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Jean-François Pourdieu

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De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

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Corporate, M-A & Private Equity

Position

Jean-François Pourdieu specializes in mergers and acquisitions, with particular experience in private equity transactions. He advises companies and investment funds with respect to LBO transactions, capital-raising and capital transfers. He also advises management teams with respect to management buy-outs.

Career

He joined De Pardieu Brocas Maffei as a partner in 2006, after working at Nomos (1998-2006) and Thomas & Associés (1994-1998), where he advised M&A and LBO transactions.

Languages

French, English.

Education

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1994, he holds a masters degree in business law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (1991) and graduated from ESSEC (1990).


France

Mergers and acquisitions

Within: Mergers and acquisitions

The 'efficient, organised' and 'approachable' team at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei specialises in financial services and real estate sector transactions, but  fields a strong practice in several other sectors, ranging from agribusiness and energy to infrastructure and TMT. In addition to advising InVivo Retail on its acquisition of Jardiland from L-GAM, the group assisted Orano with its pre-sale reorganisation aimed at transferring a part of its assets to Framatome. Thierry Brocas, Patrick Jaïs, Jean-François Pourdieu and Guillaume Touttée are the names to note. With the promotions of Delphine Vidalenc to partner and Grégoire Balland to counsel, the practice further increased its footing in the market, despite the departure of counsel Alexandre Lecomte, who left for a role in-house at InVivo. Other clients include CNP Assurances, Batipart and La Banque Postale.

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France: Private equity

Private equity: LBO

Within: Private equity: LBO

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei focuses on instructions from investment funds in the mid-cap market, acting for buyers and sellers alike. The 'reliable' and 'creativeJean-François PourdieuGuillaume Touttée and Cédric Chanas form the core practice, with counsel Sandra Benhaïm providing key support. In addition to advising assigning investors Siparex, Cathay Capital, BPI and BNP Paribas Développement on the acquisition of an equity stake in Ginger CEBTP Group by EMZ Partners, the team also assisted Five Arrows Managers with the acquisition of Menix Group from LBO Partners, closely cooperating with the firm's tax and financing departments. The group also handled work for 21 Centrale Partners, UI Gestion and Weinberg Capital Partners.

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