Firms To Watch: Private equity: LBO

Noted for its prominence in the tech arena, D'Ornano + Co. acts for investors on LBOs, growth and venture capital transactions. Founder Raphaëlle d’Ornano and Thomas Priolet are names to note at the firm, which advised CAPZA on the acquisition of Dubbing Brothers through an LBO in 2021.
Moncey Avocats was founded in April 2021 by a five-partner team including managing partner Frédéric Pinet, Frédéric Bosc, Guillaume Giuliani, Marie-Victoire James and David Malamed. Giuliani heads up the private equity/LBO practice, which acts for buyers and sellers on majority and minority investment transactions. Clients include French and foreign investment funds, family offices, corporate groups and managers.

Private equity: LBO in France

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

At Kirkland & Ellis LLP, the team distinguishes itself in some of the largest and most complex LBO transactions in the French market. Benefiting from its close relationships with leading US and European private equity houses and sponsors, the group advises on public and private transactions, buy-side mandates, exits and IPOs. The practice is co-led by Vincent Ponsonnaille and Laurent-Victor Michel, who is highly regarded for his ‘great knowledge of the French PE market and excellent client-focused approach’.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Ponsonnaille; Laurent Victor-Michel

Testimonials

‘A globally coordinated team able to cater to the needs of demanding PE clients regardless of where the fund, target or portfolio M&A candidate is. This is particularly relevant in France where foreign investors need a trusted and locally connected guide to ensure French market practice can be translated and bridge the cultural and business practice gaps that inevitably emerge.’

‘Laurent Victor-Michel was exceptional in helping us, a US investor, navigate a very tricky three-party negotiation that needed to marry PE global best practices with French cultural and legal precedents. He is able to bridge these worlds and proved to be an excellent, creative partner in the negotiation, quickly gaining our trust and taking ownership of delivering a strong outcome. He’s now our go-to-partner for any investment in France.’

‘Very entrepreneurial and hardworking team that goes above and beyond to understand its clients’ goals and moves heaven and earth to help reach them.’

‘They worked 24/7 for us on a unique and difficult deal delivering a great result.’

‘Laurent Victor-Michel has great knowledge of the French PE market and an excellent client-focused approach when giving advice that is practical and devoid of jargon or irrelevant information.’

Key clients

Advent International

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Apollo Global Management

Ares Management Corporation

Cinven

Continental Grain Company

CPP Investments

EQT

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking

Providence Equity Partners

Renaissance

Searchlight Capital

SK Capital Partners

Thoma Bravo

Trinseo

Vista Equity Partners

Vitruvian Partners

Warburg Pincus

West Street Capital Partners VII

Work highlights

  • Advised Thoma Bravo on its acquisition of Talend, a French company listed on the NASDAQ, valuing Talend at approximately $2.4bn.
  • Assisted InPost S.A., the Polish parcel locker firm backed by Advent International Corp. and recently listed on Euronext Amsterdam, with its proposed 100% acquisition of the shares of Mondial Relay.
  • Advise Trinseo on the carve-out and acquisition of Arkema’s polymethyl methacrylates and activated methyl methacrylates businesses.

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins has a stand-out reputation for advising leading private equity houses on high-profile large-cap LBOs. The practice benefits from the firm’s international network, as well as its ability to leverage expertise in ancillary areas, such as corporate finance, M&A, leveraged finance and debt capital markets. The department is jointly led by Alexander Benedetti, Denis Criton, Alexander Crosthwaite, Thomas Forschbach, Gaëtan Gianasso, Charles-Antoine Guelluy and Olivier du Mottay.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Benedetti; Denis Criton; Alexander Crosthwaite; Thomas Forschbach; Gaëtan Gianasso; Charles-Antoine Guelluy; Olivier du Mottay

Key clients

Ardian

Astorg Partners

Bridgepoint

ICG

KKR

Platinum Equity

PSP Investments

Summit Partners

TA Associates

Temasek

Permira

Work highlights

  • Advised PSP Investments on a €4.5bn investment by a group of investors including EQT and PSP Investments in Cerba HealthCare, a France-based network of medical biology laboratories.
  • Assisted Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) with the €4.3bn sale of DomusVi by its current shareholders to a newly incorporated vehicle.
  • Acted for Bridgepoint Advisers Limited on the approximately €3.2bn sale of Calypso Technology, a provider of financial market software solutions, by Bridgepoint and Summit Partners to Thoma Bravo.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has one of the premier teams in the French market for large buyout transactions. Noted for its strong focus on infrastructure projects, the group is a popular choice for pension funds, insurance companies and infrastructure funds. Benefiting from the firm’s integrated banking practice across France, London and New York, the firm is also able to advise on the full range of LBO financings, including European-style financings, yankee loans and high-yield bonds. David Aknin heads up the department. Arthur de Baudry d’Asson left the firm in September 2020. Guillaume Bonnard made partner in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

David Aknin

Other key lawyers:

Frédéric Cazals; Alexandre Duguay; Emmanuelle Henry; Jean Beauchataud; Guillaume Bonnard

Key clients

3i

A&M Capital

Adagia

Advent International

Alpha Private Equity

Altamir

Antin Infrastructure

Apax Partners

APG

Archimed

Astorg Partners

Capza

Carlyle

Cathay Capital Private Equity

Cerba Healthcare

Ceva

Chequers Capital

Cinven

Clayton Dubilier & Rice

CVC Capital Partners

EQT

Equistone

Eurazeo

Generation IM

HLD

InfraVia

LFPI

L-GAM

Montagu Private Equity

Montefiore

Naxicap

Oaktree

Omers

Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan

PAI Partners

Paprec

Parquest

Permira

Providence

Sagard

TCV (Technology Crossover Venture)

Terreal

Thétys

Towerbrook

Voodoo

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP‘s private equity M&A practice works with the leveraged finance team to provide comprehensive support to sponsors on their most complex transactions. The firm leverages close relationships with debt funds and top tier private equity sponsors to handle both domestic and cross-border mandates in the mid and large-cap space. Clients also enjoy the team’s ability to draw on the firm’s cross-practice capabilities and international network. Marc Castagnède co-heads the department with Romy Richter, who is highly regarded for her ‘strong experience in LBO operations’.

Practice head(s):

Marc Castagnède; Romy Richter

Testimonials

‘A&O has a worldwide practice, very comprehensive in all capabilities. A one-stop-shop of great excellence and at a reasonable budget.’

