Berber Werkema

Berber Werkema

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Berber is a lawyer in the Corporate/M&A practice group.

  • Houthoff represented the shareholders of Boal in the sale of a majority stake in Boal Group to Equistone Partners Europe. Headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, BOAL Group has 48 years of experience in designing and manufacturing aluminium roofing and sidewall systems for greenhouses and holds a market leading position in the horticultural greenhouse industry. It also supplies the construction, engineering, and transport sectors with aluminium extrusions. The production of its high-performance products is underpinned by its in-house experience, know-how, innovation and aluminium extrusion capabilities across its sites in the Netherlands (‘s-Gravenzande, Maasdijk, De Lier) and the UK(Shepshed). BOAL Group currently employs c.370 people and generated revenues of c.€155m in 2017.

  • Tadano Faun GmbH has acquired its Dutch and Belgian distributors (Waterland Trading B.V. and Waterland Trading B.V.B.A.) from Waterland Trading Vastgoed B.V. Tadano Faun GmbH is part of Tadano Global, listed in Japan. Tadano is amongst others involved in the production and sale of cranes. Tadano has approximately 3000 employees worldwide and a net profit of almost 2 billion US dollar. 

    Tadano was advised by Houthoff in this matter, with the assistance of its Belgian Lex Mundi Partner Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick.
  • Houthoff advised Apax Partners and Boasso Global III B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quality Distribution, Inc., in its acquisition of Den Hartogh’s European depot and tank cleaning services business.
  • Houthoff represented the selling shareholders in the acquisition of PS Nachtdistributie by PostNL. PS Nachtdistributie is active in the field of overnight distribution in the Benelux.
  • Houthoff represented Colfax in the USD 860 million sale of the Dutch portion of its fluid handling business to CIRCOR International, Inc.

    The client is a leading diversified industrial technology company that provides gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world under the brands, Howden, Colfax Fluid Handling and ESAB.