Private Equity

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Expertise across the full lifecycle of private equity matters

The fast-changing nature of private equity transactions requires an agile full-service private equity practice. From fundraising and initial investments to exit transactions and closing down of the fund, and everything else that arises en route - our clients can count on strategic thinkers who offer creative solutions, and who understand their financial and commercial interests. This perspective, combined with our extensive experience, global presence and cross-practice approach with experts in all relevant areas, enables us to deliver appreciable added value for our clients.

We advise private equity funds, venture capital funds and other investment funds, limited partners, management teams and senior debt and mezzanine providers on their domestic and international transactions, and their legal and tax structuring.

We have in-depth knowledge in:

  • private equity transactions ranging from private acquisitions to public-to-private transactions and from complex cross-border leveraged buy-outs to venture or growth capital investments, including advice on management participation schemes and on the tax and financing aspects of those transactions; and
  • the formation and regulation of domestic and overseas private equity funds.

Recent Matters

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.
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

The highly motivated team, with prominence in the private equity sphere, has made it a go-to firm for both domestic and international private equity clients.

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