Corporate / M&A

    The firm's Corporate and M&A group, recognised as leading practitioners in the Dutch market, are highly active in (domestic and international) M&A, private equity and corporate restructurings. They work closely with their clients' team members to understand their business needs and to reach the end goal, supported by industry sector specialists where needed. The size of the practice group enables them to respond instantly and to form teams focused on getting the deal through.

    Recent Matters

    • Feb 2017

      Houthoff Buruma is advising the (public) shareholder of Delta N.V. (Province of Zeeland e.a.) on the restructuring and split of Delta N.V., including nuclear, wholesale, retail and grid operating business.

    • Feb 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised Wide-Angle Management on the sale of all shares in Orlaco to Stoneridge Inc. Orlaco is a leading supplier of vehicle camera solutions.
       
      Since July 2015, Orlaco and Stoneridge have jointly developed the MirrorEye mirror replacement system, which is the industry-leading solution to improve the safety and fuel economy of commercial vehicles. 

    • Feb 2017

      Hitachi Capital Corporation acquired all the shares in the capital of Noordlease Holding B.V.,  a Groningen based company that provides high quality auto lease solutions for both private and business clients. The total car park of Noordlease exists out of more than 10.000 cars.  The transaction is part of Hitachi's strategy to expand its vehicle solution business in continental Europe.

    • Jan 2017

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on its investment in TB&C Investments B.V. and TB&C Holding GmbH (“TB&C”), a global supplier of hybrid components for automotive sunroofs.

    • Jan 2017

      Houthoff Buruma as local counsel, jointly with Morrison Foerster, advised Tencent Holdings Ltd on a transaction whereby Tencent, together with Navinfo and Rocco Ventures, plans to buy a 10% stake in Netherlands-based HERE International B.V., the Open Location Platform company and a leading global online mapping and navigation provider.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Paul de Vries , Luke van de Laar
    • Jan 2017

      Houthoff advised Bank Insinger de Beaufort in the process whereby Bank Insinger de Beaufort was acquired by KBL European Private Bankers. KBL intends to merge Bank Insinger de Beaufort with its subsidiary Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers. The merger will create a new private bank with more than EUR 20 billion of assets under management.

    • Dec 2016

      Houthoff Buruma represented Vitol and Helios Investment Partners, jointly with Vinson & Elkins on its acquisition of Shell’s 20% shareholding in Amsterdam-baesd Vivo Energy for USD 250m. On completion, Vivo will be owned 100% by Vitol and Helios, although Vivo will continue to operate under the Shell brand.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Willem Liedenbaum , Kyoko Kuijers-Tollenaar
    • Dec 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised Qingdao Port International (QPI) on the establishment of a joint venture with APM Terminals (part of the Maersk group). Through the joint venture QPI acquires indirectly 9.9% in both of a reefer terminal and a container terminal at the port of Vado Ligure in Italy. QPI is listed in Hong Kong. The joint venture marks QPI’s first step in its expansion into the overseas terminal business.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: William Guo , Michiel Wesseling , Paul de Vries
    • Dec 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised Sligro Food Group Nederland on the acquisition of Tintelingen B.V. Sligro is - next to its food retail and food service business - one of the leading sellers of traditional Christmas gift boxes in the Netherlands. The addition of Tintelingen enables Sligro to expand its assortment with online Christmas gift boxes.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Guillette van Grinsven , Loes Stevens , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Dec 2016

      Sale of all shares in the capital of Regenboog Participaties B.V., ultimate parent of the BMC Group to Yacht Group Nederland B.V., subsidiary of Randstad.

    • Dec 2016

      Harbour BioMed, a newly established cancer therapies company based in Shanghai, today announced it has bought Harbour Antibodies BV for cash and an equity stake in Harbour Biomed in order to form a new oncology biotech.

      The acquisition was financed by Harbour BioMed investors, Advantech Capital and Legend Capital, two leading China-focused investors with a particular emphasis on life sciences.

      Harbour BioMed was established in 2016 with an initial financing of USD 50m from Advantech Capital, Legend Capital and the Harbour BioMed founding team. The company is headquartered with R&D operations in Shanghai, business operations in Cambridge, MA, and antibody platform innovation operations in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company plans to expand its presence in the Boston area by establishing a drug discovery innovation center.

      Houthoff Buruma assisted Erasmus MC Holding B.V., Atlas Holding Fund IX Coöperatief U.A. and the other shareholders of Harbour Antibodies B.V.

    • Dec 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised investment firm H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of an interest in fixed base flight simulator producer Multi Pilot Simulations B.V. The company has its head office in the Netherlands with a production location in Germany. H2 will support the existing MPS management team in its growth plans.

    • Dec 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised Björn Borg on the acquisition of Benelux distributor Baseline. Baseline Group operates the Björn Borg business in Benelux, including wholesaling of mainly underwear and sports apparel as well as retail operations of twelve Björn Borg concept and outlet stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. The acquisition of the Benelux operations is an important step in accelerating the vertical integration of the Björn Borg operations and in line with the strategy to get closer to consumers and retailers. The Benelux region is the largest market for Björn Borg, ahead of Sweden, accounting for 26% of total brand sales in 2015. Björn Borg’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

    • Dec 2016

      Paul, Weiss together with Houthoff Buruma advised Apollo Global Investment in the 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting. Philips will retain the remaining 19.9% interest in Lumileds.

    • Dec 2016

      Houthoff Buruma assisted Varo Energy in their sale of its shares in Hydrocarbon Hotel B.V. (and de facto their oil and gas storage terminal in the Amsterdam port) to GPS Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Johan Kasper , Baukje Dreimüller
    • Dec 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised CBRE Global Investors (NL) B.V. regarding the acquisition by DRES Master Fund / REI Netherlands of the Project Boompjes 55-58 in Rotterdam, a new real estate development of 344 residential units, parking spaces and commercial space. The seller is First Sponsor (a real estate developer / investor from Singapore) together with Provast (a Dutch real estate developer).

    • Nov 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) with the exit of Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) and the acquisition of a majority stake in EPA by Spanish international news agency Agencia EFE, S.A.

    • Oct 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised Dümmen Orange on the acquisition of Olij Roses International and Olij Breeding. This integration will enable Dümmen Orange to expand its assortment within the roses product group, giving it access to a wider sales network. Olij’s activities in the field of breeding, propagation and production of plant material in South America, Africa and the Netherlands offer opportunities to achieve maximum customer value and bring more innovations into the market for growers.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Bram Caudri , Joram van den Berg
    • Sep 2016

      Ashurst and Houthoff Buruma represent Shanks Group Plc, an independent UK waste management company listed at the London Stock Exchange in the signing of the merger terms with Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., a privately-owned waste collection and recycling business in the Netherlands and Belgium. The combination of Shanks and Van Gansewinkel will create a leading Benelux waste-to-product business. The merger is subject to Shanks and VGG shareholders approvals and anti-trust clearance, with Completion anticipated by the end of December 2016.

    • Sep 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised Dümmen Orange on the acquisition of Hobaho from FloraHolland. Hobaho specializes in auction, brokerage and breeding of flower bulbs.  The addition of Hobaho broadens the offering of products within the Dümmen Orange assortment via existing sales channels.

    • Sep 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Davis Polk, Telia Company in connection with the divestment of its 60% interest in Tajik operator Tcell to Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED).

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Paul de Vries , Joram van den Berg , Margot Trienen
    • Aug 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised investment firm H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of an interest in shrimp processing market leader Klaas Puul. The firm has its head office in the Netherlands and has production locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Morocco. Together with the founders, the Mooijer family, and the management, H2 Equity Partners aims at realising Klaas Puul's improvement and growth potential.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Joram van den Berg , Arthur Kleijn
    • Aug 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised one of the shareholders groups in Cygne BV on the sale of Nidera Capital NV to Cofco Corporation. Nidera is a major international agribusiness and trading company with annual turnover of USD 18.5 billion in 2015. Nidera has domestic and internal operations in 19 major export and import countries and distributes its products to more than 60 countries in the world.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Paul de Vries , Sabrina Gajadhar
    • Aug 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised JAC Capital, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned investment company JIC, and Wise Road Capital, as lead counsel on the $ 2.75 billion acquisition of the Standard Products business from NXP Semiconductors, one of the semiconductor market leaders worldwide. The transaction is waiting for approval from amongst others of the European Commission, Federal Trade Commission (US), CFIUS and the Chinese Ministry of Trade.

    • Aug 2016

      Houthoff Buruma assisted FleetCor Technologies, Inc., a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, in the acquisition of Travelcard Nederland B.V., a leading universal fuel card issuer in the Netherlands, from LeasePlan Corporation N.V.

    • Aug 2016

      Houthoff Buruma assisted the sellers (among whom, H2 Equity Partners and ABN AMRO Participaties) in the sale of Evenementenhal to Artexis Easyfairs.

    • Jul 2016

      Assisted the two Amsterdam university hospitals, AMC and VUmc, in obtaining regulatory approval for their anticipated merger from the Dutch health care authority, NZa. The NZa granted its approval on July 14. Following this approval from the NZa, the university hospitals will notify their intended transaction to the Dutch competition authority ACM.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Weyer VerLoren van Themaat , Martine Bijkerk , Berend Reuder
    • Jun 2016

      Houthoff Buruma assisted Alcogroup, Vanden Avenne Commodities and Vandema in the purchase of the bio-ethanol factory of Abengoa Bioenergy Netherlands in Rotterdam, which was declared bankrupt earlier this year due to financial problems of the Spanish parent company Abengoa S.A. The transaction is subject to permission being granted by the relevant competition authorities.

    • May 2016

      Houthoff Buruma advised JAC Capital, a subsidiary of JIC Capital - a Chinese state-owned investment company, as a lead counsel on the $ 1.8 billion acquisition of the RF Power Business (radio frequency power amplifiers), from NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch semiconductor manufacturer and one of the semiconductor sales leaders worldwide. The transaction is waiting for their approval of The European Commission, The Federal Trade Commission (US) and Chinese Ministry of Trade.

    • Apr 2016

      Advised ASR on the sale of ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling N.V. to Meijer Realty Partners (MRP). The sale of real estate development division fits within ASR's strategy to focus on insurance activities and real estate investment management. The transaction is expected to be completed in late April 2016.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Johan Kasper , Lucas Louwerier
    • Jan 2016

      Assisted ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund in the sale of Shopping Centre De Klanderij in Enschede to a fund of the German investor Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH. The transaction value is approximately €118,000,000.

