Dutch Ingredients Supplier, Barentz Europe, Makes First UK Acquisition

Barentz Europe is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ingredients and additives for the pharmaceuticals, chemical, food and animal nutrition industries.  The business began in 1953 and now operates in all European countries with an international network of more than 50 offices and a turnover of nearly €1 billion.  We first worked with Barentz on its first UK acquisition.

Absolutely delighted and impressed with the very professional advice and superb support given by the White & Black team

Hidde van der Wal, CEO Barentz Europe B.V.

We advised on all the legal aspects of this acquisition.  This included liaison with a broad shareholder-base in the target company, interaction with financiers and, of course, the negotiation of all transactional documents.

We were recommended to Barentz by a Dutch corporate finance firm.  As this was Barentz’s first UK acquisition, and the deal was key to its strategy of overseas expansion, the deal was led at main board level from Hoofddorp in the Netherlands.  The board were keen to tap into our
knowledge of the differences in market practice
between EU and UK acquisitions.

If you’re making a strategic acquisition or disposal, then we’d love to discuss how we can help you. Call John Allen on +44 (0)345 201 3143 or email john.allen@wablegal.com for an initial discussion.