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On 4 October 2017 Mediahuis and Jellow entered into a strategic cooperation. The new alliance will enable Jellow to further accelerate their growth ambitions. Boels Zanders’ Luuk Hendriks advised Mediahuis in this transaction. Boels Zanders also acted as legal advisor to Mediahuis in the acquisition of NRC Handelsblad.

About Mediahuis
Mediahuis is one of the leading media groups in the Benelux and is the publisher of newspapers such as De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad/De Gentenaar, Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang of Limburg. In The Netherlands Mediahuis is owner of NRC Handelsblad, Telegraaf and Media Groep Limburg.

About Jellow
Jellow is a Dutch matchmaking platform linking companies to freelancers. Among the clients of Jellow are major corporations and institutions such as Jumbo, ABN Amro, University Groningen.

About Boels Zanders
Boels Zanders is a fullservice law firm with 81 lawyers and 52 support staff who work from three offices in The Netherlands (Eindhoven, Venlo and Maastricht). Everyday, Boels Zanders represents the interests of business owners, directors and their organizations in the SME and large company sectors, governmental and quasi-governmental bodies and non-profit organizations. Boels Zanders has a dedicated team for mergers & acquisitions:12 attorneys, each contributing from their experience and knowledge. The team advises on and guides mergers and acquisitions in small and large business, both national and international. Supervising and guiding these transactions requires creativity of the attorney as well as trust between attorney and client. Team Mergers & Acquisitions believes in a pragmatic approach. The attorneys guide the buying or selling party through the whole process: from the start to the end of negotiations and all the paperwork accompanying it.

November 2017