    • Jan 2016

      Advised Reach Energy Berhad, a large player in the Asian oil and gas industry and listed at the Malasian stock exchange, on the acquisition of a majority stake of  60% in Palaeontol B.V. from MIE Holdings Corporation, a Chinese company listed in Hong Kong for EUR 143 million. The transaction is still subject to closing.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Jan 2016

      Advised BC Partners on the acquisition of Dümen Orange Group, a leading Dutch global top-3 player in vegetative breeding and propagation of cut flowers, pot plants and bedding plants for an amount of approximately EUR 500 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Dec 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, TeliaSonera in connection with the divestment of its interest in the Nepalese operator Ncell to Axiata, one of Asia’s largest telecommunication groups, for USD 1,030 million on a cash and debt free basis. At the same time, TeliaSonera will dissolve its economic interests in the 20 percent local ownership and receives approximately USD 48 million. The transactions are conditional on each other and subject to regulatory approval. TeliaSonera, listed in Stockholm and Helsinki, is the dominant telephone company and mobile network operator in Sweden and Finland.

    • Nov 2015

      Advised China Construction Bank on the setting up of its Amsterdam branch. This Dutch branch of China Construction Bank is under the management of China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A., which is located in Luxembourg.

    • Nov 2015

      Representing Tele2, together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on the creation of a joint venture with Kazakhtelecom that will combine Tele2 Kazakhstan with Altel, Kazakhtelecom’s mobile business and the operator of the country’s only 4G network. Tele2 Kazakhstan and Altel are, respectively, the third and the fourth largest mobile operators in Kazakhstan, and the combined business will have a market share of around 22%. Both operating entities will be owned via a joint venture holding company incorporated in the Netherlands. In the context of the transaction, Tele2 will also purchase Asianet’s existing 49% stake in Tele2 Kazakhstan for an upfront consideration and a future earn-out equivalent to an 18% economic interest in the joint venture. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Paul de Vries , Jasmijn Harms , Philippe König
    • Oct 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the € 91.5 million sale of its portfolio company Isero to merchanting and DIY group Grafton, an Irish company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The acquisition is the group’s largest to date in continental Europe. Isero is a specialist distributor of tools and fixings in the Netherlands, and trades from 38 branches under the Gerritse, Breur Ceintuurbaan and Van der Winkel brands.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Maurits de Haan , Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri , Maurits de Haan
    • Oct 2015

      Advising H2 Equity partners on the sale of its majority stake in its portfolio company Dümmen Orange to BC Partners. Dümmen Orange is a leading breeder of cut flowers and potted plants with production in Europe, Central America and East Africa. The transaction is a subject to regulatory approvals and it is expected to be closed in the coming months.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Oct 2015

      Represented Mr. Piero Ferrari, jointly with Pedersoli e Associati, in relation to the Initial Public Offering of Ferrari N.V. This is probably the most anticipated IPO of 2015. Ferrari officially priced its initial public offering at $52 a share, after the market closed on Tuesday. The price is at the top of the previously indicated range of $48 to $52 per share and gives Ferrari a market capitalization of around $9.8 billion. As part of the planned IPO, the carmaker is floating about 17.18 million shares to the public (subject to a further option), representing about 9 percent of the company.  The proceeds of the offering amount to nearly $900 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Martine Bijkerk , Johan Kasper
    • Oct 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in connection with the dissolution of its global alliance with Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd (Dunlop). Both companies belong to the world's largest tire producers and their alliance, which was formed in 1999, primarily consisted of four joint venture operating companies, one each in North America and Europe (Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe B.V.), and two in Japan. Goodyear agreed to initially pay $271 million to Sumitomo and $55 million for the existing debt in three years’ time.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Paul de Vries
    • Jul 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT), a global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries, on its acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems B.V. for a consideration of € 47 million. Stork Food & Dairy Systems B.V. is a Netherlands based company focused on developing, producing and supplying integrated aseptic sterilization and filling systems to the beverage and food processing industries. The transaction was finalized on July 31, 2015.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jacques Kröner , Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Jul 2015

      Cloetta, a leading confectionery company listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, acquires Lonka of The Netherlands. Cloetta has signed an agreement to acquire Locawo B.V. (Lonka) – a Dutch company producing and selling fudge, nougat and chocolate. Cloetta has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Locawo B.V. The purchase price amounts to SEK 295m in cash. Lonka’s sales amounted to about SEK 300m in 2014 with the Netherlands being the core market, accounting for about half of the sales. The acquisition will significantly strengthen Cloetta’s position in the Netherlands

      Houthoff Buruma advised Cloetta.

    • Jul 2015

      Advised Agrial on the acquisition of the Dutch Group Van Oers United. Agrial is the fifth largest French agricultural food processing cooperative group in France, with a reported turnover of € 4.2 billion in 2014.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jun 2015

      Wereldhave acquires 9 shopping centers in the Netherlands. Houthoff Buruma advised Wereldhave, a Dutch listed real estate investment company with commercial property of around € 3.3 billion, on the € 730 million acquisition of 9 shopping centers in the Netherlands from its French competitor Klépierre. The shopping centres were part of Corio's portfolio and were recently taken over by Klépierre. Wereldhave is financing the deal by issuing up to 5.25 million new shares. In addition, existing credit facilities will be evaluated. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2015.

    • Jun 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised ABN Amro Participaties on the sale of the Kuiken Groep to the Belgian trade company SMT Group. Kuiken Groep is a Dutch distributor of earthmoving machines and cranes.

    • Jun 2015

      Scandinavian Business Seating signed agreement to acquire BMA Ergonomics BV

      Scandinavian Business Seating, one of the leading office chair manufacturers in the Nordic countries and Western Europe, has signed an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of BMA Ergonomics B.V., one of the leading Dutch seating specialists and manufacturers of swivel chairs marketed under the Axia brand in the Benelux region.  With this acquisition, Scandinavian Business seating will form the largest player within ergonomic office seating in the Benelux and it will strengthen its market position in other European countries.

      Houthoff Buruma advised Scandinavian Business Seating on this transaction.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Jun 2015

      Argos Group and Varo Energy merge, creating a major independent oil company in North West Europe with a workforce of over 1,500 employees and an expected total annual throughput of 16 million m3. Houthoff Buruma assisted Argos Group and its shareholders Reggeborgh and Atlas Invest in the envisaged merger with Varo Energy. Following the merger the joint company will be owned in equal parts by three parties: the current shareholders of Argos, i.e. private investment companies Reggeborgh and Atlas Invest; Carlyle International Energy Partners, an advisory fund which is part of the global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group; and international energy and commodities company Vitol. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval and scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2015.

    • May 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Doughty Hanson and Reggeborgh on the sale of Eurofiber to Antin Infrastructure Partners for €875 million.

    • May 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised the Fulmer group in an M&A transaction involving the acquisition of BMB Electronics Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Apr 2015

      Advised Media-Saturn-Group, Europe’s number one consumer electronics retailer, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Dutch flash sales and live shopping platform iBOOD.com.

    • Apr 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised Active Capital Company (ACC) on the acquisition, together with COO Martin den Ottolander, of Lantor, a company producing non-wovens for the cable and composite industry, from British IPT Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Ageeth Panman
    • Apr 2015

      Dutch machine producer Food Technology Noord-Oost Nederland BV (Ftnon) has bought a 51% stake in Dutch robot maker Lacquey. The sum of the takeover was not disclosed, but was financed by Active Capital, which owns Ftnon. Houthoff Buruma advised Active Capital Company.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Ageeth Panman
    • Apr 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised Euretco shareholders (Avedon Capital Partners and Euretco's management) on the sale of a 75% stake in Euretco to EK-servicegroup eG. The combined company will have 4,100 independent retailers, which represent a €2.2 billion turnover.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Sjoerd van der Meer
    • Mar 2015

      Advised the sellers, including Lion Capital and Avedon Capital Partners, on the sale of Van Geloven, a Netherlands-based frozen food producer with leading positions in the Netherlands and Belgium, to TowerBrook Capital Partners and the management of Van Geloven.

    • Mar 2015

      Houthoff Buruma advised Novasol Group, the Danish part of the NYSE listed Wyndham Worldwide, on the acquisition of Happy Home International. Happy Home International rents out holiday homes and is headquartered in the Netherlands. Novasol is market leader in the field of renting holiday homes in Europe and welcomes over 1,5 million guests yearly. With this acquisition, Novasol expands its rental portfolio to some 42.000 vacation houses located in 29 European countries.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Guillette van Grinsven
    • Mar 2015

      Houthoff Buruma is advising Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) in its $40 Billion Merger with NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI).

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Mar 2015

      Advising LetterOne, a group of Russian investors led by Mikhail Fridman, in its $5.81 billion acquisition of RWE AG's oil and gas unit Dea.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Paul de Vries
    • Feb 2015

      Advised Symphony Technology Group on the sale of quCare Solutions to NEXUS.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri
    • Jan 2015

      Royal IHC has acquired SAS Offshore, which is based in Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands. SAS Offshore is specialised in designing and manufacturing high quality deck equipment for the offshore oil and gas market.  This acquisition enables IHC to further secure its position as a supplier of reliable integrated offshore systems and integrated vessels in this sector.
      Royal IHC furthermore acquired a majority stake in Brastec Technologies, based in Brazil. Brastec Technologies designs and builds value-added, tailor-made production lines for the production of umbilicals and flexible pipes.  This transaction fulfils two important elements of IHC business strategy: a foothold in the important Brazilian market; and the acquisition of Dutch-based SAS Offshore, which was fully owned by Brastec Technologies.

      Houthoff Buruma advised IHC on this transaction, together with a team from Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice.

