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Villechenon, Law Firm

Created in 1979, Villechenon is an established French law firm specialized in business law and is a well-known leader in private equity venture capital transactions.

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March 2018

HONESTICA raises € 7.5M

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February 2018

SFAM takes a stake in FNAC-DARTY

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January 2018

LBO – APSIDE

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January 2018

TESALYS raises € 1.5M

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December 2017

LBO – FONDASOL

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The Firm

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FIRM OVERVIEW
OUR DIFFERENCES
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Villechenon is a French law firm with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. It specializes in business law, private equity, venture capital and mergers & acquisitions.

Our practices include:

  • venture capital, growth capital and leveraged buy-outs,
  • mergers & acquisitions, disposals, joint-ventures, and initial public offerings.

At its creation, in 1979, the firm focused on advising entrepreneurs and managers in developing and growing their businesses.

This led to acting for institutional investors (mainly private equity firms) and corporates, both French and international. The firm now regularly acts for both leading innovative companies in the technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and cleantech sectors as well as for more traditional good and services industries.

The quality of the firm’s advice, its highly specialized teams and its market knowledge allow Villechenon to advise on more than 70 transactions per year.

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A business law firm since 1979 with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Villechenon has built its reputation on strong and solid commitments:

  • A value-added service

– Understanding of our clients’ special needs,
– Finding bespoke solutions,
– A cross practice approach to our advice,

– Excellent market knowledge, mainly in
private equity, venture capital and mergers & acquisitions,
– Our flexibility, and
– Excellent technical support,

allow us to provide our clients with a customized service, support them in making strategic choices and help them complete their projects even on tight timetables.

This approach enables the firm to be a force of creative and pragmatic proposals.

  • Project Management

We project manage transactions both domestic and international with multiple stakeholders (boards, auditors, experts, other lawyers …).

  • Partner involvement and teamwork

Our partners are personally involved on each deal. We are flexible in responding to our clients’ busy schedules by creating the right team for each deal or matter.

  • A lasting relationship

Our clients are loyal which allows us to forge long lasting relationships. This guarantees an excellent knowledge of each client and of the history of each matter or deal. We strive to build a relationship based on trust and stability.

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Villechenon represents clients in sectors ranging from technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and cleantech to more traditional finance, industry and services.

The firm also advises many private equity and venture capital investment funds on a regular basis.

The firm acts for companies of all sizes, from start-ups (in particular on fundraising issues), small and medium-sized companies to large groups, whether private or listed.

Villechenon has advised its clients on more than 70 transactions last year.

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Our expertise

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Private Equity
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate
Securities Law
Tax
Labor Law
Commercial Law
Wealth and Asset Management
Partnerships
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Private Equity and Venture Capital are at the heart of our practice. During the past three years, the firm has handled more than 200 transactions in this sector.

Villechenon is well known for its expertise in venture capital, growth capital and leveraged buyouts. The firm is regularly ranked by specialist publications as one of the best firms in these areas.

Villechenon advises its clients on every type of transaction (seed, venture capital, growth capital, leveraged transactions, sale or IPO). The firm represents a wide range of companies in the technology sector, biotechnology, e-commerce and cleantech as well as a large number of investment funds.

  • Venture Capital / Growth Capital

Villechenon handles all aspects of fundraising and assists founders, managers or investment funds on due diligence, drafting and negotiating term sheets, investment and shareholder agreements, security packages, corporate documents for the issuance of debt or equity securities and management packages.

The firm regularly advises clients in the implementation of French or international incentive plans (employee stock-option plans, warrants, free shares etc. …).

  • Leveraged Buy-Out (LBO)

Villechenon also advises investment funds or managers on LBO transactions. The firm can advise at all stages of the structuring and execution of the transaction: offer letters, due diligence, drafting of all of the investment and corporate documentation, assisting our clients in open bid processes and recommending legal and tax structures.

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Villechenon is a recognized leader in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions as well as the establishment of joint ventures. The firm has handled a very significant number of such transactions for both private and listed companies.

The firm assists and supports its clients in negotiating and drafting from preliminary offers and MOUs to share purchase agreements. The firm regularly conducts due diligence exercises for its clients (including “vendors due diligence”) and more generally provides its clients with intelligent risk analysis for their transactions.

