Investor: RTL Ventures
Venture Capital Participation
Reinier Bax advised Flinders a fast growing on-line designer furniture store on the participation by venture capital investor RTL Ventures.
Heussen Law acted for RTL Ventures.
Gerben den Hertog advised Tapcore – a company that develops solutions that enable mobile developers to monetize pirated copies of mobile applications through advertising – on the participation of a majority stake in Tapcore by Airpush. Airpush provides a mobile advertising platform for the advertisers.
DLA Piper acted for Airpush
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Sellers: Shareholders Aviateur
Purchaser: Biscuit International
Target: Aviateur Group of Companies
Reinier Bax and Gerben den Hertog acted as advisor to the sellers on the sale of Aviateur, a producer of cookies and cakes manufactured in six locations with over 350 employees and a turnover of EUR 105 million. The purchaser is a French private equity owned competitor, Biscuit International.
Simmons & Simmons acted for the purchaser.
Seller: Majority Shareholders Tolsma-Grisnich group
Purchaser: Minority Shareholder/Management
Gerben den Hertog assisted the management (minority shareholder) with the management buy-in and the subsequent sale of a minority stake in the Tolsma-Grisnich group of companies by the management to investor Wadinko. Tolsma-Grisnich Group is an internationally operating company that offers total solutions in the field of conservation and handling of agricultural products.
Biesheuvel Jansen acted for the majority shareholders and Loyens & Loeff acted for Wadinko.
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Keesing is the largest publisher of puzzle magazines in Europe. Wenckebach has a long standing relationship with Keesing and provides a number of services to Keesing, including litigation, advice on intellectual property rights, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and M&A transactions.
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Sellers: Shareholders Scholte & de Vries Estoppey
Target: Scholte & de Vries Estoppey
Reinier Bax advised the sellers on the sale of Scholte & de Vries Estoppey to Isero. Isero is owned by the Irish Grrafton Group, a publicly listed international distributor of building materials. Scholte & de Vries Estoppey is an independent distributor of building materials operating from four locations within the Netherlands.
Allen & Overy acted for the purchaser.
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Sellers: Shareholders Ngage Media
Target: Ngage Media
Reinier Bax advised the sellers on the sale of Ngage Media to Ocean. Ocean is a premium out-of-home media company listed at the London Stock Exchange. Ngage Media is a leading independent out-of-home media company that operates as advertising portfolio with large full motion digital screens across the whole of the Netherlands.
DLA Piper acted for the purchaser.
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Infomedics is a factoring and clearing house for the para-medical industry and has a turn-over in excess of EUR 53 million. Wenckebach has a long standing relationship with Infomedics and advises Infomedics on all legal aspects relating to its business (the drafting and negiotiating of various commercial contracts, litigation and M&A transactions).
Seller: CROMA-PHARMA GmbH
Purchaser: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
Company: CROMA-PHARMA GmbH
Gerben den Hertog advised – in cooperation with the Austrian law firm Dorda Brugger Jordis – the seller on the sale of the ophthalmology and orthopaedics division of CROMA-PHARMA GmbH to
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. The acquired divisions have presence in Western Europe, Asia and North America, and were housed under the Dutch part of Croma-Pharma.
Gerben furthermore assists and advises Croma Nederland on an ongoing basis on its various contracts.
Participations/Joint Ventures/Participation Plan
Gerben den Hertog acts as the trusted advisor of the YGroup. The YGroup is a fast growing firm focusing on strategy development, analytics, execution and partnerships. Gerben advised various group companies of the YGroup on different transactions, participations and disposals.
The YGroup was assisted by Gerben in the sale and acquisition of a majority stake in YDatalytics to and from Antuit Investments (a group company of Goldman Sachs in Asia).
Ropes & Gray LLP, Loyens & Loeff and Stibbe acted for Antuit.
The YGroup was assisted by Gerben with the establishment of several joint ventures, amongst others in Spain, Scandinavia and the United Arab Emirates.
Gerben advised on the restructuring of the group and prepared in close cooperation with the management of YGroup a participation (stock incentive) plan for its (senior) partners.