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Stek victorious for USG before ACM in dispute with TenneT

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Patou Courtens

Stek has successfully represented Utility Support Group (USG) B.V. (“USG”), the utility joint venture for the Chemelot chemical industry cluster, in a dispute resolution procedure before the Authority for Consumers and Markets (“ACM”), the national regulatory authority in the Netherlands under the internal market directives for energy. USG had submitted a complaint against TenneT TSO B.V. […]

Stek advises banks on refinancing of Schiphol

Lawyers:
Frans Haak
Claudia van Randeraat

Stek has advised ING as coordinator and sustainability coordinator and ABN AMRO Bank, BNP Paribas, ING Bank, NatWest, Rabobank and SMBC as bookrunning mandated lead arrangers in the EUR 400 million revolving credit facility for Schiphol. The margin of the RCF is partly linked to the performance by Schiphol on five ESG related Key Performance Indicators. […]

Stek advises shareholders Simpel on acquisition by T-Mobile

Lawyers:
Dierik Cras
Michaël Rijnja
Tom van den Bosch
Ruben Elkerbout
Berend Reuder
Mattijs Baneke

T-Mobile is set to acquire Simpel from its founder and CEO Jasper de Rooij and private equity investor Parcom. Stek has advised the shareholders of Simpel during the acquisition process, resulting in the signing of the share purchase agreement last week. The proposed acquisition is subject to ACM approval. Our Competition team assists Simpel […]

Stek advises HMS Industrial Networks AB on the acquisition of a majority share in Ekitec Holding and Procentec

Lawyers:
Jasper Stek
Michaël Rijnja
Harry Stamps

HMS Industrial Networks AB has acquired a majority share in Ekitec Holding and its subsidiary Procentec. Procentec is a world leader in innovative and technical solutions and services for industrial networks. As a strategic partner Procentec will remain a separate entity within HMS Industrial Networks AB. HMS Industrial Networks AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

Stek advises Mirage Retail Group in negotiations on acquisition of BCC from Fnac Darty

Lawyers:
Jeroen Timmermans
Ruben Elkerbout
Paulien Boiten
Mattijs Baneke
Lodewijk Vonken
Harry Stamps
Merijn Walker

Fnac Darty and Mirage Retail Group have announced that they have entered into exclusive negotiations for the envisaged acquisition by Mirage Retail Group of BCC. BCC is a well-established and longstanding consumer electronics brand in the Netherlands. Mirage is the retail platform behind a number of trusted retail formats in the Netherlands, including Blokker, Big Bazar […]

Stek advises the Belgian private equity fund Dynamica and its portfolio company Foresco Packaging on the acquisition of FHG Production Holding

Lawyers:
Ruben Tros
Rim Roomberg
Harry Stamps

Foresco Packaging has acquired the shares in FHG Production Holding from Faber Halbertsma Group. FHG Production Holding in turn holds the shares in various subsidiaries. The group is active in the production of series of cases and pallets and operates sites in the Netherlands and Belgium. Foresco Packaging is the Belgian market leader in tailor-made wooden […]

Stek advises CB Insights in acquisition of Blockdata

Lawyer:
Jeroen Timmermans

CB Insights, a US company which enables the world’s leading companies to make smarter technology decisions, has acquired Blockdata, a Netherlands-based software company that tracks the global blockchain economy. Blockdata provides differentiated data and predictive insights on the growing but increasingly complex blockchain and distributed ledger technology ecosystem. Stek advised CB Insights in this transaction.
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Stek advises Assa Abloy on EU Commission remedies sale of Record Holding to FAAC

Lawyers:
Elias Ram
Rim Roomberg
Maarten van der Graaf

As part of the remedies offered to the EU Commission in connection with the acquisition by Assa Abloy of Agta Record, Assa Abloy has sold certain of the businesses of the consolidated group, including Dutch Agta Record subsidiary Record Holding Nederland, to FAAC. Assa Abloy is a Swedish based global leader in access solutions operating worldwide […]

