Investment Management

+ 0 other experts

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).

Contact

Related expertise

Financial Markets & Regulation

Recent Matters

27 October 2022

De Brauw advises AEGON on the combination of its Dutch operations with a.s.r.

De Brauw advised AEGON, a leading multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company, on the combination of its Dutch operations with a.s.r., a leading Dutch insurance group. The deal is valued at EUR 4.9 billion. In connection with the transaction, AEGON and a.s.r. have agreed certain arrangements regarding the provision of asset management services by AEGON for the enlarged a.s.r. group and AEGON's governance rights in a.s.r., including the right to nominate initially two members to the supervisory board with one such supervisory board member having an affirmative vote for certain resolutions, including dilutive transactions and material M&A.The deal signifies a transformative transaction for both AEGON and a.s.r., creating a champion in the Dutch pension, life, and non-life insurance markets.
7 September 2022

DataSnipper completes minority investment from Insight Partners

De Brauw acted as lead counsel to the shareholders of DataSnipper on its first venture capital funding round (Series A). DataSnipper is a tech scale-up focused on transforming the financial audit industry. It provides auditors with an intelligent automation platform to increase the quality and efficiency of audit procedures. The investment was effectuated by an offering of a minority participation to Insight Partners, a U.S.-based global software investor partnering with high-growth technology, software and internet start-up and scale-up companies that are driving transformative change in their industries.
17 August 2022

DIF Capital Partners and NN Group have launched the Dutch Climate Action Fund

DIF Capital Partners and NN Group have launched the Dutch Climate Action FundDe Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advised DIF Capital Partners on the set-up and closing of the Dutch Climate Action Fund. NN Group is a cornerstone investor with an initial commitment of EUR 125 million, and DIF will manage the fund. The Dutch Climate Action Fund will invest in projects and companies active in climate change solutions that envisage to support the Dutch energy transition. The fund is rising to this challenge by targeting investments that aim to support the reduction of carbon emissions in the Netherlands. These investments are targeted to be pioneers in their markets as well as investment in more traditional clean energy sections. The fund may invest in energy efficiency, e-mobility, energy storage and hydrogen, as well as in renewable energy generation such as onshore wind and solar farms. Renewable energy generation is expected to be a catalyst for electrification of industries, buildings and transportation, driving a significant part of emission reduction and therefore investment needs. The Dutch Climate Action Fund focuses on equity investments of up to EUR 25 million per investment. Specifically, the fund's investments target to support and promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number 7 (affordable and clean energy), number 11 (sustainable cities and communities) as well as number 13 (climate action). Actual contribution to these SDGs, as well as reporting against the progress of achieving selected KPIs in relation to these SDGs, are targeted to be assessed for each investment opportunity. DIF Capital Partners is leading global independent infrastructure fund manager with ca. EUR 11 billion in assets under management across ten closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF invests in infrastructure companies and assets located primarily in Europe, the Americas, and Australia.

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

Team

Eva Schram

Counsel

Mariska Enzerink

Senior Associate