In 2020, Dutch private equity parties raised EUR 5.2 billion in new capital from (institutional) investors and in the same year private equity parties invested EUR 6.7 billion in 179 Dutch companies. In 2019, another EUR 6.3 billion was invested in Dutch companies. Private investment by funds in Dutch companies have proved to continue to grow despite various crises.


VIOTTA’s lawyers provide advice to national and international private equity parties as well as to companies in which private equity parties have, or are acquiring, an interest. We assist private equity transactions from the first meeting of the parties to the closing. International investment companies like to work with us when they acquire an interest in a Dutch company. And for Dutch entrepreneurs, it is nice to receive advice from lawyers who have experience with international private equity investors. Both parties know how to find their way to VIOTTA. For cross-border transactions, we work closely together with other law firms from our international network.

VIOTTA’s knowledge and experience

VIOTTA’s lawyers have many years of experience with mergers, acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions, such as initial public offerings (IPOs) and venture capital transactions. We combine this experience with our specialised knowledge of different types of private equity transactions, such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital
  • Management buy-outs or leveraged buy-outs
  • Stock market exits
  • PIPE transactions (‘Private in Public Equity’), in which a private equity investor acquires an interest in a listed company
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Legal advice on private equity

Lawyer and partner Tom de Waard gained extensive experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions at the Dutch law firm Stibbe, and later at the international law firm Clifford Chance. Tom has also supervised several listed companies as chairman of the supervisory board.

At Clifford Chance, Tom worked closely together with Rein Kronenberg and advised on various national and international mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. See Tom’s page for a transaction overview.

At VIOTTA, Tom, together with Dirk de Waard, recently advised an American investment company on the acquisition of a highly successful Dutch tech company.

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