MennoGeusens

Partner

Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4205

Menno Geusens is an experienced corporate lawyer with a strong focus on multijurisdictional transactions, including M&A (private and public), joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and investment fund structuring. He also advises clients on general corporate matters, including corporate governance, management participations, and employee stock option plans. Menno represents private and public companies, including private equity firms.

Recent key representations at Jones Day include: Avient on the $1.485 billion acquisition of the DSM Protective Materials business; DAS on the sale of its credit management business; Solmax on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics; Suez on the sale of its Recycling & Recovery operations; Aurelius Equity Opportunities in various controlled auctions (including sale of Getronics Group, Solidus Solutions, and Office Depot Europe); Catawiki on its €150 million investment round; Garmin on its acquisition of Tacx; and Gimv in various investments (including investments in Coolword, Joolz, and United Dutch Breweries).

Menno is a member of the Firm's LGBTQ+ Affinity Group and was one of the founders, and still serves as an advisory board member, of FORWARD, the first Legal LGBT Network in the Netherlands. He is also regularly involved in various pro bono activities and projects of the Firm.

Experience

  • UPL sells stake in Advanta Enterprises to KKRJones Day advised UPL Limited in its $300 million sale of a 13.33% stake in its subsidiary, Advanta Enterprises Limited, to KKR.
  • Eurobio Scientific acquires GenDxJones Day advised Eurobio Scientific SA in the acquisition and financing of the Dutch company Genome Diagnostics BV (GenDx) from its founder and its shareholders for €135 million (net of adjusted cash).
  • Aurelius acquires three European paper mills from Sappi Limited in complex pan-European carve-out transactionJones Day is advising Aurelius in the acquisition of three European paper mills from Sappi Limited.
  • FleetCor acquires PlugsurfingJones Day advised FleetCor Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of Plugsurfing, a leading European electric vehicle (EV) software and network provider.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Greystar acquires 2,500-unit flexible accommodation portfolio in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the acquisition of a flexible accommodation portfolio of 2,500 units in Madrid, Spain, for a managed discretionary fund from King Street Real Estate GP, L.L.C.
  • Berry Global Inc. completes disposal of Roto-Moulding business to Icelandic investorsJones Day advised Berry Global Inc. in the disposal of plastic rotational moulding business to Rotovia B.V., a special purpose vehicle indirectly owned by Icelandic PE funds, Freyja and Sia IV, and the current management of the business.
  • Gilde Healthcare establishes Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IVJones Day advised Gilde Healthcare Partners B.V. in the establishment of Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IV, a private equity fund that invests in profitable healthcare companies operating in the lower mid-market in North-west Europe.
  • Fortino Capital, Ventech, henQ and founders sell inSided B.V. to Vista portfolio company Gainsight Inc.Jones Day advised Fortino Capital, Ventech, henQ and founders in the sale of inSided B.V. to Vista Equity Partners portfolio company Gainsight Inc.
  • DAS sells credit management business Cannock ChaseJones Day assisted DAS Holding N.V. and DAS Legal Finance in the sale of their credit management business, Cannock Chase, by means of an auction sale process.
  • Climate Fund Managers announces first close of CI2, its second global climate fund, at $675 millionJones Day represented Climate Fund Managers (CFM) with the structuring, establishment, fund raising and first closing of the new fund, CI2 Construction Equity Fund, that invests in water, sanitation and oceans infrastructure projects in Africa, South and South East Asia, and Latin America.
  • 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.
  • Greystar announces €725 million close for flagship pan-European closed-end value-add residential strategyJones Day advised Greystar Europe Investment Management B.V., a subsidiary of Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, on the closing of €725 million in equity commitments into its flagship pan-European value-add discretionary vehicle.
  • 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.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group.
  • 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.
  • Verint Systems separates into two independent companiesJones Day advised Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in the separation and spin-off of its cyber intelligence business, Cognyte Systems Ltd.
  • SkinVision has raised an investment from Rubio Impact VenturesJones Day advised SkinVision on the investment by Rubio Impact Ventures and existing shareholders.
  • Laureate Education to sell Brazilian operations to Ânima Holding S.A. for R$4.6 billionJones Day acted as special tax counsel to Laureate International, Inc. in the sale of its Brazilian operations to Ânima Holding S.A. for R$4.6 billion.
  • Laureate Education divests operations in Chile to Fundación Educación y Cultura and sale of its for-profit operations for $218.2 millionJones Day acted as special tax counsel in the divestiture of its operations in Chile through the transfer of control of its not-for-profit institutions to Fundación Educación y Cultura and the sale of its for-profit operations.