NautaDutilh assisted entrepreneurial asset financier NIBC on the sale of its equity investment activities to CommonWealth Investments. The transaction comprises NIBC’s equity investment activities, being a portfolio of minority investments in Dutch companies operating in various industrial sectors, such as the semiconductor-, software- and digital services industry, under the management of the highly experienced NIBC Investment Partners team.
The portfolio will be acquired by funds capitalised by CWI and continued to be managed by the spun-off Investment Partners team. In addition to acquiring the existing portfolio, these funds will gain access to fresh capital to support current portfolio companies and make new investments, thereby ensuring continuity of the strategy that facilitates the growth ambitions of Dutch entrepreneurs by providing minority equity.
"Navigating through legal frameworks, financial dynamics, and strategic alignments is the essence of such deals. Guiding NIBC Bank through this complex landscape was a rewarding experience," says teamlead and Corporate M&A partner Sybren de Beurs. "We are pleased to have supported NIBC Bank throughout this journey, and committed to continue assisting NIBC Bank in its endeavors," Sybren notes.
The team further consisted of Jaap Jan Trommel, Thomas Castermans, Rob Heslenfeld, Joppe Schoute (M&A), Jinne van Belle, Maaike Heijink, Martijn Vreuls, Brenno Baas, Eline Snijders (Finance), Wijnand Bossenbroek, Daan Hagelstein, Marloes van der Laan (Notariaat), Nina Kielman, Ash Beesemer (Tax), Sven Uiterwijk (Financial law), Annette van Beers (Employment), Jasmijn van Koetsveld, Dineth de Graaf, Fleur Terlouw, Mauricette Schaufeli (Competition), Sarah Zadeh (IT/Privacy) and Catrien Rozeman (DR).