Track Record

2022

Vestius advises GIGA Storage regarding investment

Client
GIGA Storage
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Lusine Shahbazyan
Transaction date
June 2022

Transaction

Vestius advised the shareholders of GIGA Storage regarding an investment of a venture capitalist. GIGA Storage is a game changing energy storage company, combining smart technology and battery storage.

The Fabricant raises EUR 12.8 million in Series A round

Client
Greenfield One
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Lusine Shahbazyan and Sander Pieroelie
Transaction date
April 2022
Publications
See Emerce, Silicon Canals and Nordic 9

Transaction

Vestius advised Greenfield One regarding their investment in The Fabricant. Greenfield One is a Berlin-based early-stage crypto and blockchain venture capital firm and acted as lead investor in this Series A round with participation from a.o. Ashton Kutcher and the existing investors 4impact, Slingshot Ventures and Borki Fund. The Fabricant is a metaverse platform where people (including big fashion labels and famous designers) can create digital couture NFT collectibles.

Podcast publisher Dag en Nacht Media acquired by Podimo

Client
V-Ventures (part of Vereniging Veronica)
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Sander Pieroelie and Lusine Shahbazyan
Transaction date
March 2022
Publications
See press releases Dag en Nacht and Podimo, Adformatie and Villamedia

Transaction

Vestius advised V-Ventures (the investment fund of Vereniging Veronica) as the sole investors of podcast publisher Dag en Nacht Media regarding the sale of the company to Podimo. Dag en Nacht Media is considered the largest podcast publisher in the Netherlands. Podimo offers audio entertainment services including audio books and podcasts for a fixed monthly fee. V‑Ventures is an investment fund with a clear focus on facilitating free and independent press and news.

Youvia (formerly DTG) sold to FCR Media

Client
European Directories
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Lusine Shahbazyan and Sander Pieroelie
Transaction date
March 2022
Publication
See press release FCR Media

Transaction

Vestius advised European Directories regarding the sale of Youvia to FCR Media. Youvia, formerly DTG (De Telefoongids & Gouden Gids), provides online marketing services for various SMEs and works on the online presence, findability, reach and reputation of their clients. European Directories Group (owned by Triton Partners, a private equity investment company) is an online partner for SMEs offering hosting services and local search and lead generation with a scalable business model. FCR Media is the largest Belgian digital marketing agency for SMEs and freelancers.

2021

Vestius advises PropertyEuro regarding joint-venture with FD Business

Client
PropertyEuro
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Sander Pieroelie and Michiel van Haelst
Transaction date
December 2021
Publications
See press release PropertyNL

Transaction

Vestius advised PropertyEuro, publisher of PropertyEU and PropertyNL, regarding a joint venture it formed with FD Business, the B2B division of FD Mediagroep. PropertyEuro is an independent research centre for real estate information with a database of projects, supply and transactions of commercial property. FD Mediagroep is a leading Dutch business news agency.

ANP acquires press agency and data visualization platform LocalFocus

Client
ANP
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Lusine Shahbazyan, Sander Pieroelie, Sabine Chan and Lise van den Heuvel
Transaction date
December 2021
Publications
See press release ANP and Villamedia

Transaction

Vestius advised ANP regarding the acquisition of LocalFocus. ANP is the largest independent B2B provider of news and information to all Dutch media – internet, mobile, television, radio, newspapers, magazines – and to public and private organizations. In addition to news and information, ANP offers integrated solutions and content to help customers set their agenda and analyze, monitor and produce content. LocalFocus is a press agency and data visualization platform which develops software to translate data into visualizations such as maps, graphs and tables.

Vestius advises GIGA Storage regarding investment in GIGA Buffalo

Client
GIGA Storage
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Sander Pieroelie and Lusine Shahbazyan
Transaction date
November 2021
Publications
See press releases GIGA Storage (NL) and Triodos (EN)

Transaction

Vestius advised GIGA Storage regarding the investment by Triodos Energy Transition Europe Fund and funding of Rabobank in GIGA Buffalo, the biggest battery in the Netherlands. GIGA Storage is a game changing energy storage company, combining smart technology and battery storage. Eneco will lease the storage capacity of Giga Buffalo. Triodos Energy Transition Europe Fund is an equity fund with a focus on co-investments in renewable energy projects in Europe.