Stek advises Abacus on its acquisition of Pluripharm

Lawyers:
Jasper Stek
Tom van den Bosch
Ruben Elkerbout
Mattijs Baneke

Danish pharmaceutical supplier Abacus Medicine A/S has acquired Dutch pharmaceutical wholesaler Pluripharm Group. The group is one of four leading pharmaceutical wholesalers in the Netherlands with a full line of medicines, medical devices and services. Stek advised on the acquisition including the merger control proceeding before the Dutch Competition Authority.
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Stek advises Saab on sale of QPS

Lawyers:
Michaël Rijnja
Elias Ram
Maarten van der Graaf

Saab AB sold its Dutch subsidiary Quality Positioning Services (QPS) to Total Specific Solutions. QPS is a a provider of hydrographic software solutions within the global maritime industry. QPS makes and delivers maritime geomatics software and services. Saab AB serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security. Stek […]

Stek victorious for Enexis in landmark appeal on scarcity of electricity transport capacity

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Stephanie Dielemans
Bart van Oorschot

Stek has successfully represented energy distribution company Enexis in appeal before the Court of Appeal Den Bosch against a preliminary relief judgement in which Enexis had been ordered to make an offer for a new connection with a guaranteed transport capacity of 60 MW. Enexis argued in appeal that it had complied with with its connection […]

Stek advises NVB: a unique step in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism

Lawyers:
Ruben Elkerbout
Linde Bremmer

Five Dutch banks (ABN AMRO, ING, Rabobank, Triodos Bank and de Volksbank) have decided to establish Transaction Monitoring Netherlands (TMNL), a project in the collective fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The TMNL initiative is a welcome addition to the banks’ individual transaction monitoring activities. TMNL will focus on identifying unusual patterns in […]

Stek advises Stork on the sale of equipment rental business EQIN

Lawyers:
Ruben Tros
Elias Ram
Herman Wamelink

Stek advises Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, on the sale of EQIN, Stork’s professional equipment rental business in Europe, to VE Partners, a Netherlands-based private equity firm. This intended transaction is pending final approval by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). After final ACM approval, Stork and the new owner VE Partners […]

Stek victorious for Liander before Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry

Lawyers:
Stephanie Dielemans
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has successfully represented energy distribution company Liander in appeal before the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry (CBb). The appeal was directed against a dispute resolution decision of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) in which a complaint of a party connected to the electricity grid of Liander was upheld. In that decision […]

Stek advises EVS Broadcast Equipment on acquisition of broadcast network infrastructure specialist Axon

Lawyers:
Fleur Vlassak
Michaël Rijnja
Jasper Stek

Stek advised EVS Broadcast Equipment on its acquisition of leading broadcast and media infrastructure specialist Axon. The acquisition of Axon will position EVS as the only technology company able to provide a comprehensive modern media infrastructure solution and allows EVS to further expand its global footprint and leverage its international presence to accelerate the reach of […]

Stek advises Gebr. Heinemann and Casualfood on joint venture Smartseller

Lawyers:
Berend Reuder
Linde Bremmer

Leading travel retailer Gebr Heinemann and travel food specialist Casualfood have partnered to create joint venture Smartseller that will integrate travel retail and food service in one concept. Smartseller will target small and mid-sized airports in Europe with a pilot project set to begin at Münster Osnabrück Airport. Expansion and roll-out at other sites throughout Europe […]

Stek advises Audax on the acquisition of Bookspot

Lawyers:
Jeroen Timmermans
Paulien Boiten

Audax Digitaal has acquired online retailer BookSpot from Novamedia. BookSpot has an in-depth e-commerce expertise and is active on the Dutch and Belgium market selling books, e-books, music, films, series and games. Audax is a business platform for logistics retail with a focus on creating, marketing, distributing and selling print media, other products and services. Stek […]

Stek advises 3I Infrastructure and its portfolio company JOULZ on acquisition of electric charging business

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Ruben Tros
Tom van den Bosch

