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Dechert LLP

32 RUE DE MONCEAU, PARIS 75008, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 57 57 80 80
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François Hellot

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Dechert LLP

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François Hellot focuses his practice on M&A and capital markets for public and private companies, with experience in both French and international matters. He has extensive experience representing both issuers and managers in private equity transactions, including leveraged buyouts, venture capital and growth capital. Mr. Hellot has a specific industry experience for transactions in the telecoms, energy (oil, gas and electricity), healthcare, biotech and internet sectors.

Education

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, DEA, Comparative common law, 1994; Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Economics and Finance, 1994


France: Private equity

Private equity: venture/growth capital

Within: Private equity: venture/growth capital

Dechert LLP has core strengths advising on financing rounds in the life sciences sector, especially biotech and medtech matters where the team focuses on innovative technologies. The group acts for funds and target companies, with French and international investors making up a significant portion of the client list. Practice heads François Hellot and Anne-Charlotte Rivière are the key names. Recent highlights including acting for Sofinnova, Morningside Ventures Investments, Bpifrance Investissement and Inserm Transfert Initiative as existing investors on a new Series B financing round for Enyo Pharma, totaling €40m, and assisting Paris Region Venture Fund and Educapital with their €1.1m investment in AppScho, a company offering mobile solutions in the higher education sector. Senior associate Xavier Leroux provides key support. BNP Développement, new client Gecko Medical and Lysogene also feature on the client list.

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