JanGrootenhuis

Associate

Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4217

Jan Grootenhuis' practice focuses on cross-border banking and securities transactions, in particular leveraged finance transactions. He has experience in a range of both international and domestic financing transactions, including acquisition finance, acting on behalf of both lenders and borrowers.

Jan also has experience advising on general corporate litigation matters and civil proceedings, including proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber (EC), a special division of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

Experience

  • Leading automotive components and systems supplier obtains $100 million senior secured term loan facilityJones Day represented a leading automotive components and systems supplier in connection with a $100 million senior secured term loan facility.
  • Smithers acquires SspJones Day advised The Smithers Group in the acquisition of Red Knot B.V. and SSP Analytical Services B.V., providers of loading and discharge supervision, weight / tallying control, sampling, sample preparation and laboratory testing and trade verification services.
  • SHV Energy forms joint venture with KEW Technology to develop renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) production plantsJones Day is advising SHV Energy N.V. in the formation of a joint venture with KEW Technology to form Circular Fuels Ltd., which will leverage KEW's proprietary advanced gasification technology to develop renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) production plants worldwide. Circular Fuels Ltd will be set up by SHV Energy and KEW Technology with the intention of being transferred to SHV Energy and UGI International's industry joint venture as soon as that is established.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • PNC leads $900 million revolving credit facility for manufacturer and supplier of products that protect health and safetyJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and PNC Capital Markets LLC, as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with a fourth amended and restated credit agreement for a manufacturer and supplier of products that protect health and safety, providing a $900 million revolving loan facility.
  • Catawiki raises €150 million investment led by PermiraJones Day advised Catawiki B.V., Europe's leading curated online marketplace for special objects, on a €150 million investment, led by Permira through its Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. provides secured financing to FIBR CapitalJones Day advised Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. in connection with a loan-on-loan financing provided to FIBR Capital Ltd., a UK-based provider of finance solutions to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • Diebold Nixdorf completes offering of $700 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a global leader in driving connected commerce for the banking and retail industries, in connection with the issuance of its $700 million aggregate principal amount of 9.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Diebold Nixdorf completes offering of €350 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a global leader in driving connected commerce for the banking and retail industries, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary, Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V., of €350 million aggregate principal amount of 9.000% due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Gilde Healthcare V raises €416 million for its venture and growth capital fundJones Day represented Gilde Healthcare in connection with the establishment of Gilde Healthcare V, a venture & growth capital fund that invests in digital and home health, medtech, diagnostics, research tools and instruments, and therapeutics.
  • Largest Cineworld shareholder refinancesJones Day advised Global City Theatres B.V., (GCT), the largest shareholder of Cineworld Group plc (Cineworld), Regal in the U.S., as lead counsel on its debt refinancing and related capital market aspects.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • CORSAIR® acquires SCUF Gaming®Jones Day advised CORSAIR® in connection with the acquisition and related financing of high-performance controller pioneer SCUF Gaming "SCUF®" and its extensive patent portfolio.
  • Belfius Bank and KBC Bank provide financing for acquisition of Haldu groupJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV and KBC Bank NV in connection with the financing for the acquisition of the Haldu group, specialized in the recruitment and selection of professionals to work in the construction, automotive, and engineering industries, by Gimv.
  • ABN AMRO, DBS Bank, HSBC, and United Overseas Bank provide sustainability-linked US$650 million revolving loan facility to Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented ABN AMRO Bank N.V., DBS Bank Ltd., HSBC, and United Overseas Bank Limited, as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and DBS Bank Ltd., as sustainability coordinators, and each of the lenders in connection with a sustainability-linked US$650 million revolving loan facility provided to Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV arranges financing for SD WorxJones Day advised syndicate members BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and ING Belgium NV/SA in the repayment of the financing by SD Worx Staffing & Career Solutions - Holding NV and the release of the security interests related thereto; and the amendment of the financing by BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and Belfius Bank SA/NV of SD Worx Holding NV and the accession of two SD Worx group entities, as guarantor.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Financial institution provides multi-currency senior secured syndicated credit facility to international manufacturing companyJones Day represented a financial institution, as lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a multi-currency senior secured syndicated credit facility to an international manufacturing company.
  • Exide Technologies completes $1.1 billion comprehensive new financing and recapitalizationJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, in connection with a comprehensive new financing and recapitalization transaction.