MennoGeusens

Partner

Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4205

Menno Geusens is an experienced corporate lawyer with a strong focus on multijurisdictional transactions, including M&A (private and public), joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and investment fund structuring. He also advises clients on general corporate matters, including corporate governance, management participations, and employee stock option plans. Menno represents private and public companies, including private equity firms.

Recent key representations at Jones Day include: Avient on the $1.485 billion acquisition of the DSM Protective Materials business; DAS on the sale of its credit management business; Solmax on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics; Suez on the sale of its Recycling & Recovery operations; Aurelius Equity Opportunities in various controlled auctions (including sale of Getronics Group, Solidus Solutions, and Office Depot Europe); Catawiki on its €150 million investment round; Garmin on its acquisition of Tacx; and Gimv in various investments (including investments in Coolword, Joolz, and United Dutch Breweries).

Menno is a member of the Firm's LGBTQ+ Affinity Group and was one of the founders, and still serves as an advisory 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.

Esperienze

  • Monolithic Power Systems acquires Axign B.V.Jones Day represented Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a leading company in high-performance power solutions, in the acquisition of Axign B.V., a Netherlands-based fabless semiconductor startup that specializes in programmable multicore DSP (digital signal processors) that demonstrate near-zero distortion signals with significantly reduced power consumption for automotive and consumer audio systems.
  • SmartSD enters into strategic partnership with CobepaJones Day advised SmartSD and its longstanding stakeholders Smile Invest, co-founders and management on a strategic partnership with new majority shareholder Cobepa, a leading European private equity company.
  • IceLake backed HeadFirst Global announces offer for Impellam Group PLCJones Day is advising funds managed by Dutch PE firm IceLake Capital on the £483 million takeover offer for London listed Impellam Group PLC by HeadFirst Global, a company backed by funds managed by IceLake Capital.
  • Greystar acquires a 650-bed student residence in Puteaux, FranceJones Day advised Greystar in its acquisition of a 650-bed student residence in Puteaux, located in the greater Paris area, from Veld Capital and the FREO Group.
  • Timken acquires Des-CaseJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Des-Case Corp., a Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • Sacyr Group and Marguerite Silver amend project Arlanzón finance documentsJones Day provided legal advice to consortium composed of Sacyr Group and Marguerite Silver in connection with the Spanish, English, and Dutch matters related with the modification and amendments of certain finance documents within the bond issuance scheme for project Arlanzón.
  • Riverside sells Guestline to Access GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Guestline, a UK-based provider of mission critical software for the hospitality sector, to Access Group.
  • Hard Rock finalizes Greek joint venture with GEK TERNA S.A. to develop, own and operate Integrated Casino Resort in Athens, GreeceJones Day advised Hard Rock International in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in a joint venture partnership with GEK TERNA Group, a Greek conglomerate listed on the Athens Stock Exchange. 
  • Greystar and Vía Célere create joint venture to acquire portfolio of 2,425 rental housing units in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Equity Partners Europe Fund I in relation to its joint venture with Via Célere and the related forward-purchase of a 12 project portfolio of rental housing units in Madrid, Malaga, Valencia, Seville and Bilbao from Via Célere. The Build to Rent portfolio is one of the largest in Spain and will operate under the “Be Casa Essential” brand.
  • Henderson Park sells stake in Westin Paris-Vendome to Dubai HoldingJones Day advised Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I in connection with the disposal of its stake in the iconic Westin Paris-Vendome hotel to its joint venture partner, Dubai Holding.
  • Rejuvenate acquires entire business operations of cell transplants manufacturer co.don AktiengesellschaftJones Day advised Rejuvenate GmbH, a subsidiary of ReLive Biotechnologies, in connection with the acquisition of the business operations of co.don Aktiengesellschaft ("CO.DON") (including all shares in its Dutch, UK and Swiss subsidiaries).
  • UPL sells stake in Advanta Enterprises to KKRJones Day advised UPL Limited in its $300 million sale of a 13.33% stake in its subsidiary, Advanta Enterprises Limited, to KKR.
  • Eurobio Scientific acquires GenDxJones Day advised Eurobio Scientific SA in the acquisition and financing of the Dutch company Genome Diagnostics BV (GenDx) from its founder and its shareholders for €135 million (net of adjusted cash).
  • Aurelius acquires three European paper mills from Sappi Limited in complex pan-European carve-out transactionJones Day is advising Aurelius in the acquisition of three European paper mills from Sappi Limited.
  • FleetCor acquires PlugsurfingJones Day advised FleetCor Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of Plugsurfing, a leading European electric vehicle (EV) software and network provider.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Greystar acquires 2,500-unit flexible accommodation portfolio in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the acquisition of a flexible accommodation portfolio of 2,500 units in Madrid, Spain, for a managed discretionary fund from King Street Real Estate GP, L.L.C.
  • Berry Global Inc. completes disposal of Roto-Moulding business to Icelandic investorsJones Day advised Berry Global Inc. in the disposal of plastic rotational moulding business to Rotovia B.V., a special purpose vehicle indirectly owned by Icelandic PE funds, Freyja and Sia IV, and the current management of the business.
  • Gilde Healthcare establishes Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IVJones Day advised Gilde Healthcare Partners B.V. in the establishment of Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IV, a private equity fund that invests in profitable healthcare companies operating in the lower mid-market in North-west Europe.