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 on their acquisitions and exit transactions, as well for other matters throughout the investment period. In addition, Lennard regularly acts for founders and family-owned companies who wish to sell their company or to partner with private equity. He is often consulted for his expertise in governance arrangements between shareholders, private equity funds and co-investors, including minority investments by private equity and in warranty & indemnity insurance and management participation plans.

Lennard is recognised as a leader in his field, as also confirmed by Legal 500 (‘Hall of Fame’ for Private Equity) and Chambers. Lennard was nominated as one of six lawyers for the Dutch Best M&A Lawyer Award each year as from 2020 and won the award in 2021 and 2023.

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

Lennard’s recent work includes advising:

  • Ardian on the acquisition of Attero from 3i and DWS
  • SHV on the sale of ERIKS to Lonestar
  • Deutsche Telekom on the EUR 5.1 billion sale of T-Mobile Netherlands to Apax and Warburg Pincus
  • Parcom on most of its buyside and sell-side transactions in the past seven years including the acquisition of Hunkemöller, Wajer Yachts , Zorg van de Zaak, Group of Butchers,, Yource, MGG Group, ConDoor Group, Koninklijke Euroma, NedacSorboMascot, Outdoor Life Group, and other portfolio companies, and the sale of Altrex, Jan Snel, ConDoor Group, GustoMSC, GoodHabitz, Climate for Life and various other transactions
  • BlackFin on the acquisition of Aon's Dutch personal lines business
  • The founder of hallo on the sale of a majority stake to KLAR
  • Advent and Unit4 on the sale of the Unit4 Dutch software business to Exact Group and various other transactions, including the sale of Unit4 to TA Associates and Partners Group
  • The founder of YER on the sale of a minority stake to Inflexion
  • The founder of De Jong Packaging on the sale to Stora Enso
  • Rivean Capital on the acquisition of CED, Eichholtz, Muon and a majority stake in EDCO, and on the sale of Muon Group to IDEX and several other transactions
  • The founder of the Scheybeeck group in the sale of a majority stake in BUKO Infrasupport and BUKO Waakt to Equistone
  • The Kloosterboer family on the sale of Kloosterboer Group to Lineage (Bay Grove)
  • BC partners on the sale of Pharmathen for an enterprise value of EUR c.1.6 billion
  • Triton on the acquisition of Royal Reesink from Rivean Capital and a majority stake in Bergman Clinics
  • Nordian Capital on the sale of BauWatch Group to Haniel
  • T-Mobile Netherlands on the acquisition of, and Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile Netherlands on the acquisition of Tele2 Netherlands
  • 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
  • The founder of 247Tailorsteel on the sale of a majority stake to Parcom
  • Synthon Generics' management on the MIP with BC Partners
  • Bain Capital on the acquisition of Bugaboo from the founders


  • 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, Grotius Academy and NVP Academy

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