Stek advised 3i Infrastructure and its portfolio company Joulz on its acquisition of the electric charging and e-mobilty service provider business of GreenFlux. The transaction included a pre-completion carve-out of the charging business by GreenFlux. The operations will be continued by Joulz under the name Joulz Laadoplossingen B.V. With this acquisition, Joulz increases its position as […]

Stek successful in rejecting multi million claims against former shareholders of HKB Bank

Lawyers:
Gerben Smit
Judith de Groot

Stek has successfully assisted two former (major) shareholders of the German HKB Bank GmbH in two proceedings before the Amsterdam District Court. In these proceedings, tens of millions of euros in damages were claimed from these former shareholders for alleged unlawful acts and breach of contract. The Amsterdam District Court rejected the claims in both proceedings […]

Stek successfully represented Schakelring, De Riethorst Stromenland and Volckaert in the second phase ACM merger control procedure

Lawyers:
Berend Reuder
Linde Bremmer

Stek has successfully represented the three healthcare providers Schakelring, De Riethorst Stromenland and Volckaert in the second phase merger control procedure before the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM). The ACM cleared the merger within 13 weeks, making it one of the fastest second phase decisions for healthcare mergers in the ACM’s history.
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Stek victorious for Stedin in precedent-setting liability dispute

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Patou Courtens

Stek has successfully represented distribution company Stedin in civil litigation initiated by a housing corporation. The housing corporation sued for consequential damages, including lost rental income, caused by alleged late completion of household electricity connections. By judgment of 22 January 2020 the Rotterdam District Court ruled that Stedin can invoke the exclusion of liability for indirect […]

Stek advises Brabant Water on the sale of Hydreco Geomec to ENGIE

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Ruben Tros
Paulien Boiten
Vincent van der Gaag

Investor in sustainable energy ENGIE Services Nederland has acquired Hydreco Geomec from HydroCare, a subsidiary of Brabant Water. Hydreco Geomec is a rapidly growing company in the field of geothermal heat development and production with a solid mission: to contribute to the transition to sustainable energy with geothermal heat in the Netherlands. The acquisition will strengthen […]

Stek advises Audax on the acquisition of Bruna

Lawyers:
Jeroen Timmermans
Ruben Elkerbout
Mattijs Baneke
Paulien Boiten
Harry Stamps
Tom Heurkens
Esin Cumert

Audax Groep has acquired franchise- and retail formula Bruna from Shared Stories Group. Bruna is a Dutch retailer operating 273 shops (including the franchise formula) in the Netherlands, selling inter alia (children’s) books, e-books, magazines, newspapers, gift cards, greeting cards and paper- and writing materials. Audax is a business platform for logistics retail with a focus […]

Stek advises Kuehne + Nagel on the acquisition of Rotra’s overland and logistics activities

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Michaël Rijnja
Berend Reuder
Linde Bremmer
Tom van den Bosch
Esin Cumert

Kuehne + Nagel has acquired Rotra’s overland and logistics activities of Rotra. Rotra is a leading family-owned logistics service provider with branches in the Benelux and Romania and a fleet of over 200 trucks. The inland, seafreight and airfreight activities do not form part of the transaction. Kuehne + Nagel is a Swiss listed global logistics […]

Stek successful for Enduris in dispute with Arkema

Lawyer:
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has successfully represented regional energy distribution company Enduris in an appeal before the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry (CBb) brought by chemical company Arkema. Arkema appealed the decision of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) in a dispute resolution procedure in which ACM had dismissed the complaint of Arkema and ruled that […]

Stek advises ING Corporate Investments and Nunner Logistics

Lawyers:
Ruben Elkerbout
Linde Bremmer

ING Corporate Investments, ING’s investment division, has acquired a stake in logistics service provider Nunner Logistics. Nunner Logistics is an innovative logistics service provider that has experienced strong growth in Europe and Asia in recent years. The group currently has around 30 branches in Europe and five in China. The investment by ING will enable Nunner […]

Stek successful for energy distribution companies in appeal over network tariffs 2017-2021

