NautaDutilh as lead counsel to long-standing private equity client Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe (LLCP Europe) assisted LLCP Europe with its fourth direct investment in the Benelux through its majority investment in SiPM Group, a pioneer in high-impact e-learning solutions for blue-chip corporations worldwide. Since its founding, SiPM has rapidly expanded its platform to over 50,000 individuals employed by over 200 blue-chip corporations in over 100 countries worldwide.
The sale process was set up as a competitive auction and allowed NautaDutilh to show the breath of its expertise on many different areas in seamless cooperation between its offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The legal diligence review coordinated by NautaDutilh included 10 jurisdictions and was finalized in a record speed of 1.5 week time. On the reinvestment documents, that were subject to UK law, NautaDutilh worked alongside the London office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions negotiations were conducted through video conference.
NautaDutilh’s core team consisted of Joost den Engelsman (lead partner), Olaf Baks (lead associate) and Oussama Chraibi, assisted by Philippe Remels and Michel Tans (Corporate M&A, Brussels) and Ken Lioen and Daan Verhaegen (Tax, Brussels).