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Business acquisitions, mergers and sales

The lawyers at Fruytier have extensive experience and legal expertise in supervising mergers, divisions and business acquisitions. These are often cross-border, for which we use our foreign partners from the LAW network. We are often involved in – supervising – the sale of our clients’ businesses and, if necessary, we do so in consultation with other professionals. Examples include accountants, tax or corporate finance consultants, so that we do not lose sight of the financial and tax interests of our clients. Our specialists provide advice on setting up joint ventures, organizing management buy-outs/management buy-ins and they advise on what are often difficult acquisitions, like family businesses for example.

Assistance with a business acquisition

This may include assisting clients in conducting due diligence investigations during business acquisitions, maintaining contact with prospective buyers and sellers and drafting letters of intent (LOI). We also regularly act as consultants for share transactions, asset/liability transactions, SME takeovers and similar transactions. We believe it is important that mergers and acquisitions are not made more complicated than necessary and that efficiency is paramount. We take all our clients’ interests into account, because we have the necessary disciplines on board. What characterizes the lawyers at Fruytier Lawyers in Business is their creative and pragmatic attitude and their knowledge of entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Our lawyers assist with business acquisitions, mergers and sales

Our merger and acquisition specialists are Marcel Fruytier, Jop Fellinger and Myrddin van Westendorp. If you would like additional information or tailor-made advice, please contact us. We are happy to make an appointment with you for an exploratory, no-obligation meeting. Some examples of our activities in the area of law of mergers and business acquisitions:

  • In mid-2018, Fruytier assisted a large independent tank management business with its sale.
  • At the beginning of 2017, Fruytier advised a Dutch company active in tank construction on the acquisition of a high-end manufacturer of technical parts;
  • In the summer of 2016, Fruytier supervised an asset acquisition by a Dutch holding company of activities in the energy sector in Italy;
  • In 2016, Fruytier assisted a company active in the rental/lease of means of transport in the sale of a minority interest to a French company;
  • In 2016, Fruytier assisted a company in the negotiations for the acquisition of a freezing centre in the Netherlands;
  • At the end of 2016, Fruytier negotiated a full sale of shares for a high-end bicycle parts manufacturer;
  • In the spring of 2016, Fruytier advised the owner of a trust company on the sale of his shares to the other shareholders;
  • At the end of 2015, Fruytier supervised an acquisition for a supplier of biogas systems;
  • In 2015, Fruytier advised on the purchase of a renowned Amsterdam hotel and associated property;
  • In 2015, Fruytier assisted an international start-up and advised on setting up a Dutch holding structure;
  • In 2015, Fruytier advised a company on the acquisition of the Western European gas activities of a global oil group;
  • In 2015, Fruytier assisted a company active in the energy sector during the negotiations on the purchase of activities;
  • In mid-2014, Fruytier advised a building engineering company on the sale of certain business units;
  • In 2014, Fruytier advised a company active in tank construction on the negotiations regarding the acquisition of a Spanish company;
  • In 2014, Fruytier assisted a company active in the chip sector (semiconductor) during the sale of certain business units;
  • In 2014, Fruytier advised a company active in technical systems on the acquisition of business units from an industry peer;
  • At the beginning of 2014, Fruytier advised on the sale of shares in a company active in childcare;
  • In the summer of 2014, Fruytier supervised a highly successful restart from bankruptcy of a client in the metal and technology industry;
  • In the spring of 2014, Fruytier’s merger and acquisition team supervised the participation of an English investor in a Dutch company that operates an online ticket shop;
  • In early 2014, Fruytier advised a Chinese biotech company on a participation in a Dutch company;
  • At the end of 2013, Fruytier advised on a management buy-out;
  • At the end of 2013, Fruytier advised an English multinational in the healthcare sector about the acquisition of a Dutch industry peer;
  • In 2013, Fruytier assisted a Chinese client from the automotive industry in the acquisition of a large property project in the Netherlands;
  • In mid-2013, Fruytier supervised the buy-out of a co-shareholder;
  • In 2013, Fruytier advised a listed Australian multinational on the sale of its Dutch activities;
  • At the end of 2012, Fruytier advised a company active in the chemical sector about the acquisition of an industry peer;
  • In mid-2012, Fruytier advised on the sale and transfer of assets of a Dutch company to a German buyer;
  • In the summer of 2012, Fruytier advised a Dutch company on the sale of a cinema and catering company;
  • In the summer of 2012, Fruytier advised a Dutch gas supplier on the acquisition of the Dutch and Belgian activities of an industry peer;
  • In 2012, Fruytier advised a Czech/Dutch company active in the chemical sector about the restructuring of its international organization;
  • At the beginning of 2012, Fruytier advised and assisted a Dutch company active in the storage sector during the acquisition of an English industry peer and the relocation of its business activities from England to the Netherlands;
  • At the beginning of 2012, Fruytier advised a Dutch company on the sale of its camping and catering business.
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