‘Romy Richter is very available, dedicated, fast, knows how to fight when needed.’

‘Specialised team called upon for complex and mid-cap transactions, within a multi-practice firm.’

‘Romy Richter is an excellent lawyer, with a strong experience in LBO operations, very invested in the success of projects. Dealmaker, very committed, always available, trilingual, with an efficient team at her side.’

Key clients

Advent International

Apax Partners

Ardian

BNP Paribas

Chequers Capital

Crédit Mutuel Equity

Eurazeo

Goldman Sachs

ICG

Ivanhoé Cambridge

Korian

LFPI Gestion

Microwave Vision

Natixis

PAI Partners

Société Générale

Weinberg Capital Partners

Wren House

Work highlights

  • Advised the investment fund Advent International in the connection with the entering into exclusive negotiation with Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) for the sale of its majority stake in the Circet group.
  • Acted for the global investment fund specialised in infrastructure financing Wren House in relation to its entry into exclusive negotiations with Antin Infrastructure Partners for the acquisition of its majority stake in Almaviva Santé, a private hospital group in France.
  • Represented the global investment group Eurazeo in an agreement with Advent International for the sale of its stake in Planet, worth €1.8bn. As part of the transaction Eurazeo will reinvest and co-control the Company with Advent International.

Bredin Prat

Working in close conjunction with the tax and finance teams, Bredin Prat's private equity group is equipped to advise on the full spectrum of PE transactions, including setting up tax structures and management packages. Skilled in LBO, public to private and private investment in public equity mandates, the practice is a strong choice for PE and investment funds, family offices and shareholders of target companies. Florence Haas, who is specialised in M&A, public takeovers and LBOs, is a key name.

Other key lawyers:

Florence Haas

Testimonials

‘Impeccable professionalism, knowledge of the market, interpersonal skills, integration of internal teams, always guiding clients towards solutions.’

‘Implementation of new technologies (docusign etc.), which accelerates the signing and closing procedures.’

‘The firm Bredin Prat is a long-term partner of our company (KKR), always mastering our requirements.’

‘Florence Haas masters private equity transactions with in-depth commercial knowledge.’

Key clients

Apax France

Bain Capital

Blackstone

Bridgepoint Capital

Carlyle

CDPQ

China Jianyin Investment (JIC)

Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Dentressangle Initiatives

Deconinck family

Eurazeo

Five Arrows

HLD

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

PSP Investments

Téthys Invest

TPG

Silver Lake

Wendel

Xerys

Work highlights

  • Advised the Deconinck Family, as controlling shareholder of Tarkett, on the launch of a simplified tender offer on Tarkett shares, with the support of Wendel as long-term financial partner investor.
  • Assisted Suez in connection with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Suez, Veolia and a consortium of investors with the view to create a new Suez with revenues of nearly €7bn, comprising Suez’ Water and Recycling & Recovery businesses in France as well as international assets, and growth prospects and development capacities both internationally and in France.
  • Advised China Jianyin Investment (JIC) in connection with the ongoing sale of SGD Pharma to PAI Partners.

Clifford Chance

Working closely with private equity teams across the firm’s European network, including UK and Germany, Clifford Chance's group in France is equipped to advise on both domestic and cross-border transactions. The practice handles M&A, leveraged financing and other related matters, including tax structuring and modelling, fund formation, employment benefits and management packages. It is highlighted for its strong focus on the infrastructure and telecommunications sectors. The department is jointly led by Fabrice Cohen and Marianne Pezant. Emmanuel Mimin, who focuses on the infrastructure and consumer food and retail sectors, is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Fabrice Cohen; Marianne Pezant

Other key lawyers:

Emmanuel Mimin

Key clients

3i

Apax Partners

Blackstone

Bpifrance

Bridgepoint

The Carlyle Group

Cinven

Clayton Dubilier & Rice

KKR

PAI Partners

Partners Group

Perceva

Permira

Triton

Wendel

Apollo

Ardian

Macquarie

Meridiam

Mirova

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole

Natixis

Société Générale

Ardian Private Debt

Ares Capital

Barings

BlackRock

LBPAM

SCOR Investment Partners SE

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

Crédit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

IKB

JP Morgan

UniCredit

Capzanine

Omnes Capital

DIF Infrastructure

Eurazeo

InfraVia

Work highlights

  • Advised Cathay Capital on the merger between Siaci Saint Honoré and the Burrus Group to create an insurance brokerage group valued at €2.5bn.
  • Advised Société Générale Assurances as they entered into exclusive negotiations regarding Altarea’s acquisition of 60% of Primonial Group’s capital in Q1 2022 and the remaining stake in Q1 2024.
  • Assisted Vauban Infrastructure Partners with its joint venture with Bouygues Telecom relating to the acquisition of indefeasible rights of use of FTTH networks in French medium-density areas deployed and privately-funded by Orange, the subsequent renting of FTTH access rights to Bouygues Telecom, and with a financing platform with total principal amount of €1.509bn combining loan and bond financings.

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is particularly active in the mid-cap space, where it advises lenders, sponsors and target companies. Clients benefit from the firm’s ability to draw upon cross-practice capabilities to provide full-service support; areas of strength include bankruptcy and restructuring, competition, litigation, employment law and capital markets. The team excels in distressed LBO mandates and is equipped to advise clients on the full lifecycle of their investments. The department is co-led by Jean-François Pourdieu and Cédric Chanas.

