Mr Edgard Nguyen > Almain > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

75007 PARIS

Work Department

M&A / Private Equity




A founding partner at Almain, Edgard focuses his activity on mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.

He advises investment funds as well as French and foreign groups, small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups.

He has an extensive experience in cross-border transactions, as well as venture capital, capital growth, LBO, mezzanine financing, and distressed M&A.

Over the course of his career, Edgard has been involved in more than 150 transactions in France and the main European jurisdictions (in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, Denmark, etc.), as well as on other continents (the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Libya, Turkey, Vietnam, etc.).

He advised Société Générale on the acquisition of Reezocar, Beck Industries on the combination with Cooper & Turner, a transaction lead by Watermill, a US PE fund, the historical investors and the management on the LBO of Bpifrance and Andera Partners on Platinium group, EPC Groupe on the tender of offer over Nordex Explosives listed in Canada, GTT on the acquisition of Areva H2 Gen, Lactalis on the acquisition of AK Gida in Turkey, Bpifrance and Etoile Capital on the LBO of Chamatex group, Bpifrance in consortium with Paluel Marmont on the LBO of Securinfor, OpenGate Capital on the sale of Kotkamills in Finland to MB Fund, a PE fund, and the sale of Benvic Europe to InvestIndustrial, Goldman Sachs on the LBO in consortium with Bridgepoint on MédiPôle-Partenaires, mutares AG on the acquisition of Pixmania, Crédit Agricole CIB on the sale of Newedge to Société Générale and the sale of Cheuvreux to Kepler Capital Market, Mirabaud on the investment in Le Coq Sportif and the acquisition of Tara Jarmon, Omnes Capital on the LBO of Cesacap and subsequent build ups.

Edgard also supports his clients in litigation and pre-litigation disputes that may arise during his transactional activity.

Edgard joined Gide Loyrette Nouel in 2003, leaving in 2015 to found Almain. He has been seconded to the Hanoi office during eighteen months. This experience allowed him to strengthen his expertise in mergers and acquisitions and foreign investments in Vietnam and South-East Asia.


French, English, Vietnamese


Paris Bar and IBA


He has a DJCE (Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise) and a Postgraduate degree in Business law from Université Paris II – Assas. He also holds a degree from the Ecole de la Défense Pénale (Criminal defence law school) and previously lectured in mergers and acquisitions at the Ecole de Formation du Barreau (Bar Training School).

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

L’équipe de quatre avocats d’Almain  conseille des PMEs ainsi que plusieurs sociétés cotées, spécialisées dans de nombreux secteurs (comprenant l’industrie pharmaceutique, les services financiers, l’énergie, l’agroalimentaire, l’industrie, l’immobilier et les TMT). Edgard Nguyen et Cécile Davanne-Mortreux codirigent la pratique.