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HVG and EY assisted Sailing Holland in the establishment of its professional sailing team

Description
Sailing Holland will participate with a Dutch team in the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Volvo Ocean Race is the most prestigious sailing race around the world. The start of the race will take place on October 4, 2014 in Alicante, Spain. Nine stages and four oceans later, including a stopover in The Hague, the race finishes on June 27, 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The nine-member crew will have travelled a distance of 40,000 nautical miles (72,000 km), often under the most demanding conditions. HVG assisted Sailing Holland with the incorporation of the necessary legal entities and on all other legal matters including the agreements with its sponsors.

Contact: Serge Salomé
T: 088-407 0123
E: serge.salome@hvglaw.nl

HVG and EY TAS advised Van der Peijl Groep B.V. on the sale to BMG Participatie B.V.

Description
Van der Peijl Groep B.V. operates as a technical wholesaler with 12 branches and more than 250 employees in South-West Netherlands. The company offers a wide range of transmission technology, tools and car parts to both individuals and (industrial) companies. The family business was founded in 1940 and was in the hands of the third generation of Van der Peijl. See further: http://www.overfusies.nl/deal/bmg-koopt-van-der-peijl

Contact: Martin Kaptein
T: 088-407 0116
E: martin.kaptein@hvglaw.nl

HVG assisted HCI Hanseatic Properties International GmbH (HCI) with the sale of its remaining interest in Prominus Vastgoedbeheer B.V.

Description
Prominus Vastgoedbeheer B.V. is an independent property management company which has been active in the Netherlands for more than 15 years. Prominus not only manages Dutch property portfolios for various private property funds but also the real estate of an American investment fund.

Contact: Serge Salomé
T: 088-407 0123
E: serge.salome@hvglaw.nl

HVG assisted Remondis Nederland B.V. with the acquisition of Van Kesteren Milieuservice B.V.

Description
Remondis Netherlands B.V. acquired Van Kesteren Milieuservice B.V., that is engaged in the collection of waste. Van Kesteren was part of the family business of the Van Kesteren Group located in Nijmegen. With this acquisition Remondis adds a new member to its organization in a geographical area that is of interest to Remondis.

Contact: Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld
T: 088-407 0405
E: hendrik-jan.bleijerveld@hvglaw.nl

HVG advised Topigs and Norsvin with their merge into a new combination.

Description
Topigs and Norsvin merge their R&D and international activities into a new combination Topigs Norsvin. Both companies are active in the field of R&D and international trade for the benefit of the pig breeding.

Contact: Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld
T: 088-407 0405
E: hendrik-jan.bleijerveld@hvglaw.nl

HVG advises Rodopi Holding B.V. on the sale of the shares in Editions Rodopi B.V. to Koninklijke Brill N.V.

Description
HVG advises Rodopi Holding on the sale of the shares in Editions Rodopi B.V. Since its establishment in 1966, Rodopi developed into an international and independent acedemic publishing house. Koninklijke Brill N.V. is a leading international acedemic publisher, founded in 1686 in Leiden.

Contact: Gaby Heere
T: 088-407 0424
E: gaby.heere@hvglaw.nl

HVG advises Stagro Beheer B.V. on the sale of Stagro Hydraulics B.V.

Description
HVG advises Stagro Beheer B.V. on the sale of Stagro Hydraulics B.V. to , a company globally specialized in custom-made hydraulic systems for (primarily) the maritime industry, to De Kok Beheer Hardinxveld B.V. (Neptune Marine).

Contact: Bart Wolters
T: 088-4070204
E: bart.wolters@hvglaw.nl

HVG and EY TAS adviced Kraepelien & Holm with the sale to The European Candy Group

Description
The European Candy Group (TECG), shareholder of Continental Candy Industries (CCI) takes over Kraepelien & Holm/Limecon (K&H) located in Oosterwolden and enlarges ist marketposition. K&H is a privat lable liquorice producer. EY TAS and HVG adviced the shareholders of K&H in the sales process, with which K&H realises its objectives of scale and continuity. At the same time the transaction fits the strategy of TECG to become marketleader in the private label candy market.

