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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.
As a result […]

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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Stek advises Stedin Groep on the auction sale of Joulz to 3i Infrastructure

Lawyers:
Ruben Tros
Reijnoud Homveld
Vincent van der Gaag
Paulien Boiten
Jan Erik Janssen
Herman Wamelink
Stephanie Dielemans
Patou Courtens

Stek advised Stedin Group on the sale of Joulz through a controlled auction process to 3i Infrastructure for a purchase price of EUR 310.4 million. Prior to the transaction process, a carve-out of Joulz from the Stedin Group was effected. Joulz consists of two business units, Joulz Infradiensten and Joulz Meetbedrijf. Joulz Infradiensten Infrastructure Services facilitates […]

Head Mares Group acquires majority stake in liveaboard.com

Lawyer:
Maarten van der Graaf

Stek acted for Head Mares in its acquisition of a majority stake in liveaboard.com, an online booking platform to book diving vacations. The Head Mares Group is one of the leading manufacturers for tennis rackets, ski’s, snowboards etc. under the “HEAD” brand and also manufactures and sells scuba diving equipment under the “MARES” brand. Mares owns […]

Stek advises Gamma in acqusition of Nimsys

Lawyer:
Jasper Stek

English IT service provider Gamma Communications PLC (listed at the LSE) has acquired Nimsys, an independent Dutch provider of IT services with a focus on multitenant buildings. Stek advised Gamma in this transaction.

Stek advises Cape Investment Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in FoundOcean and Cape Holland

Lawyer:
Jeroen Timmermans

Stek advises Cape Investment Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in FoundOcean and Cape Holland. Cape Holland is the world leader in offshore vibro technology, providing a cost saving and environmentally friendly solution to pile driving and pile handling with their Vibro Lifting Tools. FoundOcean is the world’s largest dedicated offshore construction grouting company […]

Stek advises TrueNoord on acquisition of 2 Embraer E195 aircraft

Lawyers:
Laetitia Kunst
Jeroen Timmermans

Stek has advised TrueNoord, an aircraft leasing company leasing various regional aircraft types to airlines in a large number of jurisdictions worldwide, on the acquisition of two Embraer E195 aircraft from CCB Aviation Corporation Limited. Both aircraft are on lease to Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. Financing was provided under TrueNoord’s term loan warehouse […]

Stek successful for Eneco in landmark dispute with CertiQ

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Stephanie Dielemans

Stek has successfully represented Eneco in a preliminary relief procedure before the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry (CBb) against a decision of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (the Minister) represented by CertiQ B.V. CertiQ had refused to accept English certificates of origin (REGO’s) in the Netherlands.
By judgment of 20 November […]

Stek acts for Harbert European Growth Capital

Lawyers:
Guy Pegels
Maarten van der Graaf

Harbert European Growth Capital (HEGC) provides specialty debt financing to European growth businesses, predominantly in the technology, life sciences and environmental sectors. Stek has advised HEGC on a number of such financings to Dutch businesses. HEGC is a subsidiary of a US investment management firm. Please click here for more information.

Stek successful for Tata Steel and Vattenfall in dispute with TenneT

Stek has successfully represented Tata Steel IJmuiden B.V. and Nuon Power Generation B.V., part of Vattenfall, as complainants in a dispute resolution proceeding before the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). The complaint revolved around the question who is responsible and should bear the costs of a relocation of a connection by TenneT. By decision of […]

Stek advises Noreco on acquisition of Shell Olie- Og Gasudvinding Danmark

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Paulien Boiten

Stek advised Norwegian Energy Company ASA’s (Noreco) wholly owned subsidiary, Altinex AS, on the acquisition of the entire share capital of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s upstream assets in Denmark, Shell Olie- Og Gasudvinding Danmark B.V. for a consideration of USD 1.9 billion. Through this transaction, Noreco becomes the second largest oil and gas producer in Denmark […]