    • Jan 2015

      Advised Apollo Global Management, the leading private equity house, on the acquisition of the debt of the Netherlands based, internationally leading  TV production firm Endemol, as well as on the subsequent debt-for-equity transaction, and on the combination of Endemol with 21st Century Fox’s TV production assets, and subsequent transactional matters.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Jan 2015

      Advised Equistone Partners Europe Ltd., (former Barclays Private Equity) on the acquisition of all shares of the Unlimited Footwear Groep, a group of companies consisting of Shoes Unlimited, Trend Design and Star Collections.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Dec 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised the bankruptcy trustees of DSB Bank N.V. on the sale of its insurance subsidiary the Waard Group to London-listed Chesnara.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jean Paul Dresen
    • Dec 2014

      Van Oord has reached an agreement with Ballast Nedam on the acquisition of Ballast Nedam Offshore's activities and assets, for an undisclosed sum. Houthoff Buruma is advising Van Oord on this matter. The acquisition is part of Van Oord’s strategy to expand its Offshore Wind Projects business unit. The transaction is expected to be finalized before the end of 2014 subject to the customary conditions, including obtaining approval from the competition authorities.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Maurits de Haan , Eddie Meijer , Maurits de Haan , Gerrit Oosterhuis
    • Nov 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised R12 Kapital, a Swedish investment company, and the other shareholders who sold their stake in Chrysal to Nordian Capital Partners and the management of Chrysal. Chrysal is the market leader in high-quality care for cut flowers and potplants, has its headquarters in Naarden, the Netherlands and is active in the UK, USA, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Japan, France, Sweden, Germany and Russia.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex
    • Nov 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Petrogas International E&P Coӧperatief U.A. on the purchase of all the outstanding shares of Chevron Exploration and Production Netherlands B.V. (CEPN) from Chevron Netherlands Holdings B.V. Following the transition CEPN will be renamed Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. which will continue operations of its current assets and will develop over time a portfolio of exploration and development assets in the Netherlands.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jacques Kröner , Marc van Beuge
    • Oct 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised AutoBinck Holding and its subsidiary Greenib Car, the first European trading partner of Hyundai, in relation to the sale of the Hyundai importership activities in the Netherlands, to Hyundai Motor Netherlands, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company. Ashurst acted as the legal advisor for Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Motor Europe, the European headquarters of Hyundai.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Walter van Overbeek
    • Sep 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Netherlands based fitness chain Fitland on the acquisition of nineteen Achmea Health Centers. Following the sale, Fitland will become the largest high-end fitness chain in the Netherlands.

    • Sep 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Royal IHC on the acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in IHC Systems from Imtech Marine, a part of Royal Imtech.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Paul de Vries , Thomas de Weerd
    • Sep 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Ariston Thermo, one of the world's leading companies in thermic comfort, on the acquisition of ATAG Heating, a leading Netherlands-based producer and supplier of high-grade central heating and solar energy equipment and systems, from Nordian Capital (the former Rabo Capital).

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri
    • Sep 2014

      H.E.S. Beheer N.V. and Hestya Energy B.V. jointly announce that Hestya Energy declares the recommended public cash offer by 1908 Acquisition B.V., an indirect 100% subsidiary of Hestya Energy, for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of HES Beheer at an offer price of € 43.64 (cum dividend) in cash per Share unconditional. Houthoff Buruma is advising HES Beheer on this matter.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Maurits de Haan , Eddie Meijer , Angenita Pex , Maurits de Haan
    • Aug 2014

      Advised the management of SPGPrints on the sale of its shares in SPGPrints to Investcorp and management SPGPrints. SPGPrints, with an annual turnover of around EUR 214 million, has a leading position in the market for textile printing, rotary screen printing and precision metal parts.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Sylvia Dikmans
    • Aug 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology, a Chinese listed industrial equipment manufacturer, on the acquisition of a 35% stake in RAXTAR, a vertical access solutions provider in the Netherlands. Zoomlion intends to obtain a controlling stake at a later stage.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Sylvia Dikmans
    • Jul 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Blokker Holding on the sale of Tuincentrum Overvecht, one of the largest chains of garden centres in the Netherlands, to Borgeld Management Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Weyer VerLoren van Themaat
    • Jul 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Prime Focus World N.V., the creative services branch of Indian company Prime Focus, and a global provider of 3D conversion, visual effects and animation services to major entertainment and media companies, on its merger with London-based Double Negative, one of the world’s top visual effects studios. The combined entity will be the world’s largest provider of visual effects, animation and 3D conversion services.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Sylvia Dikmans , Alexander Kaarls
    • Jul 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised France-based Dassault Systèmes, world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management solutions, on its acquisition of Netherlands-based Quintiq, a leading provider of on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and operations planning & optimization software, for approximately € 250 million. Houthoff Buruma was lead outside counsel for Dassault Systèmes on this matter.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Sylvia Dikmans , Chantal Presilli
    • Jul 2014

      Houthoff Buruma is advising Kemira, a global water chemical company listed on the Finnish Stock Market, on the acquisition of AkzoNobel's global paper chemicals business for € 153 million.

    • Jul 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised the sellers of Polytex Environmental Inks, with factories in the US and the Netherlands, on the sale to a private equity investor.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Helena Sprenger
    • Jun 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Kazakhmys (LSE: KAZ) on the acquisition of its third major growth project Koksay. The transaction value is US$ 260 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Paul de Vries
    • Jun 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Van Oord on the formation of a consortium of shareholders in the Gemini offshore wind project and on the acquisition of the bank financing for the project. Gemini will be one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world. The shareholders in the Gemini offshore wind project, led by Canadian Northland Power Inc., have reached agreement among themselves and with banks on financing the project’s construction, which is expected to cost € 2.8 billion. The banks will contribute € 2.3 billion, with the shareholders contributing equity totalling approximately € 500 million. In addition to its role as shareholder, Van Oord has also signed on as the EPC contractor for the project’s construction. The construction contract is worth more than € 1.3 billion.

    • May 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised TNT on the sale of its specialist fashion supply chain business in the Netherlands, TNT Fashion Group, to a consortium of Belspeed and Netlog Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Willem de Nijs Bik , Baukje Dreimüller
    • Mar 2014

      Advised one of the major shareholders in Nidera in relation to the acquisition of 51% stake in Nidera by Chinese state owned company COFCO. Deal value: EUR 2 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Paul de Vries , Richard Witvliet
    • Feb 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised Orkla ASA and Sapa AS, world leader in aluminium solutions, on the successful divestment of HE Tubing Netherlands B.V. to Standard Tubing B.V., a Dutch investment firm. The divestment of this Dutch-based operation was one of the remedies proposed by Orkla to obtain the European Commission’s approval of the Sapa joint venture, which is owned equally by Norsk Hydro ASA and Orkla.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jean Paul Dresen
    • Jan 2014

      Betsson AB, the listed Swedish online gaming company, has acquired Oranje Casino and Kroon Casino.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri
    • Jan 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised T-Mobile Netherlands on the sale of its subsidiary Euronet, its fixed broadband business, to CDS Group, the owner of satellite pay-TV provider CanalDigitaal.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Jan 2014

      Houthoff Buruma assisted online crowdfunding platform Symbid on a Private Placement Offering (PPO) on the American OTC market, and the restructuring of its intellectual property portfolio.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Thomas de Weerd , Alexander Kaarls , Kyoko Kuijers-Tollenaar
    • Jan 2014

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Debevoise & Plimpton and Hamelink & Van den Tooren, Eutelsat S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) on the acquisition of Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (“Satmex”) for a total consideration of US$ 1.142 billion, including $ 831 million in cash. Eutelsat is one of the world's leading operators of communications satellites. Satmex operates three satellites at contiguous positions, covering 90% of the population of the Americas.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Paul de Vries
    • Dec 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Petroandina and Pluspetrol on the acquisition of Harvest-Vinccler Dutch Holding B.V. from Harvest Natural Resources, for a consideration of $ 400 million. The acquisition consists of two separate transactions and involves all of Harvest Natural Resources’ oil and gas interests in Venezuela.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Paul de Vries , Sylvia Dikmans
    • Dec 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLC, Gazprom on the asset swap between Gazprom and BASF subsidiary Wintershall Holding (Wintershall). As a result of the deal, Gazprom will receive a 50% stake in Wintershall Noordzee (WINZ), involved in hydrocarbon exploration and production in the North Sea. Wintershall is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the Netherlands, operating a total of 23 offshore installations in the North Sea, and platforms in Germany and the United Kingdom.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Paul de Vries
    • Dec 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advises Dutch waste processor Attero on its sale to private equity firm Waterland for €170 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jean Paul Dresen , Baukje Dreimüller , Jacques Kröner
    • Dec 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Megapolis in connection with the sale of a 20% stake in Megapolis Distribution B.V., the Netherlands based holding company of one of Russia’s largest distributors of consumer goods, to each of Philip Morris International Inc. and Japan Tobacco Inc., for a combined $1.5 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Martine Bijkerk , Kyoko Kuijers-Tollenaar
    • Dec 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Tabacks, Metair Investments (JSE: MTA) on the acquisition of Turkey's largest car batteries and related components producer Mutlu for a consideration of US$ 217 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Paul de Vries , Bram Caudri
    • Nov 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Eska Graphic Board, with a leading position worldwide in the graphic board market, to Andlinger & Company.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Jean Paul Dresen
    • Oct 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised, together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, CVC Capital Partners and its affiliate Soppa Investments on the acquisition of the "European Simple Meals Business" from Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for a consideration of € 400 million. CVC will acquire Campbell’s national brands of soups, sauces and simple meals, and four plants in Belgium, France, Germany and Sweden.

    • Aug 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised eBay Inc on the acquisition of 2dehands.nl B.V., the Dutch company operating the Belgian market leader in the area of classifieds websites (2dehands.be en 2ememain.be), as well as the Dutch classifieds website 2dehands.nl.

    • Aug 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised RTL Nederland on the acquisition of a majority stake in The Entertainment Group, a media and entertainment company that carries out video-on-demand activities through, amongst others, the trademark Videoland On Demand.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Martine Bijkerk
    • Jul 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Petrobras on the sale of a 50% stake in Petrobras Oil & Gas BV, a company controlling Petrobras’ E&P operations in Africa, to Brazil's BTG Pactual for $1.53 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: André de Neve , Sylvia Dikmans , Philippe König
    • Jul 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised on the acquisition of a controlling stake in IHC Merwede by Indofin.

    • Jul 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Siemens on the sale of its 50% stake in joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks BV (NSN) to Nokia for € 1.7 billion. The transaction was completed on 7 August 2013. Upon closing of the acquisition, Nokia Siemens Networks becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Philippe König
    • Jun 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Goudse Verzekeringen (De Goudse), a Netherlands based insurer, on the sale of its travel insurance business in Norway, Denmark and Sweden to the listed Norwegian insurance company Gjensidige Forsikring ASA. Gjensidige will also provide run-off management services of the portfolios in Brazil, UK and Italy.

    • Jun 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised on the sale of a minority stake in Alrec Instore Communications by Friesland Bank Participaties (in the meantime a part of Rabo Capital) to Cerla Holding BV.

    • Jun 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Eurofiber, the owner of one of the largest independent fiber networks in the Netherlands, and its major shareholder Doughty Hanson on the acquisition of Isilinx and IsiConneXion, two connected telecom infrastructure providers in the Dutch Limburg province.

    • May 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Eurofiber, the owner of one of the largest independent fiber networks in the Netherlands, and its major shareholder Doughty Hanson on the acquisition of Netherlands based UNET, fiber network owner and supplier of information and communications services through broadband connections.

