Rachel specialises in public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital market transactions. She also advises on corporate governance matters and securities law compliance. Rachel was called to the Dutch Bar in 2017, and since 2011 she has been an inactive member of the California Bar.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- LL.M. European and International Business Law (Leiden University)
- LL.B. Dutch Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
- Juris Doctor (University of California, Hastings College of the Law)
Houthoff advised PPLA Participations Ltd. ("PPLA") on the listing of European units on Euronext Amsterdam and the delisting of securities. Each unit represents one class A voting common share and two class B non-voting common shares of PPLA. The underlying shares are not separately tradable on Euronext Amsterdam. The listing and delisting were both effective on 29 December 2017. All units listed on Euronext Amsterdam are wholly interchangeable with the Brazilian units of PPLA listed and traded in Brazil on B3.
Houthoff represented Konecranes in the Dutch portion of the USD 1.126 billion acquisition of Material Handling & Port Solutions business of Terex Corporation.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals.
Houthoff, jointly with Skadden, advised Netherlands-incorporated TMF Group and its shareholders DH Private Equity Partners and management on the (ultimately aborted) IPO of TMF Group on the London Stock Exchange (premium listing segment) and subsequently on the sale of TMF Group to CVC Capital Partners for EUR 1.75 billion.