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

20 April 2022

Nordian sells BauWatch Group to Haniel

De Brauw advised Nordian on its sale of the BauWatch Group to Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH. The BauWatch Group provides security, compliance and safety solutions at construction sites. The BauWatch Group is active in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK.
5 April 2022

G Square Continuation Fund Vehicle

De Brauw advised G Square Capital I FCPR (“G Square”), managed by G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP, concerning its €500 million continuation fund vehicle in connection with the acquisition of three portfolio companies from existing funds that it intends to close. As part of the transaction, the controlling interest in Denteam Holding B.V. was reconstituted to better fit with the new fund.
23 March 2022

Hunkemöller to be sold to leading Dutch investors

Hunkemöller to be sold to leading Dutch investors, including Parcom and Opportunity Partners, with Carlyle reinvesting for a minority stake. Leading European lingerie brand Hunkemöller has been sold to leading Dutch investors, including Parcom, a Dutch investment company, and Opportunity Partners, the investment company of Dutch entrepreneur Robert van der Wallen. Global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG), an existing shareholder, will reinvest for a minority stake. The new investors have an established track record in developing retail and e-commerce consumer goods brands and are ideally suited to support Hunkemöller's strategic ambitions. The board of Hunkemöller is excited and believes that this new partnership will accelerate the company's continued omni-channel growth strategy. The transaction remains subject to employee consultation and customary regulatory approvals.

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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