Sybren de Beurs

Portrait of Sybren
Sybren de Beurs' practice includes public and private cross-border transactions and growth funding of emerging companies. Sybren has a sector specific focus on the tech and life sciences industry and is a trusted advisor both to incumbent and emerging companies, leveraging a widebreadth of experience in M&A, a pragmatic approach and a solid business sense.
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  • Work highlights

    Sybren's experience includes representing:

    • Tencent on Lilium's (NASDAQ) capital raise of USD 250 million
    • Liquidstack on its Series B financing
    • Accell on its EUR 1.56 billion take-private by KKR
    • Fairphone on its EUR 49 million investment from Invest-NL, ABN AMRO Sustainibility Impact Fund and Quadia
    • Sairopa on its seed financing and subsequent option and license deal with Exelexis
    • Atomico on its USD 70 million financing in Testgorilla
    • NordVPN on its USD 100 million financing from Novator Partners
    • Sanofi (Euronext Paris) on its EUR 308 mln take-private of Kiadis Pharma (Euronext Amsterdam)
    • Darktrace (LYSE) on its acquisition of Cybersprint
    • Softbank on its EUR 150 million Series C investment in Sendcloud
    • Tencent on its investments in Universal Music Group and subsequent listing on Euronext Amsterdam
    • HAL Investments on the acquisition of a minority interest in Technip Energies (Euronext Paris)
    • The Peugot family on its merger Fiat Chrysler and subsequent listing on Euronext Amsterdam
    • Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital in its investment in VanMoof
    • Mylan on its USD 22 billion merger with Pfizer division Upjohn
    • Airbnb on its EUR 53 million Series C in Tiqets
    • McDermott International (NYSE) on its merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (NYSE)
  • What others say
    • "Sybren de Beurs combines dedication and knowledge with client centricity and understanding of the client’s business and priorities. Special notice should be given to senior associate Esther Schreiber who is focused, pro-active and very knowledgeable."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "I think Sybren de Beurs is able to find a practical approach. He’s easy to connect with and communicates well."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "Large firm legal assistance, with a personal pragmatic touch by Sybren de Beurs. High skill with team members, hard working associates, broad capabilities."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "Sybren de Beurs is an outstanding lawyer, highly capable and reliable, with a very good understanding of the local and international VC, PE and M&A market, and the ins and outs of a company alike. He has been an excellent advisor to our company throughout multiple deals, and we retained his services for VC and M&A projects alike. Sybren has been instrumental for the successful closure of the deals and for helping the company scale successfully through these important stages. Besides having an in-depth knowledge of his area of practice, Sybren also has a good understanding of sustainable corporate governance and anchoring impact in investment documentation. He is a great team-player, easy and pleasant to work with."
      The Legal 500 2022
  • Qualifications

    Sybren graduated from VU University (cum laude) with a master's degree in corporate law. Sybren joined NautaDutilh in 2010, after working at the Ministry of Justice and Customs.

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