AKD advises Marlin Equity Partners on its take-private of Meltwater N.V.

January 19, 2023

AKD has advised Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $8.5 billion of capital under management, on its recommended voluntary tender offer to acquire all shares of Meltwater N.V. (a Dutch N.V. listed on Oslo Børs - Euronext) together with Altor through its joint bid vehicle MW Investment B.V.
Shareholders of Meltwater will be offered an offer price of NOK 18 per share, valuing the total share capital of Meltwater at a market capitalisation of approx. NOK 5,800 million (approx. EUR 542 million).

About Meltwater N.V.

Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By analysing around 1 billion online documents each day, Meltwater enables PR, Communications, and Marketing professionals to make informed strategic decisions and influence the world around them. The company was founded in Oslo, Norway, in 2001 and now has 50 offices across six continents.

Led by Wouter Kros and Lennart Crain, the AKD team consisted of Renée Alberts, Jurriaan Puijpe, Christiaan Schuurs, Peter Cohen (M&A), Remco Bosveld, Daan ter Wee and Marc Anker (notarial), Ludo Luijks and Maud Plattel (tax).

In this transaction, AKD advised Marlin together with Wiersholm (Norwegian counsel) and Goodwin Procter (US counsel), while Freshfields and Thomessen (Norwegian counsel) acted for Altor.

The full press release can be found here.