Luke van de Laar

Luke van de Laar

Advocaat | Senior Associate

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Luke is in 2013 bij Houthoff in dienst getreden. Hij is gespecialiseerd in grensoverschrijdende fusies en overnames, waaronder bedrijfsovernames, joint ventures en overige samenwerkingsverbanden voor zowel private equity als strategische partijen. Hij heeft uitgebreide ervaring in het onderhandelen over en het opstellen van transactiedocumenten en het coördineren van M&A-transacties. Luke is lid van het Houthoff China Team.

Opleidingen

  • Postacademische specialisatieopleiding in M&A (VU Law Academy)
  • LL.M. Privaatrecht (Universiteit Maastricht)
  • Semester gestudeerd aan Washburn University of Law
  • Advised Vermeer Corporation on its acquisition of the electric-powered horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and fluid systems technology from Normag.
  • Houthoff advised Wingtech Technology on its acquisition of a 23.77% stake in Nexperia for USD 893 million. Houthoff previously advised Wingtech Technology on an initial acquisition of a 75.86% controlling stake in Nexperia for USD 3.6 billion, which was completed at the end of 2019.
  • Advised Bosch on the sale of 51% of the shares of a Russian radiator factory to Purmo Group, a Finnish heating and cooling solutions company.
  • Advised the shareholders of Dept Holding B.V. on the sale of the Dept Group to The Carlyle Group. Dept is an international digital agency with a focus on creativity, technology and data.
  • Assisted Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. with its agreement with NXP Semiconductors under which it will acquire all assets of NXP Semiconductors' Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) for USD 165 million.
  • Houthoff represented Active Capital Company in the sale of FTNON, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of food processing equipment specialized for the fresh cut and thermal treatment of fruit and vegetables, to JBT Corporation, a US-based leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food processing and air transportation industries. FTNON's USA and China based subsidiaries were, as part of this transaction, sold directly to JBT.

  • Represented Klaas Puul in its merger with Foppen Groep. Both Foppen and Klaas Puul are well known business in the salmon and shrimp processing industry and have long histories as family owned businesses in the food industry. The businesses have been in existence for respectively 100 and 50 years.
  • Advised Siemens to found a joint venture with Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) for the servicing and maintenance of locomotives. The company will be headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and be named Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR). The location of the new workshop in the port of Rotterdam will enable rail operators to optimize their long-term planning of necessary service stops for locomotives on their routes.
  • Houthoff has advised tesa SE on the acquisition of shares in the capital of  Nijkerk-based Polymount International B.V. from its current shareholders. Polymount is active in the business of developing, manufacturing and sale of a producer of self-adhesive ‘twinlock’ sleeves used in printing presses. The new combined infrastructure of Polymount’s Twinlock division and tesa will create opportunities for synergy and growth on a global scale.
  • Houthoff represented Sligro Food Group on the sale of its foodretail business EMTÉ to a consortium formed by foodretailers Jumbo and Coop as well as the separate real estate transaction for 27 store locations. The EMTÉ business is integrated into the businesses of Jumbo and Coop respectively.

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