Practice head(s):

Jean-François Pourdieu; Cédric Chanas

Work highlights

  • Advised Siparex on the acquisition of 90% of the share capital of the French medical equipment group Winncare from IDI, alongside Capza with the subscription of a mezzanine debt.
  • Assisted the sellers (co-founders and the management) of New Immo Group, a digital real estate company in France, with the sale of 36% stake to Permira through its Permira Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • Advised the shareholder sellers on the sale of their majority share of the capital of DL Software, a France-based group of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software providers, to TA Associates, a US-based private equity firm.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has a notable footprint in the private equity arena, with it being able to field lawyers with specialisms in corporate, tax, litigation, finance, real estate, employment and restructuring. The group is known for its sector-oriented approach, with work spanning areas such as manufacturing, life sciences, education and technology. Its clients also benefit from new initiatives such as the Luxembourg desk, which serves as a cross-border platform between the Paris and Luxembourg offices. Sarmad Haidar, who is the lead partner at the firm, works with counsel Alice MagnanXavier Norlain, Jérémy Scemama and Matthieu Lampel joined Shearman & Sterling LLP in 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Sarmad Haidar; Alice Magnan; Simon Charbit; Thomas Priolet; Raphaël Béra; Fanny Combourieu; Laurence Masseran

Key clients

Andera Partners

BPIFrance

Bridgepoint

Premium Partners

Capzanine / Barings

Montefiore Investment

Cathay Capital Private Equity SAS

HTC Vive Investment (BVI) Corp

Metric Capital Partners

The Carlyle Group

Tikehau Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised the founders and management of Circet in the context of the sale of its stake in Circet and their co-investment alongside ICG.
  • Assisted Cube Infrastructure Fund and Partners Group with the sale of Covage’s capital to SFR FTTH.
  • Acted for the management in connection with the sale of the Thom group (Histoire d’Or) to Altamir, a listed private equity company.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. attracts mandates from investment funds, family offices and target companies operating in the mid and large-cap segments of the French market. Under the leadership of Olivier Diaz, it is prominent in a number of the largest and most complex transactions. Recent highlights included the firm acting for Talend on its acquisition by Thoma Bravo. With a legal and tax offering dedicated to managers and executives, the group is particularly renowned for its strong track record in the structuring and implementation of management packages.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Diaz

Testimonials

‘Jean-François Louit’s team has quite unique expertise in LBO and executive support. In this area, creativity, agility and the ability to negotiate are key. Jean-François and his team have these qualities. They are real facilitators.’

‘Jean-François Louit is an excellent negotiator and facilitator. Vincenzo Feldmann has very good knowledge of legal and financial matters.’ Paul de France is a very good tax specialist with a very pragmatic approach in a complex area.’

‘Gide’s complete offering allows easy access to a large number of services with leading partners.’

‘Antoine de la Gatinais is very helpful, pragmatic and effective.’

‘A very integrated team that perfectly masters mandate, having proven experience in mid and large-cap deals. A practice dedicated to management packages that offers a complete high-end service.’

‘A team made up of extremely competent individuals keeping a sense of priority, deal makers. Among the remarkable lawyers are Caroline Lan, Jean-François Louit and Vincenzo Feldman.’

Key clients

Accor Invest

DomusVi

IbanFirst

Egis

Socotec

Vitalliance

Wella

Primonial

Eurazeo

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert

Talend

Bpifrance

SK Capital Partners

Five Arrows Principal Investments

Evolem

Wendel

Ardian

Charterhouse

Goodwin

Goodwin has a well-established reputation acting for buyers, sellers, investors, boards and special committees. Its work covers matters such as public-to-private deals, exits and recapitalisation mandates. As a strong player in the mid-cap market, the team offers clients the benefits of a cross-sector and cross-border platform through its close collaboration with the firm’s international offices, providing global-standard French, UK and US counsel. The group is also known for its capabilities in the venture capital space. Maxence Bloch, who is experienced in acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies, heads up the department.

Practice head(s):

Maxence Bloch

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Maitrejean

Testimonials

‘Thomas Maitrejean provided legal advice tailored to a very complex situation and led our case with efficiency in a very difficult context.’ 

‘Very sharp sector expertise. In-depth knowledge of the regulatory environment.’

Key clients

Azulis Capital

B & Capital

Cerba Healthcare

Equistone Partners Europe

Eurazeo

IK Investment Partners

Ipackchem

Montefiore Investment

PAI Partners

Prenax

Sandaya

The Dubbing Brothers Company

Time for Growth

Unigrains

Work highlights

  • Advised Cerba Healthcare on the reinforcement of their capital structure with existing shareholders and its long-term partner, PSP Investments (“PSP”), welcoming EQT Private Equity (“EQT”) as new shareholder and completing the exit of Partners Group, in the context of its sixth LBO.
  • Assisted the founders and majority shareholders of The Dubbing Brothers Company in the context of the owner buy out.
  • Acted for Equistone Partners Europe on the acquisition of Accès Industrie from management, Parquest Capital, Crédit Mutuel Equity and Irdi Soridec Gestion.

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is a key player in the mid-cap segment and is also well-versed in handling complex large-cap mandates on behalf of private equity funds, portfolio companies, management teams and investors. The work portfolio includes buyout transactions, exits through IPOs and advice on management packages. New additions to the team include Matthieu Grollemund and Hélène Parent in January 2021, former practitioners at Baker McKenzie. Stéphane Huten heads up the practice. Ariane Berthoud left the firm in January 2022 for HOCHE AVOCATS.

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Huten

Other key lawyers:

Matthieu Grollemund; Hélène Parent

Testimonials

‘Stéphane Huten is brilliant and creative.’

‘Flexible, quality team covering a wide spectrum of legal skills. Unbeatable value for money.’

‘Stéphane Huten knows how to relay market practices so that his clients are in the best position to carry out the deal.’

Key clients

21 Centrale Partners and LV Overseas

Accel KKR

Activa Capital

Actomezz

Ally Bridge Group

Apax Development Partners

Ardian

Argos Wityu

Azulis Capital

Arkea Capital

BNP Paribas Dévelopment

Socadif

MASCSF

Bliss Advisors

BPI France

Cathay Capital Private Equity

Chequers Capital

Elaia

Eurazeo

Exotec

Five Elms Capital

Hivest Capital Partners

IDI

Idinvest Partners

Ledger

LFPI

Long Arc Capital

Partech

Red River West

Siparex

TowerBrook Capital Partners (UK) LLP

Ÿnsect

Work highlights

  • Acted for TowerBrook Capital Partners on its acquisition of the rail division of the group Consolis.
  • Advised the founders of Euro Ethnic Foods on the sale of the grocery branch of Grands Frais to PAI Partners.
  • Advised Vale Nouvelle Calédonie and the management on the management-led buyout acquisition of Vale Nouvelle Calédonie from Vale.