Contact: Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld
T: 088-4070405
E: hendrik.jan.bleijerveld@hvglaw.nl

HVG assisted Coöperative N.P.R.C. (Nederlandse Particuliere Rijnvaart-Centrale Coöperatie U.A.) in the acquisition of Overmeer Transport Group

Description
HVG has assisted NPRC, a private cooperative of 85 professional inland navigation operators, in the acquisition of the full service logistics provider for the waterway Overmeer. Overmeer is located in three countries: the Netherlands, Germany and France. Overmeer is a family company that transports dry cargo. As a result of the acquisition, NPRC increases its transport volume to eleven million tonnes of dry cargo per year. The merger forms the biggest transport company operating on the waterway of the Netherlands. Sijmen de Lange (HVG): "What made this acquisition special are the many specific market aspects considered and the incorporation thereof in the legal documentation. HVG is traditionally experienced in the market for intermodal transport. The international aspects of the targets, inlcuding the transfer of business in Germany and France, made this acquisition an interesting and a dynamic transaction."

Contact: Sijmen de Lange
T: 088-4070228
E: sijmen.de.lange@hvglaw.nl

HVG assists Amplifon with EUR 135 million bonds issue.

Description
HVG has assisted Ampliter N.V. with the issuance of bonds worth EUR 135 million. Ampliter N.V. is the parent company of Amplifon S.p.A. which is listed on the Italian stock exchange. Amplifon is worldwide market leader in the distribution and fitting of hearing aids and related services with a global sales of more than EUR 840 million in more than 20 countries. In the Netherlands, Amplifon is well known under the name Beter Horen, the market leader for hearing aids with more than 240 stores and service points. The bonds issue has taken place on the Vienna Stock Exchange whereby BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank acted as joint bookrunners. HVG has acted as Dutch legal counsel on the Dutch law aspects of the financing and the securities.

Contact: Jan Meijerman, Hjalmar
T:088-4070237
E: jan.meijerman@hvglaw.nl

HVG advises Beton Son B.V. on the legal matters of a joint venture with Spanbeton.

Description
Beton Son B.V., active in the field of production of prefab concrete bridge beams and rail products has entered into a cooperation with Spanbeton, a company specialised in the same field. Parties have decided to join forces and continue their joint activities in the production facility of Spanbeton in Koudekerk aan den Rijn. The joint venture is structured in the form of a asset deal whereby both parties have contributed their business to a newly incorporated entitiy.

Contact: Sijmen de Lange
T: 088-4070228
E: sijmen.de.lange@hvglaw.nl

HVG acts as counsel to Bureau Veritas for the acquisition of an interest in CIBV.

Description
HVG acts as advisor to Bureau Veritas, a global company operating in the field of conformity assessment, for their acquisition of an interest in Certificatie Instelling voor Beveiliging en Veiligheid B.V. (CIBV). The participation, and the resulting joint venture with seller R2B Inspecties B.V., is a continuation of an existing, long-term strategic cooperation between both parties. Bureau Veritas offers a diverse selection of services relating to conformity assessment across the globe, including measurements, inspections, validations, certifications, testing, classification, (technical) advice and training. Certificatie Instelling voor Beveiliging en Veiligheid B.V. is a reputable institution for certification which is specialized in certification of fire hazard safety and security systems.

Contact: Bart Wolters
T: 088-4070204
E: bart.wolters@hvglaw.nl

HVG advises NXC Corporation on the sale of a Dutch subsidiary.

Description
HVG advises NXC Corporation, a Korean company in the gaming industry, on the sale of 100% of the shares of a Dutch subsidiary.

