Corporate M&A

Fusies en overnames

De positieve marktontwikkelingen leiden tot een groei op de wereldwijde fusie- en overnamemarkt, zowel wat betreft het aantal transacties, als de omvang van de deals. Tegelijkertijd houden de mededingingsautoriteiten in toenemende mate streng toezicht. Dit vraagt om vergaande sectorkennis en oplossingsgerichte juridische begeleiding.

Houthoff is een van de meest gewaardeerde marktleiders binnen de fusie- en overnamemarkt. Onze topnoteringen in juridische gidsen als Legal 500 en Chambers Global en Chambers Europe bevestigen dit.

Ons Corporate/M&A Team staat multinationals, beursgenoteerde- en andere grote ondernemingen, overheden en private-equitypartijen bij. Zij schakelen ons in voor pragmatisch advies over onder meer (nationale en internationale) fusies en overnames, joint ventures en strategische allianties. Onze specialisten hebben onder andere binnen de voedsel- en energiesector een belangrijke positie verworven. 

  • “A client appreciates the ‘hands-on involvement from the partners’.”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2022 Edition)
  • “A client highlights the firm's ‘very pragmatic, highly tailored approach, which is suited to the most complex transactions’.”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2022 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2022 Edition)
  • “Houthoff is a business partner with economics intelligence and technical skills reducing risks for the clients in running business.”
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2022 Edition)
  • “Dutch efficiency, good value for money for high quality output. Diverse team.”
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2022 Edition)
  • “Collaboration spirit, ability to put in place the right atmosphere with a foreign client so that you feel like you have been working with them for years!”
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2022 Edition)
  • “The team has excellent knowledge in this area, but also has a practical approach, thinks along with the customer. Furthermore, the team is fast, available and easy to reach.”
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2022 Edition)
  • “The team is very proactive in making sure we are aware of developments in the Netherlands.”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2021 Edition)
  • “Clients value the firm for its willingness to take the initiative, one describing it as ‘a really good resource for us.’”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2021 Edition)
  • “A client recommends the team for its holistic style, relaying how the lawyers ‘don't just advise on the legal things but give more general advice throughout the process, something which is really appreciated.’”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2020 Edition)
  • “The team ‘has been there before, so is able to talk us through complex and unusual sets of circumstances.’”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2020 Edition)
  • “The lawyers have knowledge of the market and are able to give you the pragmatic advice needed.”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2020 Edition)
  • “The team is very hands-on and service oriented. The partner is well aware what needs to be done, who is doing what and what the status is, while the rest of the team is working on proper delivery. So, very efficient and effective with a focus on our ball.”
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2020 Edition)
  • “The team was the right mix of partner and competent senior associates on the transaction. The senior associates did much of the work with oversight from the partner, and partner involvement on the most challenging issues. Quality service, and advice.”
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2020 Edition)
  • “Great team, top professionals, excellent technical skills and above that perfect people skills.”
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2020 Edition)
  • “One client highlights the ‘combination of their excellent legal practice and the highly motivated deal team’ as a major selling point.”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2019 Edition)
  • “An interviewee describes the team as ‘friendly, hands-on and quick,’ and appreciates that ‘they are very co-operative and let the process run smoothly.’”
    Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A High-end Capability (2019 Edition)
  • Advised VARO Energy BV on its acquisition of 80% of the shares in Bio Energy Coevorden BV, one of the largest biogas manufacturers in Europe.
  • 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 Alliander N.V.'s shareholders regarding reaching consensus on the 'Framework of Agreements on Capital Requirements of Regional Grid Operators'.
  • Advised Sligro Food Group on the acquisition of the majority of wholesaler Metro’s activities in Belgium

  • Advised De Agostini on the EUR 7.2 billion business combination of Pegasus Entrepreneurs with FL Entertainment. Awarded Best ECM Deal 2022 by M&A Community
  • Advised Dusseldorp Automotive B.V., a Dutch BMW- and MINI dealer, on the acquisition of the VMD Group from Autobinck Group.
  • Advised Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, in its comprehensive financial restructuring. Lumileds emerged from a Chapter 11, resulting in a leadership transition and a funded debt reduction of approximately USD 1.4 billion.
  • Assisted global semiconductor player Nexperia with its acquisition of Netherlands-based Nowi Energy
  • Advised Apax Partners on the sale of a majority stake in Boasso Global to KKR.
  • Advised a subsidiary of DCC plc on its acquisition of all the shares in PVO International B.V. (PVO).

  • Advised Ariston Holding N.V on the acquisition of CENTROTEC Climate Systems GmbH.
  • Advised Atlas Holdings LLC and her group entities ACR II Global Holdings Coöperatief U.A. and ACR II Glass Holding B.V. with the acquisition of Carlex Glass America LLC and its subsidiary, Carlex Glass Luxembourg SA from Central Glass Co. Ltd.
  • Advised Exact, a leading provider of business and accounting software, on the acquisition of weclapp from 3U Holding.
  • Advised a consortium of sellers, including Van Oord Offshore Wind B.V., Investri Offshore B.V. and Green Tower B.V., on the sale of their shares in the Borssele V wind farm to Octopus Energy Generation.
  • Advised and represented Lindab AB, subsidiary of the Swedish listed company Lindab International AB, on the acquisition of R-Vent Netherlands B.V.
  • Advised TBAuctions, a Dutch online auction platform on its acquisition of Klaravik, a Swedish online auction platform.
  • Houthoff and Goodwin Protector advised Cennox, a portfolio company of York Capital Management's private equity group, on its acquisition of Lincsafe, Merlin, Cashtester and Secusystems.
  • Advised Provincie Zeeland on the carve-out out of PZEM of 50% of Evides.
  • Advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Core Limited on entering into a joint venture agreement with NTT Global Data Centers EMEA GmbH with respect to the ownership, operation and management of certain data centres in the Netherlands. 
  • Advised Fimalac in connection with the business combination between Pegasus Entrepreneurs, a Euronext Amsterdam listed SPAC, and FL Entertainment, a global leader in independent content production and the fastest-growing online sports betting platform in Europe.

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