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Bredin Prat

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Brussels, Paris

Olivier Assant

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Bredin Prat

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Olivier Assant, Partner, is a member of the Corporate team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities law. He also advises on business reorganisations.


He is fluent in English.


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995.

He is a member of the “Issuer Transactions and Financial Information” Advisory Committee of the AMF (the French Financial Markets Authority).


He is a graduate of the ESSEC business school (1992) and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise, 1992 and DESS, 1993 in Business Law and Tax).


Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Leading individuals

Olivier Assant - Bredin Prat

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

The 'outstanding team' at Bredin Prat is 'always committed to clients' needs' and stands out through its ability to 'gather legal competences in very specialised areas of M&A in a seamless team' and being 'supported by very strong practices to deliver M&A transactions in all their components'. It consistently attracts the biggest transactions in the market, covering a broad spectrum of sectors, and succeeds in fielding a strong domestic caseload in addition to 'being particularly well equipped to advise on cross-border transactions'. Recent highlights include advising Delfin, controlling shareholder of Luxottica, on the ‚ā¨47bn merger of Luxottica and Essilor, a matter jointly led by S√©bastien Prat and Florence Haas. A recent domestic stand-out instruction saw Olivier Assant and Cl√©mence Fallet advise Direct √Čnergie on the acquisition of 74.33% of shares by Total.¬†Patrick Dziewolski demonstrates 'a very sharp appreciation of situations and negotiation dynamics'.¬†Barth√©l√©my Courteault,¬†Benjamin Kanovitch, Didier Martin,¬†Matthieu Pouchepadass and Kate Romain¬†are also recommended. Other clients include Air Liquide, Orano, Danone and the Banque F√©d√©rative du Cr√©dit Mutuel.

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France: Private equity

Private equity: LBO

Within: Private equity: LBO

Bredin Prat acts for investment funds and companies alike, including family offices and smaller funds. Led by Benjamin Kanovitch and Florence Haas, the group advised Core Equity Holdings on the acquisition of ID Verde while Barthélémy Courteault led a team assisting TDR Capital with its acquisition of Buffalo Grill from Abénex and Nixen. In other work, the group handled several transactions for Tethys Invest, including the acquisition of a stake in Galileo Global Education. It also handled work for Eurazeo, Groupe Delachaux and KKR. Olivier Assant, Patrick Dziewolski and recently promoted partner Adrien Simon are also noted.

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France: Private Equity

January 2019. By Olivier Assant, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to private equity laws and regulations that may occur in  France . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Private Equity. [Continue Reading]

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