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The Optimal joins Moore Belgium

Wednesday 15/01/2020
The Optimal vervoegt Moore Belgium

In the wake of the mergers already announced involving Lava Consulting and Pure Solutions in late November and early December, it is now the turn of The Optimal, which became a part of accountancy and consulting firm Moore Belgium on 01 January 2020.

The Optimal, headed by Peter Van Oevelen and Christophe Bruggeman, supports companies requiring financial, change or project management and provides temporary CEO, CFO or CIO staff for the purpose of business transformation. Supporting project teams, providing additional resources to handle peak times with clients, implementations and permanent recruitment; The Optimal offers a very wide range of services. Having been in the industry for over 25 years, and with transformation and interim management experience and the necessary consultancy projects under its belt, the service offered by The Optimal is a perfect addition to the existing package provided by Moore Belgium.

With a workforce of 425 and annual turnover of €50 million, Moore Belgium has for many years been a trusted player in the medium sized and large companies' market. The firm offers a wide range of accounting, auditing, corporate finance, strategy & operations, business analytics and tax & legal services. Aside from the standard services, Moore Belgium is frequently asked by its clients to make talent temporarily available.

The partnership with The Optimal now allows Moore Belgium to also offer this service to both its clients and to the market at large, making it a win-win situation for both the companies and for clients.

'As the chairperson of Moore Belgium I am very proud of our three recent acquisitions,' said Peter Verschelden. 'This once again demonstrates that Moore Belgium is a healthy company with a healthy drive that is future-oriented. We continue to provide our clients with the best possible support and continue to challenge ourselves to meet any demands our clients might have.'

'After having spent the last few years working on the consolidation and the depth of the company, we are once again devoting ourselves in full to controlled growth,' added Hans Cools, CEO of Moore Belgium. 'Our partnership with The Optimal adds a further dimension to the concept of our services, and we're happy to have the experience of driven managers such as Peter and Christophe aboard at Moore Belgium.'

'From the starting point of our own vision and a hands-on approach, we have achieved a good and feasible growth over the last 3.5 years together with our consultants,' Peter Van Oevelen said. 'But as a start-up we not only had the advantages but also the disadvantages of a small company. In order to improve our impact and the value we add in the future, we can now deploy the muscle of a strong brand and wide professional foundation of a larger company without having to abandon our individuality. From the very first time we talked we felt at home at Moore Belgium and were convinced that together we could create a great new chapter in our story. And so we are looking forward greatly to becoming "The Optimal Company’s Companion" for all our clients, together with the entire Moore organisation.

His The Optimal partner, Christophe Bruggeman, is just as enthusiastic about the new venture. 'It's a great honour that we are able to further develop our ambitions under the Moore umbrella. We found a group of colleagues in Moore that correspond very closely, both personally and professionally, to the DNA that The Optimal represents and what we want to project to our clients. We firmly believe that this will also mark a welcome extension of the family for our staff and look forward to the new opportunities the partnership will present.'

About Moore Belgium

Moore Belgium is the largest independent accounting and consulting firm in Belgium, with key centres in Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent and with offices in Shanghai as well as a range of local offices across Flanders. The company has an annual turnover of €50 million and 425 staff members.

Moore Belgium acts as a Company’s Companion in supporting the growth of medium sized companies by providing accountancy, auditing, corporate finance, strategy & operations, business analytics and tax & legal services. As a member of Moore Global – one of the largest accounting and consulting networks in the world – Moore Belgium also provides support to its clients in over a hundred countries.

Further information on Moore Belgium can be found at


About The Optimal

The Optimal was established in 2016 by Christophe Bruggeman and Peter Van Oevelen as a niche company in the world of finance, business IT and general management. The Optimal Finance was launched in 2018 as branding for its financial projects. The company provides interim management solutions and temporary and permanent support to large and medium sized companies in Belgium. With operational support provided by the founders, hands-on and tailored solutions are created for its clients. The Optimal's turnover increased to 1.5 million euros in 2019, which was generated by both the permanent consultancy staff as well as freelance consultants.

Further information on The Optimal can be found at