Jeausserand Audouard

Although highly regarded for ‘an exceptional understanding of all the issues related to LBO refinancing’, Jeausserand Audouard displays excellent expertise in LBO management packages, regularly acting for corporates, management teams and founders. As part of its offering, the group advises on M&A, employee shareholding, IPOs following LBO operations, fundraisings, and corporate and family governance issues. The department is jointly led by Alexandre Dejardin, Erwan Bordet, Elodie Cavazza, Jérémie JeausserandTristan Audouard and Carole Degonse.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Dejardin; Erwan Bordet; Carole Degonse; Elodie Cavazza; Jérémie Jeausserand; Tristan Audouard

Testimonials

‘Their commitment makes it unique and gives an unparalleled level of confidence in the solutions found and the defence of the interests of management teams.’

‘Equipped to manage complex legal processes in a fluid and transparent manner, including in cases of a large number of investors.’  

‘The team led by Alexandre Dejardin is proactive, dynamic, precise and constantly listen to its client. They adapt easily and find the necessary solutions quickly so that deals can move forward safely.’

‘An exceptional understanding of all the issues related to LBO refinancing.’

‘Erwan Bordet was remarkable in all respects in his support to the management team during the refinancing operation which was carried out in 6 months in the midst of the pandemic period. Well done and thank you!’

‘Excellent knowledge of regulations and very proactive. Very good knowledge of the issues and the operations of our group.’

Key clients

GINGER

ADVENS

SGD PHARMA

SOLINA

ERMEWA

TARKETT

LP PROMOTION

ALLIANCE ETIQUETTES

IAD

TRANSARC

DL SOFTWARE

BTP CONSULTANTS

PHOTONIS

SKILL & YOU

NUTRISENS

CONSOLIS

SERB

GDE GROUPE

PROENGIN

AD EDUCATION

KAPI & NOVAE

CAFEYN

EUREKA EDUCATION

SANTIANE

BABILOU

ELSAN

FINAXY

EUREXO

SOGETREL

Work highlights

  • Assisted the management of Ermewa, a freight transport company, which is being divested by the SNCF and which should be supported by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the DWS fund.
  • Advised the management of TARKETT, listed on the regulated market of Euronext, on the launch of a takeover bid and the entry of a new financial supporter, WENDEL.
  • Acted for the management of Babilou on the takeover by Antin Infrastructure Partners.

Linklaters

Linklaters is rapidly growing its PE/corporate team with three new counsel promotions and the arrival of Florent Mazeron from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in May 2021. He co-heads the department with Bruno Derieux and Fabrice de La Morandière. Benefiting from its close ties with the firm’s global financial sponsors group, and its cross-practice capabilities, the practice handles both domestic and cross-border mandates on behalf of private equity houses and family offices. Advising clients on fund formation, investments and exits, the group is skilled in primary and secondary LBOs, restructurings, refinancings and infrastructure buyouts. Marc Petitier is now at White & Case LLP.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Derieux; Fabrice de La Morandière; Florent Mazeron

Testimonials

‘Very good integration between M&A practice and ECM practice, essential in our transaction.’

‘Fabrice de la Morandiere combines a good knowledge of stock market operations and LBO. It is also very pleasant to work with him.’

‘A very proactive and always available team that knows how to innovate and find practical and pro-business solutions.’

‘Lawyers who are both accessible and very experienced.’

Key clients

Ardian

Partners Group

Tikehau Capital

CDPQ

Montagu Private Equity

Golda Darty Partners

Argos Wityu

PAI Partners

CVC Capital Partners

The Carlyle Group

Amundi Private Equity Funds

Amundi Transition Energétique

Wendel

Peninsula Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Partners Group, majority shareholder, on its entry into exclusive negotiations with EQT Private Equity relating to the disposal of Cerba HealthCare.
  • Acted for CDPQ on its investment alongside EQT in the acquisition of Groupe Colisée, an operator of nursing home facilities and home care services agencies in France, Belgium, Spain and Italy with a turnover exceeding €1bn.
  • Advised Amundi Private Equity Funds, acting with Amundi Transition Energétique, the joint-venture between Amundi and EDF, in relation to their (i) acquisition of 45% of a solar assets portfolio in France, Italy and Spain with a total output of circa 250mw from Sonnedix, and (ii) a long-term strategic partnership with Sonnedix to make further green investments in the European solar PV market.

Mayer Brown

Noted for ‘the one-stop-shop and multidisciplinary aspects of the team’, Mayer Brown‘s private equity group primarily handles mid-cap transactions, although it is also regularly instructed in large-cap deals. Guillaume Kuperfils, who leads the department, acts for banks, joint ventures and investors on M&A and private equity transactions. Olivier Aubouin is noted for his work advising private investment funds on acquisitions, sales and strategic minority investments. Marine Ollive made counsel in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Guillaume Kuperfils

Other key lawyers:

Marine Ollive; Olivier Aubouin; Hadrien Schlumberger

Testimonials

‘They are very proactive and adaptable, as well as being very commercial.’

‘Hadrien Schlumberger is very proactive, technically strong and a problem solver. Very accessible as well.’

‘Very good knowledge of all the issues of a deal with high-quality cross-practice expertise (corporate, debt, tax). Extremely detailed when giving advice and drafting documents. High quality in negotiations.’

‘Olivier Aubouin is the best in corporate. Always available, rigorous, deal-oriented and an excellent lawyer.’

‘I appreciated the very personalised follow-up: the firm knows us well and knows how to anticipate our requests and meet our expectations. I also value the one-stop-shop and multidisciplinary aspects of the team, which knows how to respond to our requests on all aspects (corporate, tax, antitrust…).’

Key clients

Abénex Capital

Activa Capital

Mediawan-Leonine Studios

Bpifrance

Bridgepoint Development Capital

Intermediate Capital Partners

L Catterton

LBO France

Marlin Equity Partners

Mubadala

Oaktree Capital

Ophiliam Management

Parquest Capital

Qualium Investissement

Quilvest Private Equity

Raise

Sagard

Stirling Square Capital Partners

UI Investissement

Work highlights

  • Advised Ophiliam and Funecap’s management on the sale of Ophiliam’s existing interest and its rollover investment in Funecap following the entering of Latour Capital investment in Funecap group’s capital.
  • Acted for Mediawan-Leonine Studios, a new holding company created by KKR and the founders of Mediawan, on the launch of a tender offer on all Mediawan’s securities not held by Mediawan’s founders and MACSF.
  • Assisted LBO France with the recapitalisation of its portfolio company RG Safety Group, a European distributors of personal protective equipment.

