Mergers & Acquisitions

Arne Grimme
Klaas de Vries
Michael Schouten
+ 92 other experts

Involved in most of the leading M&A deals in the Netherlands

We provide services to a range of corporate clients and financial institutions on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. In addition to its mainstream mergers and acquisitions capability, our expertise encompasses private equity, corporate structures and reorganisations as well as corporate litigation.

We advise on public and private and public-to-private takeovers, private equity, acquisition finance, and acquisitions and divestments of major Dutch and international corporates and financial institutions active in the Netherlands.

Our legal advice focuses on achieving practical solutions when drafting and negotiating various forms of takeover and joint venture contracts, and undertaking merger control filings while coordinating global in-house and local counsel.

We continue to manage multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and divestments and we maintain strong working relationships with the leading firms in the United States, Asia and Europe.


Recent Matters

19 July 2021

US listing of Italian luxury group Ermenegildo Zegna with USD 3.2 bn SPAC deal

De Brauw is advising Ermenegildo Zegna, a leading global luxury group in menswear, with presence in 80 countries through 296 directly operated stores, on its business combination with Investindustrial Acquistion Corp. (NYSE; IIAC), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by investment subsidiaries of Investindustrial VII L.P. ("IIAC"). Following the combination, the combined company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange with an anticipated initial enterprise value of USD 3.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to customary approvals and conditions and to IIAC's shareholders' vote.De Brauw acted as Dutch counsel alongside Sullivan & Cromwell.
10 July 2021

Z.B.G. Capital commits to tendering its shares under Infestos' recommended public takeover offer for Neways

Z.B.G. Capital - a company that invests in real estate development and investment (through Breevast), agriculture and in technology - has reached an agreement with Infestos Sustainability B.V. (Infestos) on its irrevocable commitment to tender all its shares in Neways Electronics International N.V. (Neways) under the recommended public takeover offer as announced by Infestos and Neways. De Brauw assisted Z.B.G. Capital on this transaction.
8 July 2021

NN to acquire majority stake in Dutch insurance broker Heinenoord

NN Group has agreed to buy a 70% stake in insurance broker and service provider Heinenoord for EUR 176 million. NN will also refinance Heinenoord's outstanding debt of EUR 129 million. Under an agreed option structure, NN could acquire the remaining 30% of shares within four years after the transaction's closing.

'Extremely smart and commercially-minded lawyers who understand how to get cross-border deals done'.... another client commends the firm as the 'best overall law firm in the Netherlands', particularly praising the team's 'strong combination of flawless legal execution with a strong commercial and business mindset'.

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