31 December 2021

De Brauw acts as lead counsel on sale of Hunter Douglas to 3G Capital

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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.