Healthy.Capital and MSM Fund invest in Dutch startup Clear

Client
Clear
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Lusine Shahbazyan
Transaction date
October 2021
Publications
See press release Clear and M&A

Transaction

Vestius advised the founders of Clear regarding the second investment round of venture capitalists Healthy.Capital and MSM. Clear has developed a personalized nutrition program based on real-time biomarkers with AI-driven dietary recommendations, with the goal of supporting a healthy lifestyle. Healthy.Capital invests in young, promising Dutch companies that focus on the Health & Care sector with their innovative solutions. MSM Fund (Mustard Seed Maze) is an early-stage generalist impact fund with a focus on startups solving social and environmental challenges.

Vestius advises management Vuyk regarding buy-in

Client
Management of Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman
Transaction date
September 2021

Transaction

Vestius advised the management of Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam regarding their participation in the share capital of the company. Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam is an engineering company that services the maritime industry with integrated design and engineering packages.

Holland’s biggest online youth titles join together

Client
V-Ventures (part of Vereniging Veronica)
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Lusine Shahbazyan
Transaction date
August 2021
Publications
See Adformatie, Nederlands MediaNieuws and Emerce

Transaction

Vestius advised Vereniging Veronica and V-Ventures as one of the investors of Just Another Media Company, owner of Just Another Network. With the institution of Just Another Network, well-known online youth titles such as RUMAG, VKMag, DailyBuzz, Axed, Convo, First and ParraTV have been merged into one company. Behind the initiative is a group of investors. V‑Ventures is an investment fund with a clear focus on facilitating free and independent press and news.

Vestius advises founding shareholders GreenFlux regarding sale

Client
Founders of GreenFlux
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Michiel van Haelst
Transaction date
June 2021
Publications
See press release, Computable and tech.eu

Transaction

Vestius advised GreenFlux’ founding partners Hans de Boer and Jurjen de Jong regarding the sale of their shares to DKV, as part of DKV’s acquisition of the entire company. GreenFlux helps its customers in the EV industry with charging infrastructure solutions, through their platform and software. DKV is a German mobility service provider offering fleet drivers and their organizations mobility applications for things as fueling, tolls, car washing and, as from now, EV-charging options.

Chris Oomen acquires ANP from Talpa Network

Client
Chris Oomen
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Lusine Shahbazyan
Transaction date
May 2021
Publications
See press release, NOS, Emerce and Adformatie

Transaction

Vestius advised Chris Oomen as purchaser of ANP. Chris Oomen is a social investor, philanthropist and former healthcare executive. ANP was established in 1934 and is the largest (independent) press agency in the Netherlands. Together with the current management, Chris Oomen intends to further develop and maintain ANP’s financial health while increasing its significance as an independent news provider.

Youvia sells Klantenvertellen.nl to eKomi

Client
Youvia
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman, Pieter Verloop and Sander Pieroelie
Transaction date
January 2021
Publications
See press releases Youvia and Klantenvertellen, Silicon Canals and Emerce

Transaction

Vestius advised Youvia with regard to the sale of review platform Klantenvertellen.nl to the feedback company eKomi. Youvia offers online marketing services for entrepreneurs. It is owned by European Directories, also known as EDSA, a company that provides local commercial search for consumers and lead generation to advertisers through a variety of products in online, mobile, voice and print. eKomi is Europe’s first and largest independent provider of transaction-based customer and product reviews. As a global Google partner, eKomi has collected and published more than 100 million customer reviews.

