Private Equity

Lennard Keijzer
Arne Grimme
Pete Lawley
+ 37 other experts

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

7 September 2021

Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 sell T-Mobile Netherlands to a consortium of Apax and Warburg Pincus for an EV of EUR 5.1 billion

De Brauw advised Deutsche Telekom AG on the sale by Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 of T-Mobile Netherlands to an entity jointly controlled by funds advised by Apax Partners LLP and Warburg Pincus LLC for an enterprise value of EUR 5.1 billion.
18 August 2021

Minority investment by Bridgepoint in ACT, valuing ACT at over $1 Billion

ACT, the leading provider of custom market-based solutions for reducing carbon footprints, today announced a minority investment from Bridgepoint, the quoted private assets growth investor. Bridgepoint’s investment moves ACT to a new level of leadership in the environmental markets, valuing the company at more than USD 1 billion. As part of the transaction, Bridgepoint is buying out exiting investor Three Hills Capital Partners.
7 July 2021

IPRO Tech, LLC to acquire ZyLAB

IPRO Tech, a Parker Gale Capital portfolio company, has agreed to acquire ZyLAB, a peer e-discovery company. The Amsterdam-based ZyLAB is known for its data science technology including its ZyLAB ONE e-discovery platform and its ZyLAB Legal Hold products. Featuring a strong in-house analytics team with data science professor and longtime ZyLAB employee Johannes (Jan) Scholtes, the company has also in recent years increasingly moved into the SaaS and cloud offerings space. Financial details of the transaction have not been made public. ZyLAB will continue as a standalone brand within the EU and will be available as part of Ipro's suite of products as “ZyLAB, an Ipro company" in the US.

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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