Opportunities in M&A,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Leading through uncertainty: Navigating delays in M&A deals,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Creating value from green M&A,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Rebound of financial services M&A: Focus on growth and capabilities,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Top M&A trends in 2024: Blueprint for success in the next wave of deals,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

What programmatic acquirers do differently,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Seeds of outperformance: How M&A can help banks thrive in the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Managing and supporting employees through cultural change in mergers,” McKinsey & Company, December 2019

Bringing an animal health business into the fold,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

Past experience

Vlerick Business School
Research assistant


Vlerick Business School
MBA, business administration

Ghent University
MA, applied economics