PLUS and Coop’s Merger

NautaDutilh advised PLUS on the deal.

PLUS and Coop have reached an agreement on a merger. The total of 550 stores will continue under the Plus name. The combined organization is expected to become operational early next year. First, the supervisor and the members’ councils still have to approve the merger.

This merger creates a strong, future-proof and competitive player in the Dutch supermarket landscape with increased economies of scale. 
The new Plus will generate sales of some five billion euros in its 550 stores. This will make it the third-largest supermarket in the Netherlands, with a market share of 10 %. The two leading chains, Albert Heijn and Jumbo, have a market share of 35 % and 21.5 %, respectively.

The headquarters of the merged company will be in Utrecht, where Plus is currently headquartered.

NautaDutilh’s team consisted of Leo Groothuis , Lieke van der Velden, Arthur Boitelle, Thomas Castermans, Anouk Oosterom, Mariska Kamta, (Corporate M&A), Wijnand Bossenbroek, Esther Schreiber, Leanne Meurs (Corporate Notarial), Mauricette Schaufeli, Nima Lorjé, Evi Mattioli, Felix Seuntjens, Arnout Koeman en Jasmijn van Koetsveld (Competition), Peter Vogels, Albert van der Kolk (Employment), Madelon de Blok, David Wumkes (Real Estate), Burcu Yapici (Data Protection), Marlous Schrijvers, Cyril Christiaans (IT), Janneke de Goeij, Mariebelle Timmermans, (Finance), Arjen Praat (Regulatory), Daan Hannema (Litigation).

Involved fees earner: Arthur Boitelle – NautaDutilh; Wijnand Bossenbroek – NautaDutilh; Thomas Castermans – NautaDutilh; Cyril Christiaans – NautaDutilh; Madelon de Blok – NautaDutilh; Janneke de Goeij – NautaDutilh; Leo Groothuis – NautaDutilh; Daan Hannema – NautaDutilh; Arnout Koeman – NautaDutilh; Nima Lorjé – NautaDutilh; Evi Mattioli – NautaDutilh; Leanne Meurs – NautaDutilh; Anouk Oosterom – NautaDutilh; Arjen Praat – NautaDutilh; Mariska Ramdhani-Kamta – NautaDutilh; Mauricette Schaufeli – NautaDutilh; Esther Schreiber – NautaDutilh; Marlous Schrijvers – NautaDutilh; Felix Seuntjens – NautaDutilh; Mariebelle Timmermans – NautaDutilh; Albert van der Kolk – NautaDutilh; Lieke van der Velden – NautaDutilh; Jasmijn van Koetsveld – NautaDutilh; Peter Vogels – NautaDutilh; David Wumkes – NautaDutilh; Burcu Yapici – NautaDutilh;

Law Firms: NautaDutilh;

Clients: PLUS;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler