Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group’s Takeover Of Benteler Distribution


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has advised the Netherlands based Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group on the planned acquisition of BENTELER Distribution, the international distribution division of BENTELER International AG.

The proposed acquisition will give Van Leeuwen access to further markets in Europe and contribute to enhancing its position as a leading distributor of pipe and tube materials across the continent. BD is active in 24 countries worldwide.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter this year pending approvals from regulatory bodies.

BENTELER Distribution manages over 310,000 square meters of warehouse space at around 50 locations in 30 countries worldwide

The Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group is a Dutch international industrial distributor of steel pipes, valves and fittings.

An international team advised Van Leeuwen on M&A, tax, financing and regulatory aspects of the deal. Partners Gregor von Bonin (Picture) and Shawn der Kinderen advised on the corporate aspects of the deal alongside principle associate Moritz Koch. Thijs Flokstra provided guidance on finance while Georg Roderburg was leading on tax matters.

Involved fees earner: Shawn der Kinderen – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Thijs Flokstra – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Moritz Koch – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Georg Roderburg – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Gregor Von Bonin – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

Clients: Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group;

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