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Vestius advises Rubicon on buy outs

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Client
Transaction
Vestius Advocaten advised the management of Rubicon regarding their buy-out transactions. Rubicon is a leading consultancy and technology company in the Netherlands which delivers cloud consultancy, innovative development services and cloud analytics solutions to large enterprises. It designs new or optimizes existing ICT based on Microsoft Technology.
Lawyers
Transaction date
July 2017
 

Vestius advises on management buyout Memphis Belle

Client
Founding shareholder of Memphis Belle
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholder of Memphis Belle with regard to the sale of its shares. Memphis Belle is a publisher of children´s books which includes titles as Dora The Explorer, Teletubbies, Hennie de Heks (‘Winnie and Wilber’), Where’s Wally? and De Kleine Prinses (‘The Little Princess’ collection of Tony Ross).
Lawyers
Transaction date
July 2017
 

Paradox Interactive acquires Triumph Studios

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Client
Founding shareholders of Triumph Studios
Transaction
Vestius Advocaten advised the founding shareholders of Triumph Studios regarding the sale of all the shares in the company to Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive. Triumph Studios is a computer game development company based in Delft, the Netherlands, founded in 1997. It has developed several games for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, such as the internationally renowned games Overlord and Age of Wonders. Paradox Interactive is a Swedish video game publisher based in Stockholm and is best known for releasing historical strategy computer games.
Lawyers
Transaction date
July 2017
Publications
 

Vestius advises ZON regarding sale of shares and co-operation

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Client
Founder/owner of ZON
Transaction
Vestius Advocaten advised the founding shareholder of ZON regarding the equity investment by Meewind and GreenChoice in ZON and the subsequent co-operation between the shareholders in the field of development and management of thermal energy storage projects. ZON is an independent sustainable Energy Service Company (ESCo) aiming to reduce the consumption of natural gas through Heat and Cold Storage installations in (residential) buildings.
Lawyers
Transaction date
July 2017
Publications
 

Het Kinderhonk sold to Kindergarden

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Client
Owner and founder of Het Kinderhonk
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholder of child care company Het Kinderhonk on the sale of all seven locations to Kindergarden Nederland. Het Kinderhonk provides high-end child care offering many facilities which increase the comfort and luxury experience of both children and parents. Kindergarden is a professional child care company founded in 1998 in Weesp, which became part of Bright Horizons in 2011, one of the biggest child care organizations worldwide.
Lawyers
Transaction date
May 2017
Publications
 

Davilex Software sold to Visma (Norway)

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Client
Shareholder of Davilex Software
Transaction
Vestius advised the shareholder of Davilex Software on the sale of their shares to (the Dutch subsidiary of) Visma Software. Davilex is a Dutch company focusing on administrative software for small and medium-sized enterprises and associations. Visma provides business software solutions to various companies in Northern Europe. Its headquarter is located in Oslo, Norway. This acquisition strengthens Visma's position within the SMB segment in the Netherlands.
Lawyers
Transaction date
March 2017
Publications
 

Vestius advises on management buyout Tenue de Nîmes

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Client
Founding shareholder of Tenue de Nîmes
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholder of Tenue de Nîmes with regard to a buyout. The buyout has been organized as a closed auction. Tenue de Nîmes is a young creative brand for denim with various boutique stores.
Lawyers
Transaction date
February 2017
 

Vestius advises on restructure of digital design company

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Client
The Dutch shareholders of Edenspiekermann
Transaction
Vestius advised the Dutch shareholders of Edenspiekermann with regard to changes in the partner group and further integration of the Amsterdam and Berlin offices. Edenspiekermann is an agency for strategy, design and communication with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore.
Lawyers
Transaction date
February 2017
 

ANP acquires news and events calendar Zapaday

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Client
V-Ventures (part of Vereniging Veronica)
Transaction
Vestius advised V-Ventures regarding the transfer of its shares in the share capital of Zapaday to ANP. ANP (Netherlands national news agency) is the most important news supplier in the Netherlands, and provides news coverage for the Dutch daily newspapers, radio, television and the internet. Zapaday offers a global news and events calendar and other flexible services in relation to the news.
Lawyers
Transaction date
September 2016
Publications
 

Uitgeverij Columbus sold to New Skool Media

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Client
Founding shareholders of Uitgeverij Columbus
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholders of Uitgeverij Columbus with regard to the sale of all the shares to New Skool Media. New Skool Media is one of the biggest publishers in the Netherlands with a focus on special interest magazines. Uitgeverij Columbus is a cross-media travel related publisher which publishes a travel magazine (Columbus Travel), administrates an online travelers’ community and exploits a (web)shop of travel guides.
Lawyers
Transaction date
September 2016
Publications
 

