Honoured to have contributed to Dutch M&A Deal 2019
We are honoured to have contributed to the transaction that was voted the M&A Deal of the Year 2019 during the yearly Dutch M&A Awards Gala on 12 December 2019.
Loyens & Loeff advises VIVAT N.V. on the transaction whereby Chinese insurance company Anbang Group Holdings Co., Ltd. (‘Anbang’) has sold all of its shares in VIVAT N.V. to Athora Holding Ltd.(‘Athora’). In a back-to-back transaction, VIVAT Schadeverzekeringen N.V., the non-life insurances business, has been on-sold to NN Group N.V. for 416 million euro, whereby Athora (based in Bermuda) retains the life insurance business of VIVAT N.V, as well as Actiam, its asset manager, and Zwitserleven, its pension insurance business. The transaction was signed on 7th June 2019 and closing is subject to conditions precedent, among which anti-trust and regulatory clearances as well as works council consultation.
Our team is being led by corporate M&A partner Ewout Stumphius and further comprises a range of specialists among whom Klaas Wiersma, Herman Kaemingk, Kitty Lieverse, Martijn Schoonewille, Marieke Kolsters, Bastiaan Cornelisse, Wilfred Groen, Anne Brugmans, Raphael Donkersloot, Pieter Schoenmakers, Joanne Zaaijer, Victor van Nuland, Youssef el Harchaoui, Pjotr Heemskerk and various others.
We are grateful for the opportunity to advise our client VIVAT N.V. on this transaction, which has material impact on the company and on all of its stakeholders, among which some 2,2 million policy holders, the employees of VIVAT N.V., its distribution partners, its bondholders and the regulators.
Klaas WiersmaPartner Attorney at law
Klaas Wiersma, attorney at law, is the chairman of the Employment & Benefits practice group in the Netherlands. He has over 20 years’ all-round experience in employment law, with a particular focus on the employment aspects of, mostly international, M&A-deals, co-determination procedures, restructurings and collective dismissals, and cross-border employment.T: +31 20 578 59 60 E: [email protected]
Herman KaemingkPartner Attorney at law
Herman Kaemingk, attorney at law, is a member of the Corporate/M&A practice group in our Amsterdam office. He focuses on corporate M&A and private equity work and has built significant expertise and reputation in these areas in more than 25 years.T: +31 20 578 54 59 M: +316 54 20 32 50 E: [email protected]
Kitty LieversePartner Attorney at law
Kitty Lieverse, attorney at law, is the chair of the Banking & Finance practice group. She specializes in supervision of the financial markets and is professor financial supervision laws at the Radboud University of Nijmegen.T: +31 20 578 57 55 M: +31 6 51 28 93 06 E: [email protected]
Youssef el HarchaouiSenior Associate Attorney at law
Youssef el Harchaoui, attorney at law, is a member of the Employment & Benefits Practice Group in the Netherlands. He has 8 years of experience advising on all-round employment law, with a particular focus on the employment law aspects of M&A-deals and restructurings, co-determination procedures, and dismissal of managing directors and other top management.T: +31 20 578 52 68 M: +31 6 43 17 32 86 E: [email protected]
Pjotr HeemskerkCounsel Attorney at law
Pjotr Heemskerk, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group in our Rotterdam office. He specialises in advising, litigating and negotiating with respect to commercial contracts, intellectual property, licenses, e-commerce and new technologies.T: +31 10 224 61 53 M: +31 6 10 93 90 12 E: [email protected]
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