Gimv acquired United Dutch Breweries

Gimv acquired United Dutch Breweries (UDB), together with UDB’s management, from Dutch investment company Egeria. The transaction was structured as a leveraged management buy-out. UDB, based in Breda (NL), is an independent beer group, owning among others Oranjeboom, 3 Horses, Royal Dutch, Atlas – heritage brands, going back to the company’s origins. In addition, UDB sells specialty beers, such as non-alcoholic beers, stout beers and dark malt beverages. UDB is strongly focused on the exports of affordable premium branded beers, bringing European quality to consumers worldwide. *

*  Marcel van de Vorst led this transaction for Gimv whilst at previous law firm.

Standard Investment acquires Dutch Bakery Group

We advised Standard Investment in the acquisition of an industrial bakery in the Netherlands for low-oxygen packed bread products with a long shelf life. This bakery was sold by Bakkersland to Dutch Bakery Group, a collaboration between Standard Investment and her partner Dutch Bakery BV.

Since the acquisition both companies operate under the name Dutch Bakery Group (DBG) and this results in a strong position as market leader in the Benelux and the established top five player in Europe for low-oxygen packed bread.

VMWare Inc.

VMware Inc. (NASDAQ: VMW) acquired all outstanding shares in the capital of Immidio BV. Immidio is a software development company for optimization of virtualization technologies in Microsoft environments. Venture capital firm Solid Ventures was one of the selling shareholders. *

*  Marcel van de Vorst led this transaction for VMWare whilst at previous law firm.

BOM Capital invests in Dutch Venture Initiative

We advised BOM Capital with its investment in Dutch Venture Initiative, a fund-of-funds aiming to boost equity investments into innovative and/or high tech early and development stage enterprises in the Netherlands.

Ceradis

We advised Anterra Capital (as manager of the interest held by Rabo Ventures) on various growth equity financing rounds of Ceradis. Ceradis develops and markets innovative environmental friendly solutions for Plant Nutrition, Crop Protection and Formulation Services in order to create safer food. Ceradis products have a patented formulation, optimal activity of the ingredients and excellent handling characteristics for the end-users. *

*  Marcel van de Vorst led this transaction whilst at previous law firm.

Updata invests in XebiaLabs

We advised XebiaLabs in relation to the $12 million investment bij Updata Partners based in Washington D.C. XebiaLabs develops enterprise-scale Continuous Delivery and DevOps software, providing companies with the visibility, automation and control to deliver software faster and with less risk.

Takeaway.com

We advised Prime Ventures on their investment, together with Macquarie Capital, in Takaway.com. Simultaneously, Takeaway.com acquired the German food delivery site Lieferando.de. With the acquisition Takeaway.com becomes the largest food delivery website in continental Europe. Previously (in 2011) Marcel advised Prime Ventures on its initial investment in Takeaway.com. *

*  Marcel van de Vorst led these transactions whilst at previous law firm.

Standard Investment acquires HE Tubing

We advised Standard Investment on the acquisition of HE Tubing, a producer of aluminum micro-port extrusion (MPE) tubes that are used in particular for automotive air conditioning systems. The company is located in Harderwijk and offers state-of-the-art production facilities. HE Tubing was formerly part of the wider aluminum extrusion operations of Sapa.

Prince Minerals acquires Pemco International

We advised Prince Minerals, a leading international manufacturer of custom designed additions and mineral products, on the acquisition of Pemco International. Pemco is a manufacturer of porcelain enamel and specialty glass additives for household appliances and a range of industrial, metallurgical and glass applications. The company has factories in Belgium, Italy, USA, Argentina and Brazil. Niels Hofkes acted as coordinating counsel in this international transaction.