Contact: Gaby Heere
T: 088-4070424
E: gaby.heere@hvglaw.nl

HVG advises the marketing organisation of Amsterdam: Stichting Amsterdam Marketing

Description
HVG advises Stichting Amsterdam Partners, Stichting Amsterdam Uit Buro, VVV Amsterdam, Amsterdam Toerisme and Congres Bureau B.V. with a merger of all their businesses and thereby the creation of Stichting Amsterdam Marketing. Parties have entered into a collaboration project per 1 January 2013 in order to realize a powerful marketing organisation for the promotion of the city Amsterdam and surroundings.

Contact: Gaby Heere
T: 088-4070424
E: gaby.heere@hvglaw.nl

HVG advises Feniks og B.V. on the acquisition of Uitvaartverzorging Könst B.V.

Description
HVG advises Feniks og B.V. on the acquisition of Uitvaartverzorging Könst B.V. Uitvaartverzorging Könst B.V. exploits a business in funeral services. With this acquisition Feniks og B.V. expands its position in the funeral services branch. The transaction took place as per 25 June 2013. This is the second transaction in the funeral services branch in which HVG assisted this year.

Contact: Gaby Heere
T: 088-4070424
E: gaby.heere@hvglaw.nl

HOYER acquires a 20% stake in the Belgian logistics provider Combinant N.V.

Description
HVG advises the international logistics company HOYER on the acquisition of a 20% stake in the Belgian logistics company Combinant N.V. HOYER acquires such stake in Combinant N.V. through the purchase of the shares of Inter Ferry Boats N.V.

HOYER is one of the worldwide market leaders in moving liquids by road, rail and sea. The family company, which has been in existence for over sixty years, has evolved in recent years from a traditional transport company to an international logistics company.

Through the acquisition of a stake in Combinant N.V. HOYER expands its market position in Belgium.

Contact: Sijmen de Lange
T: 088-4070228
E: sijmen.de.lange@hvglaw.nl

Description
HVG advises Ernst & Young Nederland LLP in connection with the outsourcing of its facility services. As per 1 June 2013, the facility services of Ernst & Young Nederland LLP shall be performed under the responsibility of AAFM Facility Management B.V., a management organization that specializes in facility solutions.

Contact: Bart Wolters
T: 088-4070204
E: bart.wolters@hvglaw.nl

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation acquires Compounds Technologies business of Tessenderlo Chemie.

Description
Together with a number of foreign law firms, HVG advises Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in Japan on the acquisition of the Compounds Technologies business of Tessenderlo Chemie. The acquisition comprises five production, marketing and technology sites in France, Belgium, Poland and China. HVG in the Netherlands and in Belgium cooperate closely in advising on the Dutch and Belgian part of the transaction.

Through this acquisition Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation expands its market position in Europe.

Contact: Jan Meijerman, Hjalmar
T:088-4070237
E: jan.meijerman@hvglaw.nl

Merger HLB Schippers with BDO Accountants & Advisors

HVG advises HLB Schippers in the strategic partnership with BDO Accountants & Adviseurs.

Description
On 1 January 2013, HLB Schippers entered into a strategic partnership with BDO Accountants & Advisors. As from this date, business units of HLB Schippers are integrated and HLB Schippers operates under the name of BDO. Within a few years, this partnership will lead to the full integration of HLB Schippers into BDO.

Contact: Gaby Heere
T: 088-4070424
E: gaby.heere@hvglaw.nl

Remondis Nederland B.V. acquires majority stake in NV Rova Bedrijven

HVG assists Remondis Nederland B.V. with the acquisition of a majority stake in NV Rova Bedrijven.

description
In January, Remondis Nederland B.V. made a strategic acquisition by taking over the shares in NV Rova Bedrijven. NV Rova Bedrijven operates from its locations in Zwolle and Amersfoort, providing services including industrial waste collection. HVG assisted Remondis in this transaction in collaboration with EY Tax Advisors.

Contact: Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld
T: 088-4070405
E: hendrik.jan.bleijerveld@hvglaw.nl

KEBA acquires majority stake in Delem

HVG advises Delem with the sale of a majority stake in Delem to KEBA.

description
HVG and EY assist Delem, the leading player in the automation for the sheet metal machinery market, with the sale of a majority stake to the Austrian company KEBA. KEBA is an international company specialised in the production of automation systems.

