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About Harald Spruit

Harald has a wide-ranging corporate practice covering transactional, advisory and contentious matters. 

He regularly advises on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance. 

Harald speaks Dutch, English and Italian.

Recent work

  • Arcus Infrastructure Partners, on the sale of FTTH network owner E-Fibre to Open Dutch Fibre, the joint venture between KKR and DTCP 
  • Macquarie Asset Management, on its investment in and strategic partnership with real estate developer EDGE  
  • Funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, on the acquisition of High Tech Campus Eindhoven (HTCE) from investor Marcel Boekhoorn 
  • Talpa Holding, on the proposed merger between Talpa Network and RTL Nederland, combining their broadcasting and affiliated media activities in the Netherlands  
  • Ardian, on the acquisition of Deli Home, a leading Dutch manufacturer and distributor of home improvement products 
  • Brookfield Asset Management, on the acquisition of a controlling stake in International Campus Group and the subsequent management buy-out of IC Netherlands 
  • DomusVi Group, in respect of its investment in Martha Flora Group, an operator of premium elderly nursing homes in the Netherlands 
  • Blackstone, on the sale of a portfolio of Center Parcs Europe holiday resorts to Aroundtown   
  • An international sovereign wealth fund, on the acquisition of a 25% stake in citizenM, the Netherlands based international hotel developer and operator  
  • Nordic Capital, on its investment in European Dental Group, a leading European dental care and service provider  
  • Host Hotels & Resorts (now Archer Capital) on the acquisition of Amsterdam Airport's Hilton Hotel from its developers Schiphol Real Estate 
  • JP Morgan, on the acquisition from the Dutch State of Propertize, the former real estate division of SNS Reaal, in a consortium with private equity firm Lone Star for a total consideration of € 3.2bn
  • Talpa Holding, on the sale of Talpa Media, the entertainment show producer of worldwide hit format The Voice, to ITV for a total consideration up to €1.1bn
  • McCain Foods, on the acquisitions of Van Geloven and Royaan, the frozen food producers behind iconic brands such as Mora, and Van Dobben and Kwekkeboom
  • KfW, on its investment in Airbus Group, Europe's largest aerospace and defence company and on the changes in the company’s shareholding and governance structure
  • ABN AMRO Bank, on the sale of its Swiss private banking business

Qualifications

Education

  • University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Grotius, Corporate Litigation)
  • Utrecht University (Dutch civil law)
  • University of Amsterdam (Business economics)
  • University of Cambridge (Examination in law for European students)

Professional qualifications

  • Advocaat in the Netherlands