Van Campen Liem has acted for Lexington Partners, one of the world’s largest independent managers of secondary private equity and co-investment funds, as Dutch counsel on a USD 600 million investment by a European insurance company in a Dutch investment vehicle to invest in parallel with and co-invest alongside Lexington’s funds. The transaction closed in August 2017.
The team at Van Campen Liem consisted of Raffaele Gargiulo, Maurits Tausk, Diederik Palstra and Marieke Spee.
Van Campen Liem assisted Peninsula Investments II SCA (“Peninsula”) on the Luxembourg legal and tax aspects of the acquisition of 13% of Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A. (“NTV”), the Italian private high-speed train operator, operating under the Italo brand.
The stake was acquired from some of NTV’s existing shareholders and Peninsula became one of the main shareholders of NTV.
NTV reports that it is rapidly expanding its activities by acquiring new trains and ended 2016 with total revenues of EUR 368.6 million and an EBITDA of EUR 96.2 million.
The Van Campen Liem team consisted of Marcello Distaso, Aldo Schuurman, Andrew de Vries, Ekaterina Lebedeva and Eleni Kokkinou.