Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & acquisitions The lawyer and M&A

As a business owner, you may encounter opportunities to sell your business, grow your business with the help of an investor or achieve growth by acquiring another company. It is then advisable to be represented by the right advisers. We guide you through the entire transaction process, from the exploratory phase and due diligence to the purchase agreement and closing. Our M&A lawyers are decisive, flexible and creative; our approach is pragmatic. With specialists in other areas of law, such as employment, real estate and intellectual property, our M&A lawyers can form a multidisciplinary team where necessary to provide optimal support at all stages of the transaction. Do you need legal advice on a proposed sale, purchase, investment or participation? We would be delighted to help. Contact one of our M&A lawyers.

  • Assisted mergers / acquisitions
  • ParcelParcel finds international growth partner LetMeShip
  • VDVDK assisted and represented the founders of ParcelParcel in its acquisition process by the international company LetMeShip.
  • Acquisition of O-twee Accountants by Alfa Accountants
  • VDVDK assisted the selling shareholders in the acquisition process of O-twee Accountants by Alfa Accountants.
  • ROM Utrecht Region and other investors take equity stakes in Nordsol
  • VDVDK advised the investment company ROM Utrecht Region on its participation in bio-LNG technology expert Nordsol.
  • Start-up HoloMoves receives investment from ROM Utrecht Region
  • VDVDK assisted the Utrecht start-up HoloMoves in raising investment from ROM and an informal investor, in the form of an issue of preference shares.
  • Vermaat Group takes majority stake in Join Program
  • VDVDK represented Enbiun in the Vermaat Group's acquisition of Join Program.
  • Sale of Vrieshuis Lagemaat to Constellation Cold Logistics
  • VDVDK advised and assisted the seller of the shares in Vrieshuis Lagemaat to Constellation Cold Logistics throughout the sale process.
  • Expertise in mergers & acquisitions
  • National and international acquisitions
  • Venture capital
  • Private equity transactions
  • Share transactions
  • Asset/liability transactions
  • Management buy-ins (MBI)
  • Management buy-outs (MBO)
  • Business succession
  • Controlled auctions
  • Joint ventures
  • Collaborative ventures
  • Restructuring
  • Investments
  • Funding rounds
  • Start-ups/scale-ups
  • Employee participation

For the various transactions and collaborative ventures, we can help you by drafting and reviewing documents such as a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), letter of intent (LOI) or term sheet, purchase agreement, participation agreement, joint venture agreement or other collaboration agreements. We can also assist you in legal due diligence (audit or DD) and in drafting and reviewing a shareholder agreement, management agreement and financing documentation, such as a monetary loan agreement, vendor loan and related security documents (including pledge, suretyship, guarantee, escrow or capital maintenance commitment).

Assisted mergers / acquisition

ROM Utrecht
ROM Utrecht Region en private investeerders nemen belang in PLTFRM

VDVDK heeft ROM Utrecht Region begeleid bij de investering in het Utrechtse IT-bedrijf PLTFRM.

Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, Corporate Law
Dane supermarkets
Deen Supermarkets sells stores to Albert Heijn, Vomar Voordeelmarkt and Dekamarkt

VDVDK assisted Vomar Voordeelmarkt in the purchase of 22 stores of the North Holland supermarket chain Deen. The other stores have been taken over by Albert Heijn and Dekamarkt.

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Insolvency & Restructuring, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Japanese desk, Corporate law, M&A / Mergers and acquisitions
Wirt Jan
Mountain House
Insolvency & Restructuring, Real Estate & Construction, Corporate Law, Litigation
ParcelParcel deal
ParcelParcel finds international growth partner LetMeShip

VDVDK assisted and represented the founders of ParcelParcel in its acquisition process by the international company LetMeShip.

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Insolvency & Restructuring
Eric Jan
Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, Corporate Law

Specific expertise in Mergers & Takeovers

Van Diepen Van der Kroef proffer specialists in the Merger- and Takeover practice. We have in-depth knowledge of the sector and are proud to boast an extensive national & international network. Our M&A lawyers collaborate with accountants, tax specialists, civil-law notaries and corporate finance specialists. We allocate a team of specialists in accordance with client requirements.

Specific areas of proficiency include:

  • Assistance throughout the entire transaction process: rudimentary stages to closing
  • M&A transactions i.e. takeovers, participating interests, joint ventures, asset deals, asset/liability transactions, management buy-ins or buy-outs (MBO/MBI)
  • Controlled Auctions
  • Financing
  • Negotiations
  • Drafting contractual agreements e.g. confidentiality agreements, Letters of Intent (LoI), Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) or term sheets
  • Due diligence for buyer-seller in assistance or execution
  • Drafting purchase agreements e.g. share purchase agreements (SPA)
  • Drafting warranty agreements, cooperation agreements, disclaimers & disclosures
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Cooperation agreements (joint venture agreements & strategic alliances)
  • Preparation of a M&A transaction for a business e.g. restructuring or reorganisation

Clients can count on our support throughout the entire transaction process. Our litigation and arbitration specialists have extensive experience of M&A transactions and are available for any dispute relating to mergers & takeovers. These areas often concern judicial procedures relating to share purchase agreements (SPA), warranties, clarification of agreements & liability for breach of contract and subsequent (financial) compensation.

Are you in need of advice or legal assistance? We are here to help. Contact one of our M&A lawyers.

Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers

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Insolvency & Restructuring, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, Corporate Law
Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Financial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency & Restructuring, Corporate Law

Client experiences

“Making an investment in your company run smoothly and succeed requires craftsmanship, agility, openness and flexibility. The lawyers of Van Diepen Van der Kroef have that. Not just any craftsmanship, they have the skills to translate complex legal content and terms into understandable language for laypeople and in a very pleasant way. The right people to optimally guide your interests and possibilities to a great end result.”

Winnie Meijer

- Co-Founder and CFO


“Femke and her team guided us in a pleasant and professional manner with the sale of the shares of O-twee to Alfa. The negotiations on the purchase agreement were translated in a pragmatic manner with a clear understanding of what the important points are for us. Always quick on the ball, which has ensured short lines and quick responses.”

Teun den Ouden

- Corporate Finance advisor and co-founder

O-Two Accountants

“Van Diepen Van der Kroef Advocaten has advised ROM Utrecht Region on various investments from the HUL POC fund and the Participation Fund. We experienced the collaboration with Femke Jansen as very pleasant. Femke is solution-oriented, works pragmatically and quickly.”

Susan Diepstraten

- Senior Investment Manager

ROM Utrecht Region

“Femke was an indispensable link for us during the negotiations between Enbiun and the Vermaat Group regarding the takeover of Join Program. Partly thanks to her empathy, quick response and good contact with everyone involved, we closed a successful deal and we know who to call the next time we need legal help.”

Jan Willem van de Sande en Maurits Tofohr

- Founders

Power plant

“Great experience overall working with Manon in a M&A transaction. Her professionalism and expertise are best in class. A pleasant personality. I highly recommend her services.”

Ingolf Cedra

-Managing Director


“The Clarkson PLC Group were looking for M&A legal guidance in Holland. We found Van Diepen and Manon and were delighted with the quality of the advice and the attentiveness of the service we received. Despite some complexity, our transaction was completed on time and on budget – much of this was due to the professionalism and experience of the legal help we received. I would recommend Manon and Van Diepen without any reservation, and I would be very happy to use them again if another deal came up.”

David Rumsey

-Managing Director

Clarkson Port Services Limited

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