Kyoko Tollenaar

Toegevoegd-notaris | Partner

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+31 20 605 69 55
+31 6 5365 5667

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Kyoko is part of the Corporate/M&A practice group and an assigned civil-law notary. She specialises in corporate law, national and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings. She is also an expert on corporate governance. She advises both national and international listed and non-listed companies on finding creative and practical legal solutions.

As a member of Houthoff’s Equity Capital Markets Team, she has worked on the IPOs of DP Eurasia, Koninklijke VolkerWessels and Digi Communications and preparing the IPOs of TMF Group and WeTransfer. She also regularly assists public companies, including Sligro Food Group, with their annual general meetings and corporate governance.

Kyoko is head of Houthoff’s Japan Team, which advises Japanese companies on investments and collaborations in the Netherlands. She is also a board member of the Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation in the Netherlands and an advisory board member of the Japan Studies at Leiden University. In addition, Kyoko teaches legal courses and is a lecturer in Corporate and M&A at the Law Firm School.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Grotius Academy specialisation course on Corporate Law
  • Notarial Law (Leiden University) 
    • Advised a subsidiary of DCC plc on its acquisition of all the shares in PVO International B.V. (PVO).

    • 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 Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) on the acquisition of all shares in Tendeka B.V. from Shell.
    • Advised WeTransfer (The Creative Productivity Company), provider of an ecosystem of creative productivity tools, with its intended initial public offering and admission to listing and trading of its ordinary shares on Euronext Amsterdam.
    • Advised NVIDIA, one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world, in the acquisition of Bright Computing.
    • Advised Stellantis N.V. on the legal merger between Peugeot Nederland N.V., Citroën Nederland B.V. and Opel Nederland B.V.
    • Advised Exact on the acquisition of Gripp, provider of SaaS business software for professional service companies.
    • Advised Proto Labs, Inc, in collaboration with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (lead counsel), on the USD 330 million acquisition of the Dutch start-up 3D Hubs, the Dutch platform for digital 3D printers.

    • Houthoff, together with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, advised Atlas Holdings LLC on the acquisition of the Permasteelisa Group from LIXIL Group Corporations (Japan).
    • Advised Vitol on the sale to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) of a 10% interest in VTTI BV, the owner and operator of storage terminals in 14 countries, including amongst others the Netherlands and Belgium, with 60 million barrels of capacity. Vitol and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund will both own a 45% interest in VTTI.
    • Advised Hexaware Technologies Ltd on the acquisition of Mobiquity Inc. Mobiquity provides digital consulting services for the world’s leading brands, such as Amazon Web Services, Rabobank, Philips, Wawa, Backbase and Otsuka. Houthoff worked jointly with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on this transaction.

    • Advised Vivo Energy on a transaction with Engen which adds operations in eight new countries and 230 Engen-branded service stations to Vivo Energy's network.

    • Advised Vitol on its agreement with IFM Investors to acquire Buckeye Partners' 50% equity interest in VTTI, the leading global independent provider of energy storage. After completion, VTTI will be owned 50% by IFM Investors and 50% by Vitol.
    • Houthoff advised Poiesz Supermarkten B.V., a chain of supermarkets in the Northern Netherlands, on the acquisition of Zorggroep Friesland B.V., sole shareholder of  Van Smaak B.V.. Van Smaak B.V. delivers meals to healthcare institutions and individual customers and has the whole relating process (including the purchase of the raw materials, processing and logistics) in house.

    • Houthoff advised the underwriters (Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Société Générale, Raiffeisen and WOOD & Company) on the IPO of Netherlands-based Digi Communications N.V. on the Regulated Spot Market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Digi Communications is the controlling shareholder of RCS & RDS S.A., a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Hungary.
    • Houthoff advised Reggeborgh on the IPO of Koninklijke VolkerWessels on Euronext Amsterdam and advised both Reggeborgh and Koninklijke VolkerWessels on all governance-related matters. This included the preparation of the articles of association, the rules of the management board, the supervisory board and its committees, policies, the relationship agreement and the IPO decision-making.
    • 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.
    • Advised Orbimed Advisors, one of the leading debt investors in the life science sector, in a USD 100 Million debt financing of Pharming Group N.V. a Dutch listed company. The proceeds were used to redeem outstanding convertible bonds and an existing senior debt facility with Sillicon Valley Bank. As part of the transaction Pharming issued 9.2 million warrants to Orbimed.