Joost den Engelsman

Portrait of Joost
Joost den Engelsman is a partner in NautaDutilh's corporate/M&A team, and co-chair of the firm's private equity team. Joost has more than 20 years of experience in M&A focusing on Benelux and international mergers and acquisitions. He acts for Dutch and international private equity sponsors. In addition, Joost regularly acts for corporates, founders and family-owned companies. Joost has a particular proficiency in leading auction sale processes.
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  • Work highlights

    Joost's recent work includes advising:

    • Advent on its joint venture with LANXESS and the add-on acquisition of DSM's engineering materials business
    • Keensight Capital Partners on its investments in RAM Infotechnology, Symeres, Locatiqs and Nomios
    • IK Partners and management on the auction sale of 2Connect to Rivean Capital
    • Astorg on its investment in Normec
    • BC Partners on its investment in Synthon
    • Carlyle on its investments in Hunkemöller and Varo Energy, and its exit from Hunkemöller
    • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its investments in ZorgDomein, Squla, SK AeroSafety, SiPM Group, NMi and Triskelion and its exits from ZorgDomein, Squla and SK AeroSafety
    • Bay Grove and Lineage Logistics on all their Benelux add-on acquisitions, including Kloosterboer
    • a consortium led by Advent and Cinven on its acquisition of thyssenkrupp's elevator business
    • PZEM (previously Delta) on the auction sale processes of its regulated grid operating company Enduris to Stedin, of its retail and multimedia business to EQT Infrastructure and its wind and solar business to Eneco
    • Royal Dutch Railways on the auction sale processes of bus and tram transport company Qbuzz to Busitalia and of construction company Strukton to Oranjewoud
    • on various acquisition by Basic-Fit and its IPO
  • What others say
    • 'He is able to connect us with experts on any matter required and is a trusted counsellor.'
      Chambers Global 2023
    • 'When things got difficult, he was able to resolve the differences between the parties and reach a compromise.'
      Chambers Europe 2022
    • 'Joost den Engelsman – first class operator. Smart, savvy and gets to the point. Real stand out.’
      The Legal 500 2022
    • 'Joost den Engelsman is a star partner. He is hands on, commercial and always available. He also has a team of top associates that work with him on all PE deals.'
      The Legal 500 2022
    • 'first-class'
      The Legal 500 2022
    • 'Joost den Engelsman is excellent and probably the best PE team lawyer in the Dutch market. He is on top of his game and not afraid to get his hands dirty. Always available and focused to make sure his team delivers top quality advice.'
      The Legal 500 2021
    • Joost den Engelsman is very experienced and knows the market and the protagonists well. He gives clear advice and is a valuable sounding board.
      The Legal 500 2021
    • 'Joost den Engelsman is a true partner to clients – he has a strong commercial mindset, delivering transactions in a pragmatic and efficient manner (with a good view on risks) as well as supporting clients through network of industry relationships.'
      The Legal 500 2020
    • 'excellent at negotiating'
      Chambers Global 2020
    • 'A great job of walking clients through market practices'
      Chambers Global 2020
    • 'He focusses on getting the deal to the finish line, even on tight deadlines. He is fully in tune with what is on the market at the relevant time.'
      IFLR1000 2020
    • 'He has good business acumen and industry knowledge and is an excellent negotiator.'
      IFLR1000 2020

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