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11th IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference

2 Feb - 3 Feb 2023

The Westin Paris - Vendôme Hotel, Paris, France

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Arne Grimme


Arne Grimme is head of De Brauw’s Corporate M&A and Capital Markets practice. He advises on public and private transactions, leveraged buy-outs and complex cross-border transactions and corporate restructurings. Arne has been repeatedly recognised as a leader in his field, having been nominated for the Best M&A Lawyer Award since 2007. He won the award “Best M&A Lawyer” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and 2022. Legal 500 EMEA has also consistently named him a leading individual from 2009. Moreover, IFLR 1000 has recognised Arne as one of the leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions every year since 2006. Arne was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the Best Lawyers 2014-2015 edition (Netherlands community) in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Private Equity Law.In 2018 he was also inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Furthermore, his many accolades include being ranked first tier in M&A and private equity by Chambers and has been ranked by Chambers as Star Individual since 2016. Arne is a trusted advisor to many of De Brauw's clients, and counts among his diverse client base ABN AMRO, Aegon, AkzoNobel, Arcadis, BAM, Bain Capital, Corbion, CVC Capital, Gilde, Flow Traders, ING, NN, NXP, Philips, Rabobank and Schiphol Airport. Arne's recent experience includes advising: General M&A • Aegon N.V. on the combination of its Dutch operations with a.s.r. for EUR 2.5 billion cash and a 29.99% shareholding in a.s.r. • EQT and Stonepeak on the acquisition of DELTA Fiber • QIAGEN N.V., a Germany based pharmaceutical company, on the EUR 9 billion public offer and acquisition by American headquartered Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. to combine their business and create a leading biotechnology company • HEMA on its the sale to a 50/50 consortium of Parcom and Mississippi Ventures, (the investment vehicle of the Dutch entrepreneurial family Van Eerd, owner of Jumbo supermarkets) • Royal Philips on the sale of its Domestic Appliances business to Hillhouse Capital , a global investment firm focused on helping companies achieve long-term sustainable growth through digital innovation and enablement • Mollie, a Dutch payment service provider which makes half of the SME payments in the Netherlands, on its EUR 90 million completion of the Series B funding round • Otrium, a Dutch full service marketplace, in completing its Series C funding round, raising USD 120 million • Mollie, a Dutch payment service provider which maken half of the SME payments in the Netherlands, on its EUR 665 million funding round • Qobita, a leading global wholesale supplier, in completing its EUR 80 million Series B funding round • Royal Schiphol on the unwinding of its cross-shareholding with Aréoport de Paris