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.

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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Insights

6 June 2023

National security screening for investments – new Dutch regime up and running

Various geopolitical drivers have contributed to the proliferation of investment screening regimes that are based on national security concerns. Existing screening regimes have been expanded to include additional target activities. The EU has also been nudging member states to establish similar investment screening regimes or intensify the use of established ones. The vast majority of member states already have some form of foreign direct investment (FDI) control in place. The Netherlands, too, has adopted ministerial decrees necessary to implement its own investment screening system. This could affect the investment climate of the Netherlands, which has been historically known for its liberal disposition towards FDI. Investors contemplating acquisitions, or potential sellers, of designated vital providers or of companies active in sensitive technologies should anticipate uncertainty and a potential impact on transaction timelines due to an additional notification process.
28 October 2022

Proposal for anti-money laundering action plan submitted to Dutch parliament

Draft anti-money laundering legislation has been submitted to the lower house in the Netherlands: (i) limiting cash handled by traders in goods to EUR 3,000, (ii) enabling banks to outsource transaction monitoring and (iii) requiring AML-regulated institutions to exchange client information in high-risk situations.
13 October 2022

UBO registration of trusts and funds for joint account mandatory as of 1 November 2022

Legislation introducing UBO identification requirements for trusts and funds for joint account (fondsen voor gemene rekening) will soon enter into force. The UBO register for these entities as kept by the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands will become operational as per 1 November 2022.