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI continues to build up its Paris private equity team with the arrival of Guillaume Kellner from Paul Hastings LLP in December 2020, further strengthening the practice’s capabilities in infrastructure deals and investment funds mandates. Focusing on mid-cap mandates, Grégoire Andrieux represents sponsors and management teams in LBOs, MBOs, VC funding, disposals and debt restructuring. Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues advises sponsors and investment vehicles on LMBOs and LMBIs. Drawing on the firm’s capabilities in tax, merger control, employment and regulatory services, the group is particularly active in the healthcare, life scenes and technology sectors.

Practice head(s):

Grégoire Andrieux; Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Kellner; Diana Hund

Key clients

Labelium

Quilvest Capital Partners

Kamet Ventures

Azulis Capital

Montefiore Investment

HLD

Groupe IDI

Greenworking

Tiller Systems

Abénex

ISAI

Ardian Growth

BNP Paribas Développement

Bridgepoint Development Capital

Qualium Investissement

G-Square

Ovrsea

Andera Partners (ActoMezz)

Calcium Capital

Playrion

Cofigeo

Diabeloop SA

Work highlights

  • Advised Sogetrel and its management on part of the sale of Latour Capital’s shares in Sogetrel to its management team, supported by a consortium of investors.
  • Represented Abénex Capital, a pioneer in the French private equity market, in the sale of education group EUREKA, a player in private professional and higher education, to Naxicap Partners.
  • Advised Cafpi, a real estate brokerage network, in connection with the opening of its capital to the investment fund BlackFin Capital Partners.

Orrick Rambaud Martel

Orrick Rambaud Martel is well placed to handle complex large-cap transactions, with it being able to handle a myriad of ancillary matters, such as tax, financing and restructuring, among others. The group acts for clients on LBOs, MBOs, secondary buyouts and sale of portfolio companies. Practice head Patrick Tardivy is particularly well known for advising both French and international clients on private equity transactions in the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Tardivy

Other key lawyers:

Olivier Jouffroy

Testimonials

‘Patrick Tardivy is always available, very business-oriented, knows how to lead and guide his client proactively. He has excellent knowledge of the infrastructure sector and knows how to lead an M&A deal from A to Z. An exceptional partner on a transaction.’

‘Orrick’s M&A team is high performing, extremely committed and experienced.’

‘Patrick Tardivy manages this team expertly and remains fully involved in the cases.’

‘Great team, great international coverage.’

‘Olivier Jouffroy is tech-savvy and hardworking.’

Key clients

3i Infrastructure

Antin Infrastructure Partners

AXA REIM

Capzanine

CNP Assurances

DIF

EOS Holding

Eternam

Impax Asset Management

Inter Invest

LBO France

Malakoff Médéric

Schröders

Société Générale Insurance

TVM Capital Life Science

Work highlights

  • Assisted Axa Investment Managers – Real Assets with (i) the negotiation of circa €2bn strategic partnership with In’li for the delivery of a pipeline in a real estate development; and (ii) with The acquisition of German laboratory group Amedes from French infrastructure investor Antin.
  • Advised CNP Assurances on (i) the negotiation and signing of binding contractual commitment to purchase the new SUEZ; and(ii) the negotiation of a binding agreement with Engie for the acquisition of an additional 11.5% stake in GRTgaz, a deal worth around €1.6 billion.
  • Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the contemplated divestment of Almaviva Santé to Wren House Infrastructure alongside SRS and Bpifrance.

Paul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings LLP has a strong profile in transactions in the mid and upper-mid cap segments. The arrival of Arthur de Baudry d’Asson from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in September 2020 has enhanced its credentials in big-ticket mandates. The group also stands out for its cross-practice strength and sector-specialist expertise, frequently advising on all aspects of buy-out transactions including acquisition finance, restructuring, tax, competition and employment. Practice head Olivier Deren is a key contact for LBO and capital development transactions, as well as growth strategy and reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Deren

Other key lawyers:

Sébastien Crépy; Charles Cardon; Alexis Terray; Arthur de Baudry d’Asson

Testimonials

‘Very proactive. Reasonable pricing.’

‘Quality of work. Respect for deadlines.  Always availability. Creativity (new solutions).’

‘Outstanding work and 24/7 availability.’

Key clients

21 Invest

Amundi Private Equity Fund

Andera Partners

Astorg

B&Capital

Bpifrance

EMZ Partners

EQT

Equistone Partners Europe

Eurazeo PME

FCDE

Five Arrows Principal

Gimv

Insight Partners

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Isai

KC Invest

Keensight Capital

LGT European Capital

Montefiore Investment

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners

Mubadala Capital

Qualium Investissement

RAISE

Sagard

Société Générale Capital Partenaires

Tikehau Capital

Turenne Capital

PAI Partners

Scotto Partners

Focusing on private clients including family companies and management teams of listed and non-listed groups, Scotto Partners stands out for its ability to leverage its cross-practice expertise in M&A, tax, corporate finance and employment to seamlessly handle mid and large-cap PE mandates. Although well-known for its track record advising on management packages, the group is also skilled in LBO, PIPE, P-to-P transactions, exits through IPOs and employee shareholdings. The department is jointly headed by Lionel Scotto le Massese, Claire Revol-Renié, Isabelle Cheradame, Adrien Badelon and Jérôme Commerçon.

Practice head(s):

Lionel Scotto le Massese; Claire Revol-Renié; Isabelle Cheradame; Adrien Badelon; Jérôme Commerçon

Testimonials

‘It was clear from the beginning that the Scotto team were very experienced with not only the transaction details per se but with the accompanying issues, educating the different members of the LBO team in the intricacies of the transaction.

The openness to questions meant we trusted what Scotto was saying or doing, which made sure that the transaction stayed on track during the inevitable moments of stress.’

‘Scotto non only knew their work well but managed the psychology of both the management and the incoming PE firm team as well.’

‘The Scotto team was unfailingly available at all times and gave prompt advice which kept the transaction rolling. Special shout out for Isabelle Cheradame who is to be particularly recommended.’

