At the 19th edition of the M&A Awards on Thursday 13 December, the 2018 Best M&A Deal award went to the acquisition of Akzo Nobel Chemicals by the Carlyle Group and GIC. Van Doorne, led by Onno Boerstra and his team, advised the board of directors and management of Akzo Nobel Chemicals.
Best Deal 2018
Van Doorne was involved in half of the six transactions nominated for the Best Deal 2018 award. These are the sale of Hema to Marcel Boekhoorn, the acquisition of Akzo Nobel Chemicals by Carlyle and the buy-out of Royal Sanders by 3i Group. In these buy-outs Onno Boerstra and his team advised the board of directors and the management. They did the same for the sale of the Dutch boots manufacturer Dunlop Protective Footwear to EQT, which was nominated as 'Best Deal' in the mid-market. For all this year's M&A Awards we would like to refer you to M&A.nl.