Through the acquisition of SK FireSafety Group, a leading provider of critical safety services in the active fire and life safety markets in, among others, the Netherlands, Belgium and Scandinavia, APi has established a European platform for international organic and acquisition expansion.
APi is a market-leading business services provider of safety, specialty, and industrial services in over 200 locations, primarily in North America and with an expanding platform in Europe. APi provides statutorily mandated and other contracted services to a strong base of long-standing customers across industries.
The Greenberg Traurig team representing APi consisted of shareholder Bas Vletter, lead associates Jeroen den Dunnen and Rutger Sterk, shareholders Cees van Oevelen, Wietse de Jong, Thomas van der Vliet, Erik de Bie, Hans Urlus, Thomas Timmermans, Brian Gavsie, Donn Beloff, Kara Bombach, and further supported by of counsel Lilian Welling-Steffens, associates Paul Schouten, Jacomijn Christ, Jan Herfkens, Willeke Kemkers, Monisha Sardjoe, Iza van Erkel, Johan Nijmeijer, Sahur Adam and Simone Wijngaard. APi was further supported by the Belgium firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, the Swedish firm Hannes Snellmann, and the Norwegian firm Thommessen. APAX was represented by Allen & Overy.
Greenberg Traurig Amsterdam is proud to have significantly increased its mark and footprint in the Dutch M&A market over the last year with the representation of MessageBird in its $200 million Series C fundraising and high-level mandates for InterXion in the USD 8,4 Billion public takeover by Digital Realty, ODDO BHF in the joint venture with ABN AMRO covering brokerage business and for the Dutch Government in their negotiations with Microsoft and other hyperscalers.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 450 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The Amsterdam office employs about 50 lawyers, tax specialists, and (candidate) civil-law notaries, and more than 15 of them are part of the Corporate/M&A team.
Greenberg Traurig Amsterdam
Greenberg Traurig Amsterdam is an integrated part of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm with more than 2,200 attorneys, tax specialists and civil-law notaries, with 40 offices throughout the world. The Amsterdam office opened its doors in 2003 and was Greenberg Traurig’s first branch outside of the US.