Key clients

Kandelium

Cooper-Vemedia

Omni-Pac

EidosMedia

Babcock Wanson

Winoa

Corsair

Vinventions

Adista

Siaci Saint-Honoré

Aquilus

Verdant

Calucem

Idinvest Partners

Work highlights

  • Represented both the French and Dutch equity holder-managers of Cooper-Vemedia Group in relation to the acquisition of Cooper-Vemedia by CVC Capital Partners. The negotiations resulted in the top management team reinvesting a significant amount into the new project led by CVC.
  • Advised the management of Siaci Saint Honore group on the merger with Burrus group, creating the new independent European leader in insurance consulting and brokerage, worth over €2bn.
  • Acted for Omni-Pac’s CEO Renaud Malarre and his management team in relation to Latour Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake.

White & Case LLP

Benefiting from its strong cross-practice capabilities, White & Case LLP handles the full range of complex private equity transactions, frequently advising on primary and secondary LBOs, PIPE and P2P deals, stressed and distressed M&A, among other matters. The group also draws on the firm’s leading expertise in foreign direct investment in France and the EMEA region. Increasingly active in the large-cap segment of the market, the department continues to build up its strength with the arrival of Marc Petitier from Linklaters in December 2020. In January 2022, Julien Bensaid was promoted to partner, while Hugues Racovski and Alicia Bali made counsels. Saam Golshani leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Saam Golshani

Other key lawyers:

Marc Petitier; Hugues Racovski; Alicia Bali; Nathalie Negré-Eveillard

Testimonials

‘This is a team that has demonstrated its ability to manage large and complicated cases, both from a legal perspective and from a commercial perspective. In terms of diversity, we notice that there are a lot of women at all levels.’

Nathalie Negre will always go the extra mile. She is very involved in the cases and is always available.’

Key clients

Access Capital Partners

Activa Capital

Altitude Infrastructure

Andera Partners

Ardian

Arts et Biens

BC Partners

Boussard & Gavaudan

Bpifrance

Bridgepoint

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Cardif

Carlyle Group

Centerbridge

Chedid Capital

Chequers

Cobepa

Crédit Agricole CIB

Cube Infrastructure

Davidson Kempner

DRT

Emerging Capital Partners

Enodev

Eurazeo

FCDE

Financière Eurinter

Goldman Sachs

Global Media & Entertainment Limited

Groupe Colisée

Hilding Anders

Hg

IK Investment Partners

InfraVia Capital Partners

KKR

Legris Industries

LBO France

LFPI

Meeschaert

Metric Capital Partners

Nordic Capital

Oaktree Management Capital

OncoDNA

Otium Capital

Predica

Qatar Investment Authority

Sogecap

Starwood Capital

Tempocap

Tikéhau Capital

Triton

Zadig & Voltaire

Wendel

Work highlights

  • Acted for Activa Capital, an independent private equity firm focused on mid-size French companies, and the senior management team of Activa Assurances Group on the sale of Activa Assurances Group to Meilleurtaux Group.
  • Represented Hg, Europe’s software investor, in connection with its investment in Septeo group, a European LegalTech based in France.
  • Advised Gapave, Apave’s sole shareholder association, in connection with the minority investment of PAI Partners.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is retained by leading private equity sponsors to advise on all types of transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, debt restructurings and disposals. The department leverages the firm’s wider global network in Europe and the US to assist clients with cross-border mandates. The team is jointly led by Grégory de Saxcé, Eduardo Fernandez, Grégoire Finance, Gabriel Flandin, Christophe Garaud and Cédric Hajage.

Practice head(s):

Grégory de Saxcé; Eduardo Fernandez; Grégoire Finance; Gabriel Flandin; Christophe Garaud; Cédric Hajage

Testimonials

‘Very good knowledge of the private equity sector, which allows teams to be efficient and to move matters forward in the right direction.’

‘The firm’s team is made up of experienced lawyers, who do a lot of transactions (and who are therefore perfectly familiar with market practices).’

‘Lawyers who are business-oriented. We work a lot with Christophe Garaud in particular, who distinguishes himself by combining legal technical skills and business vision. He always helps us find solutions and knows how to identify risks. In addition, the team is always available to support us throughout processes.’

Key clients

PAI Partners

IK Investment Partners

Ardian

Intermediate Capital Group

CVC Capital Partners

EQT

The Carlyle Group

Searchlight Capital Partners

Equistone Partners Europe

Latour Capital

Adagia Partners

Qualium Investissement

RAISE Investissement

Sagard

Aquiline Capital Partners

Weinberg Capital Partners

Montefiore Investment

Five Arrows

Warburg Invest

Cobalt Capital

BIM

Peugeot Invest (FFP)

Vaultier7

Ekkio Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Intermediate Capital Group on its investment in Biogroup, a French operator of medical diagnostic laboratories.
  • Assisted CVC Capital Partners Fund VII with the entering of exclusive negotiations with Charterhouse Capital Partners for the acquisition of a majority stake in Cooper.
  • Advised PAI Partners on its acquisition of Euro Ethnic Foods, the grocery business of Grand Frais.

AYACHE

Practice head(s):

Bernard Ayache; Olivier Tordjman

Testimonials

‘In-depth knowledge of the market, trends, technical and commercial developments.’ 

‘Great flexibility and agility in adapting products and supporting in innovative matters.’

‘Very diversified team.’

‘Always available. Very strong support even post-closing.’

Key clients

Founders of MEDADOM

FCDE

Founders of Groupe OPEN

ICG Infrastructure

TOWERBROOK

Fibonacci

Managers / Novétude

B & Capital

Groupe PREMIUM

Founders of MT SYSTEMS

BIP Investment partners

ISAI et Sagard SAS

La Foir’Fouille

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Practice head(s):

Charles Masson

Testimonials

‘Charles Masson is always available and very good technically.’

Key clients

Siena Capital

Cerberus

My Money Group

Latour Capital

HOPU Investments

Warburg Pincus

TPG

Bridgepoint

Emerging Capital Partners

Qualium Investissement

Mabadala Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Latour Capital on the pre-emptive acquisition of Omni-Pac Group from Motion Equity Partners and its financing.
  • Assisted Latour Capital on the acquisition of a majority interest in Funecap.
  • Advised Bridgepoint on its investment in Younited.

Dentons

Practice head(s):

Olivia Guéguen

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Kessler; Olivier Genevois; Pierre-Marie Gallo

Testimonials

‘Dentons has always been able to provide us with high-quality assistance in our acquisition or disposal projects. The fees are correctly calibrated to the size of the cases.’

‘Partners are always involved in the cases.’

‘Olivier Genevois is always available.’