Bencis Capital Partners acquires majority stake in Koninklijke Buisman

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Client
Shareholders of Koninklijke Buisman
Transaction
Vestius advised the shareholders of Koninklijke Buisman regarding the sale of a majority of the shares in the company to Bencis Capital Partners, an independent investment company. Koninklijke Buisman is a developer and producer of coffee and chocolate specialties and a market leader in the field of caramelised sugar and caramel ingredients for the food industry.
Lawyers
Transaction date
September 2016
 

Vestius advises shareholder L1nda regarding investment

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Client
Transaction
Vestius advised DHG Communications Network as investor and shareholder of L1nda with regard to a second investment and the participation of Newion Investments as a new investor and its entry as shareholder. L1nda provides an online service for employee scheduling, time registration, payrolling etc. for bars, restaurants and hotels. DHG Communications Network is an independent investment company with focus on new software, digital media, online platforms and (mobile) applications.
Lawyers
Transaction date
June 2016
Publications
 

PropertyEuro receives growth capital from OOK Fonds

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Client
Transaction
Vestius advised the management shareholders of PropertyEuro and PropertyNL regarding an investment of Ondernemend Oranje Kapitaal (OOK) in the company. PropertyEuro (and PropertyNL) is an independent research centre for real estate information with a database of projects, supply and transactions of commercial property. OOK is a private equity investment firm which primarily invests in innovative Dutch companies active in the fields of Agro & Food, Creative Industry, Energy, Logistics, High Tech Systems and materials, etcetera.
Lawyers
Transaction date
April 2016
 

Vestius advises shareholders of lead generation company regarding sale

Client
Not disclosed
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholders of a web marketing and online lead generation company regarding the sale of the whole share capital to a company engaged in data processing, hosting and related activities.
Lawyers
Transaction date
April 2016
 

BB Capital invests in The Rent Company

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Client
Founding shareholder of The Rent Company
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholder of The Rent Company regarding the sale of a majority of the shares in the company to BB Capital. The Rent Company is the market leader in full service rental subscriptions of laptops and provides ICT solutions to secondary education institutes. BB Capital is an investment company which not only invests capital but also knowledge and industry experts from its network.
Lawyers
Transaction date
April 2016
Publications
 

Vestius advises Dordewar Holding regarding sale of shares in 3 PM Manufacturing

Client
Dordewar Holding
Transaction
Vestius advised Dordewar Holding regarding the sale of the shares held in 3 P.M. Holding (sole shareholder of 3 P.M. China Manufacturing) to the other shareholder, What is Next (WIN) Hong Kong. 3 P.M. Manufacturing is one of the most experienced retail display phone manufacturers in the world with over 15 years experience.
Lawyers
Transaction date
February 2016
 

Vestius advises Greenflux regarding investment

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Client
Transaction
Vestius advised the management shareholders of Greenflux regarding an investment of Brabantse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (BOM) and ICT Automatisering in the company. Greenflux is a (service) provider of management platforms for electric charging stations for cars. Greenflux delivers software, hardware and maintenance services.
Lawyers
Transaction date
November 2015
Publications
 

US based Sykes acquires Qelp

Sykes
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Sykes Enterprises with regard to the acquisition of Qelp. Sykes is a global leader in providing customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing area. Qelp is a young Dutch company which developed software used by call center employees of mobile operators, but also by consumers, for installation processes and troubleshooting on smartphones.
Lawyers
Transaction date
July 2015
Publications
 

Vestius advises Semilo on buyout

Semilo
Client
Transaction
In 2012 Vestius advised the co-founders and shareholders of Semilo in the sale and transfer of a part of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Semilo to one of the European leading companies in digital advertising. This time Vestius advised the co-founders of Semilo in the buyout procedure of its former investor. Semilo is a digital media operator responsible for the commercial operation of over 120 premium (mobile-) websites and apps and specializes in online advertisement and branded content.
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Sanne van de Kamp and Daan van Noord
Transaction date
July 2015
 

Peak Capital invests in online auction house Catawiki

Catawiki
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Peak Capital with regard to investments of the US based Accel Partners (as lead investor) in Catawiki. Catawiki is engaged in worldwide online auctioning that targets 'exceptional' items. Peak Capital is an investment fund with a focus on Telecom, media and technical companies.
Lawyers
Transaction date
September 2014 (1st round) and July 2015 (2nd round)
Publications
 