    • May 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Smartwares Home Essentials, a European consumer goods company, on the acquisition of Princess Household Appliances, a Dutch producer of consumer electronics, from WMF Group, a listed German household consumer goods company. Smartwares Home Essentials is known for its brand Tristar and is a portfolio company of H2 Equity Partners, NPM Capital, ABN AMRO Participaties and its management

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • May 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Djoser’s founder Herman van der Velde on the (re)acquisition of the Dutch travel agengy Djoser from Cox & Kings, an Indian luxury holidays agency.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex , Philippe König
    • May 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised on the acquisition of Dutch value added cheese wholesaler Zijerveld and its packaging unit Den Hollander Food by Royal FrieslandCampina, the leading international dairy company. The acquisition was approved by the European Commission on 12 April 2013.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex , Gerrit Oosterhuis
    • Apr 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised on the sale and transfer of 40% of the equity of ISPOL Holding B.V. in which Isuzu Motors sold its 40% interest to General Motors. As a result of this transaction, General Motors became the 100% owner of ISPOL. Following completion of the deal, the company was renamed to GM Powertrain Poland. The company’s Poland facilities manufacture diesel engines for the GM group and other manufacturers.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Apr 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Sator, the leading distributor of auto parts, tools and equipment in the Benelux and Northern France, to LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQX), the largest North American source for quality recycled auto parts, for approximately $268 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri , Jean Paul Dresen , Gerrit Oosterhuis
    • Apr 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised InterActiveCorp (IAC), which via its subsidiary HomeAdvisor acquired Werkspot.nl, the Netherlands' leading online platform connecting homeowners with qualified craftsmen. HomeAdvisor is a U.S.-based leading website and mobile app provider offering resources for home repair and improvement projects.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Thomas de Weerd , Sylvia Dikmans
    • Apr 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Hendrik Veder Group on the acquisition of the oldest family business in the Netherlands, Touwfabriek G. van der Lee. Touwfabriek G. van der Lee has been established in 1545 and was the oldest family business in the Netherlands until the transaction. Touwfabriek G. van der Lee produces high quality natural and synthetical fiber ropes for usage in offshore and shipping. Hendrik Veder Group supplies steel cables and other hoisting and towing materials for both onshore and offshore use.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Mar 2013

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (NY), advised AGI-Shorewood on the $114.8 million sale of selected printing assets of AGI-Shorewood’s Tobacco Packaging and Specialty Folding Carton Operations to Amcor. AGI-Shorewood is one of the largest and most innovative global specialty packaging companies with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, the result of a collaboration of Atlas Holdings LLC and International Paper.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Kyoko Kuijers-Tollenaar
    • Feb 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised Value8 NV on the acquisition of a 51% majority stake in Eetgemak.

    • Jan 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised MYWO Beheer on the sale of the activities of poultry meat processing company InterChicken to Plukon Food Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Gerrit Oosterhuis
    • Jan 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised MYWO Food Group on the sale of Zijerveld, a Netherlands based company engaged in providing specialist cheese, to Royal FrieslandCampina, the Netherlands based provider of dairy products. The transaction is awaiting approval from the European Commission.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex , Gerrit Oosterhuis , Jean Paul Dresen
    • Jan 2013

      Houthoff Buruma advised polymer and fiber company INVISTA, the world’s largest producer of nylon, on the acquisition of the manufacturing facility of VSL Born B.V. that focuses on the compounding and recycling of polyamides used in automotive, electrical, industrial and consumer goods applications.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Herman Lohman , Bert Verburg , Jean Paul Dresen
    • Dec 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Kemira, a global water chemical company listed on the Finnish Stock Market, on the sale of Kemira ChemSolutions and its 'Food' and 'Pharma' activities to Niacet, an American producer of chemicals.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Willem de Nijs Bik , Jean Paul Dresen , Kyoko Kuijers-Tollenaar
    • Dec 2012

      Advised Shandong Katai Group, a large Chinese producer of industrial sanding equipment, on the acquisition of Airblast Group, a Netherlands based seller of industrial surface treatment equipment.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Paul de Vries , Richard Witvliet
    • Dec 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, on all Dutch law aspects of its acquisition of Scandinavia's leading retailer Georg Jensen for $140 million. Georg Jensen is a global luxury brand that designs, manufactures and distributes jewellery, watches, fine silverware and high-end home ware.

    • Dec 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Equistone on the acquisition of Sunrise Medical, a producer of wheelchairs and other medical equipment for disabled persons, from the private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Paul de Vries
    • Nov 2012

      Houthoff Buruma, as co-counsel with Weil Gotshal, advised General Motors Financial Company (GM Financial), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors (NYSE: GM), on the acquisition of automotive financing operations in Europe, Latin America and China from Ally Financial.  The purchase price for the acquired assets represents an approximately $550 million premium to their tangible book value, which for the third quarter of 2012 was approximately $3.7 billion. As a result of the acquisition, GM Financial’s assets will double to approximately $33 billion and its liabilities, including consolidated debt, will increase to about $27 billion compared with about $12 billion today. The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2013, subject to regulatory approvals.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Nov 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advises Argos Group Holding B.V., the largest independent player on the North-West European downstream oil market, and its shareholders on the proposed sale of Argos Group Holding to Sistema, the largest publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Oct 2012

      Houthoff Buruma is advising Improve Digital on the sale of a 85% stake in Improve Digital to PubliGroupe, a Swiss-based provider of marketing and media sales services.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri , Paul de Vries
    • Oct 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised NedCar, one of the few independent car factories in Europe, on its successful negotiations with BMW for the production of certain MINI models at NedCar's plant, starting the second half of 2014. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, which holds 100% of the shares in NedCar, announced in February 2012 that it would cease production of the Mitsubishi Colt and Outlander vehicles at NedCar's plant by the end of 2012. This marked the beginning of a search by NedCar for new customers and a new shareholder. The finalisation of the contract with BMW was a precondition for international industrial group VDL to acquire NedCar from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation as per 14 December 2012, thus assuring the future of the factory and its personnel.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jet Stolk , Walter van Overbeek , Edward de Bock , Jet Stolk
    • Oct 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Lindorff Group, a leading European provider of debt-related administrative services, on its acquisition of Solveon Incasso, a debt collection subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Thomas de Weerd
    • Oct 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Cefetra, the leading agricultural European supply chain manager, and its shareholders on the acquisition by Baywa, Germany's largest farm cooperative.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Jacques Kröner
    • Sep 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Landal Greenparks on its takeover of the operations of the prestigious holiday park ‘Hof van Saksen’. This transaction ensures the continuity of the Hof van Saksen park, that has recently been declared bankrupt.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jacques Kröner , Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Jacques Kröner
    • Sep 2012

      Houthoff Buruma is advising Neon Private Equity on the sale of Smithuis and Pré Pain, two producers and distributors of bread, to Gilde Equity Management.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri
    • Sep 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Egeria on the acquisition of Hitec Power Protection, a leading company specialised in power protection solutions for data centers, hospitals, and 24/7 production facilities.

    • Aug 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Telegraaf Media Group on the acquisition of Metro Holland, publisher of the second largest free daily newspaper in the Netherlands 'Metro'.

    • Aug 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Van Diermen Holding on the acquisition of Bakery Diermen from Boboli International, one of the largest U.S. producers of Italian specialties. Bakery Van Diermen is one of the largest producers of fresh and frozen pastry products in the Netherlands.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Jul 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Sanquin on its collaboration with Baxter, a global pharmaceutical company with a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. According to the cooperation agreement, Sanquin will process blood plasma for Baxter. Sanquin is responsible for the blood supply in the Netherlands and produces blood plasma medicines for more than 100 disorders.

    • Jul 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised the founders of the Netherlands based Nedis Group, Europe’s number two wholesaler of consumer electronics accessories, on the sale of Nedis Group to Datwyler, an international multi-niche player dedicated to industrial supply and distribution.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Jacques Kröner
    • Jul 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Indofin on the sale of its stake in Oslo-listed Fairstar, to Dockwise.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Willem de Nijs Bik
    • Jul 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised, jointly with Skadden Arps, Doughty Hanson and Euroland Investments as the joint sellers, on the $ 1.1 billion sale of Norit N.V., the global leader in activated carbon, to Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT).

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Jun 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Gimv on the sale of its majority stake in OGD to Van Lanschot Participaties and the management / founders of OGD. OGD has expertise in the field of ICT infrastructure, service management and software development which is provided to its clients through secondment, outsourcing, training, projects and advice.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex , Gerrit Oosterhuis , Philippe König
    • May 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Shipmate and its shareholders on the sale of the group to Faber Group NV. As a result of this transaction, Faber Flags consolidates its position as the Netherland's leading event and city dressing supplier.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • May 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advises the entrepreneurs/franchisees of C1000 on the sale of over 130 stores to Ahold and Coop. The transactions include the 18 stores, which are a result of conditions the Dutch competition authorities imposed on Jumbo's acquisition of C1000, where Houthoff Buruma advised the entrepreneurs/franchisees of C1000 on the sale of their interest of almost 30%.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Philippe König , Oscar van Angeren
    • May 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised on the acquisition of Trinicom, a leading specialist in multi-channel customer interaction software, by Kana. KANA Software is a global leader in customer service solutions.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Alexander Kaarls , Thomas de Weerd
    • May 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Brastec Technologies S.A. on the acquisition of 100% stake in the Dutch company SAS. Brastec Technologies is a Brazilian-based engineering and equipment producer for flexible pipe and cable manufacturing and SAS is a leading provider of high quality equipment for the offshore market. The revenue of Brastec, already projected to double this year, is expected to quadruple after the acquisition, exceeding BRL 300 million in 2012. Brastec hereby becomes a Brazilian multinational with a global reach, well positioned to meet the world´s demand for both onshore and offshore equipment.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex , Sylvia Dikmans
    • Apr 2012

      Houthoff Buruma is advising Accell Group on the acquisition of all issued shares in Raleigh Cycle Limited. The closing of the acquisition is subject to approval of the German competition authorities and is expected to occur at the end of May 2012. The financing of the acquisition will comprise a term loan facility, as well as an equity offering of less than 10% by means of accelerated book building.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Weyer VerLoren van Themaat , Jessica Terpstra
    • Apr 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Stichting Friesland Bank on the sale of Friesland Bank to Rabobank. Friesland Bank and Rabobank have reached agreement on the merger of Friesland Bank with Rabobank. For this purpose, Friesland Bank will initially become a 100% subsidiary of Rabobank Nederland.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri
    • Mar 2012

      Houthoff Buruma is advising DHV on its merger with Royal Haskoning. The merged entity Royal Haskoning DHV will become one of Europe’s leading project management, engineering and consultancy companies.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Willem de Nijs Bik , Weyer VerLoren van Themaat
    • Mar 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Attractie- & vakantiepark Slagharen’s shareholders in the sale and transfer of their shareholdings to Parques Reunidos Group, the second largest leisure park operator in Europe and the fourth largest leisure operator worldwide.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Jacques Kröner
    • Feb 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Gimv on the acquisition of a majority interest in Oldelft Ultrasound, a high-tech medical diagnostic company, specialised in the development, manufacturing and service of innovative ultrasound transducers, from AlpInvest.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex
    • Jan 2012

      Houthoff Buruma represents MVC Automotive on the sale of Ford Amsterdam to Stern Group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Jan 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Hydratec Industries (listed NYSE Euronext) on the acquisition of 88,5% of shares in Lias Industries, a holding of international technology companies in the poultry industry.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Jan 2012

      Houthoff Buruma is advising Stam Group, an automotive group, on the establishment of a joint venture for their Opel dealerships.

