Banz

Casper Banz

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Biography

Casper Banz is partner in Baker McKenzie's Amsterdam office. He was Managing Partner of the Amsterdam office until 2017. He is a regular speaker at seminars, and has, among others, delivered presentations on topics such as consortium bids in private equity transactions at the KPMG M&A seminar and the Duisenberg School of Finance, and on commercial agreements for hotel operations at the Horwath Hotel Event. Casper has been recommended several times by Chambers, Legal 500, and IFLR1000.

Practice Focus

Casper focuses his practice on corporate transactions, which mainly consist of strategic and private equity-driven private mergers and acquisitions. He has worked with numerous private equity firms over the course of his career. In addition, Casper advises clients in the hospitality industry on hotel development and hotel operation contracts. He is regularly retained for board room advice.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising the founder of retail chain Coolblue in relation to the buy out of minority co-founders and governance going forward.

  • Advised Accenture on the acquisition of Storm Digital.

  • Advised SMRT, UTS & Founders on the acquisition of a majority share in 2getthere, a Netherlands-based company that designs and delivers autonomous vehicle applications.

  • Advised Advance Publications on the acquisition of a majority share in e-sports and games analytics firm Newzoo.

  • Advised a group of investors on the acquisition of approximately 95% of the shares in listed company HeadFirst Source Group N.V. (AEX: HFS)

  • Advised Ergon Capital Partners and Keesing Media Group on the acquisition of puzzle and game publisher Kiekis Hieris.

  • Advised Blokker Holding on the sale of Intertoys to Alteri Investors.

  • Advised Ergon Capital Partners on acquisition of Keesing Media Group.

  • Advised HB Capital and Opportunity Partners on the acquisition of the Hurks Groep.

  • Advised ABN AMRO and Royal De Heus on the sale of the Partner Logistics Group to Lineage.

  • Advised Blokker on the sale of Leen Bakker.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • Amsterdam~Netherlands (1990)