Vestius advises Flinders

Flinders.nl
Client
Transaction
In 2013 Vestius advised Peak Capital with regard to their investment in Flinders. Flinders is a (web)shop focusing on design products. This time, Vestius advised Flinders regarding the entry of another shareholder.
Lawyers
Transaction date
June 2015
Publications
See Emerce
 

Trivoor sells staffing activities to Tracé

Trivoor
Client
Transaction
Vestius has been involved as sellers’ legal advisor in the acquisition by Tracé of the outplacement/staffing activities (‘detacheringsactiviteiten’) of Trivoor. Trivoor is a Dutch company which is engaged in engineering activities and outplacement and recruitment of (interim) professionals and technical specialists. Tracé is part of The Employment Group and is a company which focuses on the training and outplacement of professionals in the field of technical services.
Lawyers
Transaction date
April 2015
Publications
See Tracé and Bouwformatie 
 

Vestius advises Vereniging Veronica regarding investment

Veronica
Client
V-Medialab (part of Vereniging Veronica)
Transaction
Vestius has advised V-Medialab with regard to its investment in Zapaday. Zapaday offers flexible services in relation to the news, such as monitoring the news and creating a shared news and events calendar.
Lawyers
Transaction date
April 2015
Publications
 

Mobiquity acquires Morgan Clark & Company

Mobiquity
Client
Transaction
In September 2013 Vestius was involved as seller’s legal advisor in the acquisition of Xaton by Mobiquity. This time, Vestius advised Mobiquity regarding the acquisition of Morgan Clark & Company. Mobiquity is a mobile engagement provider creating innovative solutions that drive business value. Morgan Clark is a Amsterdam-based company focused on technology-enabled business consulting.
Lawyers
Transaction date
March 2015
Publications
 

NRC Media sold to Mediahuis, Stichting Democratie en Media and Vereniging Veronica

Veronica
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Vereniging Veronica with regard to their investment in NRC Media. NRC Media is editor of the leading (national) evening newspaper in the Netherlands, NRC Handelsblad and the morning paper nrc.next. Furthermore, NRC Media provides access to the web based news site nrc.nl and various shopping sites and apps. Vereniging Veronica is an association active in the Dutch media world.
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Daan van Noord and Sanne van de Kamp
Transaction date
February 2015
Publications
 

Vestius advises Vereniging Veronica regarding sale of shares in Xite

Veronica
Client
V-Medialab (part of Vereniging Veronica)
Transaction
Vestius advised V-Medialab with regard to its shareholding in Fortress Media (Xite). Xite is a Dutch music television channel.
Lawyers
Transaction date
October 2014
 

Peak Capital invests in TradeCloud

TradeCloud
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Peak Capital with regard to their investment in TradeCloud, a B2B cloud-platform for mid-sized wholesale and production companies which offers supply chain collaboration. Peak Capital is an investment fund with a focus on Telecom, media and technical companies.
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Marn Vincken
Transaction date
July 2014
Publications
 

Distimo sold to App Annie

Distimo
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholders of Distimo with regard to the sale of the company to App Annie. Distimo is one of the leading companies in the field of (mobile) data analyses including analytics of apps, export of app data and measuring of marketing efforts. App Annie provides data analytics services and market intelligence for app developers and other parties.
Lawyers
Transaction date
July 2014
Publications
 

Vestius advises De Borrelfabriek

De Borrelfabriek
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised De Borrelfabriek with regard to the buyout of one of the shareholders. De Borrelfabriek is a catering company which focuses on both businesses and the private market and is known for its innovative tailor-made concept catering.
Lawyers
Transaction date
May 2014
 

Sale of Overstappen.nl and Easyswitch.nl

Client
Funding shareholder of Overstappen.nl
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholder of Overstappen.nl (overstappen.nl and easyswitch.nl) regarding its exit. Overstappen.nl and Easyswitch.nl are engaged in the field of (independent) online comparing services regarding energy suppliers, insurrance companies, etc.
Lawyers
Transaction date
March 2014
 

Peak Capital invests in Flinders

Peak Capital
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Peak Capital with regard to their investment in Flinders, an online platform and shop for design products amongst which decoration and furniture. Peak Capital is an investment fund with a focus on Telecom, media and technical companies.
Lawyers
Transaction date
November 2013
Publications
 

VPSitex acquires AK Management from AK Management Shareholders

Client
AK Holding
Transaction
Vestius advised AK Holding (Anti-Kraak, AK Leegstandbeheer, AK Services and AK Tijdelijk Verhuur) during the sale of the company to VPSitex (Vacant Property Specialists). AK is one of the largest service providers in the Netherlands regarding temporary occupation of both commercial and privately owned real estate. VPS is an UK based property specialist trusted to secure, maintain and manage vacant properties on behalf of a wide range of customers around the world.
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Daan van Noord and Bram de Haas van Dorsser
Transaction date
September 2013
Publications
 

