Leading Dutch investors’ Acquisition of Hunkemöller

Latham & Watkins and Nauta Dutilh advised Carlyle on the deal. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advised Hunkemöller.

Leading European lingerie brand Hunkemöller has been sold to leading Dutch investors, including Parcom, a Dutch investment company, and Opportunity Partners, the investment company of Dutch entrepreneur Robert van der Wallen. Global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG), an existing shareholder, will reinvest for a minority stake. The new investors have an established track record in developing retail and e-commerce consumer goods brands and are ideally suited to support Hunkemöller’s strategic ambitions. The board of Hunkemöller is excited and believes that this new partnership will accelerate the company’s continued omni-channel growth strategy.

The transaction remains subject to employee consultation and customary regulatory approvals.

The De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek team included Bart de Rijke, Henk van Ravenhorst, Lennard Keijzer, Etiënne Dijkhorst, Byron Valkenburg, Chris Noordam, Claudia van Rappard-Priem, Julie Gijsbers, Klaas van Rijckevorsel, Laura de Vries, Roel de Jong, Roos van der Poel, Sanne Veenstra, Sasja Uijldert,
Sophia van Straalen, Yiyi Song, Alain Bruno, Bram Jaarsma, Dennis de Feij, Fleur Recourt, Frederique Beerkens, Jesse Maas.

The Latham & Watkins team included Stefano Sciolla, Giovanni Sandicchi, Luca Crocco, Piera Amato, Marine Dewaele, Anne Haas.

The Nauta Dutilh team included Willianne Van Zandwijk, Naomi Asscheman and Thomas Castermans.

Involved fees earner: Frederique Beerkens – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Alain Bruno – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Dennis de Feij – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Bart de Rijke – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Laura de Vries – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Etiënne Dijkhorst – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Julie Gijsbers – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Bram Jaarsma – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Lennard Keijzer – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Jesse Maas – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Chris Noordam – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Fleur Recourt – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Yiyi Song – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Sasja Uijldert – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Byron Valkenburg – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Roos van der Poel – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Claudia van Rappard-Priem – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Henk van Ravenhorst – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Klaas van Rijckevorsel – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Sophia van Straalen – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Sanne Veenstra – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Piera Amato – Latham & Watkins; Luca Crocco – Latham & Watkins; Marine Dewaele – Latham & Watkins; Anne Haas – Latham & Watkins; Giovanni Sandicchi – Latham & Watkins; Stefano Sciolla – Latham & Watkins; Naomi Asscheman – NautaDutilh; Thomas Castermans – NautaDutilh; Willianne Van Zandwijk – NautaDutilh; Roel de Jong – Van Bael & Bellis;

Law Firms: De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Latham & Watkins; NautaDutilh; Van Bael & Bellis;

Clients: Carlyle Group; Hunkemöller;