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Corporate law is also one of the firm’s key practice areas.

 

Our lawyers work directly with our clients’ management and boards to assist them on company secretarial issues, ensure compliance with companies’ legal obligations as well as analyzing, studying and drafting the necessary legal documentation to complete complex transactions (mergers and acquisitions, share and business transfers, contributions in kind, group restructurings, joint ventures etc…).

 

Our lawyers have a very strong experience in various fields such as company formation, providing company secretarial services for hundreds of companies, managing intra-group transactions, the issuance of complex securities, setting up incentive tools, etc…

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The firm can act on Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and on subsequent financial transactions (shares, hybrid securities or debt issuances) but also on a delisting.

 

The firm also advises public companies clients on their obligations throughout their life as a listed company.

 

Villechenon acts on all on the usual transactions:

  • Initial Public Offering (IPO)
  • Capital increase and issuance of securities
  • Financial Communication
  • Employee and management stock plans
  • Share redemption and liquidity arrangements
  • Rating issues
  • Annual Disclosure Obligations
  • Regulated information.
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Business transactions bring up potential tax liability issues for companies, funds and shareholders/directors. Villechenon’s tax team thoroughly analyses the tax impact of potential transactions so as to advise its clients (government owned and private entities) on all tax issues, including any related litigation. Villechenon also has a team dedicated to VAT and indirect tax issues.

 

The main areas of activity of the tax team are:

  • International groups and companies
International groups and companies

The tax team regularly advises French and international groups on their day-to-day tax issues, in particular in the following areas:

  • Tax consolidation
  • International taxation
  • VAT arrangements applicable to domestic operations
  • VAT territoriality issues (place of taxation of transactions, territoriality rules for services, international trade operations and e-commerce, etc…)
  • Payroll taxes, social security scheme for self-employed workers contributions (RSI) and indirect taxations
  • Customs
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Tax ruling / Rescripts
  • Local taxes.

The firm assists companies in their international development in order to secure and to optimize their tax policies.

It also has a recognized competence in taxation issues of start-ups (tax credits/subsidies, young innovative company (JEI) benefits, environmental taxation, etc…).

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  • Deal structuring, LBO, Management Packages
Deal structuring, LBO, Management Packages

Our department assists other teams of the firm in the execution of all M&A and private equity transactions, such as:

  • Tax issues in connection with acquisitions and restructuring transactions
  • Structure memorandums on the structuring of LBOs, LMBOs, MBIs etc…
  • Structuring management packages in the context of MBO/MBIs
  • VC or Growth Capital fundraisings
  • Investment structuring (including in connection with investments from foreign companies or funds)
  • Due diligence
  • Taxation of directors
  • Optimization of financial flows
  • VAT and payroll tax issues (tax exemption of Article 257 bis of the French tax code, holding companies, financial products / dividends).
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  • Venture capital and financial taxation
Venture capital and financial taxation

By working with private equity firms and OPCVM firms, we developed a specific expertise in:

  • Financial products, structured finance
  • Taxation of venture capital: taxation of unitholders and shareholders of venture capital companies (SCR) and innovation focused mutual fund (FPCI), fund quotas, carried interest
  • VAT treatment of domestic (sectorization, exercise of the right of deduction, payroll tax implications) and international financial operations.
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  • Real Estate tax
Real Estate tax

The firm assists its clients in all their Real Estate matters.

We have developed a particular expertise in direct taxation, VAT and transfer taxes in the following subjects:

  • Structuring of acquisitions / outsourcing of real estate portfolios
  • Financing transactions (construction lease, leasing)
  • VAT issues regarding rental operations
  • Real estate developments and concessions
  • International tax issues (permanent establishment, 3% tax, fund structuring) with an expertise in litigation regarding home visits (litigation L16 B)
  • Property investment companies (SIIC), collective undertaking for real estate investment (OPCI), civil real estate investment company (SCPI), etc…
  • Local property taxes (local tax on equipment (TLE), tax on offices in Ile de France, …).
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  • Personal assets taxation
Personal assets taxation

Our assistance in this area covers the following points:

  • Business assets disposal
  • Assets reorganizations and transmissions
  • Tax litigation.
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  • Local authorities / French overseas territories
Local authorities / French overseas territories

Our tax department also regularly advises local authorities, administrations, Government owned or semi-owned companies (SEM) on their day-to-day tax management and on their financing transactions. We also often assist on tax exemption operations in French overseas territories.

