Niels is a Senior Associate in the Amsterdam corporate team, specialising in mid-market private M&A transactions. He advises investors and investment funds, (inter)national corporations as well as founders.
His practice revolves around the Mobility & Infrastructure ("M&I") and Tech, Media & Comms ("TMC") sectors. Having acted on many high-profile M&A transactions, Niels has notable experience with companies in digital media, advertising, electric-vehicles and charging, software, mobility, MaaS and SaaS.
He is dedicated to building relationships with our clients and gaining in-depth knowledge about their businesses and the markets they act in. Particularly keen on advising on joint ventures, corporate governance, acquisitions and (private) equity investments.
Having joined Osborne Clarke six months after the Amsterdam office was set up, after obtaining his master’s degree from Utrecht University, in 2021 he successfully completed the post-graduate course Mergers & Acquisitions: Law, Finance, Skills at the VU Amsterdam.
Niels has registered the following principal and secondary legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):
– Principal: Corporate law.
– Secondary: Directors’ and officers’ liability, mergers and acquisitions, companies, associations and foundations.
Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.
Advised European mobility service provider DKV on its acquisition of Greenflux, the leading European software platform provider for electric vehicle (EV) charging (read more).
Advised MediaMonks on a continuing bases on multiple acquisitions since 2015, including their most recent Dutch acquisition of Amsterdam-based film studio Caramel Pictures, world’s leading food and liquid’s film studio (read more), and the merger with IMA Agency, the Dutch (influencer) marketing agency (read more).
Advised the owners of MediaMonks on its sale to S4 Capital (read more).
Advised ODMedia and management regarding the acquisition by Capital A, a Dutch private equity firm, of a minority participation in ODMedia (read more).
Advised the (founder-)shareholders of Nmbrs®, a Dutch company employing 120 supplying HR and payroll SaaS to around 2,000 customers, in their sale to Visma Group, a leading European supplier of business-critical software with HQ in Norway.
Assisted GitLab Inc., a fast growing Silicon Valley company, with the acquisition of Gemnasium. GitLab Inc. is the developer of GitLab, the leading self-hosted Git repository management tool used by software development teams ranging from startups to global enterprise organizations. With the acquisition, Gemnasium's robust security scanning functionality is integrated natively into GitLab’s CI/CD pipelines, allowing businesses to develop and iterate software faster without sacrificing a strong security posture.
Acted for Ebiquity, the UK-based marketing and media consultancy company listed on the LSE, with its acquisition of Digital Decisions, a Dutch digital media monitoring and optimisation service company.
Assisted shareholders with the sale to Inflexion Private Equity of Calco Group B.V. (“Calco”), a leading Dutch provider of IT recruitment and training services and specialised in staffing of junior IT personnel to large blue-chip corporates, operating primarily within the finance and insurance sectors with clients including the main banks and the top insurance companies in the Netherlands.