Jacques Kröner

Jacques Kröner

Advocaat | Partner


+31 10 217 25 44
+31 6 5144 5782

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Jacques is an expert when it comes to assisting clients through corporate transactions. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating corporate agreements, managing due diligence procedures and auction processes, and providing advice on corporate governance. Jacques’ clients include large companies, investors and government bodies - the last particularly in matters where company law and government bodies (in the capacity of active shareholder) meet. Jacques teaches regularly, including as a guest lecturer on the mergers and acquisitions module of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and at Leiden University.
  • “Jacques Kröner is recommended for his ‘great knowledge on energy law.’”
    Legal 500, Energy: Transactional (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Energy: transactional (2018 Edition)
  • "Jacques Kröner is 'constructive' and 'flexible'."
    Legal 500, Energy: transactional (2018 Edition)

Qualifications & Experience

  • Continued Education (McGill University Montreal, Canada)
  • LL.M. Civil and Business Law (Leiden University)

  • Houthoff advised GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, on the joint venture agreement with Equinix for more than USD 1 billion to develop and operate hyperscale data centres in Europe. The joint venture will acquire two operational data centres in London and Paris and plans to futher develop data centres in Amsterdam, Frankfurt (two sites) and London. Houthoff was co-counsel to Kirkland & Ellis on this transaction.
  • Houthoff represented Oceanco in the acquisition of the Heerema Fabrication Group's facilities located at the Noordweg, Zwijndrecht. Oceanco is a world-class builder of custom superyachts in the 80-140 meters range. This acquisition enables Oceanco to further expand its shipyard activities in the Netherlands.

  • Houthoff represented Ease2pay in its acquisition of the business of MyOrder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the major Dutch bank Rabobank. The acquisition combines the mobile fueling- and parking solutions of both companies, resulting in a combined network of over 600 fueling stations and 116 cities where customers can pay with one mobile app for their fuel and street parking.

  • 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.
  • Houthoff (co-counsel to Kirkland&Ellis and Dechert LLP, M&A, VDD) advised Wyndham Worldwide Corp on the sale of its European vacation rental business (Landal part) to private equity firm Platinum Equity for approximately USD1.3 billion.
  • Houthoff represented the shareholders of Makelaarsland B.V. and Above Holding B.V. in the sale and transfer of 90% of the shares in these companies to ING.

  • Houthoff 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 EUR 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 is advising the Province of Zeeland, one of the public shareholders of Delta N.V., on the restructuring and split of Delta N.V., including its nuclear, wholesale, retail and grid operating businesses.
  • 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.
  • Ashurst and Houthoff 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 merger is subject to Shanks and VGG shareholders approvals and anti-trust clearance, with Completion anticipated by the end of December 2016.
  • Houthoff 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.
  • Houthoff 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.