Maarten Overmars is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ London office. Dual-qualified in English and Dutch law, Mr. Overmars primarily handles private equity matters, advising on acquisitions, disposals, restructurings, and ongoing corporate advice.

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

Mr. Overmar's 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 and Lawson Connor
  • On the acquisition of IQ-EQ by a Continuation Fund
  • On the acquisition of Corsearch from Audax Private Equity
  • On the acquisition by its portfolio company Corsearch of Incopro
  • On the acquisition of Xceptor from CBPE Capital
  • On the acquisition of Normec Holdings from Summit Partners

Bay Grove Capital and its portfolio company Lineage Logistics

  • On the acquisition of Kloosterboer
  • On the acquisition of Partner Logistics
  • On the acquisition of Yearsley Group
  • On the acquisition of Pago
  • On the acquisition of Grupo Fuentes

BC Partners

  • On the acquisition of Synthon

The Carlyle Group

  • On the acquisition of AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business

Carlyle International Energy Partners

  • On the acquisition of Shell Upstream Gabon and a 75% stake in Shell Gabon
  • On the acquisition of Mazarine energy
  • On the acquisition of a 33% stake in Varo Energy from Reggeborgh

CVC Capital Partners

  • On its investment, alongside Oakley Capital, in TechInsights Inc.

Onex Corporation

  • On the acquisition of KidsFoundation from H.I.G. Capital
  • On the disposal of Partou to a Continuation Fund backed by Waterland

PAI Partners

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

Platinum Equity

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

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