Lawyers:
Stephanie Dielemans
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has successfully represented the regional electricity and gas distribution companies, through their representative organization Netbeheer Nederland, in an appeal before the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry (CBb) against the method decisions electricity and gas for the years 2017-2021 of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). The appeal concerned the level of the […]

Stek advises Rabobank on the (re)financing of Plantise

Lawyers:
Frans Haak
Bart-Jan Heijnen

Stek has advised Rabobank on the (re)financing of Plantise (one of the largest plant breeders in the Netherlands which originates from a merger between the plant breeders Leo Ammerlaan, Van der Lugt and Grow Group). Plantise will, amongst others, use the financing to further develop their international ambitions.
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Stek represents WeTransfer in secondary funding round

Lawyers:
Maarten van der Graaf
Rim Roomberg

WeTransfer, the Amsterdam-headquartered company that is best known for its file-sharing service, has announced a €35 million secondary funding round. Stek represented WeTransfer in this transaction. The investment is led by European growth equity firm, HPE Growth, with significant participation from existing investor Highland Europe.
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Stek advises ELMA on USD 45M investment in Carepay International

Lawyer:
Jasper Stek

Impact investor ELMA Investments, together with private equity fund IFHA and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs via PharmAccess Group, has invested USD 45 million in Dutch – African enterprise CarePay International. CarePay offers a fast growing mobile telephone platform in Kenya, Tanzania en Nigeria for healthcare payments between funders, healthcare providers and patients. So far, […]

Stek advises Nuts Groep on the acquisition of Robin Mobile

Lawyers:
Michaël Rijnja
Jeroen Timmermans
Fleur Vlassak

Nuts Groep, the fourth energy supplier in the Netherlands, has acquired all shares in Robin Mobile, a mobile telecom provider. Robin Mobile was founded in 2013 by Wilfred Rottier and was the first SIM-only provider that introduced an ‘unlimited’ offer whereby customers pay a fixed monthly amount for unlimited data, text messages and calling minutes. Nuts […]

Stek advises on the sale of shares in Rooftop Energy to NPM Capital

Lawyers:
Jasper Stek
Michaël Rijnja
Fleur Vlassak

The Dutch investment company NPM Capital has acquired a majority share in Rooftop Energy Group, a company active in the business of designing, financing, owning and operating solar power installations on rooftops of primarily non-residential properties in the Netherlands. The founders of Rooftop Energy Group, Leendert Florusse and Raymond Steenvoorden, remain a shareholder and remain active […]

Stek advises Corendon Holiday Group on the envisaged sale of the tour operator and Dutch airline Corendon to Triton

Lawyers:
Dierik Cras
Michaël Rijnja
Ruben Elkerbout
Mattijs Baneke
Tom van den Bosch

The Swedish investment firm Triton and Corendon Holiday Group have reached preliminary agreement on the sale and transfer of all shares in Corendon Holding to a portfolio company of Triton. Through the same portfolio company, Triton has recently acquired all shares in the leading European tour operator Sunweb. Corendon Holding is the parent company of the […]

Stek advises Templafy on the acquisition of iWriter

Lawyers:
Jasper Stek
Tom van den Bosch
Fleur Vlassak

The Danish global market leader in template management software Templafy ApS has acquired the Dutch-based brand identity and template management software provider Master IT Solutions B.V., acting under the name iWRITER. Both Templafy and Iwriter give access to Microsoft Office templates in PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Excel. By acquiring iWRITER, Templafy has added 1,200 business customers […]

Stek advises Audax Groep in acquisition of De Marskramer

Lawyers:
Jeroen Timmermans
Paulien Boiten

Audax Groep B.V. has acquired franchise- and wholesale organization De Marskramer B.V. from Blokker Holding B.V. De Marskramer B.V. owns the franchise formulas Marskramer, Prima, Novy and Toys2Play – a total of 92 stores – and provides wholesale activities. Stek has advised Audax Groep B.V. on this acquisition.
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