Contact: Sijmen de Lange
T: 088-4070228
E: sijmen.de.lange@hvglaw.nl

Hoyer takes over De Rijke’s “Bulk Liquid” division in 6 countries

HVG assists International logistics service provider Hoyer in the acquisition of the Bulk Liquid division of logistics company De Rijke.

Description
The takeover resulted in a significant strengthening of Hoyer’s market position in European chemical logistics. Hoyer takes on all 240 employees of De Rijke’s Bulk Liquid division who are currently employed in Sweden, England, France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. In addition, Hoyer takes over 1,500 tanker containers, 130 truck tractors and 300 tanker trailers and chassis from De Rijke. Hoyer is a family enterprise that was founded over 60 years ago. In recent years, Hoyer has developed from a traditional transport company into a comprehensive bulk logistics provider.

Contact: Sijmen de Lange
T: 088-4070228
E: sijmen.de.lange@hvglaw.nl

Bankruptcy of TCN

J. Westerhof is appointed as one of the trustees of the TCN group.

Description
TCN is a large real estate developer and asset manager with a balance sheet total of approximately € 600 mio. Over the years TCN has redeveloped over 1 million sqm real estate in Europe and transformed many existing buildings and areas into comfortable, functional and safe environments. TCN has invented, created and managed many surprising places. The trustees are now working on the winding up of the various assets.

Contact:
Johan Westerhof
T: 088-407 0125
E: johan.westerhof@hvglaw.nl

Buyout by De Jong & Lavino of its joint venture partner the Smulders Group

HVG has assisted De Jong & Lavino Group in the buyout of a subsidiary of its joint venture partner the Smulders Group with respect to the joint participation in the Retro Bridge Group.

Description
The Retro Bridge Group is specialized in the leasing and sale of (temporary) bridges, pontoons and Ro-Ro installations within and outside of continental Europe. The Retro Bridge Group was a joint investment of De Jong & Lavino Group and Iemants NV of the Smulders Group.

Contact: Bart Wolters
T: 088-4070204
E: bart.wolters@hvglaw.nl

Sale by APN Property Group of its real estate portfolio in Halle, Germany.

HVG has advised APN Property Group with respect to the sale of a real estate portfolio in Halle, Germany. APN Property Group is a leading real estate investment manager, based in Australia.

Description
APN Property Group actively invests in, develops and manages real estate and real estate securities, including a real estate portfolio in Halle, Germany. APN Property Group sells its real estate portfolio in Halle, Germany, legally structured through various entities in the Netherlands, to Tristan Capital Partners and PAMERA Real Estate Group.

Contact: Bart Wolters
T: 088-4070204
E: bart.wolters@hvglaw.nl

Groupe Canal+ acquires interest in Polish television station TVN

HVG assists Groupe Canal+ in acquiring interest in Polish television station TVN.

Description
On 30 November, Canal+ Group and TVN Group, Poland’s largest media company, finalized their strategic alliance to combine the Polish Pay TV business. The transaction had been signed on 19 December 2011 but required the Polish competition authority’s approval before the alliance could be implemented. At the same time, Canal+ has become a major shareholder in TVN Group. The transaction involved a deposit made by TVN of its enterprise “n” in CYFRA+ in exchange for 32% of the shares in the new Pay TV platform nc+. At the same time, Canal+ acquired 40% of the shares in the Dutch company N-Vision, indirect shareholder of 52% of the shares in TVN Group, against payment of €277 million to the other shareholder, ITI Group.

Contact: Jan Meijerman, Hjalmar
T:088-4070237
E: jan.meijerman@hvglaw.nl

Mistras Group, Inc takes over GMA Group

HVG assists Mistras Group

Description
HVG assists Mistras Group, an international company listed on the NYSE that employs 3,200 people in 82 offices and specializes in inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT), in the Dutch aspects of the takeover of GMA Group. GMA Group is a German company with 14 offices in the Netherlands and Germany, specialized in certification.

