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About Saloua Ouchan

Saloua is a Partner in Freshfields' Amsterdam corporate practice, acting for (international) corporates and investors including private equity firms with a specific focus on the Tech, Media and Telecoms sector. Her areas of practice include M&A, growth capital, carve outs, joint ventures, long term commercial arrangements and transitional services arrangements. 

As a member of the Amsterdam Tech sector group, Saloua regularly advises on M&A transactions and joint ventures involving technology, content and data and she regularly organizes tech-related events and workshops.

Saloua has gained international experience as a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore and has worked on cross-border transactions covering multiple jurisdictions across Asia. Saloua is a Dutch law qualified lawyer and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. 

Recent work

Recent Transactions

  • Talpa Network on the proposed merger with RTL Nederland, merging their broadcasting and affiliated media businesses in the Netherlands. 

  • EQT Growth as lead investor in the Series E funding round of EUR 235 million in Mambu, valuing Mambu at EUR 4.9 billion post money and one of the highest-valued B2B SaaS companies founded in Europe.

  • EQT Growth on its Series C investment in Mollie, valued at USD 6.5bn.
  • Permira on its Series D €150m growth investment in online platform Catawiki, Europe’s leading curated online marketplace for special objects.
  • Marubeni Corporation on its proposed staged acquisition of Euroma Holding B.V. from a consortium of sellers, including Netherlands-based private equity firm Parcom.
  • Ardian on the acquisition of Deli Home, a leading Dutch made-to-measure manufacturer and distributor of high-quality timber-based home improvement products, from NPM Capital.
  • Springer Nature, the global research and education publisher, on its acquisition of Atlantis Press, a leading open access proceedings publisher.
  • A West-Coast tech company on its acquisition of a Dutch-based cloud computing company.
  • A consortium of financial advisors on their bid to acquire eBay Classifieds.
  • A leading US tech company on the acquisition of a music streaming service business.
  • NN Group, a leading Netherlands-based insurer, on the acquisition of VIVAT's non-life insurance business.
  • Telenet, the leading Belgian listed cable operator listed co-owned by Liberty Global, on its €400 million acquisition of the Belgian and Luxembourg cable business of SFR from Altice.
  • PGGM on its early stage minority investment in SCW Systems, a technology company utilising super critical water gasification as a sustainable way to produce green gas.
  • Morgan Stanley Tactical Value Investing on the investment in Arnold Participaties B.V., the ultimate holding company of Dutch employment agency Olympia.
  • Bridgepoint on its acquisition of Vermaat Groep B.V., the Dutch market leader in high-end catering and hospitality services.
  • Talpa Network B.V., a Dutch mediatech group, on its joint venture with Azerion in respect of the launch of an online gaming platform (including advising on the pre-closing carve-out of the Dutch online gaming business of Azerion).
  • RNHB on its acquisition of a commercial real estate loan portfolio of c. €1.3bn purchased from FGH Bank NV, a real estate bank specialising in commercial real estate financing.
  • Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., on the acquisition of a 62,5% stake in the Horizon Group, active in the marine geophysical surveys and geotechnical services.
  • Wolseley Overseas Limited, a subsidiary of Ferguson plc, with its divestment of Wasco Holding B.V., a Dutch wholesaler in the HVAC business to Gilde Equity.
  • The security holder in relation to the enforcement sale of the business of Intertoys B.V.
  • Alteri Investors on the acquisition of toy retailer Intertoys from Blokker Holding B.V.
  • Talpa Network B.V., a Dutch mediatech group, on its acquisition of LINDA magazine (Mood for Magazines B.V.) including all (online) extensions from Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V.
  • Talpa Network B.V., a Dutch mediatech group, on its acquisition of LINDA magazine (Mood for Magazines B.V.) including all (online) extensions from Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V.
  • NPM Capital, a Dutch investment firm, on the acquisition of Deli Home & Garden from NV Deli Maatschappij.

Qualifications

Saloua studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam and subsequently trained as a judge and prosecutor trainee at the court in Zwolle/Lelystad. Saloua is admitted to the bar in the Netherlands and is a solicitor in England and Wales. 

  • Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Amsterdam. Graduated cum laude - September 2001 to June 2005.
  • Internal program with the Netherlands Judiciary (Raio opleiding) - October 2005 to January 2009.