Burggraaf & Hoekstra provides legal advice across all M&A and strategic assignments, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, unsolicited offer responses, including defence measures, demergers and spin-offs, business disposals and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, equity investments, shareholder reorganisations and corporate governance matters.


Our partners each have more than three decades of experience in M&A gained as members of top tier international firms, both in the Netherlands and abroad. We act as counsel to many public and private acquirors, sellers, investors and targets, advising on a wide range of transactions and corporate matters. We regularly advise boards and management teams on corporate governance and corporate responsibility matters.


Our clients know us for our pragmatic and creative approach, even in the most complex matters. Together with our associates and team of freelance lawyers we offer high quality service against competitive rates.

A selection of representative public M&A experience:

  • KLM in Air France’s public offer for KLM

  • Swiss Air in Lufthansa’s public offer for Swiss Air

  • ABN AMRO in a consortium’s (Santander, RBS, Fortis) public offer for ABN AMRO

  • Randstad in its public offer for Vedior

  • Saxo Bank in its public offer for Binckbank

  • Numico in Danone’s public offer for Numico

  • TNT Express in Fedex’s public for TNT Express

  • KPN in its defence against potential hostile public offer by América Móvil

  • SHV in its public offer for Eriks

  • SHV in its public offer for Nutreco

  • Delta Lloyd in Nationale Nederlanden’s public offer for Delta Lloyd

  • Mediq in its public-to-private by Advent

  • Delft Instruments in its public-to-private by Alpinvest

  • Scania in its public offer for Beers

  • Telegraaf Media Group in Mediahuis’s public offer for Telegraaf Media Group

  • PPG in its potential public offer for AkzoNobel

  • Mexichem in its potential public offer for Wavin

  • TNT Express in UPS’s public offer for TNT Express

  • Sonepar in its public offer for Hagemeyer

  • Draka in Prysmian’s public offer for Draka

  • Jumbo in its public offer for Super de Boer

  • McGregor Fashion in its public-to-private offer by Toeca Fashion

  • Blijdesteijn Willink in its public-to-private offer by Verosol

  • Rexam in its public offer for Airspray

  • DE Master Blenders in its public-to-private offer by Oakleaf

  • PostNL in its defence against hostile offer by B-post

  • Ten Cate in its public-to-private offer by Gilde

  • KPN in its public offer for Getronics

  • DPG in its public offer for Mecom

  • Tele2 in its public offer for Versatel

A selection of representative private M&A experience:

  • Stepan in the acquisition of Invista’s aromatic polyester polyol business

  • ATOS in the acquisition of Motiv ICT Security

  • Intrum in the sale of Buckaroo

  • CareFusion Corp in the acquisition of PPM Engineering

  • Becton Dickson in the acquisition of Kiestra Lab Automation

  • Sulzer in the acquisition of Advanced Separation Company and ProLabNL

  • ShawCor in the acquisition of Dhatec

  • Ford Motor Company in a 50/50 owned joint venture with Sollers

  • Wright Medical Group in the merger with Tornier

  • LKQ Corp in the acquisition of Sator

  • Datwyler in the acquisition of Nedis

  • Axcan in the acquisition of Eurand

  • Itochu Corp in the acquisition of Kwik-Fit

  • Sony in the acquisition of Guerilla Games

  • Genpact in the acquisition of Accounting Plaza

  • Eastman Chemical Company in the disposal of the European PET and PTA business

  • Steadfast Capital Partners in the acquisition and sale of MPS Meat Processing Systems

  • Allianz Capital Partners in the investment in De Telefoongids

  • Platinum Equity in the acquisition of the logistics business of Hays

  • Teledyne in the acquisition of Kooi

  • Emerson Electric in the sale of Brooks Instrument

  • Mott MacDonald in the acquisition of Arcadis Euroconsult

  • Archer Daniels Midland in the acquisition the Agribulk Terminals

  • McCormick in the acquisition of Silvo

  • Priceline.com in the acquisition of Booking

  • Fresenius Medical Care in the acquisition of Euromedic’s dialysis service business

  • Koppers in the acquisition of Cindu Chemicals

  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions in the acquisition of Kindergarden

  • Gorenje in the acquisition of ATAG

  • Mexx in the sale to Liz Claiborne

  • The Body Shop in the buy-back of the Benelux franchisees

  • Towers Watson in the acquisition of its Dutch franchise operations