In his 18 years in practice Floris Pierik has advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value in excess of €90 billion. He advises corporate and private equity clients on multijurisdictional public and private M&A and private equity transactions. Some of his major deals include transactions with a significant U.S. connection. He frequently advises private equity clients in their investments and exits.
Floris represents public and private companies in a variety of industries including retail and consumer products, manufacturing, chemicals, life sciences, technology, and telecommunications. He built up considerable skills advising on contentious transactions and shareholder disputes and frequently counsels clients on compliance, governance, and fiduciary matters.
Floris's key transactions at Jones Day include advising NASDAQ-listed BioMarin Pharmaceutical on the successful €680 million public takeover offer for Dutch biotech company Prosensa Holding NV and the subsequent minority squeeze out asset sale; Gimv, Draper Esprit, and Robert Bosch Ventures on the sale of Greenpeak Technologies to NASDAQ-listed Qorvo Inc.; Randstad on the successful public takeover offer for Monster; NYSE-listed Scotts Miracle Gro on the acquisition of horticultural lighting solutions producer Gavita Netherlands; NYSE-listed The Timken Company as successful bidder in the $280 million controlled auction sale of Groeneveld Group; Aurelius Equity Opportunities on the full shop €220 million controlled auction sale of Getronics Group; and Arsenal Capital Partners on the full shop controlled auction sale of IGM Resins to Astorg.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Floris was a counsel at a leading international law firm, where he worked on numerous high-profile public and private M&A and private equity transactions.
- January 2018Foreign Investment Control Heats Up: A Global Survey of Existing Regimes and Potential Significant Changes on the Horizon
- February 2016Shedding Light on the Dutch "Stichting": The Origins and Purpose of an Obscure but Potentially Potent Dutch Entity
- December 2013EuroResource--Deals and Debt
- King's College London (LL.M. in European Law 2000); University of Groningen (Law Degree in Business Law 1999)
Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA for M&A (2015-2018) and private equity (2017-2018)
Recommended in Chambers Global (2019), where clients say he "combines his passion to get the job done with a lot of legal knowledge and team spirit" and sources also praise his "strong technical knowledge and commercial awareness"
- Dutch and English