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Alexander Harmse

Capital Markets Partner, Amsterdam

“I am a capital markets lawyer, with debt and equity experience but particularly focusing on equity and equity-linked products. I bring global capital markets expertise to the local market and am innovative, creative and adaptable when assisting clients to structure their most complex transactions.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Alexander heads the firm’s Dutch equity practice. His primary focus is on advising investment banks and issuers on equity and equity-linked issues, as well as high yield debt issues. Alexander further has a debt capital markets practice, where he advises on medium term note programmes and issues of debt instruments.

Earlier in his career, Alexander spent two years in the firm’s New York office, giving him direct experience of working with U.S. clients and a broader perspective of equity capital markets generally. 

Alexander has been a key adviser in many high-profile transactions. Recent highlights include advising:

  • ABN AMRO, ING, Morgan Stanley and the other underwriters on the initial public offering and listing on Euronext Amsterdam of VolkerWessels, a leading Dutch construction group
  • ABN AMRO, Morgan Stanley and UBS as the underwriters on the initial public offering and listing on Euronext Amsterdam of Takeaway.com, a leading online food delivery marketplace in various Continental European countries
  • ABN AMRO Bank, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and the other underwriters on the initial public offering and listing on Euronext Amsterdam of ASR Nederland, the largest IPO in The Netherlands in 2016
  • Morgan Stanley, UBS and the other underwriters on the initial public offering and listing on Euronext Amsterdam of Flow Traders, the Dutch market maker in Exchange Traded Funds
  • Steinhoff, a leading manufacturer and retailer of furniture, on its listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2015, the largest listing on that exchange since 2000
  • The underwriting syndicate on the €650 million rights issue of Delta Lloyd, the Dutch insurance company
  • J.P. Morgan, ABN AMRO and the other underwriters on the initial public offering and listing on Euronext Amsterdam of GrandVision, the leading global optical retailer with brands such as Pearle, Vision Express and Apollo-Optik

Professional experience

Alexander lectures on IPOs for the masters course in corporate finance at Utrecht University, and writes and speaks regularly on capital markets topics.

Education and qualifications

Alexander studied law at the University of Utrecht.