Banking, Finance & Debt Capital Markets

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A unique selling point in multinational finance and restructuring mandates

Few firms in the Netherlands can match the quality of our people and our leading position across the full range of corporate, asset and project financing, debt restructuring, and debt capital markets. We are universally regarded as a leading finance and restructuring law firm in the Netherlands.

De Brauw London is an integrated, multidisciplinary team dedicated to the design, negotiation and documentation of both general corporate finance transactions and complex high-impact finance transactions. We offer our clients a single point of contact for both the typical finance aspects of those transactions, and on corporate reorganisations, intra-group transfers, the board’s fiduciary duties, insolvency-related advice, and stakeholder management. This integrated approach has proven a unique selling point in recent multinational finance, acquisition finance, and restructuring mandates.

By teaming up with the leading corporate and finance firms in Europe, the United States, and Asia, we offer seamless cross-border services to our clients. The breadth and depth of our legal capabilities in all relevant areas, including corporate, contract, security and insolvency law, and in regulatory matters, ensures that our finance and restructuring team is at the forefront of legal developments in the Netherlands.

Recent Matters

12 January 2022

COFRA acquires Dalsem, a leading developer of high-tech greenhouses

De Brauw advised COFRA on the acquisition of Dalsem, a leading developer of high-tech greenhouses. This is COFRA's second investment in the sustainable food sector and the next step in COFRA's ongoing diversification strategy focused on tackling the biggest social and environmental challenges facing our world.
4 January 2022

Silverfleet sells CoreDux to Arcline

De Brauw advised Silverfleet Capital on the sale of the CoreDux Group, a manufacturer of flexible gas and fluid artery systems with group companies in the Netherlands, France, Germany and the United States, to Arcline Investment Management. The parties entered into a put option agreement on 24 December 2021. Signing and closing of the transaction are expected by Q1 or Q2 of 2022, subject to the consultation of employee representative bodies and regulatory clearances.
31 December 2021

De Brauw acts as lead counsel on sale of Hunter Douglas to 3G Capital

De Brauw acted as lead counsel to Ralph Sonnenberg, the controlling shareholder of Hunter Douglas, the global market leader in window coverings such as Luxaflex, and a major manufacturer of architectural products, in relation to the sale of a controlling interest in Hunter Douglas to 3G Capital, a global investment firm. The transaction is based on a value of €175 per ordinary share, implying an enterprise value of $7.1 billion. The Sonnenberg Family will continue to hold a 25% interest in Hunter Douglas, which is listed in Amsterdam and incorporated in Curacao. The independent directors of Hunter Douglas unanimously support the transaction, which includes amongst others a block trade, an asset sale, and statutory squeeze-out proceedings in order to allow minority shareholders to receive the same price as the controlling shareholder for their ordinary shares. The transaction is subject only to limited conditions not including any financing or material adverse change conditions.

The team's pragmatism is underlined by clients, with one referencing its 'evidence- and experience-based input on deal tactics and strategies to achieve our tailored needs'. Another emphasises the practice's foresight, asserting that it has 'a good understanding of the risks involved'.

Chambers Europe, 2021