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  • 18-11-2011


NautaDutilh is advising the ForFarmers Group on its proposed acquisition of the animal feed activities of Nutreco in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

The purchase of the activities of Hendrix and the other operating companies will create one of the biggest animal feed companies in Europe with sales of more than 6 million tonnes of feed. The merging of these two companies will create a company with:

  • 4.5 million tonnes of compound feed
  • 1,500 employees and
  • a turnover of 6 billion euro

The closing of the transaction depends on the approval of the (European) competition authorities and a successfully concluded employee participation programme. 

ForFarmers is being assisted by a Corporate M&A team led by Gaike Dalenoord. The team also consists of Christiaan de Brauw, Gerard Carrière, Ruud Smits, Rogier Stevens and Bart van Kempen. Also involved in the transaction are Herman Speyart, Mart Kneepkens and Babs van der Heijden (competition law), David Viëtor, Florence Elias en Niels Hagelstein (finance), Homme ten Have and Gijs van Nes (employment law) and Arthur van Rossem (environment). 

NautaDutilh Belgium, led by Elke Janssens, is advising ForFarmers on the Belgian part of the proposed transaction and we are working with Noerr LLP on the German part.

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