Our lawyers understand the dynamics and value drivers of a private equity transaction.

AKD's Private Equity team enjoys a strong reputation in the mid-market segment and counts various private equity funds, venture capital funds and large single-family offices among its clients, advising them on investments, exits, management participations and W&I aspects. A full-service approach enables the team to advise on all aspects of a transaction, and with AKD's in-house civil-law notaries and tax advisers standing by, our assistance covers the entire transaction process, from start to closing.

Clients are highly appreciative of our integrated Leveraged Finance team, which has vast experience in structuring and negotiating acquisition financing.

We assist our clients in a variety of investments, including:

  • Cross-border M&A
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Bankruptcy and other distressed M&A asset acquisition
  • Carve-out transactions
  • Consortium bidding

AKD acts in platform deals as well as add-on acquisitions, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

In addition to being mandated by buying or selling PE funds, we regularly act for founders making a partial or full exit to private equity.  

Our lawyers frequently represent incumbent management that rolls over as part of a - primary or secondary - private equity investment involving the negotiation and recording of a Management Incentive Plan. AKD's Private Equity team works closely together with our tax advisers and employment lawyers.

Our deal experience is beyond doubt, as AKD can frequently be found topping or ranking highly on the league tables showing the law firms closing the most transactions.

Impartial appreciation
The Private Equity team has been recognised for years by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR, and has won several awards over the years.

Due diligence
Combining forces with other practice groups within the firm, the Private Equity team is able to provide expert and practical advice on all legal aspects of a proposed acquisition. AKD's size enables us to respond swiftly and submit our due diligence reports efficiently, thereby meeting our client's highest expectations. Correspondingly, we can also form smaller teams to work on specialist assignments.

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