Philip van der Eijk

Advocaat | Partner




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Philip is a partner in our Corporate / M&A group and focuses on advising strategic parties and private equity funds in international M&A transactions. In addition, Philip regularly advises companies in the field of corporate governance. Philip has extensive experience in assisting in complex carve-out transactions, often with a cross-border character. From 2018 to 2019, Philip was seconded to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. 

Philip was previously part of the EU & Competition practice group at Houthoff in Brussels office and has a thorough understanding of competition and foreign investment (FDI) regulatory aspects of M&A transactions. Philip is a member of the Vifo (Dutch FDI law) Committee of the Dutch Association for the private equity and venture capital industry.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Privaatrecht (cum laude) (Maastricht University)
  • International Asian Student Programme (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • LL.B. Dutch Law (Maastricht University)
  • Advised Parkland N.V. and Magnus I B.V. on the take private transaction of GeoJunxion through the acquisition of all shares in GeoJunxion B.V. from GeoJunxion N.V. 
  • Advised Kemira Oyj as local counsel on the divestment of its Oil & Gass activities, which included a carve-out of certain activities at Kemira's site at Botlek.
  • Advised and represented, together with Noerr, European Bakery Bidco B.V., a portfolio company of 3i Group, on the purchase of the German coolback group
  • Advised Atlas on its sale of Aludium, a leading aluminum rolled products business with operations across three locations in Europe.
  • Advised Loyalty Ventures Inc. and the BrandLoyalty Group on the sale of BrandLoyalty to Opportunity Partners.
  • Advised Corus Europe B.V., a leading laboratory group active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France and Portugal in expanding their dental laboratories in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Advised and represented Lindab AB, subsidiary of the Swedish listed company Lindab International AB, on the acquisition of R-Vent Netherlands B.V.
  • Advised NVIDIA, one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world, in the acquisition of Bright Computing.
  • Advised Ease2pay N.V. on the intended acquisition of Involtum Holding B.V. and capital raise.
  • Advised the New York based private equity firm Crestview Partners, together with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, on the acquisition of TenCate Grass from Royal TenCate.
  • Advised and represented Egeria on the sale of Dutch Bakery Group B.V. to investment manager 3i Group PLC.
  • Represented Xebia, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, in connection with the acquisition of coMakeIT. coMakeIT provides software product expertise, including IT engineering services and is active in the Netherlands, India, Australia and the UK.
  • Assisted GEA in the sale of Royal De Boer Stalinrichtingen B.V. and Japy SAS to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA.
  • Advised Torraspapel, part of the Lecta Group, on the acquisition of Avery Dennison's Offset Pressure Sensitive Sheet Business EMENA. Torraspapel will take over manufacturing and selling Avery Dennison's portfolio of FASSON™ and JAC™ branded self-adhesive papers in EMENA, which will allow Lecta to further expand its activities in specialty markets.

  • Assisted Trustbridge Partners with a USD 200 million follow-on investment in WeWork China.
  • 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 advised the shareholders of Marvesa on the sale of the Marvesa oils & Fats business to private equity fund Parcom Capital. Marvesa is a supplier of components (oils and fats) for animal compound feed and supplies biomass products for the production of energy.

  • Houthoff advised the sellers on the sale of Mendix to Siemens. Mendix was founded in Rotterdam (2005) by, amongst others, Derek Roos and Derckjan Kruit and offers a low-code software platform for the development and implementation of applications. 
  • Houthoff represented Mr Perridon and current management of Trust, a consumer electronics manufacturer, on the sale to Egeria. Trust's current board of directors will maintain its active role within the company.

  • 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.
  • Houthoff advised Oerlemans Foods Nederland B.V./H2 on the sale of its frozen potato processing division to Lamb-Weston/Meijer V.O.F. through a sale of all shares in Oerlemans Foods Nederland B.V. to Lamb-Weston/Meijer V.O.F.


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