Mergers & Acquisitions

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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

25 November 2021

PSP makes strategic 50% investment in Hendrix Genetics

Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC (PSP), a US private equity firm and global leader in sustainable food chain investing, will make a strategic investment in Hendrix Genetics, a Netherlands-based multi-species animal genetics company. PSP and its affiliated co-investors will hold 50% ownership in Hendrix and investment firm NPM Capital, a shareholder in Hendrix since 2015, will sell its minority interest. Hendrix Genetics' Co-Founders, Thijs Hendrix and Antoon van den Berg, will also maintain a 50% ownership position in Hendrix.The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2022, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. De Brauw and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to PSP.
25 November 2021

Westlake Chemical Corporation to Acquire Hexion’s global epoxy business

De Brauw assisted Westlake Chemical Corporation in its acquisition the global epoxy business of Hexion Inc. for approximately USD 1.2 billion. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Hexion’s epoxy business is an industry leader in the manufacture and development of specialty resins, coatings and composites for a variety of industries, including high-growth and sustainability-oriented end-uses such as wind turbine blades and light-weight automotive structural components. In the twelve months ended September 30, 2021, Hexion’s epoxy business had net sales of approximately USD 1.5 billion. With this transaction, which is anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2022 following customary closing conditions, Westlake will significantly expand its integrated business by adding a downstream portfolio of coatings and composite products to its leading chloro-vinyls businesses.
26 October 2021

CTP N.V. to acquire Deutsche Industrie REIT- AG by way of share-for share cross border public offer

Following CTP's successful IPO earlier this year, CTP is now entering the German logistics real estate market through a share-for-share public offer for Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG. The public offer is to be followed by a back-end cross border merger to ensure CTP acquires 100% ownership. De Brauw acted as counsel to CTP together with Sullivan & Cromwell.

'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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