Sophie Dijkmans represents investment funds and their investors in a variety of transactions and advises fund managers in fund formation, structuring, marketing, fund governance, documenting, and investor negotiations. She also advises on private funds involving private equity, real estate, infrastructure, buyout, credit, and venture capital.
Additionally, Sophie has extensive experience advising on domestic and international M&A for public and private companies, private equity transactions, general corporate governance issues, and the formation and structuring of business entities.
Sophie's M&A experience includes advising JBS, the world's largest meat processor, on the acquisition of plant-based protein brand Vivera; SHV Energy on setting up a joint venture with UGI Corporation for the development of renewable energy solutions and the sale of SHV Energy's LPG business Primagaz in the Netherlands to DCC; Husqvarna on the acquisition of Blastrac, a leading provider of surface preparation technologies for the global construction and remediation industry; PETRONAS Chemicals on the acquisition of Da Vinci Group from Bencis Capital Partners (€163 million); and Garmin on the acquisition of Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainers.
Sophie also advised Total on the sale of its chemical division Atotech to The Caryle Group (US$3.2 billion), Hermes Microvision on its sale to ASML Holding in an all cash transaction (US$3.1 billion), NEP Group on its acquisition of Consolidated Media Industries, a major oil & gas service provider on the disposal of a subsidiary in Oman, and a Gulf-based investment group on a multimillion-dollar investment in an oil & gas exploration project in Europe.
- Grotius Academy (Postgraduate degree in Corporate Law 2021); VU University Amsterdam (LL.M. in Corporate Law 2014); Erasmus University Rotterdam (LL.M. in Tax Law 2012; LL.B. in Tax Law 2011)
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Lawyer Awards 2015 — Winner, Corporate Team of the Year
The British Legal Awards 2015 — Winner, M&A Team of the Year
- Dutch, English, French