Romee is a lawyer in the Corporate/M&A practice group. Romee specialises in national and international mergers and acquisitions, including company acquisitions, joint ventures and other types of partnerships, and represents both private equity and strategic parties.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- LL.B. Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- LL.M. Company Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- LL.M. Double Degree Programme (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Houthoff advised Navitas Capital on the sale and transfer of Partou to KidsFoundation. The owner of KidsFoundation – the English private equity firm Onex – will become the new owner of Partou, together with the Dutch private equity firm Waterland. Partou and KidsFoundation both provide child and toddler care services in the Netherlands, including day care, after-school care and pre-school/early childhood education facilities. They operate several child care centres. Partou and KidsFoundation will jointly provide day care services to approximately 60,000 children in the Netherlands. Together, they will employ 8,000 employees and operate 650 child day care centres throughout the Netherlands. This will give Partou and KidsFoundation a market share of 8% in the child care services business. On 4 April 2019, Partou and KidsFoundation informed the competition authorities and their respective works councils and relevant trade unions of the transaction.
Houthoff assisted Kyocera Corporation with the acquisition of Van Aerden Group B.V. by its American subsidiary Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc. The purchase agreement was signed on 1 February 2019, and on 1 March 2019, the shares were transferred. Van Aerden Group B.V. has been renamed Kyocera Aerfast Europe B.V.
Advised Sandd in the sale and transfer of Sandd to PostNL for an amount of EUR 130 million. This transaction resulted in the acquisition of almost the entire postal market by PostNL.
Houthoff has advised IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in 2Connect and its (indirect) Romanian and China based subsidiaries from its founder.