2020

ShowHeroes acquires StreamAds

Client
Fevermedia (shareholder of StreamAds)
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Daan van Noord
Transaction date
May 2020
Publications
See Emerce and Adformatie

Transaction

Vestius advised the founding shareholder of StreamAds regarding the sale of the entire share capital to ShowHeroes. StreamAds is a Dutch native video advertising specialist and leading outstream vendor in its market, working for publishers and advertisers with a full focus on native video advertising solutions. ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers. Its proprietary video platform consists of a library of thousands of unique video content clips, efficient video asset and playlist management, a sleek and modern video player, as well as cutting edge video advertising technology and in-depth reporting tools for both publishers and advertisers.

Vestius advises on funding in merger company SmartOcto

Client
V-Ventures (part of Vereniging Veronica)
Lawyers
Daan van Noord and Helger Kamerman
Transaction date
May 2020
Publications
See press release SmartOcto

Transaction

Vestius advised investor V-Ventures regarding their investment in the merger company of the two most prominent editorial analytic systems on the European media market, Content Insights (Serbia) and SmartOcto (the Netherlands). V‑Ventures is an investment fund with a clear focus on facilitating free and independent press and news. SmartOcto is the creator of Story Value Engine©, the world’s first story success predictor and calculator, which enables publishers to maximize the value of their story in relation to their content strategy and business model.

Vestius advises on sale of Genetics to IceLake Capital

Client
Founding shareholder of Genetics
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Daan van Noord
Transaction date
April 2020
Publications
See Emerce and Computable

Transaction

Vestius advised the founder of ICT-specialist Genetics regarding the sale of a significant share to New Generation Software Group, a subsidiary of IceLake Capital. Genetics offers ICT total solutions and services to the government with its main focus on the area of Licensing, Supervision and Enforcement. IceLake Capital invests in profitable companies with a strong market position that can benefit from their support in executing growth strategies.

GreenFlux sells Dutch CPO and eMSP division to Joulz

Client
GreenFlux
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Daan van Noord
Transaction date
March 2020
Publications
See press release GreenFlux and Tech.eu

Transaction

Vestius advised GreenFlux with regard to the sale of its charge point operator (CPO) and e-mobility service provider (eMSP) division to Joulz. GreenFlux helps its customers in the EV industry with charging infrastructure solutions, through their platform and software. Joulz is an energy infrastructure company in Rotterdam. The divestiture of its CPO and eMSP division to Joulz allows GreenFlux to fully focus on expanding its EV-charging platform in key markets across Europe, Asia and the US.

Vestius advises on participation in DAN.COM

Client
DAN.COM
Lawyers
Pieter Verloop, Peter Kruit and Henk Brat
Transaction date
February 2020

Transaction

Vestius advised DAN.COM with regard to an investment round of several investors, amongst which Axivate Capital. DAN.COM is an online domain trading platform that uses blockchain technology to create the most transparent, secure and fastest domain transfer service. Axivate Capital is a private equity firm that invests in Dutch and European companies in the field of Digital Media, e-Commerce, Internet and Leisure.

LNBB becomes part of Montae & Partners

Client
Montae & Partners
Lawyers
Henk Brat and Daan van Noord
Transaction date
February 2020
Publications
See press release Montae & Partners and Findinet

Transaction

Vestius advised Montae & Partners with regard to the acquisition of LNBB. LNBB is a multidisciplinary advisory organization with 12 specialists who have been advising employers, works councils and entrepreneurs about pension and income schemes for over 25 years. In addition, it supports network partners such as pension consultants, accountants and tax advisors with knowledge and tools, under the label Penformance. These will now also become available for the consulting companies within the Söderberg & Partners network, to which Montae & Partners belongs.

RB Family Capital acquires three-quarters of HBM Machines

Client
Founding shareholders of HBM Machines
Lawyers
Henk Brat, Sara Karem, Sander Pieroelie and Eliza Akopova
Transaction date
February 2020
Publications
See fd. and MIXpro

Transaction

Vestius advised the (founding) shareholders of HBM Machines with regard to the sale of three quarters of the company to RB Family Capital. HBM Machines is a family business in the machine wholesale business industry that over the years has grown into one of the largest of its kind. RB Family Capital is a Dutch investment company that invests the assets of several Dutch families in private companies, of which HBM Machines is the first.

