Manon van Bijlevelt
Manon is a tax advisor in Houthoff's Tax Team. Within the specialisations of value added tax (VAT) and real estate transfer tax (RETT), she focuses on national and international VAT aspects, private equity, fund structuring, mergers & acquisitions and real estate.
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Dutch Law (Cum Laude) (Tilburg University)
- LL.M. Tax Law (Tilburg University)
- LL.B. Tax Law (Tilburg University)
- LL.B. Dutch Law (Tilburg University)
Houthoff advised a.s.r., a large Dutch insurance company, on the acquisition of VvAA Levensverzekeringen, the life insurance business of VvAA Groep. The life insurance portfolio comprises approximately 18,000 policies. The annual premium income is EUR 28m, and the technical provisions amount to EUR 430m. In addition to a multi-year life insurance partnership, VvAA and a.s.r. also intend to further expand the services to VvAA members.
Houthoff assisted Heimstaden AB with the indirect acquisition and financing of 9,544 residential units in the Netherlands at a purchase price of EUR 1.4 billion. Through this acquisition, Heimstaden has become the third largest private residential property owner in the Netherlands. This is the largest real estate transaction ever in the Netherlands in terms of the number of housing units.
Houthoff – together with Sidley Austin LLP – represented Wex Inc., a leading financial technology service provider, in connection with its planned acquisition of EG Group Limited’s GO Fuel Card business. The Go Fuel Card business is headquartered in Breda, Netherlands with approximately 200,000 proprietary cards in circulation across the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Go Fuel Card operates on an independent proprietary card network with acceptance at over 5,000 retail sites. The planned acquisition is subject to completion of employee information and consultation processes, and other approvals.