NautaDutilh assisted BrantNew BVBA with the acquisition of the shoes and footware company Brantano from Macintosh Retail Group. BrantNew is a Belgian private venture of R&S Retail Group's owner Rens van de Schoor, supported by Dieter Penninckx (FNG Group, listed on the Brussels Free Market) and the family holding of Torfs.
Macintosh Retail Group, a Dutch bankrupt Euronext listed company, is the parent company of brands such as Scapino, Manfield, Dolcis, Invito and Pro Sport and filed for bankruptcy on 29 December 2015. BrantNew launched its winning bid and coordinated with the financing banks and the bankruptcy trustees to close the deal within a month of the bankruptcy filing. Brantano has over 134 stores in Belgium and Luxembourg and employs over 1,100 employees.
The NautaDutilh core team was led by Elke Janssens and Barbara Rumora-Scheltema and consisted of Virginie Ciers and Robert Woudenberg.
Various media reported on the deal:
- Schoenenketen Brantano verkocht (Het Financieele Dagblad, log-in required, Dutch only)
- Bescheiden oud-bankier gelooft in een toekomst voor winkelketens (Het Financieele Dagblad, log-in required, Dutch only)
- Verkoop Brantano (press release Macintosh, Dutch only)