Mr Thomas Méli > BDGS Associés > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

BDGS Associés
51 RUE FRANCOIS 1ER
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law

Position

Partner specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions, as well as in securities law, advising leading industrial groups and institutional investors on complex cross-border transactions, and major investment funds on a large number of transactions, including LBOs, takeover offers, and PtoPs.

Recent work includes advising Engie on the sale of its 29.9% stake in Suez to Veolia; OpenGate Capital on the sale of Bois & Matériaux to Chausson Group, of Axter to IKO Group (Canada), and of Skydôme to Kingspan Group (Ireland) and on the acquisition of Umicore’s zinc chemicals business; Goldman Sachs PE on the 70 million dollar Series C funding round of LumApps; Transdev and its controlling shareholder Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations on the sale by Veolia of its 30% stake in Transdev to Rethmann Group; Safran on its public offer for Zodiac Aerospace; and Air France-KLM on the sale of 49.9% of the share capital and operational control of Servair to HNA (Gategroup).

Career

Before joining BDGS Associés in 2014 as partner, Thomas Méli was counsel at Linklaters where he started his career in 2004. He was seconded to Caisse des dépôts et consignations for a 7-month period in 2009.

Languages

French and English

Education

Paris Bar (2004)
Master’s degree in commercial law from the Cergy-Pontoise University (2002)
ESSEC business school (2000)