‘Varied team with in-depth knowledge of the healthcare sector. Very advanced in all PE practices in this sector.’

‘Pierre-Marie Gallo is always available and precise. Olivia Guéguen perfectly handles complex projects.’ 

Key clients

Abenex

Alpha Private Equity

B&Capital

Essling Capital

Genesius HID

Gilde Healthcare

Imcheck Therapeutics

KKR

KSL Capital Partners

Microport

Mirova

Neo Investment Partners

Ouest Croissance

Paref

Pechel

Zetland Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Alpha Private Equity on the sale of Vertbaudet to Equistone Partners Europe.
  • Assisted Group Up with the merger of its subsidiary Cityzen with Medisys.
  • Acted for Gilde Healthcare on the €23m Volta Medical Series A fund raising.

Gibson Dunn

Practice head(s):

Bernard Grinspan; Ariel Harroch

Other key lawyers:

Judith Raoul-Bardy

Testimonials

‘The team is not only expert in their field of expertise (private equity) but also has a great knowledge of transversal subjects (tax, real estate, etc.).

‘An exceptional capacity for work, great coherence and complicity of the team and above all always available which is essential when the issues are sensitive and the deadlines are very short.’

‘Ariel Harroch and Judith Raoul Bardy are two remarkable professionals with an ability to reassure clients, find solutions, and facilitate constructive exchanges with the opposing parties.’

‘Ariel Haroch and Judith Raoul-Bardy are always available and know our needs very well. They are for me an extension of our acquisition team.’

Key clients

Brookfield

KKR

Propel Equity Partners

RedBird Capital Partners

Coffim

TPG

Bpifrance Investissement

Argos Wityu

Alliance Entreprende

OFI Asset Management

Agilitas Private Equity

Stirling Square Capital Partners

Platinum Equity

Ace Capital Partners

HOCHE AVOCATS

Practice head(s):

Jean-Luc Blein, Grine Lahreche

Other key lawyers:

Ariane Berthoud

Testimonials

‘Proactiveness and strong commitment of the team (at all levels). Real specialists in LBO operations with a wide range of practices.’

‘Strong commitment at all levels and in particular from Grine throughout the case.’

‘Grine is a real asset in competitive processes. Grine is supported by a high-quality team.’

‘Great rigour. Very proactive. Very good in understanding issues and situations.’

‘Grine Lahreche is a deal maker and very rigorous.’

Key clients

CAPZA

Keensight Capital

21 Invest

Siparex

Quilvest Capital Partners

IK Investment Partners

Smart Trade Technologies

I-Tracing

Sagitta Pharma

Initiative & Finance

Argos

Insign

Groupe Labruyère

Meeschaert Capital Partners

Bridgepoint Portfolio Services

UI Investissement

Entoria

Altogen

Work highlights

  • Advised Keensight Capital and the other shareholders of I-Tracing in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake by Eurazeo and Sagard NewGen (as a minority co-investor).
  • Acted for Quilvest Capital Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Solem alongside Frédéric Comte and Bpifrance.
  • Advised Indigo Capital on the acquisition of a stake in Alantra Investment Managers S.L. and the company’s managers.

LL Berg

Practice head(s):

Olivier Abergel

Work highlights

  • Advised Clinadent on the LBO led by Qualium.
  • Acted for Omnes Capital on the double MBI led by the management and Omnes of Falières group and Titok group.
  • Advised Omnes Capital on the primary LBO of Tenaxia led by Omnes Capital.

Archers A.A.R.P.I.

Archers A.A.R.P.I.

Key clients

Amundi

Soc Gen

Capza

Ital Express

MyHeritage

Francisco Partners

Groupe La Centrale Management Team

Trocadero Capital Partenaire

Capsule Technologies

Vabel Management Team

C2S Management Team

Yellow Wood Partners

Talan

Sumeru Equity Partners

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst LLP

Practice head(s):

Noam Ankri; Anne Reffay; Vincent Trevisani; François Hellot

Key clients

LGT Private Debt France

Medix

SNCF mobilités

Sun Capital Partners

CVC Crédit

Blackrock Credit

Omnes Capital

Bagatelle Group Inc.

Kasada Hospitality Fund

Opera Tech Ventures SLP

Rayonnance Group

Permira

Agilitas

Renaissance Luxury

Work highlights

  • Advised Kasada Hospitality Fund on the acquisition from AccorInvest Group and SEORIM of a majority stake in 9 companies operating 8 hotels in Cameroon, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.
  • Assisted Opera Tech Ventures SLP with its investment in SIS Id.
  • Acted for Ophiliam on the sale of its majority shareholding in Volta to Eiffel Investment Group.

August Debouzy

August Debouzy

Practice head(s):

Julien Aucomte; Julien Wagmann

Key clients

Argos Wityu

I Square Capital

Raise Investissement

Cathay Capital

Tiger Global Management

KKR

Meridiam

Caisse des Depots et Consignations

Infravia Capital Partners

Bridgepoint

Ontruck

The Boson Project

Alsid

Mercure Formation

Tinyclues

Spectral

Urban Sports Club

Ogury

Artémis

Valtus

Groupe la Maison Bleue

Total Quadran

The Klesch Group

Greenoaks Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisted the founders of Laboratoires Majorelle with the sale of Majorelle International to private equity UK investment fund EW Healthcare Partners.
  • Advised Alsid on the sale of Alsid to Tenable Group.
  • Acted for Groupe Natimpact on the LBO acquisition of 75% of the share capital of Le Coq Noir.

Bersay

Bersay

Practice head(s):

Pierre-Louis Perin; Jérôme Bersay; Anya Hiristova; Stéphanie Molkhou

Testimonials

‘Pierre-Louis Perin is an excellent expert. Always available when needed. Respect deadlines and an excellent adviser.’

Key clients

Caisse des Depots et Consignations

Martek

County of Gers

Entrepreneur Invest

F&P

Save Market

Cbmove-It

Affaires Publiques Consultant

Work highlights

  • Advised Caisse des dépôts et consignations on its investment, alongside the country of Saint-Martin and local telecommunications network operators, in Tintamarre.
  • Assisted Martek with the acquisition of a majority stake in Actinuum Group.
  • Acted for Entrepreneur Invest on the acquisition of Do You Dream Up.

