Carlo Meert

Partner, Brussels

Biography

Overview

Carlo Meert is a partner in the BeLux Transactional practice and the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in Brussels.

Carlo advises private equity firms and corporates on cross-border transactions, particularly mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, as well as advising on general corporate matters.

Over the past years, Carlo has advised on some of the most significant M&A and private equity transactions in Belgium. He is ranked as 'Up and Coming' by Chambers Europe 2021 and Chambers Global 2021 for Corporate/M&A in Belgium and is a ranked as "Rising star" by IFLR1000 for M&A in Belgium.

Prior to joining White & Case, Carlo practiced in the Corporate M&A department of a leading international law firm.

Bars and Courts
Brussels Bar
New York State Bar
Education
LLM
Harvard Law School
Master of Law
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Masters in Engineering
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Languages
Dutch
English
French

Experience

CVC in several projects, including its acquisition and recent exit-sale of Continental Foods, the European activities of the Campbell Soup Company*

Ackermans & van Haaren in several projects, including its investment in AgroSavfe and the establishment of its “Max Green” joint venture project with Electrabel for the production of biomass based renewable energy*

 Alstom on corporate aspects of its divestitures in relation to the proposed combination with Siemens’ mobility business*

3M in the sale of its Belgian diamond and CBN precision grinding tools business*

Altus Capital Partners in the acquisition of MGC Diagnostics Corporation*

General Motors Co. (GM) in the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary and GM Financial’s European operations to PSA Group*

Umicore in its sale of its zinc chemicals business*

State Grid in its proposed subscription of a 14% stake in Eandis Assets*

Several energy-related matters, including counsel to a large U.S. multinational in a potential investment in an off-take arrangement with a greenfield biomass energy project in Belgium*

Anbang Insurance Group in its acquisition of Delta Lloyd Bank Belgique and in its ultimately unsuccessful bid for Novo Banco, Portugal’s fourth-largest bank*

Western Digital Corporation in its acquisition of Amplidata*

IQVIA (formerly IMS Health) in its acquisition of Forcea and TforG Group*

BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Fortis in the sale of the asset portfolio of Royal Park Investments to Lone Star and Credit Suisse*

BNP Paribas and Fortis Bank in the combination of Fortis Bank’s assets and activities with BNP Paribas' global franchise in over 25 jurisdictions (including North America, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland and Türkiye)*

Engie/Electrabel in its joint venture with Blue Sky, a consortium of leading industrial companies*

Dexia in its sale of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg to Precision Capital and the Luxembourg State and in its 2008 €6 billion recapitalization and related State support measures*

Infrabel, the infrastructure manager of the Belgian railway network (SNCB/NMBS), in the landmark project financing of a high-speed railway link to Brussels airport*

BC Partners in its acquisition of Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing, and the subsequent sale to Charterhouse*

*Matters handled prior to joining White & Case.

Publications

Belgium’s Response to Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19