    • Jan 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised MerweOord, majority shareholder of Van Oord, and Van Oord on the € 238 million sale of its 21.5% stake by BAM to a consortium consisting of the Belgian and Dutch parties Copeba, Janivo, Breedinvest and Rinkelberg.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Jan 2012

      Houthoff Buruma advised Atlas Holdings LLC with regards to the closing of its agreement with International Paper Co. under which the parties agreed to combine their consumer packaging solutions businesses. As a result of the agreement, Shorewood Packaging and AGI World will become AGI-Shorewood.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Jan 2012

      Houthoff Buruma represents the sellers (NPM Capital, Paerel and management) in relation to the sale of a 77% stake in Independer.nl to Achmea.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Martine Bijkerk
    • Dec 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Elysee Dental, an investment of Synergia Capital Partners, on the acquisition of TTL Oosterwijk BV and Oralscan Nederland BV. Elysee Dental offers a wide range of dental and related products, which are mainly produced in Asia and sold to dentists and dental laboratories in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Spain.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jacques Kröner , Jacques Kröner
    • Dec 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the Norwegian consulting company, on the acquisition of 74.3% of the shares of KEMA. The acquisition formed a world-leading company that is advising on energy issues with a focus on the production, transmission and distribution of electricity and green energy.

    • Dec 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised KWS Infrabouw, a subsidiary of VolkerWessels, on the acquisition of Wilchem, a company specialized on the incident management in the Dutch road network.

    • Nov 2011

      Houthoff Buruma is advising the entrepreneurs/franchisees of C1000, who through SZO, hold 28,5 % of the shares in C1000, on the sale of C1000 to Jumbo Supermarkten for a consideration of EUR 900 million. This is the second large acquisition of Jumbo Supermarkten within the last 2 years. Houthoff Buruma also advised the entrepreneurs on the acquisition of their interest in C1000 together with CVC in 2008.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Bram Caudri , Philippe König
    • Nov 2011

      Houthoff Buruma assists Lion Capital on the merger between Ad van Geloven, an investment of Lion Capital, and Royaan, an investment of NPM Capital. Ad van Geloven is the leading producer of frozen snacks in the Benelux and owner of the Mora brand, and Royaan is the owner of premium snack brands such as Van Dobben and Kwekkeboom. By combining the two leading brand and product portfolios a new company will reach accumulated sales of € 246 million and have almost 1100 employees. The envisaged transaction is subject to further negotiation and currently in the anti-trust approval procedures. The relevant works councils have been requested to render their advice.

    • Nov 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Spil Games on the investment in the company by North Bridge Growth Equity. Spil Games is a global leader in online gaming with 140 million monthly unique visitors. North Bridge Growth Equity is a U.S.-based growth equity firm that invests in technology-driven companies demonstrating dynamic growth. The capital will be used to accelerate Spil Games’ key growth initiatives.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Thomas de Weerd , Bram Caudri , Michiel Pannekoek , Paul de Vries
    • Nov 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Parcom, a pan-European investment firm, on the investment in CTS International, a Dutch supplier of environmental systems for tank storage companies. Parcom became a new majority shareholder in CTS and is planning to double the annual turnover of the company to EUR 100 million within the coming 3 to 5 years by means of international acquisitions.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Nov 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised the shareholders of Van Noordenne Verfgroep, a wholesale company for paint and related products, on its acquisition by Sikkens Beheer, a subsidiary of Akzo Nobel.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Oct 2011

      Energy suppliers North Sea Group and Argos Oil complete their merger. The merged entity becomes the largest independent player on the North-West European market, with more than 850 employees, a combined tank storage capacity of over 1.5 million m3 and annual turnover of approximately € 10 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Oct 2011

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Noerr, advised Accell Group on the sale of its 22% stake in Derby Cycle to Pon for € 17 million (€ 28 per share). Accell Group has been steadily increasing its shareholding in Derby Cycle since the beginning of this year up till 22% in August. Thereafter, Pon Holdings announced its intention to make a public offer for all outstanding shares of Derby Cycle in September. With a price of € 28 per share this was considered to be a knock-out bid. Consequently Accell Group decided to sell its Derby shares to Pon Holdings.

    • Oct 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Baas, a Dutch technical infrastructure Group, on the company’s acquisition by its management from Dutch construction group TBI.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Ester de Boer , Michiel Wesseling , Philippe König
    • Oct 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised the selling shareholders on their divestment of the Conelgro/Claessen/GFI (electrical distribution and wholesale business in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria) group of companies to the Solar group, a Danish leading producer of industrial solutions for LED and lighting.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Oct 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised the Dutch investor NPM Healthcare on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Samenwerkende Tandartsen Nederland (STN). STN is a chain of 25 Dutch dental centers with a combined annual revenue of approximately EUR 25 million and with approximately 100 dentists working for them.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Martine Bijkerk
    • Sep 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised the former shareholders of Essent and PBE on the sale of its 50% stake in EPZ (Nuclear Power Plant Borssele) to RWE and Delta. RWE currently holds 30% of EPZ and Delta 70%. The sale amounted to approximately EUR 900 million. The completion of this transaction means an end to a long struggle for Borssele.

    • Sep 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners, that together with Pouw Automotive Groep B.V., a company active in selling, leasing, damage repair, financing, insurance and rental of car brands Volkswagen, Audi and Peugeot, acquired Van der Molen Groningen B.V., Jeka Autoschade B.V., Van der Molen Haren B.V., Auto-Lease Zwolle B.V. and 50% of the shares in Auto-Lease Groningen B.V. (the “Van der Molen Groep”). The Van der Molen Groep is active in selling, leasing, damage repair, financing, insurance and rental of car brands Opel, Kia and Chevrolet.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Sep 2011

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP from Canada (lead counsel), Rodriguez, Archila, Castellanos, Solares & Aquilar S.C. from Guatemala and Ogier from British Virgin Islands, advised on acquisition of a stake in the Fenix ferro nickel project of HudBay Minerals Inc. (a Canadian mining company listed on Toronto and New York Stock Exchange) by private equity investor Solway. The aggregate purchase price for the transaction was US$170 million. In this transaction, the investment treaty between the Netherlands and Guatemala played an important role. 

      Houthoff Buruma team included: André de Neve
    • Jul 2011

      Houthoff Buruma is advising Publiek Belang Elektriciteitsproductie and Energy Resources Holding on the sale of their 50% stake in Holland’s only nuclear power plant at Borssele to RWE/Delta.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Willem de Nijs Bik
    • Jul 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Total on the sale of Cray Valley to Arkema SA, the French chemical concern. Cray Valley is the largest producer of gel coats in the world. The total turnover of the sold activities represent € 850 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Jul 2011

      Houthoff Buruma assisted the Epyon shareholders in the acquisition of its shares by ABB. Epyon is one of the most promising start-ups within the Dutch high-tech industry. The Rijswijk-based developer of fast-charge stations for electric cars has been acquired by the Swedish-Swiss group ABB. Besides SET Venture Partners, shareholders were the Canadian investment fund Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, the Taiwanese Lite-On Technology Corp., the Noord-Brabant Development Agency (BOM) and Breesaap, the investment vehicle of Dutch ex-Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Sylvia Dikmans , Philippe König , Paul de Vries
    • Jul 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised all parties on the EUR 350 million merger between Equity Trust and TMF Group. Private equity firm Doughty Hanson is the majority investor in the combined firm, which is now rebranded under the TMF name.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Jun 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Nanogate, the leading international integrated systems provider for nanosurfaces, on the takeover of the Dutch company Eurogard B.V.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Jun 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of the JET Group and the PR (Plastic Rooflight) Group from CRH, the latter consisting of BIK, Vaculux and Cox Building Products. JET and PR Group were part of the European rooflight and ventilation business of CRH plc, the international building materials group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri
    • Jun 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Nedac Sorbo on the acquisition of Bremtex.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jun 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Neon Private Equity on the formation of a private equity fund in connection with the process of becoming independent from ABN AMRO.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Oscar van Angeren
    • May 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised IHC Merwede on the acquisition of Hytech.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Apr 2011

      Advising private equity firm Egeria on the acquisition of United Dutch Breweries from its former shareholders, including Nimbus and ING Corporate Investments.

    • Apr 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. on the acquisition of Inalfa Roof Systems Group from AAC Capital Partners.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Martine Bijkerk
    • Apr 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Norit, a Doughty Hanson portfolio company, on the EUR 503 million sale of Norit's Clean Process Technologies (CPT) division, a global leader in innovative membrane technology and ultrafiltration, to Pentair (NYSE: PNR), an international provider of innovative products and systems used in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Martine Bijkerk
    • Apr 2011

      Wehkamp parent company acquires majority interest in Fonq.nl. RFS Holland Holding, Wehkamp's parent company, has acquired a majority interest in Fonq.nl, a fast-growing online department store with more than 100 own niche online stores specialized in Living, Cooking, Garden, Design, Gifts and Wellness. The current owners keep the remaining interest and continue to be responsible for the day-to-day management. As a result of this acquisition RFS Holland Holding B.V. strengthens its leading position on the online market in the Netherlands.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Mar 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Dutch energy company Eneco that together with the British Centrica reached agreement on the acquisition of Oxxio for an amount of EUR 72 million. This acquisition supports Eneco’s objective to expand its renewable supply portfolio that with 426,000 new customers, or 750,000 connections, now grows to 2.1 million customers.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Mar 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Sandd, the second largest postal service provider in the Netherlands with a turnover of more than EUR 80 million, on its acquisition of SelektMail from Deutsche Post DHL.

