3i’s Investment in Mepal B.V.

Loyens and Loeff advised 3i Group plc on the deal. NautaDutilh assised the shareholders of Mepal.

3i Group plc completed its investment in Mepal, a leading Dutch lifestyle consumer brand that is know for its innovative, high-quality and sustainable products for storing and serving food and drink.

Mepal offers food storage boxes, tableware and on-the-go items (e.g. lunchboxes, bottles and flasks) for adults and children which are sold through mass and specialty retail channels, e-commerce partners and Mepal’s own online channels.

3i is investing to support further growth in Mepal’s existing core markets of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany as well as develop new markets in Europe. In addition, 3i will support Mepal in growing its online business, further benefitting from increased e-commerce opportunities.

The Loyens and Loeff team included Anke van Holthe tot Echten, Herman Kaemingk, Gearte Sijens, Femke van de Hoef, Selke van Velthoven, Marc Wiggers, Robin Struijlaart, Marco de Vries, Erwin Bosma, Stanny Weijenborg, Louis Lutz (Picture), Sandrine Lekkerkerker, Lauren Power, Willem-Friso Haagsma, Roos-Sophie Kluft, Jan Vonk Noordegraaf, Esther van Wageningen, Céline van Waesberge, Janneke Vlake, Victor van Ahee, Kim Lucassen.

The NautaDutilh team consisted of Edger Kleijer, Joost Kooren, Naomi Asscheman, Thiemo Kerklaan and Mariska Kamta (Corporate M&A); Edward Rijnhout and Thijs Poelert (Tax Advisory); Celine Houwen, Josephine de Graaf and Aira Scheijvens (notarial); Jasmijn van Koetsveld (Competition); Martijn Vreuls and Tamara Gang (Finance); Burcu Yapici and Arjan Koorevaar (Employment); Pieter de Jong (pensions); Marlous Schrijvers (IT); Madelon Blok (RE); Fleur Folmer and Liselotte Bekke (IE); Sasha van Gelder (insurance) and Mirjam von Meijenfeldt, Keri van Ettekoven and Esther Talal (administrative law).

Involved fees earner: Erwin Bosma – Loyens & Loeff; Marco de Vries – Loyens & Loeff; Willem-Friso Haagsma – Loyens & Loeff; Herman Kaemingk – Loyens & Loeff; Roos-Sophie Kluft – Loyens & Loeff; Sandrine Lekkerkerker – Loyens & Loeff; Kim Lucassen – Loyens & Loeff; Louis Lutz – Loyens & Loeff; Lauren Power – Loyens & Loeff; Gearte Sijens – Loyens & Loeff; Robin Struijlaart – Loyens & Loeff; Victor van Ahee – Loyens & Loeff; Femke van de Hoef – Loyens & Loeff; Anke van Holthe tot Echten – Loyens & Loeff; Selke van Velthoven – Loyens & Loeff; Céline van Waesberge – Loyens & Loeff; Esther van Wageningen – Loyens & Loeff; Janneke Vlake – Loyens & Loeff; Jan Vonk Noordegraaf – Loyens & Loeff; Stanny Weijenborg – Loyens & Loeff; Marc Wiggers – Loyens & Loeff; Naomi Asscheman – NautaDutilh; Liselotte Bekke – NautaDutilh; Madelon de Blok – NautaDutilh; Josephine de Graaf – NautaDutilh; Pieter de Jong – NautaDutilh; Fleur Folmer – NautaDutilh; Tamara Gang – NautaDutilh; Celine Houwen – NautaDutilh; Thiemo Kerklaan – NautaDutilh; Edger Kleijer – NautaDutilh; Joost Kooren – NautaDutilh; Arjan Koorevaar – NautaDutilh; Thijs Poelert – NautaDutilh; Mariska Ramdhani-Kamta – NautaDutilh; Edward Rijnhout – NautaDutilh; Aira Scheijvens – NautaDutilh; Marlous Schrijvers – NautaDutilh; Esther Talal – NautaDutilh; Keri van Ettekoven – NautaDutilh; Sasha van Gelder – NautaDutilh; Jasmijn van Koetsveld – NautaDutilh; Mirjam von Meijenfeldt – NautaDutilh; Martijn Vreuls – NautaDutilh; Burcu Yapici – NautaDutilh;

Law Firms: Loyens & Loeff; NautaDutilh;

Clients: 3i Group plc; Mepal B.V.;

Naoual Sadouqi

Author: Naoual Sadouqi