Transport Logistics

Transport & Logistics

Door de aantrekkende consumentenmarkt, de komst van grote Europese distributiecentra en de stijgende vraag in de bouwsector, groeit de vraag naar fysieke goederenstromen. Er ontstaat daardoor een toenemende behoefte aan transport. Dit zorgt voor kansen en uitdagingen voor tal van bedrijven in de sector. Het gerenommeerde Transport & Logistiek Team van Houthoff kent de transportsector door en door en weet voor welke uitdagingen sectorpartijen staan. Dit onder invloed van buitenlandse concurrentie, een toenemende complexiteit van de transportketen en verscherpte milieueisen. Onze transportspecialisten vertegenwoordigen nationale en internationale goederen- en personenvervoerders (over spoor, weg en water), vliegtuigmaatschappijen,  vliegvelden, leveranciers van transportmiddelen en financiers.

  • Advised Siemens with its acquisition of Sqills, a leading provider in the provision of cloud-based inventory management, reservation, and ticketing software to public transport operators around the world. The agreed purchase price is EUR 550 million plus an earn out.
  • Advised Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. II, a NYSE-listed special purpose acquisition company, on the merger agreement with Wallbox and Wallbox's listing as a Dutch N.V. on NYSE through the merger.
  • Advised Castik Capital S.à r.l., a Luxembourg-based private equity firm, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Customs Support Group (CSG).
  • Houthoff advised the shareholders of ControlPay on the sale of the shares in ControlPay to Transporeon.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Advised Siemens to found a joint venture with Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) for the servicing and maintenance of locomotives. The company will be headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and be named Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR). The location of the new workshop in the port of Rotterdam will enable rail operators to optimize their long-term planning of necessary service stops for locomotives on their routes.
  • Houthoff represented Sandd in the acquisition of Van Straaten Post from its previous owners. The combined group is able to service the 24-, 48- and 72- hours postal market throughout the work week with national coverage. The acquisition is part of Sandd’s strategy to become a real alternative on the Dutch postal market.

  • Houthoff, jointly with Kirkland Ellis LLP, assisted Global Logistic Properties in the acquisition of the European logistics business IDI Gazeley. Global Logistic Properties, a Singapore-listed investor, acquired IDI Gazeley from Brookfield Asset Management, the world's second-largest real estate fund manager. The transaction value amounts to approx USD 2,8 billion.

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