Juriaan de Vries
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Commercial and Company Law (cum laude) (Maastricht University)
Houthoff advised PPLA Participations Ltd. ("PPLA") on the listing of European units on Euronext Amsterdam and the delisting of securities. Each unit represents one class A voting common share and two class B non-voting common shares of PPLA. The underlying shares are not separately tradable on Euronext Amsterdam. The listing and delisting were both effective on 29 December 2017. All units listed on Euronext Amsterdam are wholly interchangeable with the Brazilian units of PPLA listed and traded in Brazil on B3.
PPLA, a Bermuda company, is the general partner of PPLA Investments, a vehicle with the single purpose of conducting proprietary investments across multiple asset classes, mostly in Brazil, as well as financial investments in the global markets. Virtually all of these investments are managed by the asset management unit of Banco BTG Pactual.
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.
Houthoff, jointly with Skadden, represented TMF and the sellers in relation to both the proposed IPO on the London Stock Exchange and the eventual sale of the entire issued share capital of TMF Group to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners. The enterprise value of the transaction is EUR 1.75 billion, and the transaction is scheduled to close during the first half of 2018 subject to receipt of customary regulatory and competition approvals. Given the sale to CVC Capital Partners, the IPO will no longer proceed.