Contact: Sijmen de Lange
T: 088-4070228
E: sijmen.de.lange@hvglaw.nl

Synova invests in filter systems manufacturer Dahlman

HVG assists existing shareholders of Dahlman with the investment of new shareholder Synova.

Description
Dahlman Industrial Group B.V., manufacturer of filter systems for the petrochemical and process industry in Maassluis, welcomes a new shareholder. The American company Synova acquired a minority interest in Royal Dahlman in the Netherlands. The transaction is part of a strategic partnership entered into by both companies on 24 August. Dahlman wants to leverage this strategic partnership to strengthen its market position in the field of renewable energy.

Contact: Sijmen de Lange
T: 088-4070228
E: sijmen.de.lange@hvglaw.nl

TSR acquires remaining interest in HKS Scrap Metals

HVG provides advice in the acquisition by TSR Group of the shares held by Tata Steel in HKS Scrap Metals.

Description
TSR Group, a leading European steel and metal recycler, expands its interest in HKS Scrap Metals to 100% by acquiring Tata Steel’s 50% interest. This is the next successful step in the growth strategy pursued by TSR Group in order to strengthen its position, both from a strategic and operational point of view. Based in the Netherlands, scrap recylcer HKS Scrap Metals was the result of a joint venture between Hoogovens and Klöckner in 1993. HKS Scrap Metals has an annual turnover of approximately €400 million.

Contact: Hendrik-Jan Bleijerveld
T: 088-4070405
E: hendrik.jan.bleijerveld@hvglaw.nl

Production facility Nederlands Vaccin Instituut sold to Serum Institute for India

HVG provides the Ministry of Health with advice in the sale of the production facilities of the Nederlands Vaccin Instituut (NVI) to the Serum Institute for India (SII).

Description
NVI produces vaccines to protect against diseases including polio and diphtheria, as well as medication for the treatment of bladder cancer for the international market. SII is one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers and produces vaccines to prevent diseases including measles, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. SII sells its vaccines to 140 countries. On a global scale, one in every two children receive a vaccine that is produced by SII. For the sale of the shares in the production facilities of the Nederlands Vaccin Instituut (NVI), the Dutch State receives €32 million.

Contact: Jan Andringa
T: 088-4070312
E: jan.andringa@hvglaw.nl

Spanish Aspro group takes over Recreation Park Linnaeushof

HVG assists the Spanish Aspro group in the acquisition of Recreation Park Linnaeushof.

Description
Spanish Aspro Ocio was founded in 1991 as an owner and operator of 41 indoor and outdoor water parks, aquariums, zoos and holiday resorts in eight countries in Europe: thirteen in Spain, nine in France, nine in England, five in Finland, one in Portugal, one in Switzerland, one in Belgium, and now also two in the Netherlands. In 2008, Aspro Ocio acquired the Delta Park Neeltje Jans in Zeeland in the Netherlands. Combined, these parks attract an annual total of over nine million visitors. Recreation Park Linnaeushof was founded in 1963 by the Grijpstra family. Boasting 350 rides and entertainment attractions, Linnaeushof developed into the largest amusement park in Europe, attracting an annual total of between 250,000 and 300,000 visitors.

Contact: Gaby Heere
T: 088-4070424
E: gaby.heere@hvglaw.nl

EY takes over Beco Group B.V.

HVG advises EY in the acquisition of Beco Group B.V. and Beco Belgium N.V.

Description
Beco provides consultancy services to organizations in the area of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, ranging from strategy to implementation. Beco operates on an international scale. Its client portfolio covers a wide range and a broad mix of multinational organizations, large enterprises, medium-sized businesses, government agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations. The acquisition of Beco establishes EY as market leader in services in the area of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Contact: Bart Wolters
T: 088-4070204
E: bart.wolters@hvglaw.nl

 

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