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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4 September 2023

De Brauw advises DIF Capital Partners on sale to CVC Capital Partners

De Brauw is advising the Partners of leading infrastructure manager DIF Capital Partners on the sale of the business to CVC Capital Partners.The acquisition provides CVC with a leading infrastructure platform, directly adjacent and highly complementary to its existing private equity, secondary and credit strategies. In addition, the acquisition accelerates the growth of DIF, which will continue to operate under the DIF brand and retain independence over its operations and investment decisions. DIF will continue to be led by its current CEO and Partners. The combination creates a global private markets manager with seven complementary strategies and approximately €177 billion of total assets under management. DIF is headquartered in Amsterdam with €16 billion of assets under management, a team of over 225 professionals across 11 offices and operating two different investment strategies – the Core / Build-to-Core funds and the Core-plus funds. DIF was founded in 2005 and has built a leading position in mid-market infrastructure investments, primarily in Europe, North America and Australia.
13 May 2023

De Brauw advises Eurocommercial Properties N.V. on its Euronext Milan listing

De Brauw has advised Eurocommercial Properties N.V. on the Dutch law and regulatory aspects of the listing of its shares on Euronext Milan. Eurocommercial was able to benefit from a Prospectus Regulation exemption due to its listing on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels for more than 18 months, on the condition of the publication of a summary document. The project required elaborate work on Dutch law, corporate governance, clearing and settlement and other aspects to comply with stock exchange and clearing and settlement rules and practical requirements. Trading in Milan will start on 16 May 2023.
4 May 2023

De Brauw advised Triton Partners on the sale of Unica to Triton IV Continuation Fund

De Brauw advised Triton Partners on the sale of Unica (alongside three other portfolio companies) to a newly-formed vehicle, Triton IV Continuation Fund, which closed at €1.63 billion following a competitive auction process. Unica is a leading independent provider of technical services in the Netherlands, focused on end-to-end, sustainable solutions for utility buildings and industry. Unica is set to continue its growth journey through operational excellence and new add-on acquisitions via its proven M&A playbook. The business is further supported by market tailwinds in smart building and energy efficiency. De Brauw worked alongside Kirkland & Ellis, Thomessen and Linklaters to advise Triton on this complex multi asset fund to fund transaction, which provided Triton IV investors with a return of 3.7x on the combined invested capital, or the option to roll into the new vehicle to participate in the Portfolio Companies’ future growth.

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'.

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