Dutch startup Get-E raises over €2 million

Client
Axivate Capital
Lawyers
Henk Brat and Peter Kruit
Transaction date
January 2020
Publications
See fd. and tech.eu

Transaction

Vestius advised Axivate Capital with regard to the convertible loan agreement for a 2.25 million euro investment in Dutch global taxi company GET-E. Axivate Capital is a private equity firm that invests in Dutch and European companies in the field of Digital Media, e-Commerce, Internet and Leisure. GET-E is a global booking platform which provides companies the ability to book taxi transportations. GET-E is worldwide the specialist in crew transportation management.

2019

Vestius advises on participation in Zoofy.nl

Client
Axivate Capital
Lawyers
Henk Brat and Peter Kruit
Transaction date
December 2019

Transaction

Vestius advised Axivate Capital with regard to its participation during the second investment round of Zoofy. Axivate Capital is a private equity firm that invests in Dutch and European companies in the field of Digital Media, e-Commerce, Internet, and Leisure. Zoofy.nl is an online platform through which a professional (electrician, plumber, central heating engineer, handymen and other craftsmen) can be ordered for all kinds of small jobs in and around the house.

Montae and Floreijn merge and become Montae & Partners

Client
Montae
Lawyers
Henk Brat and Daan van Noord
Transaction date
December 2019
Publications
See press release Montae and InFinance

Transaction

Vestius advised Montae regarding the merger between Montae and Floreijn.  Montae and Floreijn, leading advisors in the pension, care and disability market, will continue together under the name Montae & Partners from 1 January 2020. The new organization responds to the increasing need for digital innovation, integrated employment conditions advice and the trend towards further individualization.

Vestius advises on investments in advertising technology startup

Client
socialAudience
Lawyers
Henk Brat and Peter Kruit
Transaction date
November 2019

Transaction

Vestius advised socialAudience (part of digitalAudience) with regard to an investment round of several investors, amongst which Axivate Capital. digitalAudience developed a proprietary technology that activates valuable deterministic data for digital communication experiences. Brands, their partners and data suppliers can use this to onboard their customer base into the digital ecosystem for segmentation and targeting purposes in order to identify, enrich and activate customers and prospects. Axivate Capital is a private equity firm that invests in Dutch and European companies in the field of Digital Media, e-Commerce, Internet and Leisure.

Eden Springs acquires Viteau International

Client
Founding shareholder of Viteau
Lawyers
Paul Hendriks
Transaction date
November 2019
Publications
See press release Eden Springs and Drinks Insight Network

Transaction

Vestius advised the founding shareholder of Viteau International regarding the sale of the company to Cott’s subsidiary Eden Springs. Viteau is a Netherlands-based bottled water supplier, involved in the distribution of bottled water products (such as water coolers) and point-of-use filtration services in the Netherlands. Eden Springs is European market leader, offering water and coffee solutions to more than 600,000 offices and 200,000 homes across Europe.

Söderberg & Partners acquires rights FinBase’s financial planning tool

Client
Söderberg & Partners
Lawyers
Daan van Noord and Sander Pieroelie
Transaction date
October 2019
Publications
See press release FinBase

Transaction

Vestius advised Söderberg & Partners regarding the acquisition of the IP rights for the financial planning tool offered within the platform MijnGeldzaken.nl from the fintech and financial planning company FinBase. Söderberg & Partners has its head office in Sweden and is the market leader in innovative financial analysis and advice. In the Netherlands it consists of founders Floreijn and Montae, local insurance intermediary RIVEZ, Söderberg & Partners Support and the platform company Söderberg & Partners Nederland Services.

