MennoGeusens

Associate

Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4205

Menno Geusens is an experienced associate with a strong focus on multijurisdictional transactions, including M&A (private and public), joint ventures, and corporate restructurings. He also advises clients on general corporate matters, including corporate governance. Menno represents private and public companies, including private equity firms.

Key representations at Jones Day include: Aurelius Equity Opportunities in the controlled auction sale of Getronics Group; Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech; Gimv, Draper Esprit, and Robert Bosch Ventures on the sale of GreenPeak Technologies; XIO Group on its $510 million acquisition of Lumenis Ltd; BioMarin Pharmaceutical on its $680 million acquisition of Prosensa Holding N.V.; and Gimv in various investments (including its investments in Joolz, a unique fast-growing premium pushchair brand, and United Dutch Breweries [UDB], an independent beer group).

Prior to the opening of Jones Day's Amsterdam Office in 2013, Menno worked for more than two years at the Amsterdam office of another international law firm.

Menno was one of the founders, and serves as a 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.

Menno was a nominee for the M&A Young Talent Award 2016 of the Dutch M&A Community.

Experience

  • 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.
  • HighBrook Property Fund III sells Groothandelsgebouwen (GHG B.V.) to Jamestown, LP for €289 millionJones Day represented HighBrook Property Fund III and its co-investment vehicle, HighBrook III Investment B ("Highbrook"), as lead counsel, in the sale of its 100% interest in Groothandelsgebouwen (GHG B.V.), the largest multi-tenant property in the Netherlands, to Jamestown, LP, an Atlanta, Georgia based real estate investment and management company, for €289 million.
  • Creadev invests in Kingfish ZeelandJones Day represented Creadev SAS in connection with its investment in Kingfish Zeeland BV, a producer of Yellowtail Kingfish via a proprietary recirculating aquaculture system.
  • 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.
  • Gulftech acquired ABL S.p.A.Jones Day advised U.S.-based Gulftech International, Inc., a diversified holding company operating global manufacturers of food processing equipment, in connection with the acquisition, through a subsidiary, of 100% of the outstanding shares of the Italian manufacturer of fruit and vegetables processing machinery ABL S.p.A. from its shareholders NEIP III SICAF S.p.A. and members of the Ascari family, the company’s founders.
  • DAS acquires majority of insurance portfolios from Stichting Schaderegelingskantoor voor RechtsbijstandverzekeringJones Day advised DAS Holding N.V. in the acquisition of the majority of insurance portfolios from Stichting Schaderegelingskantoor voor Rechtsbijstandverzekering ("SRK") through an asset deal.
  • Gimv invests in Coolworld RentalsJones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.
  • Garmin® acquires Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainersJones Day advised Garmin Ltd. in its acquisition of the Tacx group, a Dutch family business that designs and manufactures high end indoor bike trainers, tools and accessories, as well as indoor training software and applications.
  • Family Investment Group acquires controlling interest in Propex Furnishing SolutionsJones Day advised the Family Investment Group in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Propex Operating Company LLC’s European operations, which will be renamed Propex Furnishing Solutions.
  • Royal Ingredients sells 60 percent interest in company to BayWa AGJones Day advised Royal Ingredients Group B.V. in the acquisition by BayWa AG of a 60 percent interest in Royal Ingredients.
  • Mitsui Chemicals establishes new polypropylene compounds company in NetherlandsJones Day advised Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. in the establishment of Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites Europe B.V. in the Netherlands.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • KWS and J.R. Simplot Company establish joint venture for hybrid potato breedingJones Day advised KWS SAAT SE in the formation of a joint venture company, Aardevo B.V., with J.R. Simplot Company to deliver top performing potato varieties through hybrid breeding.
  • Smile Invest Management Company acquires majority stake in Rovers Medical DevicesJones Day represented Smile Invest Management Company NV in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Rovers Medical Devices, a global market leader in development and production of medical cell-sampling devices.
  • Successor B.V., Management Drives B.V., and Management Drives management sell stake to Quadrum CapitalJones Day represented Successor B.V., Management Drives B.V., and the Management Drives management in connection with their investment in Management Drives by Quadrum Capital.
  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • AGIC Capital sells Gimatic Srl to Barnes Group for €370 million (US$432.2 million)Jones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), a leading European-Asian private equity firm focused on equity investments in controlling interests and qualified minorities, in connection with its sale of Gimatic Srl to Barnes Group Inc. for €370 million (US$432.2 million) in cash.
  • Smile Invest acquires SmartSDJones Day represented Smile Invest Management Company in connection with its acquisition of SmartSD, a distributor of products and services in the area of video surveillance, burglary and fire protection and access control for the professional market.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners sells IGM Resins to AstorgJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners (“ACP”) on the full shop auction of IGM Resins Cooperative U.A. and its group (“IGM”) to European private equity firm Astorg as the successful bidder.
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