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 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.
23 June 2021

Mollie raises EUR 665m in Blackstone Growth–led Series C funding round

Mollie raises EUR 665m in Blackstone Growth–led Series C funding roundDe Brauw has advised Mollie, one of the fastest-growing payment service providers in Europe, on its EUR 665 million Series C funding round. The round was led by funds managed by Blackstone’s growth equity investing business, and included EQT Growth, General Atlantic, HMI Capital and Alkeon Capital. TCV, who led the Series B investment in September 2020, also participated in the funding round. The funding will fuel Mollie’s international expansion, team scaling and continued investment in product and engineering, helping the firm to realize its vision of becoming the most popular payment service provider in the world. The round values Mollie at EUR 5.4 billion, making Mollie one of the top five most valuable privately-held fintechs in Europe, and one of the top 20 in the world.The transaction is announced and completed in June 2021.
15 June 2021

Parcom and founders sell majority stake in GoodHabitz to Prosus

De Brauw advised Parcom and GoodHabitz's founders on the sale of a majority stake in GoodHabitz to Prosus. GoodHabitz is a fast-growing provider of online-training for the corporate market with eight offices throughout Europe.

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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