Maarten Overmars advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a full spectrum of transactions in Europe, particularly those with a Dutch or Benelux nexus.

Dual-qualified in English and Dutch law, Mr. Overmars helps clients navigate private equity matters involving:

  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Continuation fund and other fund-to-fund transactions
  • Management equity plans
  • Restructurings
  • Ongoing corporate advice

He leverages trusted relationships with key industry participants across the London and Dutch markets, as well as a comprehensive understanding of both geographies’ culture and market practice, to guide clients across a portfolio company’s entire life cycle.

Mr. Overmars co-authored the chapters “Private equity investment in the oil and gas industry” in Oil & Gas M&A: A Practical Handbook and “Partial Exits” in Private Equity Exits: A Practical Analysis.

Mr. Overmars’ experience includes advising:

Astorg Partners

  • On the disposal of Audiotonix to Ardian
  • On multiple acquisitions by its portfolio company IQ-EQ, including of:
    • First Names Group
    • Lawson Connor
  • On IQ-EQ’s acquisition by a continuation fund
  • On acquiring:
    • Corsearch from Audax Private Equity
    • Xceptor from CBPE Capital
    • Normec Holdings from Summit Partners
  • On its portfolio company Corsearch’s acquisition of Incopro

Bay Grove Capital and Lineage Logistics (Portfolio Company)

  • On acquiring:
    • Kloosterboer
    • Partner Logistics
    • Yearsley Group
    • Pago
    • Grupo Fuentes

BC Partners

  • On acquiring Synthon

The Carlyle Group

  • On acquiring AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business

Carlyle International Energy Partners

  • On acquiring:
    • Shell Upstream Gabon and a 75% stake in Shell Gabon
    • Mazarine Energy
    • A 33% stake in Varo Energy from Reggeborgh

CVC Capital Partners

  • On its investment, alongside Oakley Capital, in TechInsights


  • On selling 40% of Caruna to OTPP and KKR
  • On, together with APG, acquiring Groendus from NPM Capital 


  • On acquiring KidsFoundation from H.I.G. Capital
  • On the disposal of Partou to a Waterland-backed continuation fund

PAI Partners

  • On, together with British Columbia Investment Management, the disposal of and reinvestment in Refresco to KKR

Platinum Equity

  • On acquiring Wyndham Worldwide’s European vacation rental business
  • On its portfolio company Awaze’s disposal of Landal Greenparks to Roompot, a KKR portfolio company

Inflexion Private Equity Partners

  • On its acquisition of Dutch company Enviolo, an e-bike components manufacturer
  • On its investment into Dutch company YER, a specialist secondment and recruiting agency

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Netherlands (Advocaat)


  • Certificate, Law Firm School, 2011
  • LL.B. (Hons) in Dutch Law, VU University Amsterdam, 2009
  • LL.M. in Dutch Corporate Law, VU University Amsterdam, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch