Part of Svalner Atlas Group

Weteringschans 24, 1017 SG Amsterdam
T +31 20 535 4567

Mergers & Acquisitions

Meet one of the leading transactions teams on the Dutch market holding an exceptional reputation with private equity firms, M&A advisors and corporate law firms. The team is headed by four partners, all of whom have backgrounds at major tax law firms.

We offer the full range of transactional tax services including tax due diligence, contractual drafting and negotiations, tax structuring and post-closing integration. Another benefit of working with Atlas is the close relationships we foster between teams. Our M&A tax professionals work closely with our experts in wage tax, VAT and transfer pricing and tax valuation specialising in deal advisory, to form a 15-strong team with expansive knowledge.

Every year, we are involved in more than 70 deals, ranging from private equity investments and buy-and-build transactions for portfolio companies to strategic acquisitions for our corporate clients as well as from sell-side auction processes to highly confidential transfers of ownership in family-owned businesses.

Recent transactions include the EUR 300 million sale of Dept by Waterland to Carlyle; the EUR 150 million acquisition of Tuindeco by Egeria; the EUR 150 million acquisition of Royal CSK Food Enrichment by Royal DSM; the acquisition of Circle Software Group and NMBRS by Visma; and the acquisition of multiple companies by Cegeka.

Restructuring & distressed companies

A specialised team focuses on restructurings and distressed companies, handling these often stressful incidences reliably and efficiently. We are regularly involved in turnaround scenarios advising on avoidance of adverse tax consequences. The main focus is on debt-for-equity swaps, recapitalisation, perseverance of tax attributes, secondary tax liabilities, turnaround management incentive plans and mitigation of recapture and clawback rules.

The team was recently involved in the acquisition and restructuring of a retail group, and the acquisition of a distressed retail chain as well as advising many clients on COVID-19-related tax measures and structuring alternatives.

Receive expert advice on your M&A plans.


Bas Leensma


Matthijs Wierenga


Boudewijn Niels


Frederik Mulder


Pauline Waalkens


Christiaan Herman de Groot

Senior associate

Jord Beekmans


Timoo Lemmens


Jan Wiegerinck


Marieke Bergsma


Gillian Loos


Scato Trip


Max Parmet