Philippe specialises in cross-border and Dutch company law, mergers and acquisitions, and financing. He advises on the establishment of national and international joint ventures, and has a special focus on transactions at the interface between company law, financing and tax law. Examples include participation schemes, and special projects: one-off projects that combine these aspects with creativity. He also focuses on public-private partnerships, investment funds and restructurings. Philippe finds creative solutions for projects involving ostensibly opposing points of departure.
He lectures and is an adviser and coach for capital-intensive start-ups.
Assisted GEA in the sale of Royal De Boer Stalinrichtingen B.V. and Japy SAS to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA.
Houthoff assisted Vermeg, Vermeg's founder and its management team in Charterhouse's acquisition of an interest in Vermeg from Crédit Mutuel Arkéa.
Houthoff assisted NCAB Group, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, with the acquisition of Flatfield. NCAB is a global full-service supplier of PCBs (printed circuit boards) with local presence in 17 countries and sales in 45 countries. Flatfield is one of the leading PCB suppliers in the Benelux region. Outside Benelux, Flatfield also has a broad customer base in Germany. Synergies are expected in the areas of purchasing power and a broader factory base in China. The acquisition is mainly loan financed.
Advised the on the Toronto Stock Exchange listed WSP Global Inc., one of the world's leading professional services firms providing engineering and design services to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Power&Energy, Resources and Industry sector as well as offering strategic advisory services, on the acquisition of multidisciplinary consultancy- and engineering firm Lievense
Advised J.W. Blokland Holding B.V. on the sale of Blokland Metaalbewerking B.V. to Dumaco Holding II B.V., a Dutch manufacturing company owned by private equity firm Convent Capital.
Advised Nuclear Research Group (NRG) on the sale of its dosimetry services division to Mirion Technologies.
Houthoff advised Reggeborgh on the IPO of Koninklijke VolkerWessels on Euronext Amsterdam and advised both Reggeborgh and Koninklijke VolkerWessels on all governance-related matters. This included the preparation of the articles of association, the rules of the management board, the supervisory board and its committees, policies, the relationship agreement and the IPO decision-making.