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David Vanderstraeten advises and represents Belgian and foreign companies on all aspects of corporate law, with a focus on M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions. He also advises clients on corporate restructurings and reorganizations and corporate governance.

Recent key representations include the acquisition of HistoGeneX and Caprion Biosciences by Arsenal Capital Partners, the Series B financing rounds of Cowboy SA and Proxyclick SA, and HRH Prince Abdullah's acquisition of Belgian football club Beerschot.

David recently advised other major companies including Cardinal Health, Hexagon, JF Lehman, Mitsui Chemicals, PolyOne, and Riverside.


  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billion.
  • Fortino Capital invests in Salonkee S.A.Jones Day advised Fortino Capital Partners NV, as lead investor with Newion, in the €6.2 million Series A financing round of Salonkee S.A., which develops and commercializes a SaaS platform offering a series of digital solutions for hairdressers and beauty salons.
  • Fortino Capital acquires Sigma Conso AsiaJones Day advised Fortino Capital Partners NV in the acquisition of Sigma Conso Asia, the Southeast-Asia distributor of the Sigma Conso consolidation and reporting software.
  • EIC acquires assets of CG Power Systems BelgiumJones Day advised Electrical Industries Company (EIC) in the acquisition of the production activities from the assets of the bankrupt estate of CG Power Systems Belgium.
  • TransDigm Group sells Technical Airborne Components to Searchlight Capital PartnersJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated in the sale of Technical Airborne Components, a leading designer and manufacturer of rods and struts for the aerospace industry, to Searchlight Capital Partners.
  • Fortino Capital invests in KaizoJones Day advised Fortino Capital Partners NV as lead investor in the Series Seed-2 Preferred Stock financing of Kaizo, Inc., which provides a unified, actionable and integrated workplace performance management platform for the world's largest remote-working population, customer support.
  • Solvay sold Process Materials business to Composites OneJones Day advised Solvay S.A., a publicly listed chemical company based in Brussels, Belgium, in the sale of its Process Materials business, to Composites One, the leading North American supplier of composites materials and value added services.
  • 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Eurogarden/F1 GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of the Belgian-based Eurogarden/F1 Group, which is active in the distribution of outdoor power equipment and original replacement spare parts for outdoor power equipment.
  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • Beerschot arbitrates various decisions taken following termination of football competition in light of COVID-19 crisisJones Day successfully represented KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk NV, a Belgian football club in multiple arbitration proceedings before the Belgian Arbitration Tribunal for Sports against the Royal Belgian Football Association and the Pro League in relation to decisions taken following the termination of the Belgian football competition in light of the COVID-19 crisis, thereby facilitating its promotion to competition 1A.
  • Cowboy raises capital in Series B roundJones Day represented Cowboy SA, a Belgian start-up that developed an innovative electric bike for the modern-day commuter, in connection with its issuance of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to Exor Seeds, HCVC, Index Ventures, Isomer Capital, and Future Positive Capital.
  • 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.
  • ETF Partners invests in IntigritiJones Day represented ETF Partners in connection with its €4 million Series A investment in Intigriti.
  • Freudenberg acquires Low & Bonar PLCJones Day represented Freudenberg SE, the global technology group, in connection with the £107 million takeover offer by group member, FV Beteiligungs-GmbH, of Low & Bonar PLC via a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Rising Point Capital acquires Conco HoldingsJones Day advised Rising Point Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Conco Holdings, a provider of low-pressure, mechanical heat exchanger tube cleaning and non-destructive testing services.
  • Western Digital sells ActiveScale™ business to QuantumJones Day advised Western Digital Corporation's subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the sale of its ActiveScale™ business to Quantum Corporation.
  • Proxyclick raises $15 million in financing roundJones Day advised Proxyclick, a software creator for visitor registration and management, in its $15 million Series B financing round led by Five Elms.
  • Hi Inov participates in Series B financing round of Customs4TradeJones Day advised Hi Inov in connection with the Series B round of financing of Customs4Trade NV, a Belgian company developing software for customs and trade management.