    • Feb 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Attero, the Dutch waste company formerly held by the Dutch energy group Essent, on the acquisition of Dutch peer VAR Holding. With this, Attero, which already held close to 20% stake in VAR, becomes its only and complete owner.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek , Jacques Kröner
    • Feb 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised NPM Healthcare on its acquisition of a 50% equity stake in Oogziekenhuis Zonnestraal.

    • Jan 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Philips spin-off Liquavista, active in electronic display technology for mobile devices, on its acquisition by Samsung.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Jan 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Kem, a new joint venture between Stockmeier Holding and Overlack, on the acquisition of Quaron France.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jan 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Goes on Green on the acquisition of the Sluiskil Biodiesel Plant (Zeeuws Vlaanderen) from BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions (previously: Fortis Lease).

    • Jan 2011

      Houthoff Buruma is advising management of Krauthammer International, a worldwide consultancy and training firm, on their management buy-out.

    • Jan 2011

      Houthoff Buruma advised Active Capital Company on the setting up and the first investment in Smit Ovens.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras, the Brazilian state owned oil company, in respect of various joint ventures concering the exploration of the Tupi, Papa-Terra and Guara Brazilian offshore oil fields.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe König , André de Neve
    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised the management of Hyva in the sale of Hyva to the Asian investment company Unitas Capital. Part of management's 20% interest in Hyva is being re-invested in the new Asian owner.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Cool Invest III BV, an investment company set up by Cool Cat and America Today founder Roland Kahn, on the acquisition of M&S Mode Groep from Maxeda.

    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised China Huaneng Group on the acquisition of 50% of InterGen N.V. from GMR. Value: USD 1,23 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Van Lanschot Bankiers (Kempen Participaties) on the sale of Robein Leven, a life insurance company, to investment company Ohpen.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised AAP (ABN AMRO Participates) and H2 Equity Partners in the sale of ATAG to Friesland Bank Inv. and the management of ATAG.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners, an independent private equity firm, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Assembléon from Royal Philips Electronics. Philips will retain a 20% stake in Assembléon. Assembléon, with headquarters in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, is a global supplier of so-called surface mount technology pick & place solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Teknor Apex on the acquisition of the thermoplastic elastomers division (with the product name Sarlink) from Koninklijke DSM N.V. This sale is part of DSM's strategy of concentrating on certain specific divisions. The division consists of assets in the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States.

    • Dec 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Indofin on the purchase of 8.3 million shares in Fairstar.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Willem de Nijs Bik , Martine Bijkerk
    • Nov 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised BinckBank on the acquisition of a 60% majority stake in ThinkCapital, a young Dutch company developing index trackers.

    • Nov 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Telegraaf Media Groep, publisher of the daily newspaper 'De Telegraaf' and other media, on the acquisition of Hyves, the largest social network site in the Netherlands.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Thomas de Weerd
    • Nov 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised WBG Beheer on the sale of its 30% stake in Roadrunner Music Group to Warner Music Inc.

    • Nov 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Accell Group on the takeover of Bianchi Bisiklet A.S. (Turkey), including its 50% stake in the well-known Italian company Atala.

    • Nov 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised AAC Capital Partners and its founder Albert Hartog on the sale of CleanLeaseFortex, a company specialising in integrated textile management, to Egeria.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Oct 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Doughty Hanson & Co. on the acquisition of Equity Trust, a leading global management services business, from Candover and other institutional shareholders.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Sep 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised comScore Inc., worldwide market leader in web analytics and internet research, on the acquisition of Netherlands-based analytics optimization company Nedstat.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Thomas de Weerd , Bram Caudri , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Sep 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised private equity firms Egeria and Wagram on the 100% take over of the Den Braven Sealants Groep, an international player in the field of adhesives and sealants.

    • Sep 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the involvement in the sale of Agribio Wave Business from Agribio Holding to Ball Horticultural. 

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Aug 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of a 65% stake in Gerritse IJzerwaren, a chain of ironmongomery & hardware wholasalers. 

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Aug 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Portugal Telecom on the sale of its 50% interest in Brasilcel N.V. to Telefónica at a total deal price of USD 7,5 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Aug 2010

      Houthoff Buruma, together with the German law firm Pöllath and Partners, advised Barclays Private Equity on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Dutch company MPS Meat Processing Systems. Steadfast Capital, which had held a controlling stake in the company since July 2004, sold the shares as part of a secondary buyout.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Martine Bijkerk
    • Aug 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised NIBC Capital Partners on its investment in the MD Group, the lingerieconcern of Marlies Dekkers. De MD Group sells lingerie in more than thousand outlets in eighteen countries.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri
    • Aug 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Technische Interim Groep, a Dutch job agency for technical specialists.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jul 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised the shareholder of Paul Klaren OEM Parts on the sale of its shares in the company to TCP, a group of informal investors, and management.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jun 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Anteryon on the strategic investment in Anteryon as part of a European investment fund by Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Jun 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Caroli Foods Group, one of the largest Romanian fresh cold cuts companies, and Campofrio Food Group, the leading processed meats company in Europe, in respect of their joint venture for processed meat in Romania and neighboring territories including Bulgaria, republic of Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe König , André de Neve
    • May 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised WorldwideWorker, a global leader in recruitment for the energy industry, on its acquisition by Dice Holdings (listed on NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities. 

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • May 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Schwarzer, a German company that is more than 50 year active in the area of medical diagnostic instruments, on the acquisition of an 80% stake in CardioTek Holding B.V., a producer and a seller of electrophysiological measurement systems for cardiology in the whole world.

    • Apr 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Dutch investment company H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of Kirin Agribio Company Limited and Kirin Agribio EC B.V. (collectively Agribio Group) from Japanese listed Kirin Holdings Company, Limited.

    • Apr 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of a majority holding in DIT Bouw and Techniek from the founder Hans Rijpert, who will remain a minority shareholder. Primajob Uitzendbureau and The Payroll Employees are part of the transaction. An agreement was reached on 6 April 2010.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Apr 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised a Dutch private equity firm in respect of the acquisition and financing of a shopping center in the Czech Republic.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe König , André de Neve
    • Mar 2010

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, advised Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), in a transaction in which Koninklijke DSM N.V. sold its business units DSM Agro and DSM Melamine to OCI as of 1 January 2010. Value: EUR 310 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Mar 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Cyrte and Janivo, two private equity investors, in relation to the cross border merger between internet builder LBi International AB and Obtineo Netherlands Holding N.V., their equity investment of EUR 40 million together with other investors and the subsequent listing of the merged entity on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. The transaction further consisted of a fully underwritten EUR 10 million rights offering.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex , Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri
    • Feb 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Eneco, a subsidiary of Ecofys Netherlands, on the sale of (the websites) Energieprijzen.nl/com and Energieprijzenzakelijk.nl to Sanoma Digital, formally Ilse Media.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Thomas de Weerd
    • Feb 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Mubadala and Olayan on the sale of their 50 percent stake in LeasePlan Corporation N.V. to Fleet Investments B.V., an investment company of the German banker Friedrich von Metzler. Volkswagen holds the other 50 percent stake in LeasePlan. LeasePlan is a specialised Dutch financial institution focused on operational vehicle leasing and a market leader in the fleet management industry. The transaction has been completed on 1 February 2010.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe Stille
    • Feb 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised Unibail-Rodamco, a listed French-Dutch real estate fund and the biggest real estate retail investor in the Netherlands, on the sale of five shopping centres to Wereldhave, an Euronext listed real estate fund. The portfolio has a value of approximately EUR 250 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Ester de Boer , Jan Cees Kuiken
    • Jan 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised General Motors together with Advokatfirman Hammarskiold and Co. (Sweden) in connection with the sale of SAAB to Spyker Cars N.V.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Martine Bijkerk , Alexander Kaarls
    • Jan 2010

      Houthoff Buruma advised WPG Uitgevers in its consortium acquisition of PCM Algemene Uitgeverijen B.V. from de Persgroep Nederland B.V. (originally PCM Uitgevers B.V.), together with Uitgeverij Lannoo Groep.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Weyer VerLoren van Themaat , Jan Veeningen
    • Nov 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Eneco Holding on the acquisition of Ecostream Belgium from Econcern.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Oct 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Fortis Private Equity Netherlands on the acquisition of SNT Netherlands and SNT Belgium from KPN.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Thomas de Weerd , Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Oct 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Advanced Medical Solutions Group on the acquisition of a 50,6% stake in Corpura from Recticel. As a result of this transaction, AMS becomes the full owner of Corpura which is producing and developing polyurethane foam. AMS is listed on AIM and Recticel on NYSE Euronext Brussel.

    • Oct 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Sankaty Advisors LLP (a part of Bain Capital in Boston) that together with 2 other investors acquire a stake of 3i in Dockwise and are also planning to participate in the issue of share capital. Dockwise (previously Heerema), is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is planning a listing on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Sylvia Dikmans
    • Sep 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Genesis Lease on its USD 1.75 billion merger with AerCap Holding N.V. The merger resulted in the creation of the world's leading independent aircraft leasing company with total assets of approximately USD 8 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Aug 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayii on its public offer to acquire all remaining shares in Efes Breweries International N.V. ("EBI"). EBI is an international beer brewer, listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2004.

    • Aug 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised the DA Retailgroep, the service and retail organisation behind the chain of DA chemist stores, and its shareholders, Aletra Capital and Wagram Equity Partners, on the acquisition of the chemist stores division of Brocacef, which has its own chemist stores Uw Eigen Drogisterij (UED) and provides three hundred independent chemists with supplies all over the Netherlands. With this transaction DA expands its distribution network from 400 to 800 chemist stores in the Netherlands.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Aug 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Kalibra Holding Nederland on the sale of Kalibra International to Cofely Nederland, part of GDF SUEZ Energy Services, the European leader in multitechnical services.

