Summary

Lennard is a partner in De Brauw’s corporate/M&A practice, and head of the private equity practice. He acts for Dutch and international private equity firms (sellers and buyers). In addition, Lennard regularly acts for founders and family-owned companies. He is often consulted for his expertise in governance arrangements between shareholders, private equity funds and co-investors, and in warranty & indemnity insurance and management participation plans.

Lennard is recognised as a leader in his field, as also confirmed by Legal 500 and Chambers. He was awarded “Best M&A Lawyer” by the Dutch M&A community in 2021, having been nominated in 2020 as well.

Lennard played an important role in establishing De Brauw’s Singapore office in 2012.

Lennard’s recent work includes advising:

  • The Kloosterboer family on the sale of Kloosterboer Group to Lineage (Bay Grove)
  • Advent on the sale of Unit4 to a consortium of TA Associates and Partners' Group
  • BC partners on the sale of Pharmathen
  • Triton on the acquisition of Bergman Clinics
  • Parcom on most of its transactions in the past five years
  • Gilde Buy-Out Partners on its investments in Edco, Eichholtz and Muon and several other transactions
  • Nordian Capital on the sale of Bauwatch to Haniel
  • T-Mobile Netherlands on the acquisition of Simpel.nl
  • Unit4 on the sale of its Dutch domestic business to Exact (KKR portfolio)
  • Summit Partners and the founder on the sale of Normec Group to Astorg
  • The founders of Topicus on the sale to TSS / CSI
  • The founders of Acture Group on the sale to IK Investments
  • Triton on the acquisition of Royal Reesink from Gilde Buy Out
  • The founder of 247Tailorsteel on the sale of a majority stake to Parcom Capital
  • Fortino Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in Odin Group from the founder
  • Synthon Generics' management on the MIP with BC Partners
  • Bain Capital on the acquisition of Bugaboo from the founders
  • Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile Netherlands on the acquisition of Tele2 Netherlands

Qualifications

  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2006

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    Leiden University

  • Additional positions

    Head of De Brauw's Private Equity practice

    Guest lecturer on M&A topics at Maastricht Business School, Leiden University, VU Law Academy and Grotius Academie

Personal Assistant

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