CSC’s Acquisition of Intertrust

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Houthoff Coöperatief U.A. advised CSC on the deal. De Brauw advised Intertrust.

CSC, the world’s leading provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services, announced a conditional agreement has been reached on a recommended public offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Intertrust. The offer represents a total consideration of approximately EUR 1.8 billion.

The combination of CSC and Intertrust creates a clear and differentiated leader for clients on an international scale, built on the combined strengths of each other’s global teams with complementary geographic and service offerings.

CSC is the world’s leading provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services to companies around the globe, and specialized administration services to alternative asset managers across a range of fund strategies, capital markets participants in both public and private markets, and corporations requiring fiduciary and governance support.

Intertrust offers administrative, fund and private wealth services to companies that set up branches, entities and shell companies in more than 30 jurisdictions worldwide.

On behalf of CSC, Jefferies acted as lead mergers and acquisitions financial advisor, Wells Fargo N.A., as assisting financial advisor.

The Skadden team included M&A partner Faiz Ahmad (Picture; Wilmington), and associates John Saathoff (Wilmington) and Kevin Foley (Wilmington); Tax counsel Trevor Allen (New York); and Banking partner M. Janine Jjingo (New York) and counsel David Passes (New York).

The Houthoff team included Alexander Kaarls, Maurits de Haan, Kasper van der Sanden, Paul de Vries, Jeroen van Mourik and Lisanne Haarma.

The De Brauw team included Arne Grimme, Reinier Kleipool, Willem Bijveld, Alexandra Tan, Colette Bouwes Bavinck, Gijs de Koning, Helen Gornall, Isabel Westra, Zeynep Ortac, Mattheus Schmidhammer, Tamari Gagnidze, Alain Bruno, Barbara Kloppert, Abe Stegenga, Wiebe Dijkstra, Mustafa Al Saady, Eva Schram, Anjali Kaur Doal, Ferdinand Hengst, Bas Boutellier, Thijs Elseman.

Involved fees earner: Mustafa Al Saady – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Willem Bijveld – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Bas Boutellier – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Colette Bouwes Bavinck – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Alain Bruno – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Gijs de Koning – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Wiebe Dijkstra – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Thijs Elseman – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Tamari Gagnidze – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Helen Gornall – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Arne Grimme – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Ferdinand Hengst – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Anjali Kaur Doal – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Reinier Kleipool – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Barbara Kloppert-van Duren – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Zeynep Ortac – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Mattheus Schmidhammer – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Eva Schram – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Abe Stegenga – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Alexandra Tan – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Isabel Westra – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Maurits de Haan – Houthoff; Paul de Vries – Houthoff; Lisanne Haarman – Houthoff; Alexander Kaarls – Houthoff; Kasper van der Sanden – Houthoff; Jeroen van Mourik – Houthoff; Faiz Ahmad – Skadden; Trevor Allen – Skadden; Kevin Foley – Skadden; Janine Jjingo – Skadden; David Passes – Skadden; John Saathoff – Skadden;

Law Firms: De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Houthoff; Skadden;

Clients: Corporation Service Company; Intertrust Group;