Mergers and Acquisitions

We have advised in some of the most important and industry-defining transactions in France and in Europe

We offer a full range of premium and tailored M&A services to both companies and shareholders in order to help them achieve their strategic goals. We cover all the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, including buy-side and sell-side advisory, merger structuring, alliances and joint-ventures, public-to-private transactions and anti-takeover defence.

We have a unique track-record within the Private Equity environment and we are recognised as a leading adviser for financial sponsors and family offices looking for unbiased advice and premium execution capabilities. We also cover a wide spectrum of large corporates to which we bring our independent and tailor-made approach to capital allocation decisions. In that respect, we benefit from a unique transaction expertise across all sectors which allows us to have direct access to the most relevant international buyers.

We assist management teams all along Leveraged Buy-Out transactions from early stage preparation to final negotiations. We provide a full set of investment banking services from identification of potential buyers to optimisation of financing to determination of value creation levers.

We are recognised for our second-to-none expertise in negotiation and implementation of management incentive schemes, and also offer premium advisory services as independent adviser to company’s Board or special committees.

Management advisory

We boast unrivalled expertise in supporting management teams through all the steps of M&A transactions

Capital structure

We build on our strong experience of capital markets to offer our clients capital structure advice focused on the most value added levers

We capitalise on our deep knowledge of capital markets and on in-house equity and debt market intelligence through our partnership with Sycomore Asset Management, one of the leading independent French asset manager, to help our clients create value.

On the equity side, our premium IPO and capital raising services focus on equity story and market positioning, business plan, valuation, tailoring of a sustainable capital structure supporting adequate liquidity, as well as identification of anchor investors. On the debt side, we have a strong track-record in public and private debt, debt structuring and refinancing, both in the context of LBO and corporate transactions. Through Sycomore Family Office, we also offer alternative equity financing capabilities to entrepreneurs and companies seeking to fund development opportunities.