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  Frederiek Adams



Frederiek is a partner in our corporate team based in Brussels. He is very highly regarded by clients for his hands-on approach, technical knowledge and negotiating skills. Frederiek advises on all aspects of general corporate law and specialises in private equity transactions.

Frederiek’s corporate experience extends across international and domestic M&A, joint ventures and equity capital market transactions. He has represented a large number of local and international PE houses on both sell and buy-side transactions. Frederiek has also advised major corporates and some of Belgium’s biggest companies on all aspects of their M&A transactions across a wide range of sectors.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Brussels Bar, Belgium, 2006

Academic qualifications

Master, Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2005 

LLM, Oxford University, 2006

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Experience highlights

EUR1 bn: CVC, the international private equity firm on the acquisition of Corialis from Advent International.
EUR500m: Balta, the global textile floor coverings specialist on the IPO on Euronext Brussels.
EUR3.6bn: Waterland Private Equity and Alychlo on the sale of Omega Pharma to US-listed Perrigo.

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IK Investment Partners on its sale of Vemedia, a Dutch OTC drugs company, creating a pan-European OTC group with sales of around USD400m.

Goodman European Partnership on the auction sale of a portfolio of 24 European logistics real estate assets to Blackstone Property Partners Europe.
Ergon Capital Partners on its investment in and sale of De Boeck Education and De Boeck Digital.
Gilde Buy Out Partners on its acquisition of t-groep, a Belgium-based cross-border human resource solutions provider from the Flemish Government.
Sumitomo Corporation on its investment in and disposal of various offshore wind parks in the Belgian North Sea.
Crelan on its highly competitive auction sale of Keytrade, Crelan’s internet bank and broker active in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
Omega Pharma on its EUR 470m acquisition of a portfolio of leading OTC brands from GlaxoSmithKline.
Selligent on its recapitalisation as a result of which California based private equity firm HGGC acquired a majority stake.
Campbell Soup Company on the EUR 400m sale of its business in Europe including four plants.
Baltisse, the family office of Mr Balcaen (former owner of Balta and IVC) on its participation (alongside Waterland) in a private capital increase combined with a public rights issue for an aggregate amount of EUR220m.


“A rising star of the office and one of my favourite lawyers to work with in Belgium.”
“He is brilliant from a technical point of view and hyper-efficient in negotiations.”
“very to-the-point, quickly up to speed, creative and committed.” Chambers Europe 2018


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