NautaDutilh assists private equity house Charterhouse Capital Partners in the sale of Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvD) to EQT VI. Founded in 1991, Amsterdam based BvD is a leading global publisher of financial and commercial information, e.g. Bankscope, Amadeus, Mint, Zephir and Orbis. BvD has over 650 employees operating from 33 offices across Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region.
Charterhouse will retain a minority stake in BvD. Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area will acquire a minority stake in the company. The transaction was signed on 28 July. Closing of the transaction is expected in September 2014, subject to customary anti-trust approvals.
As with Charterhouse's acquisition of BvD in 2011, NautaDutilh works alongside Ashurst (Yann Gozal and David Carter). NautaDutilh's core team consists of Joost den Engelsman, Jeroen Preller, Wendy Guépin, Roderik de Roo, Maarten Buma, Renate Huizer, Lex Klapwijk, Kathrin Bungenberg for the Netherlands, and Dirk van Gerven, Patrick Geeraert and Karel Nijs for Belgium.
• RLPC-EQT BvD buyout backed with 845 mln euros of loans (Reuters)
• BRIEF-EQT buys Dutch company information firm BvD (Reuters)
• EQT VI Acquires Company Information Experts Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (press release EQT)