    • Aug 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Wehkamp, a subsidiary of RFS Holland Holding, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Create2Fit. Create2Fit is a fast growing internet company which specialises in exploitation of internet shops. The remaining shares stay in the hands of Tom Coronel and Marc Koster, the company founders.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Aug 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Reggeborgh Groep on the sale of its stake in Vistra Group (Vistra), to IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European investment company. Vistra is a fast growing international trust and corporate service provider and has a network of offices in 12 jurisdictions. Vistra serves its clients with cross-border solutions including trustee and fiduciary services, corporate services, business services and outsourcing, specialised services and fund services.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Aug 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised TurboNed on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Fortis Private Equity. TurboNed is a market leader specialising in the service and repair of turbochargers in ships engines, with a worldwide service network in more than 30 countries, and is one of the few market parties with an international network in the most important ports around the world.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Aug 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised XEMC Group, one of the largest manufacturing complexes in China, on the acquisition of Darwind, the innovative Dutch developer of offshore wind turbines, which was part of the former Econcern group.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Jul 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised iMeter and its majority shareholder Kale Group from Turkey on the sale of iMeter, a global supplier of natural gas metering equipment, to Dresser, a leader in providing highly engineered infrastructure products for the global energy markets.

    • Jul 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Value8 NV, the listed Netherlands based investment holding company, on the backing of a management buy-out of Ecostream Spain SL, the Spanish company that develops, installs, and delivers solar power systems. FATH Solar GmbH, the Germany based manufacturer of solar systems equipment, and the other shareholders are also backing the buy-out. Ecostream Spain SL was a subsidiary of Ecostream International BV whose parent was Econcern BV. Econcern BV and Ecostream International BV were both declared bankrupt in June 2009. Value8 NV has acquired 28.1 percent, management has acquired 25 percent and FATH Solar GmbH has acquired the remaining 46.9 percent in Ecostream Spain SL.

    • Jul 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Eneco on reaching agreement with the receivers of Econcern on the acquisition of core parts of Econcern. Eneco will acquire parts of Econcern's subsidiaries Evelop and Ecofys as well as a part of the biomass activities.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Angenita Pex , Eddie Meijer
    • Jul 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of an 80% stake in Sator Holding from Citadel Enterprises, the industrial conglomerate, which is fully owned by the car importer Frits Kroymans.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jul 2009

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Dickson Minto's London office, advised Baxi Group on reaching agreement with De Dietrich Remeha Group to form a new group that will have a leading position in the European heating market. The combined business will have pro forma revenues of EUR1800 million, EBITDA of over EUR225m and 6400 employees (base actual 2008). The transaction will be structured as a share for share transaction in which Baxi Group's shareholders (funds advised by BC Partners and by Electra Partners), will invest around EUR100 million in additional equity in the new group as minority partners with the Remeha Group B.V. holding the majority.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Michiel Pannekoek , Philippe König
    • Jun 2009

      Houthoff Buruma, jointly with Skadden, Arps (US) and Eubelius (Belgium), represented Dean Foods, one of the leading American food and beverage companies, on the acquisition of Vandemoortele Group's Alpro division. With the acquisition of Alpro, Dean created a clear global leader in the attractive soy beverages and related products category. Alpro is the European leader in branded soy-based beverage and food products.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Jun 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Gimv on the acquisition of a 42,5% stake in the Claymount Group. Claymount, established in 1984, is a market leader in the high voltage cables assembly and system components for manufacturers of roentgen systems used for medical as well as industrial purposes.

    • May 2009

      Houthoff Buruma, together with the Danish Lex Mundi law firm Kromann Reumert, advised Arla Foods on the acquisition of Friesland Foods Fresh Nijkerk from Koninklijke FrieslandCampina.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Apr 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Parlevliet on the acquisition of Koninlkijke Ouwehand through insolvency proceedings. Koninklijke Ouwehand is a well-established fish processor based in Katwijk in the Netherlands and was a family-owned business for over 100 years and became well known for its herring.

    • Mar 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised advised BMC Groep on the acquisition of a majority stake in Interlink B.V. BMC Groep is a leading firm in the public sector, mainly specialised in the area of research, advice, management and recruitment. They employ 1650 people. Interlink B.V. is a market leader in the field of temporary management and professional advice to housing corporations. Interlink B.V. has 260 employees and is working in a network with more than 275 freelancers. The acquisition matches the strategy and the focus of BMC Groep which is aimed at stable position in the public sector. BMC Groep is planning to acquire the remaining shares of Interlink B.V. in the near future.

    • Mar 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Anteryon on the transaction regarding the participation of BNP Paribas Private Equity, a leading European venture capital firm headquartered in Paris, in Anteryon International BV, a leading optical solutions company in the Netherlands. Originally formed as a business unit of Philips, Anteryon was spun off in 2006 as a fully independent entity focused on hybrid replicated lenses and laser modules for, amongst other, cameras in mobile phones.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Mar 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners in the acquisition of energiQ Groep B.V., an installation company focused on Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of technical installations in (social) housing, commercial property and care. energiQ provides a platform in the attractive Dutch MRO market for technical installations. The goal is to create a ? 60-80 million leading player in the western part of the Netherlands, comprising 50 % of economic life, via several targeted acquisitions. As a first step in this strategy energiQ has acquired Serv'On, an MRO company active in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, focused on (social) housing and commercial property.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Mar 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Stichting Democratie en Media, the majority sharehoder of PCM, on the sale of its majority stake in PCM to Dutch publisher Persgroep. Value: EUR 130 million.

    • Feb 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised the Spanish Dibaq Group on the acquisition of an 80% stake in Rodi, a producer and a seller of domestic pet food. The sellers were Pet Invest and Wouter Koning. The founder of Rodi, Wouter Koning, will remain a minority shareholder (20%).

    • Feb 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised the British Private Equity Investor Klesch and Company Ltd. on the acquisition of the aluminium smelters from Corus. The smelters, situated in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, and Voerde, Germany, have a combined smelting production capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes aluminium per year and a turnover of approximately EUR 620 million. Aluminium Delfzijl B.V. and VOERDAL GmbH employ more than 900 people.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer , Philippe König , Michiel Pannekoek , Edward de Bock
    • Jan 2009

      Houthoff Buruma advised Tendris on the sale of its 10% stake to Philips Electronics. Tendris is a Dutch company offering durable technologies and services via its innovative subsidies. Philips and Tendris have joined their forces in order to explore new possibilities in the field of the low-cost energy solutions. Philips will also take a seat on the Board of Directors.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Martine Bijkerk
    • Dec 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Edmundson Distribution Limited and Claessen ELGB N.V. on the contemplated acquisistion of Kendrion's Distribution Services operations. Value: EUR 94 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Aart Barkey Wolf , Alexander Kaarls
    • Dec 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised a group of investors on the acquisition of the online-warehouse wehkamp.nl from the Swedish private equity firm IK Investment Partners (formerly called Industri Kapital). The investors are Wehkamp's current management, namely Paul Nijhof and Berend van de Maat and KPN chief Ad Scheepbouwer. IK will retain a minority stake in the business.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling , Philippe König
    • Dec 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised the shareholders of mBalance, a leading developer of messaging solutions, on its sale to Tekelec, an international supplier of network switching solutions and diagnostic systems.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Nov 2008

      Houthoff Buruma, together with Mayer Brown, advised Investment fund Laxey Partners Limited on the acquisition of the European transportation group TDG. Investment fund Laxey Partners Limited is specialised, amongst others, in the investments in European listed companies. Houthoff Buruma advised Laxey Partners on the acquisition and the financing provided by Burdale Financial Limited.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra , Herman Lohman
    • Sep 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised the former chairman of VEB, Peter Paul de Vries, who acquired a 59,4% stake in the listed company Exendis N.V. from three big shareholders through his investment company 3L Capital Holding B.V. and has subsequently issued an open bid on the remaining shares.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Sep 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised private equity investment company Egeria on the sale of its stake in Royal Van Lent Shipyard to the LVMH groep, a global market leader in luxury items.

    • Aug 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised the shareholders of Frisol on its merger with Van der Sluijs. Both companies are involved in trading, selling, storing and transporting (over land and water) mineral oils.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Weyer VerLoren van Themaat , Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Jul 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Protego, a property investment and asset management firm, on the acquisition of a Dutch institutional real estate fund by taking over its management.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Aart Barkey Wolf
    • Jul 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Arcadis, an international company specialised in the fields of infrastructure, buildings, environment and communications, on the acquisition of Italian environmental consultants SET.

    • May 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners and ABN AMRO Participaties on the acquisition of a majority stake in Evenementenhal Holding BV, the owner of Evenementenhal Gorinchem and Evenementenhal Hardenberg.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • May 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Advanced Medical Solutions plc (AMS) on the acquisition of a 49% stake in the capital of Corpura B.V. from Recticel N.V.

    • Apr 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised KWS Infra on the acquisition of the land-, road- and water building activities from Bruil Ede Groep BV.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Apr 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised CKK and the C1000 entrepreneurs in a transaction whereby Ahold and CKK respectively sold their 73,2% and 25,1% stakes in Schuitema to a new entity which is owned by CVC, Ahold, the Schuitema management and the C1000 entrepreneurs. Value: EUR 980 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Bram Caudri , Michiel Wesseling , Philippe König
    • Apr 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised DistriQ B.V. on the sale of DistriQ Huis-aan-Huis B.V. to Alfa Reclame Verspreidings Groep B.V.

    • Apr 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Aletra Capital Partners on the acquisition of a stake in CyberTech.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer , Philippe König
    • Mar 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised the shareholders of Tref B.V. on the sale of their shares in Tref B.V. (the leading Dutch supplier of substrates for the horticultural industry) to Jiffy A/S.

    • Mar 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised the Dutch IHC Merwede, world market leader in the design and construction of working ships for the dredging and offshore industry, on the acquisition of design agency Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Philippe König
    • Feb 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised BasisMedia BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telegraaf Media Groep, on the acquisition of Nobiles Media Exploitatie BV and the acquisition of a 100% interest in both of its joint ventures Info Pinnacle BV and SmartEvents BV.

    • Feb 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Sanquin on its plasma derivates joint venture with the French biopharmaceutical group LFB and the Belgian Red Cross.

    • Jan 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Fortis Private Equity and Dutch private equity group Clearwood on the acquisition of Maitre Paul from Nestle.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jan 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Fortis's private equity wing on his agreement to back the management buyouts of Dutch industrial bakers Bakkerij JM Smithuis and JM Smithuis Pre Pain from Euroland Investments. The industrial bakery employs 300 staff and has a turnover of EUR 50m.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jan 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Entertainment One with the acquisition of RCV Entertainment on matters of Dutch law. Entertainment One acquired RCV Entertainment from Sanoma Magazines (former VNU), the magazine division of the SanomaWSOY Group. RCV Entertainment is the largest independent distributor of filmed entertainment in the Benelux countries.