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  • Tax audits and disputes with the tax authorities
Tax audits and disputes with the tax authorities

We assist our clients throughout tax audits and litigation, more specifically:

  • Follow-up during accounting audits, examination of the personal tax situation (ESFP)
  • Negotiation with tax authorities
  • Litigation before judiciary and administrative courts
  • Customs litigation
  • Refund litigation relating to unconstitutional rules or contrary to European Community tax laws.

We have in particular developed a recognized expertise in litigation regarding home visits (16 L B) and criminal tax law issues.

Our litigation activity represents approximately 30% of our business.

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Villechenon’s traditional practice areas (Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, LBO, Venture Capital …) necessarily raise some labor law related issues for companies and funds as well as for shareholders and/or managers. Villechenon therefore assist their clients in controlling labor individual and collective relationships matters that may arise from transactional deals.

Villechenon’s labor department also deals with all aspects of employment and labor law, both in terms of advice and assistance and in relations to contentious individual and collective matters.

The firm’s main areas of activity are:

  • Employment contracts and status of managers
  • Staff incentive plans and arrangements
  • Labor or employment disputes and negotiation of individual departures
  • Transfers of staff/redundancies
  • Intra-group and international mobility
  • Staff representative institutions
  • Reorganizations
  • Working time and hours of work and collective bargaining agreements
  • Employment due diligence
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Villechenon regularly assists and advises its clients on commercial law issues in particular with regards to:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Operations on businesses / goodwill
  • Commercial leases.
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Thanks to its expertise on both corporate and tax issues that entrepreneurs / managers regularly face, Villechenon is ideally placed to advise its clients in their decisions relative to their share ownership and professional assets.

 

The firm devises optimal structures for the company whilst ensuring that managers’ and founders’ assets are protected.

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In order to offer our clients with the best representation and the highest level of expertise in all circumstances, Villechenon works as necessary with other law firms and professionals with the necessary expertise in both in France and abroad.

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The team

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The firm’s partners
The Associates
The Administrative Team
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Francis PINOT DE VILLECHENON
Francis PINOT DE VILLECHENON

Francis Pinot de Villechenon is the founding partner of the firm which he started in 1979. His vision and ambition has established Villechenon as a leading independent law firm in France.

After 40 years of representing companies, founders, managers and investors, Francis has developed an expertise that is key to the firm’s client recognition and loyalty.

Francis oversees Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity transactions. He advises clients in matters of company law, tax, commercial law; all areas in which he has acquired a very strong expertise.

Francis holds a Master degree in Public Law and a post graduate degree in Private Law. He is also a graduate of the Center for European Studies (Centre d’Études des Communautés Européennes) and of the Paris Institute In Urban Planning. Francis is a member of the Paris Bar and he assists his clients in both French and English.

 

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Morgan HUNAULT-BERRET
Morgan HUNAULT-BERRET

Morgan Hunault-Berret joined Villechenon in 1999 as an associate before becoming a partner in 2004. Morgan’s areas of practice include Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and capital markets.

With respect to Private Equity, Morgan advises start-up companies with strong growth potential as well as their management and investors in a variety of sectors (life sciences, new technology, software, telecommunication, Internet and e-commerce). She advises companies at all stages of development either via venture or growth capital operations or in the context of Mergers and Acquisitions.

With respect to capital markets, she acts as counsel for the issuer or the investment bank at the initial public offering (IPO) or on other public stock transactions and also advises on regulatory issues of listed companies.

Morgan has a Master degree in Private Law and a post graduate degree in Contract Law. She is a member of the Paris bar and has taught law at the Faculty of law at Nantes, France. She assists her clients in both French and English.

Eager to share her knowledge and experiences with aspiring entrepreneurs, Morgan regularly lectures graduate students in the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at ESCP-Europe.

Morgan is a member of the CRA and Entrepreneurship Network (Réseau Entreprendre).

In addition, Morgan supports the non-profit endowment Explore managed by the sailor and explorer Rolland Jourdain. In this context, she occupies a Board member position for Explore.

