Duco is a lawyer in the Corporate/M&A practice group and focuses on capital markets. He specialises in private and public M&A, and IPOs. He also gives advice to listed and non-listed companies on ongoing obligations and corporate governance.
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Company Law (Leiden University)
- MSc. Management, subject choice: finance (University College London, UCL)
Houthoff advised Nobia on the acquisition of Bribus Holding B.V., a Dutch kitchen supplier with annual sales of approximately EUR 65 million. Bribus was founded 90 years ago and is acquired from Bernhard ten Brinke, who remains in the company.
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.