NautaDutilh has been nominated for four awards at the 2021 Dutch M&A Awards. The firm is nominated for Best M&A Law Firm and Best Diversity Firm. Joost den Engelsman is on the shortlist for Best M&A Lawyer Mid-Market and Naomi Asscheman is up for Best Young M&A Lawyer.
NautaDutilh worked on many of the deals that were shortlisted this year. Our M&A Team was involved in the merger of PLUS and Coop, PLUS, which was nominated for Best Deal. The team was also involved on two of the deals that are nominated for Best Deal Small Cap: The acquisition by Coolblue of ServiceHouse from PONOOC and the acquisition by Ter Beke of Imperial and Stegeman.
'After an extraordinary M&A year, these nominations reflect our team's talent and grit and the wide variety of deals we were involved in', says Global Head of M&A Lieke van der Velden. 'Fingers crossed for 16 December!'
Our Capital Markets team worked on three of the six deals that are nominated for Best ECM Deal. The team assisted NX Filtration as underwriters' counsel with its IPO on Euronext Amsterdam, assisted a consortium led by Tencent on the listing of Universal Music Group on Euronext Amsterdam and assisted BNP Paribas as shareholder with the €2.2b IPO of Allfunds on Euronext Amsterdam.
'It is great to see so many deals we have worked on over the past year on the shortlist', says Petra Zijp, who co-heads our Capital Market team together with Antonia Netiv. 'We are very proud of the team, who have worked very hard in challenging circumstances', adds Antonia.
The winners will be announced on 16 December at the annual M&A Awards event at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. For an overview of all nominees, please click here.