FlorisPierik

Partner

Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4220

In his 20 years in practice, Floris Pierik has advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value in excess of €90 billion. He advises public and private national and international groups, private equity clients, and other financial sponsors on domestic and cross-border transactions. Complex M&A and private equity transactions and investments for corporates and financial sponsors are central to his work. Some of his major deals include targets with operations on a European or global scale, often with a significant U.S. connection.

Floris advises on transactions in a variety of industries including TMT, life sciences, manufacturing, chemicals, and retail and consumer goods.

Floris's key transactions at Jones Day include advising Nasdaq-listed BioMarin Pharmaceutical on the €680 million public takeover offer for Prosensa Holding NV; Gimv, Draper Esprit, and Robert Bosch Ventures on the sale of Greenpeak Technologies to Nasdaq-listed Qorvo; Randstad on the public takeover offer for Monster; NYSE-listed The Timken Company as successful bidder in the $280 million controlled auction sale of Groeneveld Group; Gimv on multiple mandates including the investments in UDB, Joolz, Snack Connection, and Coolworld Rentals; Aurelius Equity Opportunities on the €220 million controlled auction sale of Getronics Group and the €330 million controlled auction sale of Solidus Group to funds managed by Centrebridge Partners; Arsenal Capital Partners on the controlled auction sale of IGM Resins group to Astorg; and SUEZ on the sale of its recycling and recovery operations in The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and Poland to Pre-Zero.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Floris was a counsel at a leading international law firm, where he worked on high-profile public and private M&A and private equity transactions.

Experience

  • Aurelius sells remaining Office Depot Europe business to strategic buyer RAJA GroupJones Day is advising AURELIUS Equity Opportunities in the sale of Office Depot Europe, which includes the remaining Viking and Office Depot Europe activities to strategic buyer RAJA Group.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • 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.
  • Ace Management participates in €20 million Series C financing round of EclecticIQJones Day advised Ace Management in connection with its lead participation in the €20 million Series C financing of EclecticIQ, a global threat intelligence, hunting and response technology provider.
  • SkinVision has raised an investment from Rubio Impact VenturesJones Day advised SkinVision on the investment by Rubio Impact Ventures and existing shareholders.
  • Careerbuilder sold Textkernel to Main Capital PartnersJones Day advised Careerbuilder, LLC in the sale of AI technology provider Textkernel to Main Capital Partners.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • 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.
  • GeneoDx invests in PathoFinderJones Day represented Shanghai GeneoDx Biotech Company Limited, a subsidiary of Sinopharm Group, a leading pharmaceutical company in China, in connection with its investment in PathoFinder Holding B.V. (PFH), which is engaging in molecular diagnostics for the detection of pathogens causing an infectious disease in the Netherlands, by way of purchasing a majority stake in PFH.
  • Network B.V. sells majority stake in VONQ to capital DJones Day advised The Network B.V. in the sale by founders via The Network B.V. of a majority stake in VONQ, a European smart recruitment technology leader, to capital D.
  • bpost acquires Multi-Channel Services Fulfillment B.V.Jones Day advised bpost in the acquisition through its subsidiary Active ANTS of Multi-Channel Services Fulfillment B.V.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Royal Ingredients sells 60% interest in company to BayWa AGJones Day advised Royal Ingredients Group B.V. in the acquisition by BayWa AG of a 60% 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.
  • 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.
  • PolyOne acquires Fiber-Line for $120 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions, in its $120 million acquisition of Fiber-Line, a global leader in customized engineered fibers and composite materials.
  • 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.