Bram Caudri

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Bram staat aan het hoofd van Houthoffs Corporate/M&A praktijk.

Hij is gespecialiseerd in fusies en overnames waaronder bedrijfsovernames, joint ventures, private equity en venture capital investeringen, en andere samenwerkingsvormen. Zijn werk heeft een focus op private equity en M&A-transacties met internationale aspecten. Hij vertegenwoordigt zowel binnenlandse als buitenlandse private equity en venture capital investeerders en strategische partijen. Bram is lid van de International Bar Association (IBA).

Daarnaast heeft Bram 18 jaar ervaring in de transactiepraktijk bij Houthoff, en spreekt hij zes talen vloeiend. Hij heeft van Legal 500 de Hall of Fame-titel ontvangen voor zijn continu buitengewone expertise binnen Private Equity.

  • “One client stated that 'Bram Caudri knows where our concerns lie and always adequately addresses those. He offers great service across a broad range of deal sizes'.”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2024 Edition)
  • Ranked in the Hall of Fame
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2024 Edition)
  • "One of our clients states that: ‘Bram Caudri uses a very to-the-point approach to reach pragmatic solutions in international and complex deals. He is a pleasure to work with and have a high-quality output’."
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2024 Edition)
  • "What clients really value about Bram Caudri is 'his ability to turn complex matters - from both a technical and commercial perspective - into pragmatic solutions'."
    Chambers Global & Europe, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2023 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2023 Edition)
  • "A client says: ‘Bram Caudri is the driving force behind our local legal understanding. Bram has worked with us on all our transactions, and successfully so. Bram is pragmatic and constructive, with a focus on bridging potential gaps between our international approach and the local needs'."
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2023 Edition)
  • "One client mentions: ‘Bram Caudri has worked with us on all our transactions, and successfully so. He is pragmatic and constructive, with a focus on bridging potential gaps between our international approach and the local needs.’"
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2023 Edition)
  • "Another client said: ‘Bram Caudri is very pleasant to work with. He is knowledgeable, hands on and quick in his responses. He stands out in understanding the business and the various requirements for the different transactions'."
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2023 Edition)
  • “A client appreciates that ‘he pragmatically cuts through complex situations and manages to keep discussions realistic for both sides’.”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2022 Edition)
  • Next Generation Partners
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2022 Edition)
  • “Bram Caudri, efficient quick and fair. A great lawyer always available when you need him even on weekends or holidays.”
    Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2022 Edition)
  • “With Bram Caudri we never have the feeling of unnecessary work. He makes it very clear what needs to be done.”
    Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2021 Edition)
  • Next generation lawyer
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2021 Edition)
  • “Bram Caudri is ‘very knowledgeable,’  in addition to being ‘a really collaborative, pragmatic team member.’”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2020 Edition)
  • “He receives additional praise from clients for being ‘tremendously responsive.’”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (2020 Edition)
  • “Bram Caudri puts pragmatic solutions above all else. He is also effective and to the point.”
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2020 Edition)
  • “Bram Caudri is always available and engaged, plugged-in and well liked.”
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2020 Edition)
  • Next Generation Partner
    Legal 500, Private Equity (2020 Edition)


  • Nederlands recht (Universiteit van Leiden)
  • Europees & internationaal recht (Universiteit van Leiden / Università di Bologna)
  • Advised IK Partners on the acquisition of an economical majority stake in QConcepts Beheer B.V., a fast growing Dutch audit-focused specialist. Qconcepts' audit practice represents the majority of its EUR 26.1 million turnover in 2023. Qconcepts has 140 employees who are based across six Dutch offices in 's-Hertogenbosch, Rotterdam, Sittard, Arnhem, Amsterdam, Enschede and an office in Malaga, Spain.
  • Advised IK Partners on the sale of its portfolio company Yellow Hive to IK Partners' first continuation fund, IK Strategic Opportunities I.
  • Advised Expedition Growth Capital, a British VC investor, in connection with its investment and associated acquisition of a minority interest in Rentman B.V..
  • Advised Hydro Energi on its Series A investment in E-Magy B.V., a Dutch silicon battery scale-up.

  • Advised Exact, a leading provider of business and accounting software, on the acquisition of weclapp from 3U Holding.
  • 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 and represented Argos Wityu on the acquisition of Schenk Tanktransport.
  • Advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Brink Group. Brink has more than 100 years of expertise in the manufacturing industry. The company’s product portfolio includes fixed, detachable, retractable and next generation towbars.
  • Advised Exact on the acquisition of Gripp, provider of SaaS business software for professional service companies.
  • Advised Powersports Distribution Group B.V. on the acquisition of the shares in Motovest Beheer B.V., a leading European player with the largest selection of leading brands in niche aftermarket motorcycle parts.