 

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Erwan TOSTIVINT
Erwan TOSTIVINT

Erwan Tostivint joined Villechenon in 2001 as an associate before becoming partner in 2008. His areas of practice include Private Equity, Venture Capital and Mergers & Acquisitions. Erwan advises start-up companies with strong growth potential particularly in the areas of software, new technologies, biotech/ medtech and the Internet.

Erwan has developed an extensive experience in advising founders, managers, shareholders and investors who are willing to support start-up companies at all stages of development from creation through all rounds of financing up to the exit (trade sale, IPO…). More generally, he represents clients in all matters relating to corporate and business law.

Member of the Paris Bar and the Entrepreneurship Network (Réseau Entreprendre), Erwan holds a Master degree in Private Law as well as a post graduate degree in Business Law. He participates in numerous conferences in Mergers and Acquisitions and Venture Capital. He assists his clients in both French and English.

 

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Isabelle BUREL-BLASONI
Isabelle BUREL-BLASONI

Isabelle Burel-Blasoni joined Villechenon as an associate before becoming a partner in 2013. Isabelle specializes in Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions. She represents businesses along with their partners and investors in many areas such as new technologies, biotechnology and the audiovisual industry.

Isabelle is well versed in corporate, commercial, tax and labor and employment law.

Isabelle holds a Master in Business Law. She is a member of the Paris Bar. She assists her clients in both French and English.

 

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Gilles ROUX
Gilles ROUX

Gilles Roux joined the firm in 2012 as a partner. Prior to joining Villechenon, Gilles was a partner at Paul Hastings, an US firm.

Member of the Paris Bar, Gilles Roux has developed a strong expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity transactions (including LBO and Growth Capital) and joint ventures. He also represents a number of clients in their international transactions.

Gilles holds a Master degree in Private Law, a post graduate degree in Domestic, European and International Litigation. He is also a graduate of the London College of Law. He assists his clients in both French and English and also teaches graduate students enrolled in the Master II Mergers & Acquisitions Finance program at the University of Évry. Gilles was recently recognized as one of the “50 rising stars of the French Paris Bar.”

 

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Tristan SEGONDS
Tristan SEGONDS

Tristan Segonds joined Villechenon in January 2014 as a partner to reinforce the firm’s international practice. Tristan started his career with the City law firm Lovells in Paris before moving to London to work for 3i and Intel Capital.

He advises primarily on Private Equity (buyouts and growth), Venture Capital and M&A transactions. His experience of working for US and UK funds on deals across Europe, Israel and Russia is particularly helpful when advising foreign clients investing in France, or to assist French clients on their international transactions.

Tristan is a member of the Paris bar and a graduate of the Sorbonne University where he holds post graduate degree in Business Law. Tristan is fluent in French and English.

 

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Eric HEBRAS
Eric HEBRAS

Eric HEBRAS joined the Firm in 2015 as a partner.

He began his career in the Financial Services team of Landwell & associés in 1998. In 2000, he joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre which he left in 2011 to found the tax department of Genesis Avocats.

Eric holds a Master in private law from the university of Paris II – Assas and is also a graduate of Sciences-Po.

He advises companies and investment funds on deal structuring issues (such as LBOs, joint ventures, assets sales) and regularly assists directors and shareholders in connection with French and international tax law issues and wealth management.

He has developed a specific expertise in private equity and venture capital tax related issues (both for investment fund structuring and in connection with investments), as well as issues in connection with research grants financial products and real estate fund structuring or transactions.

Eric also regularly represents his clients in the context of complex tax litigations, before judicial and administrative courts.

He assists his clients in French and English.

 

Eric has recently been interviewed by the French Parliament concerning the exile of French elites (Commission d’enquête de l’Assemblée Nationale sur l’exil des forces vives). He is a member of the CCEF (Financial experts association).

 

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Catherine NAHMIAS-FERRANDINI
Catherine NAHMIAS-FERRANDINI

Catherine Nahmias-Ferrandini is a law graduate from the Magistère Juriste d’Affaires (University of Paris II Assas). She also has a master degree in European business law (University of Paris of Paris II Assas) and a LLM in European business studies (University of Exeter).

Catherine has been an Avocat at the Paris Bar since 1996 and has worked in house in IBM as Employment Law Counsel between 2004 and 2012. She joined Villechenon in 2017 as a partner.