    • Jan 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Halder on the sale of its stake in Geveke Werktuigbouw to ABN AMRO Participaties. Geveke Werktuigbouw is an industrial service provider with more than 125 years of experience. The company's activities consist of advising on, delivering, starting up and maintaining a wide range of technical products. Halder became a shareholder of Geveke in January 2005.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Jan 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Halder-GIMV on the sale of its stake in Dutch company Hebu to Manuli. Both companies are active in the hydraulic sector. HEBU is the biggest Dutch wholesaler for hoses, pipes and accessories for hydraulic systems. Halder- GIMV acquired a 77.5% majority shareholding of HEBU in June 2006. Value: EUR 7 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Jan 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised the management of CAIW Holding B.V. in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in CAIW Holding BV by one of Rabo Bouwfonds' investment funds. CAIW Holding B.V.'s management at the same time acquired a minority interest in CAIW Holding B.V. The seller of CAIW's cable network and of its stake in CAIW Holding B.V. was the joint municipal cooperation CAIW Westland / Midden Delfland. CAIW is the third biggest cable network user in The Netherlands.

    • Jan 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised Janivo on the acquisition of Brabant Alucast International, a Dutch supplier for the automobile industry, from Euralcom. Alucast employs 1300 staff and generated a EUR 170 million turnover with an EBITDA of EUR 13 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Jan 2008

      Houthoff Buruma advised on the unwinding of joint venture Samlerhuset Group B.V. and sale of shares in MDM Holding B.V. and MDM Deutsche Münzhandelsgesellschaft mbH Deutsche Münze etc. to the original shareholder

    • Dec 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Alcatel-Lucent on the disposal of its 49.9% interest in Draka Comteq to Draka Holding.Value: EUR 209 million

    • Dec 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised NIBC Capital Partners with its participation in (the management buy out of) the retail organisation Euretco. The management shall acquire the company with the help of NIBC Capital Partners from Gilde Buy Out Fund, Halder and (former) Euretco holding management.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Dec 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised the owner of Dutch engineering service company Verebus Engineering BV (Verebus) on the sale of Verebus to the German technical service provider TÜV NORD group for an undislosed consideration.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Dec 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Low Land Fashion Investments B.V., which has recently changed its name to HVEG Investments B.V., on the acquisition of fashion accessories chains Belt Fashion, Wink Accessories and Debo. HVEG is a group of companies which are active in the wholesale and import of labeled clothes. The total group employs 350 people and has a yearly turnover of approximately 160 million Euros. In 2006 Halder acquired a majority stake in HVEG.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised APAX and management of Independer.nl's on the sale of the Independer.nl's Hilversum-based holding company to NPM Capital and the management, together with investor Borghols Groep, which already possessed a shareholding in Independer.nl.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Martine Bijkerk
    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised WPG Uitgevers on the acquisition of Happinez magazine, the monthly mindstyle magazine. WPG Uitgevers is a Dutch publisher of various books and magazines such as Psychologie Magazine. WPG Uitgevers views Happinez magazine as an increasingly successful publication and an important addition to its portfolio of publications.

    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised ABN AMRO Participaties and H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of Livit by Hal Holding for an undisclosed sum. Livit is active in the field of production and sale of orthopaedic equipment. The company has a network of 40 specialised centres and more than 200 measuring locations in hospitals and rehabilitation centres. The turnover of the company was more than EUR 44 million in 2006. The acquisition is subject to competition authority approval.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Tele Atlas on the cash offer made for its entire share capital by TomTom, the listed Dutch navigation equipment provider. Value: EUR 2,7 billion.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls , Weyer VerLoren van Themaat , Eddie Meijer
    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Neo Media Group of Switzerland, a media group operating worldwide, in acquiring the Dutch company POSTV. Neo Media Group S.A. is one of Europe's biggest players in the field of in-store digital advertising and, with the acquisition of POSTV, has now also obtained a place in the Dutch market.

    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised IdtV on the acquisition of Motel Films, the producer of the blockbuster movie "Alles is Liefde".

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe Stille
    • Nov 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Halder in a secondary buy-out of HEBU from Gilde, ABN AMRO Capital and others

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Oct 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised the existing family shareholders with the - partly financed by Rabobank - share realignment of the Alrec Groep and the incorporation of Friesland Bank Participaties B.V. as minority shareholder.

    • Sep 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Halder-GIMV on the sale of Bever Zwerfsport to A.S. Adventure.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer
    • Sep 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Anteryon International B.V. on the acquisition of Anteryon B.V. shares from Koninklijke Phillips Electronics N.V.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Sep 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Shareholders of Keltec on the sale of Keltec B.V. to MeadWestvaco

    • Sep 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised IHC Holland Merwede on the acquisition of Vremac Hydraulics

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • Sep 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Basell, producer of polypropylen and polyalkeen products, on the Dutch law aspects of its acquisition of Lyondell. Basell is owned by Access Industries.Value: EUR 13,79 billion

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Aug 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Pevobel and Gevobel in reaching an agreement with SD Agchem II (Dutch subsidiary of Punjab Chemicals and Crop Protection Limited) to acquire the shares of sector rival Pegevo Beheer.

    • Aug 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Chevron Benelux subsidiaries in reaching agreement for the sale of their fuels marketing business to Dutch company Delek Benelux B.V., a subsidiary of Israeli company Delek Petroleum.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Philippe König , Dirk Knottenbelt , Edward de Bock
    • Jul 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Telegraaf Media Groep on increasing its stake in Sky Radio Group from 28% to 85%.

    • Jun 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Keesing media Groep on the acquisition of the puzzle book division of Sanoma Uitgevers, part of Sanoma Magazines

    • Jun 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Halder on the acquisition of a majority stake in Operator Groep Delft together with current management.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • May 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Chevron Corporation on the sale of its Netherlands manufacturing businesses and other assets (Netherlands based refinery, oil storage, pipelines and wind farm businesses) to BP. Value: USD 900 million.

    • May 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Hochtief on the acquisition of US-based Flatiron Construction Corp. from Dutch Royal BAM Group. Value: USD 243 million.

    • May 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Uniekaas on its acquistion of Best Cheese Corporation.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek
    • May 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Parcom on the acquisition of, together with private investors and others, Uniekaas

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Philippe König , Bram Caudri
    • May 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Thermphos International on the acquisition of Dequest, world leader in phosphonates, from Solutia Inc.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Weyer VerLoren van Themaat
    • Apr 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Willem van Rijn B.V. on the sale of Willem van Rijn Huishoud-Elektro B.V. to BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GMBH. Value: EUR 29 million.

    • Apr 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Aletra Capital Partners on the acquisition of the well-known Dutch chemist chain DA, with stores nationwide

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Mar 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised together with Slaughter & May on the sale of BOC Edwards from Linde group (a leading producer of vacuum materials) to CCMP Capital. Value: EUR 685 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Mar 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Telegraaf Media Groep on the sale of a 24% stake in Wegener N.V. to Mecom Group plc. Value: EUR 158.9 million.

    • Mar 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Stichting Democratie en Media on the acquisition of a majority stake in the publishing house PCM Holding B.V. from Apax.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Martine Bijkerk
    • Feb 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Westland Energie on the sale of the energy supplier Westland Energie Services and its subsidiaries Hortimax and VEK Adviesgroep to Essent.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Edward de Bock , Michiel Wesseling
    • Feb 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised KAS Bank on the sale by controlled auction of its private banking activities to Nachenius, Tjeenk & Co. Value: EUR 750 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Jan 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised a major shareholder of Euronext N.V. on the merger of Euronext N.V. and NYSE.

    • Jan 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised TDF S.A. on the purchase of 23 large transmission towers from KPN.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Marnix Aarts
    • Jan 2007

      Houthoff Buruma advised Cinven on the Dutch law aspects of its EUR 2.1 billion acquisition financing of the Italian AVIO group from sellers Carlyle and Finmeccanica.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jessica Terpstra , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Dec 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised PKN Orlen SA, a Polish company and one of Central Europe's largest refiners of crude oil, in its acquistition of a rafinery from Yukos International. Yukos International handles the estate of bankrupt Yukos Oil. Value: EUR 1.1 billion.

    • Nov 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Macquarie on the acquisition and subsequent listing of the Boart Longyear group.

    • Nov 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised M.N.O. Vervat on the acquisition of the infrastructure construction business (turnover EUR 220 million per year) of Koop Holding B.V.

    • Nov 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Reggeborgh on the acquisition of Eurofiber from investors (including ABN AMRO Ventures)

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Nov 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Reggeborgh on the acquisition of Lijbrandt Telecom

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Jan-Paul van der Hoek
    • Nov 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Reggeborgh on the sale of its majority interest in ATP (the Advanced Travel Partner) to Lloyds Development Capital and four members of ATP's management

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Wesseling
    • Oct 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Vitol Group on the acquisition of all the shares in Europoint Terminals Netherlands B.V. and Ronaco Holding from Dagenstaed Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Point Terminals Inc. Value: EUR 170 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Alexander Kaarls
    • Oct 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Archand Holding Sarl and Reggeborgh Group on the acquisition of the bunkering division of Petroplus International B.V. Archand Holding Sarl forms part of the Reggeborgh Groep.

    • Oct 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised a Dutch investment company focusing on investments in the Antilles (De Nederlandse Participatie Maatschappij voor de Nederlandse Antillen NV) and Marriott International Hotels Inc. on the sale of the Marriott Hotel in Aruba to the Caribbean Real Estate Opportunity Fund 2005.

    • Sep 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Halder on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Low Land Fashion from investment companies Synergia Capital and Friesland Bank Investments.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer , Michiel Pannekoek
    • Sep 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised H2 Equity Partners on the acquisition of Kappa Graphic Board from Smurfit Kappa Group. Value: EUR 40 million.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Michiel Pannekoek , Bram Caudri
    • Jun 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Arcelor on all Dutch matters relating to its negotiating the $ 33.8 billion merger with Mittal Steel.

      Houthoff Buruma team included: Eddie Meijer , Alexander Kaarls
    • May 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Telegraaf Media Groep on the acquisition of publishing house Keesing Group, from NPM Capital. Value: EUR 81 million.

    • May 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Stahl Holdings on its acquisition by Oranje-Nassau Groep, a 100% subsidiary of WENDEL Investissement and The Carlyle Group, from affiliates of Investcorp. Value: EUR 300 million.

    • Apr 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Archand Holding Sarl in its acquistition of Australian Homemade.

    • Mar 2006

      Houthoff Buruma advised Egeria, the Netherlands based private equity firm, on the acquisition of the Mora convenience food business from Unilever.

    • Nov 2002

      Houthoff Buruma advised Millicom International Cellular on the sale of its worldwide GSM roaming activities (MACH) to Advent International.

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