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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5 April 2022

G Square Continuation Fund Vehicle

De Brauw advised G Square Capital I FCPR (“G Square”), managed by G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP, concerning its €500 million continuation fund vehicle in connection with the acquisition of three portfolio companies from existing funds that it intends to close. As part of the transaction, the controlling interest in Denteam Holding B.V. was reconstituted to better fit with the new fund.
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.

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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