Vestius advises funding shareholders of WeTransfer

Client
Funding shareholder of WeTransfer
Transaction
Vestius advised one of the (founding) shareholders regarding its buyout of WeTransfer. WeTransfer is a web based company which offers services to transfer files over the internet.
Lawyers
Transaction date
December 2013
 

Vestius advises Notificare

Notificare
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised the funding shareholders of Notificare and the associated investments. Notificare offers a powerful platform for smarter push notifications on smartphone, tablet, desktop etc. Notificare is also part of the Valley Startup Bootcamp in San Francisco.
Lawyers
Transaction date
June 2013
 

Vestius advises Tech53 on buyout

Tech53
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Tech53 with regard to a buyout of the other shareholder in a related company. Tech53 is a digital advertising company which offers cutting edge technology, support and services to advertisers, agencies and publishers.
Lawyers
Transaction date
February 2013
 

Axivate acquires Neckermann

Axivate Capital
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Axivate Capital with regard to the acquisition of Neckermann. Neckermann is an online (web based) department store. Axivate Capital is a private equity firm that invests in companies in the fields of Digital Media, e-Commerce, Internet, and Leisure.
Lawyers
Transaction date
December 2012
Publications
See Emerce
 

Independent broker companies AFS and IWB merge their operations

AFS
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised AFS regarding the merger with IWB. AFS Group is one of the main independent broker companies within the Netherlands with its seat in Amsterdam and branch offices in Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Lawyers
Transaction date
November 2012
Publications
 

RedactiePartners sold to FD Mediagroep

RedactiePartners
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholders of RedactiePartners regarding the sale of 80% of the shares to FD Mediagroep. RedactiePartners produces (online) content such as text, images, movies, apps etc. FD Mediagroep is a multimedia company including the Dutch leading financial newspaper ‘Financieele Dagblad’ and Business News Radio, and is part of HAL Investments.
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Daan van Noord and Marije Hendrikse
Transaction date
July 2012
Publications
 

Semilo takes over Hi-Media's activities in the Netherlands

Semilo
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Semilo with regard to the purchase of the Dutch activities of to Hi-Media. Semilo is a digital media operator responsible for the commercial operation of over 150 premium (mobile-) websites and apps and specializes in online advertisement and branded content. Hi-Media is the European leader in digital advertising and guides advertisers, publishers and retailers on the development of their digital strategies.
Lawyers
Transaction date
January 2012
Publications
See Emerce
 

Vestius advises purchaser Handed By (The Original)

Handed By
Client
Promanum
Transaction
Vestius advised Promanum in its purchase of Handed By, a Dutch company which develops, manufactures and sells original lifestyle products and home accessories, handmade, no childlabour and socially responsible, with use of recycled materials as much as possible.
Lawyers
Transaction date
January 2012
Publications
 

Audionord takes over RAF

Hi-Fi Klubben
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised the Danish Hi-Fi Klubben in its purchase of RAF. Hi-Fi Klubben operates shops for top-end stereo equipment, etc.
Lawyers
Transaction date
November 2011
Publications
See Parool and AD.nl
 

Vestius advises JUMP! Communicatie

Jump!
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised the founding shareholders of JUMP! Communicatie regarding the sale of the company to TBWA/Worldwide (Omnicom). JUMP! Communicatie is a marketing and advertising agency.
Lawyers
Transaction date
July 2011
Publications
 

Vestius advises Spring Associates regarding participation in SkyNRG

SkyNRG
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Spring Associates with regard to their participation in SkyNRG. SkyNRG is a company which is engaged in the development of bio fuels intended for the aviation industry.
Lawyers
Transaction date
July 2010
Publications
 

Peak Capital invests in Cheap Cargo

Cheap Cargo
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Peak Capital with regard to their investment in Cheap Cargo. Cheap Cargo provides web based services regarding the transportation of cargo for the lowest price. Peak Capital is an investment fund with a focus on Telecom, media and technical companies.
Lawyers
Transaction date
February 2010
 

Peak Capital invests in NPEX

NPEX
Client
Transaction
Vestius advised Peak Capital with regard to their investment in NPEX (Nederlandse Participatie Exchange), an online trading platform for (mainly) non-listed real estate funds. Peak Capital is an investment fund with a focus on Telecom, media and technical companies.
Lawyers
Transaction date
October 2009
Publications