FlorisPierik

Partner

(T) 31.20.305.4220

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.

Experience

  • AURELIUS to sell Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day is advising 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Timken to sell Groeneveld ICT Solutions to VehcoJones Day is advising The Timken Company in its sale of Groeneveld ICT Solutions to Vehco AB.
  • Private shareholders sell Velosophy (Babboe) to Accell GroupJones Day advised private shareholders on the sale of cargo bike specialist Velosophy (Babboe) to Accell Group.
  • HighBrook Income Property Fund acquires GroothandelsgebouwenJones Day advised HighBrook Income Property Fund, LP in its acquisition of Groothandelsgebouwen NV, (GHG), the largest multi-tenanted property in the Netherlands.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Irving Place Capital portfolio company acquires plant in Netherlands from Graham PackagingJones Day represented Irving Place Capital Management, L.P. in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Alpha Packaging Inc., a leading blow molder of bottles and jars for rapidly growing consumer markets, of a plant in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, from Graham Packaging Company, a global leader in plastic packaging solutions.
  • AURELIUS sells Getronics Group for €220 million (US$251.3 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the sale of its subsidiary Getronics to strategic investor Bottega Invest Co S.à.r.l. for €220 million (US$251.3 million) (enterprise value).
  • Gimv invests in Snack ConnectionJones Day represented Gimv N.V. in connection with its investment in Snack Connection B.V., a Dutch company specialized in purchasing, processing, mixing and packing nuts, kernels, seeds, subtropical fruits and related products.
  • Timken acquires Groeneveld Group for $280 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $280 million acquisition of Groeneveld Group, a leading provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications.
  • CreditAccess Asia completes complex €95.4 million (US$102.8 million) multi-investor investment roundJones Day advised CreditAccess Asia, a micro-finance institution active primarily in India and SEA, on a complex €95.4 million (US$102.8 million) multi-investor investment round, involving (a) the conversion of outstanding bonds into equity; (b) the investment by Asian Development Bank, an international development bank; (c) the conversion of bonds held by a private equity fund Olympus Capital Asia; and (d) a further investment round by new investors.
  • RPM acquires leading Dutch coatings company, SPS GroupJones Day advised RPM International Inc. in its acquisition of SPS Group, a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company.
  • Deli Home & Garden sold to NPM CapitalJones Day advised Avedon Capital Partners on the sale by N.V. Deli Maatschappij of its stake in Deli Home & Garden to NPM Capital and management.
  • Randstad acquires Monster for $429 millionJones Day advised Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), a leading human resources services provider, in the acquisition of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW).
  • Additional Publications

    • 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
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