Bignon Lebray

Bignon Lebray

Practice head(s):

Edouard Waels

Key clients

Altima

Capital Croissance

Turenne Capital Partenaires

Axialease

New Alpha Verto

Financière Fonds Privés

Antoine Rocco

Work highlights

  • Advised Capital Croissance and Turenne Capital on their acquisition of minority stake in Teaminside Group.
  • Assisted Capital Croissance with the LBO of SEGUIN groups.
  • Advised NewAlpha Verto on the LBO of OMT Transport and GPI Groups.

Franklin

Franklin

Practice head(s):

Yam Atallah; Alexandre Marque

Key clients

Altice

Persues

Groupe Magellim

ACE

Biotech Investissement

Eurazeo

Perwyn

Mermoz Avocats

Mermoz Avocats

Practice head(s):

Thomas Hermetet; Nada Sbaï; Aurélie Bonsch

Key clients

CHARTERHOUSE

SERB

CICLAD

Bpifrance

SOFILAB

ALLIANCE ENTREPRENDRE

MBO & Co

SPARRING CAPITAL

DEMETER VENTURES

TARGA CAPITAL

FINANCIÈRE FONDS PRIVÉS

LFPI GESTION

IESFIN Gestion

BTP Capital Investissement

MOMENTUM INVEST

IRPAC DEVELOPPEMENT (UI GESTION)

Somat

Work highlights

  • Advised Chaterhouse on the acquisition of the group Novétude Santé for €100m.
  • Acted for Ciclad in connection with the €26m Seri Group’ LBO, a company specialised in street furniture.
  • Advised MBO & Co on its exit from Les Zelles, a Vosges-based SME specialised in the manufacture of PVC and aluminium windows.

Jeantet

Jeantet

Practice head(s):

Philippe Matignon

Testimonials

‘Great professionalism, proactiveness, good business relationship, and great skills.’

‘The team is very commercial and has good knowledge of fund issues.’

Key clients

Argos Wityu

LBO France

Dzeta Gourp

Turenne Capital

Joffe & Associés

Joffe & Associés

Practice head(s):

Aymeric Dégremont; Virginie Belle; Romain Soiron; Thomas Saltiel; Christophe Joffe; Thomas Lepeytre; Olivier Dumas

Key clients

La Compagnie des Veterinaires

Fountaine Pajot

FrechFood Capital

Bpifrance

Siparex

Daco Bello

Plenitude

Essling Capital

Compagnie du Catamaran

MessageBird

Geneo Capital

A Plus Finance

Work highlights

  • Advised Bpifrance on the sale of Ovrsea to Groupe Bolloré.
  • Assisted Socadif Capital Investissment with the LBO of Cab Stores.
  • Acted for FrechFood Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake, alongside the founders, in the capital of Sophie Lebreuilly.

Opleo Avocats

Opleo Avocats

Practice head(s):

Pierre-Olivier Bernard; Antoine Degorce

Testimonials

‘Full support for managers and their teams during the LBO. It is very beneficial to be able to rely completely on OPLEO to negotiate as best as possible.’

‘Excellence at the technical level.’

‘Able to implement innovative solutions.’

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons

Practice head(s):

Jérôme Patenotte

Testimonials

‘Jérôme Patenotte and his team are deal-makers and fine negotiators. Jérôme allows the parties to come together to achieve the common objectives (sell or buy a target).’

‘We chose this team for its technical excellence in LBO operations, for its good understanding of the underlying technologies and for the great reputation of Simmons & Simmons in the healthcare sector.’

‘Jérôme is an excellent lawyer. What sets him apart is his excellent understanding of transactional dynamics. He is very committed, always available and has a great sense of customer service. It is a real pleasure to work with him.’

Key clients

MAIF Avenir

Angelini Pharma

Francisco Partners

Groupe Smile

TechLife Capital

Groupe IMV

Eos Corrugated

IP Label

Work highlights

  • Advised Angelini Pharma on its investment in Argobio.
  • Assisted Sectigo Partners with the acquisition of SSL247 group, which operators in the domain of the retail and distribution of internet security certificates.
  • Acted for Smile Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in UX-Republic alongside UX’s founders.

Valther

Valther

Practice head(s):

Valin Valev; Bruno Fiacre

Testimonials

‘Very agile team, adapted to market practices, good balance between law and business, quick and efficient decisions.’

Key clients

Provalliance

JFC Industrie

Alliance Entreprendre

SIRAPEX

CEIDF Capital Investissment

Société Générale Capital Partenaires

Forsee Power

Turenne Capital

SGP Hotel Investissement Capital

Leaseway

IEF21

ABCD International

Work highlights

  • Advised Provalliance and its managers on the investment of Core Equity.
  • Assisted ISTEC with the LBO realised in the framework of the merger between ISTEC and EEMI.
  • Acted for JFC Industrie on the LBO of the company Grandir Nature.

VOLT Associés

VOLT Associés

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Vergnaud; Lucas d’Orgeval; Stéphane Letranchant; Alexandre Tron; Alexis Rapp

Testimonials

‘The partners of the firm have a very high level of expertise in the field of private equity, LBO, taxation and financing.’

‘The team is always available and very flexible and practices an accommodating and flexible pricing policy.’

‘The partners worked perfectly on the fund documentation.’

‘We work in particular with Emmanuel Vergnaud and Stéphane Letranchant. Both have strong expertise in their respective fields, while being accessible to their clients. Very involved in the case and very good negotiators.’

Key clients

Richemon Group

Vespa Capital

Oneida Associés

Navon One

IK Investment Partners

Trajan Capital

Sterimed

JYL Participations

Apicap

Arthur In

Ideolys

Andera Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Vespa Capital in relation to the LBO of Cleeven.  
  • Advised IK Investment Partners on their acquisition, through LBO, of Valoria Capital.

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Practice head(s):

Nicola Di Giovanni

Key clients

Andera Partners

Apax Partners

Ardian Growth

Ardian Private Equity

Ardian Private Debt

Barings

Galiena Capital

HIG European Capital Partners

Idinvest

Kartesia

Kepler Cheuvreux Invest

LBO France

MBO & Co

Muzinich & Co

Omnes Capital

Seer Capital

Siparex Intermezzo

Stags Participations

Stephens Capital Partners

Telemos Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised HIG on the approximately €250m acquisition of Quick Restaurants.
  • Assisted Andera Expansion with the LBO acquisition of Spengler Holtex Group.