  • Assisted IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of a majority stake in You Sure Investments B.V.
  • Advised Mzuri Holdings Ltd, owner of amongst others Decora Blind Systems, a European manufacturer and distributor of indoor window coverings on the acquisition of Coolblinds, an online retailer of made to measure blinds (better known as, and
  • Advised symplr, a leading healthcare governance, risk and compliance software-as-a-service platform, on the acquisition of The Patient Safety Company (TPSC) from Main Capital Partners.
  • Houthoff has advised Torqx Capital Partners on its acquisition of the majority of the shares in Sonic International (Hong Kong) Limited. Sonic International (Hong Kong) Limited and its subsidiaries are active in the business of development, marketing, sale and distribution of professional hand tools and storage solutions systems.
  • Advised Albert Westerman Groep B.V. and the management of State of Art on the sale of a majority stake in State of Art to Quadrum Capital. State of Art, with a rich history dating back to 1936, is headquartered in Lichtenvoorde. The company has 40 retail stores and more than 600 official dealers.


  • Assisted the shareholders of The Datacenter Group Nederland Holding B.V. (TDCG) with the sale of a majority stake in TDCG to investment institution DWS.

  • Houthoff, together with Valther, assisted Actual Leader Group, an important provider on the French flexible labour market, in acquiring a stake in the Dutch employment agency Flex Factory. This is an important step in the growth strategy of Actual Leader Group which envisages to grow 20% in its foreign activities on the European market.
  • Houthoff assisted Royal IHC in the sale of its subsidiary Vremac Cylinders to Vydraulics. Vremac Cylinders is a modern designer and manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders, swivels and piston accumulators. Its products are designed to operate in harsh conditions in the dredging, offshore, civil engineering (bridges and lock gates) and heavy machinery markets.

  • Advised Strik Bedrijven Beheer B.V. on the sale of 75% of the shares in Innovative Taste B.V. to Barentz International B.V.

  • Assisted Exact Group B.V. with the acquisition of the construction software company Bouw7 B.V.

  • Assisted Heimstaden AB with the indirect acquisition and financing of 9,544 residential units in the Netherlands at a purchase price of EUR 1.4 billion. Through this acquisition, Heimstaden has become the third largest private residential property owner in the Netherlands. This is the largest real estate transaction ever in the Netherlands in terms of the number of housing units.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Represented, together with Nishimura & Asahi, OAT Agrio Co. Ltd. ("OAT") in the acquisition of Blue Wave Holding B.V., the holding company of Chrysal International. Chrysal is engaged in the field of producing, selling and distributing branded and private label post-harvest flower care and nutrient products.

  • 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.

  • Advised Nuclear Research Group (NRG) on the sale of its dosimetry services division to Mirion Technologies.

  • Houthoff advised the shareholders (Waterland Private Equity and management) on the sale of the Infradata group to IK Investment Partners
  • Represented Simadan in the sale of its businesses to Parcom Capital and John Swire & Sons. Parcom Capital will acquire the businesses Noba and Rotie. John Swire & Sons will acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam, Tankstorage Amsterdam and Cleaning & Services Amsterdam, a cleaning terminal for (bulk) trucks. The transactions are subject to Dutch and UK antitrust clearance.
  • Represented Klaas Puul in its merger with Foppen Groep. Both Foppen and Klaas Puul are well known business in the salmon and shrimp processing industry and have long histories as family owned businesses in the food industry. The businesses have been in existence for respectively 100 and 50 years.
  • Advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Reparenco, a Dutch paper and recycling business, to Smurfit Kappa Group plc for a cash consideration of approximately €460 million. Smurfit Kappa Group plc is one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products with operations in Europe and the Americas.

  • Represented the shareholders of Boal in the sale of a majority stake in Boal Group to Equistone Partners Europe. Headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, BOAL Group has 48 years of experience in designing and manufacturing aluminium roofing and sidewall systems for greenhouses and holds a market leading position in the horticultural greenhouse industry. It also supplies the construction, engineering, and transport sectors with aluminium extrusions.
  • Houthoff advises Tofane Global on the acquisition of iBasis from KPN. This acquisition is the first milestone in the intended strategy of the Paris-based company. By means of acquisitions and digital transitions, Tofane Global aims to become the market leader in worldwide telephone services. After the completion of the acquisition, Tofane Global and iBasis will continue to work with KPN as strategic partners.
  • Houthoff has advised tesa SE on the acquisition of shares in the capital of  Nijkerk-based Polymount International B.V. from its current shareholders. Polymount is active in the business of developing, manufacturing and sale of a producer of self-adhesive ‘twinlock’ sleeves used in printing presses. The new combined infrastructure of Polymount’s Twinlock division and tesa will create opportunities for synergy and growth on a global scale.
  • Houthoff as local counsel, jointly with Morrison Foerster, advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Halex Holding GmbH and its subsidiaries to Bencis Capital Partners.

    Houthoff's team was led by Bram Caudri and included among others Daphne van Boxtel, Merel Zwankhuizen, Sjoerd van der Meer.

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