DTG sells Suurland Outdoor to SOOOH Venture

Client
DTG Holding
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman,  Pieter Verloop, Daan van Noord and Sander Pieroelie
Transaction date
October 2019
Publications
See news release on Cision

Transaction

Vestius advised DTG Holding with regard to the sale of the entire share capital of Suurland Outdoor to SOOOH Venture. DTG offers online marketing services for entrepreneurs. It is owned by European Directories, also known as EDSA, a company that provides local commercial search for consumers and lead generation to advertisers through a variety of products in online, mobile, voice and print. Suurland Outdoor is an Out of Home media company in the Netherlands. It offers, amongst others, (led)screens for public information points and outdoor business advertisement.

Vestius advises founder of The Rent Company regarding sale

Client
Founding shareholder of The Rent Company
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman,  Pieter Verloop and Daan van Noord
Transaction date
July 2019
Publications
See Emerce

Transaction

Vestius advised the founders of The Rent Company regarding an investment of Waterland Private Equity in the company. The Rent Company is the market leader in full service rental subscriptions of laptops and provides ICT solutions to secondary education institutes in the Netherlands. The investment of Waterland will facilitate further internationalization and will enable The Rent Company to further develop as the market leader. Waterland is an independent private equity investment group and one of the top ranking businesses in the world in the ninth annual HEC/Dow Jones Private Equity Performance Ranking. Waterland currently manages a committed capital of € 6 billion. Vestius advised on this transaction in collaboration with Corporate Finance Advisor Capitalmind.

Vestius advises shareholder of Koningskinderen

Client
Shareholder of Koningskinderen
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Pieter Verloop
Transaction date
June 2019
Publications
See press release

Transaction

Vestius advised the shareholder of Koningskinderen with regard to the sale of the entire share capital to KidsFoundation. The family business Koningskinderen consists of seven childcare locations in the region ’t Gooi. KidsFoundation has approximately 350 locations and offers high-quality childcare to almost 32,000 children in the Netherlands.

Publisher Big Balloon becomes part of Gottmer Publishers

Client
Shareholders of Big Balloon
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Pieter Verloop
Transaction date
March 2019
Publications
See press release Gottmer Publishers

Transaction

Vestius advised the shareholders of Big Balloon with regard to the sale of the entire share capital to Gottmer Publishers. Big Balloon publishes children’s magazines, books and other products based on popular TV series such as Disney’s Frozen, Princess and Cars and My Little Pony, Peppa Pig, Teletubbies, Shimmer & Shine etc. Gottmer Publishers is an independent, general publishing company with a wide range of books and digital editions, spread over different imprints and genres, amongst which also children’s books.

Vestius advises GIGA Storage regarding partnership

Client
GIGA Storage
Lawyers
Daan van Noord and Helger Kamerman
Transaction date
February 2019

Transaction

Vestius advised the partners of GIGA Storage regarding their cooperation in the joint venture in order to streamline their interests and enable accelerated growth. GIGA Storage is a game changing energy company, combining smart technology and battery storage for Europe.

Vestius advises Meewind regarding buy-out

Client
Meewind
Lawyers
Daan van Noord
Transaction date
February 2019

Transaction

Vestius advised Meewind regarding the buy-out of the other shareholders of Groen Gas Almere, thus becoming the sole shareholder of this biogas plant. The fermentation installation of Groen Gas Almere extracts gas from organic waste after which it is delivered to the natural gas network. Meewind is an investment fund that invests in sustainable energy.

Vestius advises on investment in botanical beers brewery

Client
Axivate Capital
Lawyers
Henk Brat
Transaction date
January 2019

Transaction

Vestius revised for Axivate Capital the investment documentation with regard to its participation in a Dutch startup in the brewing business. Axivate Capital is a private equity firm that invests in Dutch and European companies in the field of Digital Media, e-Commerce, Internet and Leisure.

Azerion and Semilo join forces

Client
Semilo
Lawyers
Helger Kamerman and Pieter Verloop
Transaction date
January 2019
Publications
See Emerce and Adformatie

Transaction

Vestius advised the founding partners of Semilo regarding the sale of all the shares in the company to Azerion. 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. Azerion is an online platform providing media, technology and entertainment content.