Investment Management

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Experts across the full fund lifecycle

Against a continually changing legal, economic and regulatory backdrop, our Investment Management experts are at the forefront of all new developments across the full fund lifecycle.

We advise managers and investors on the formation, structure, operation and regulation of:

• broad range of investment funds (including retail funds (both UCITS and AIFs), real estate funds, infrastructure funds, private equity funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds);
• asset pooling structures;
• investment management agreements; and
• fiduciary management agreements.

We have in-depth knowledge of the specific requirements applicable to Dutch pension funds and insurance companies. We are regularly involved in drafting industry principles on behalf of InvestEurope, the Dutch Private Equity Association (NVP) and the Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association (DUFAS).

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Recent Matters

31 December 2021

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

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.
14 September 2021

Financial group Ennia Caribe sells Banco di Caribe N.V. to United as part of its restructuring

An important milestone in the financial restructuring of the largest financial group in the Dutch Caribbean, De Brauw advised Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten ("CBCS") and ENNIA as seller on the sale of Banco di Caribe ("BdC"). Each of the target (BdC), the seller (ENNIA) and United (purchaser) are institutions with systemic importance in the Netherlands Antilles. The sale was set up as a competitive, limited auction. The sale of BDC to United Group Holdings N.V. marks an important step in the financial restructuring of the ENNIA Group, which has been under emergency regulations since 2018, and CBCS's efforts to maximize value and reduce risk for ENNIA and its policyholders.
18 August 2021

NN Group NV sells NN Investment Partners to Goldman Sachs for EUR 1.7 billion

De Brauw advised NN Group on the sale of its asset manager NN Investment Partners (NN IP) to Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for total cash proceeds of EUR 1.7 billion. As part of the agreement, NN Group and Goldman Sachs Asset Management will enter into a ten-year strategic partnership under which the combined company will continue to provide asset management services to NN Group. The combination with Goldman Sachs gives NN IP a broader platform to accelerate its growth and further improve the offering and service to its clients. It will also allow NN Group to continue its successful cooperation with NN IP and to benefit from the strengths and complementary product propositions of Goldman Sachs.

The firm's meticulousness draws praise from clients - the lawyers 'are very precise without losing time' before explaining. Another commends the firm for 'taking into consideration the tactical aspects as well as the legal aspects'. The lawyers are 'kind, helpful, available and very accurate'.

Chambers Europe, 2021

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Eva Schram

Counsel

Mariska Enzerink

Senior Associate