A full-service approach to all aspects of private equity transactions across the Benelux jurisdictions

We create a care-free legal environment for investors, funds, lenders, portfolio companies and management teams by ensuring the full range of leading legal and commercial services, at the highest level of quality, with a focus on adaptive solutions that facilitate their business and help them realise an optimal return.

One integrated team
NautaDutilh's leading private equity practice consists of highly regarded specialists in M&A, finance, tax, regulatory, fund structuring and notarial services, all dedicated to combining their individual expertise into one truly integrated cross-disciplinary team. This approach enables us to offer our clients a fully integrated and seamless service on all aspects of private equity matters across the Benelux jurisdictions and together with our global network of top-class independent law firms also beyond into pan European and global transactions.

What sets us apart?
What binds us and sets our practice apart is the combination of top quality and experience with high-end international private equity and M&A transactions, and the ability to apply that quality and experience in a pragmatic and solution-oriented way across the Benelux. We strive to be a true partner and build genuine relationships with our clients by assisting and supporting them in delivering sustainable long-term growth for aspiring businesses in the Benelux.

Throughout the full life cycle of private equity investments, our clients benefit from the breadth and depth of our specialist know-how and experience in all forms of transactions such as:

  • Buy-outs (LBO, MBO), management participations, public-to-private transactions, private investments in public equity and add-on acquisitions
  • Exits via private transactions (including auction sales) or IPO as well as complex carve-outs
  • Formation and regulation of funds in the Benelux
  • Work highlights

    We assisted:

    • BlackFin Capital Partners on the sale of CED Group through a competitive auction process to Rivean Capital
    • Keensight Capital with the acquisition of Nomios (previously known as Infradata) from IK Partners
    • Keensight Capital with the add-on acquisition by RAM Infotechnology of CuraTec
    • Keensight Capital with the add-on acquisition by Symeres of Exemplify BioPharma
    • HAL Investments B.V. with its public offer for all outstanding ordinary shares in Royal Boskalis Westminster
    • HAL Investments B.V. on the increase of its ownership interest in Prodrive Technologies Group B.V.
    • NPM Capital with the add-on acquisition by Omdus Group of the Blitz Group
    • NPM Capital with its acquisition of Otolift Beheer B.V
    • NPM on the share repurchase in Kramp Group
    • Cibus Capital on the acquisition of Duijvestijn Tomaten
    • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, L.P. (LLCP) with the auction sale of SK AeroSafety to Bridgepoint
    • iCON Infrastructure on the sale of its minority stake in Verbrugge International B.V. to funds managed by TD Asset Management
    • Blinqx (a HG Capital owned company) with the acquisition of BaseNet
    • Orfeo Dental Clinics on the sale to Clinias Dental Group, a Bencis’ investment
    • Insight Partners with the sale of Bynder, a global leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM), to Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
    • Advent International with its EUR 3.85 billion acquisition of DSM's engineering materials business and its joint venture with LANXESS
  • What others say
    • ‘The M&A team at NautaDutilh are dedicated and responsive. We get their full attention when we need it, and their ability to provide strategic advice is excellent.’
      Chambers Global 2023
    The NautaDutilh team sets the standard on responsiveness and service.
    Chambers Global 2023
    • ‘Super strong team with a broad range of clients. Equally adept at being local counsel as they are at being the lead lawyers. First class.’
      The Legal 500 2022
    • ‘The team has really improved their private equity offering and with Joost den Engelsman have one of the strongest private equity partners in the market. They now have a very good market share of the larger deals.’
      The Legal 500 2022
    • ‘NautaDutilh’s ‘super strong’ private equity team brings together a combination of corporate, finance, tax and civil law notary expertise.’
      The Legal 500 2022
    • ‘First-class’
      The Legal 500 2022
    Smart and proactive; good at finding commercial solutions.
    The Legal 500 2022
    • ‘The team is very focused and helpful.’
      The Legal 500 2022
    • ‘The team provides solutions-oriented and cost-effective advice.’
      The Legal 500 2022
    • ‘Very customer-focused, always available; positive attitude to focus on solutions, not the problem; good expertise on what it takes to close an investment round.’
      IFLR1000 2022
    • ‘Deep industry expertise and years of experience position the team to provide clear and actionable advice.’
      IFLR1000 2022
    • ‘They have an excellent corporate/M&A team in Luxembourg who provide thorough advice in a commercially sensitive manner.’
      IFLR1000 2022
  • Globe Law & Business Book regarding private equity

    We recently contributed and co-authored on the Benelux Chapter in the Globe Law & Business Book regarding private equity. The previous version dates from 2019 and we have now been requested to update the chapter for the new fifth edition that will be published in the coming months.

  • Seamless cooperation within our firm

    Each deal has a unique dynamic. Our Private Equity team brings together market-leading experts from initial investment to exit in (cross-border) mergers and acquisitions, Finance, Tax, Tech , Regulatory, Data Protection and Notarial across the Benelux jurisdictions and beyond.

    A selection of the experts we regularly work with:

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