Capital Markets

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Flexible, innovative capacity to spearhead niche transactions

We partner with our clients on their complex matters, marrying our expertise with transaction management skills, out-of-the-box thinking, and an adept gambit of innovative solutions. Our high deal flow ensures that our Capital Markets team is always aware of both regulators' perspectives and of current market practice.

Our two dedicated teams:

  • Equity Capital Markets - the largest pure-play equity capital markets team in the Netherlands, and
  • Debt Capital Markets - located in both London and Amsterdam.

maintain a worldwide network of leading law firms, and regularly work with them in fixed teams, and offer our clients first-class, cross-border services.

Recent Matters

6 January 2022

De Brauw advises LeasePlan on its combination with ALD

De Brauw is advising LeasePlan on the acquisition by ALD S.A. of 100% of the shares in LeasePlan from a consortium led by TDR Capital for a cash and shares consideration of EUR 4.9 billion. After closing, which is expected by March 2023, the consortium will hold 30.75% of the ALD shares and Société Générale will hold 53% of the ALD shares. The contemplated combination of ALD and LeasePlan is expected to be highly synergetic and create an opportunity to cross-leverage the two companies’ complementary capabilities. As a leading global player in mobility worldwide, the combined business would be able to benefit from a fast-growing market driven by strong underlying megatrends, including the shift from ownership to usership, the data-driven digital transformation of the mobility industry, and the transition towards zero-emission and sustainable mobility. The De Brauw team is led by Corporate M&A partner Pete Lawley and Financial Markets Regulation partner Mariken van Loopik.
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.
30 December 2021

De Brauw advises Beter Bed on the transfer of the 7.9% interest held by Magical Honour to Navitas

De Brauw advised Beter Bed on the transfer of the 7.9% interest held by Magical Honour to Navitas Capital
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Equity Capital Markets

Involved in almost all major Dutch IPOs, we advise corporates and financial institutions with unrivalled advice in

• IPOs;
• listed and unlisted share issues;
• share buy-back programmes; and
• convertible bonds and derivatives.

Clients rate the team's commercially oriented manner: the lawyers know us really well, which makes the contact informal, quick and practical.

Chambers Europe, 2021
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Debt Capital Markets

Leading experts in:

• listed and unlisted bond issues;
• restructurings;
• EMTN programmes; and
• regulatory capital instruments products and Tier 1 transactions.