Catherine specialises on all aspects of French employment and labor law.

She advises client, mainly employers, on the full range of individual and collective, contentious and non-contentious employment law issues including contractual issues, conduct and capability issues, cross border and non-cross border secondment issues and changing terms and conditions.

She has been a key advisor on many significant M&A transactions, being involved at each step of the process from due diligence to the negotiations of resps. and warranties where employment law is concerned.

She has gained particular expertise in dealing with large-scale cross border transactions.

Catherine advises and assists her clients both in English and French.

 

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Paul-Albert LEGRAND
Paul-Albert LEGRAND

Paul-Albert Legrand is a member of the Paris Bar since 2003, the year that he joined Villechenon. With a post graduate degree in Corporate Law, Paul-Albert specializes in Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and particularly start-up companies in various areas (New Technologies, Hi-Tech, Biotechnology, and Medtech). He advises companies throughout their development as well as their shareholders and investors from their initial investment through to their exit. Paul-Albert also represents clients in their daily business transactions. He assists his clients in both French and English.

 

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Alice LAROQUE
Alice LAROQUE

Alice Laroque is a member of the Paris Bar (1996) and the New York Bar (1999). Her practice areas include Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets.

In Private Equity, Alice counsels start-up companies and companies with strong growth potential as well as their shareholders, managers and investors in different sectors (Life Science, Software, Telecommunication, and Internet). She is involved in the companies’ development at every stage from venture capital rounds transactions through Mergers & Acquisitions to Initial Public Offerings.

In Capital Markets, she counsels issuers or investment banks in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs, takeovers…) or more generally monitoring listed companies.

Prior to joining Villechenon in 2008, Alice worked for law firms in Paris and New York. She assists her clients in both French and English.

 

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Alexander KOTOPOULIS
Alexander KOTOPOULIS

Alexander Kotopoulis is a member of the Paris Bar since 2008, the same year that he joined Villechenon. He has a post graduate degree in International Business Law. He assists his clients in French, English, Greek, and German.

 

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Amélie PINOT DE VILLECHENON
Amélie PINOT DE VILLECHENON

Amélie Pinot de Villechenon holds a Master degree in History and Private Law. She joined the firm in 2008 as an in-House Counsel. She assists her clients in French, English and Italian.

 

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Amélie MAINDRON
Amélie MAINDRON

Amélie Maindron is a member of the Paris Bar since 2012, the year that she joined Villechenon. A graduate from SKEMA Business School and a holder of a Master degree in Business Law, she assists her clients in both French and English.

 

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Martin KYUCHUKOV-ROGLEV
Martin KYUCHUKOV-ROGLEV

Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev is a member of the New York Bar (2010) and the Paris Bar (2011). He joined Villechenon in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Jones Day in New York and Paris and at NMV.

He holds a Master degree in Tax and Business Law as well as post graduate degree in Company Law (DJCE) and an LL.M in Corporate Law. He assists his clients in French, English, Spanish and Bulgarian.

 

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Bertrand DALE
Bertrand DALE

Bertrand DALE is a member of the Paris Bar since 2014 and joined Villechenon in 2015. He holds a post-graduate degree in business and tax law (D.J.C.E.) and a Magistere de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise.  He assists his clients in tax law in both French and English.

 

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Eleanore GRIFFITHS
Eleanore GRIFFITHS

Eleanore Griffiths is a member of the Paris Bar since 2014, the year that she joined Villechenon. She holds a Master degree in Business Law and a MBA in Management and Business Law. She assists her clients in both French and English.

 

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Philippe HUANG
Philippe HUANG

Philippe HUANG is a member of the New York Bar (2010) and the Paris Bar (2011). He joined Villechenon in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Bredin Prat, Linklaters (Luxembourg) and Gide Loyrette Nouel. Philippe holds a Master degree in Tax and Business Law (DJCE – Magistère Juriste d’Affaires) from the University of Paris II and an LL.M from NYU. He assists his clients in French and English.

 

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Yara BOU ANTOUN
Yara BOU ANTOUN

Yara Bou Antoun is a member of the Paris Bar since 2015, the year that she joined Villechenon. She holds a master and a post graduate degree in Business Law from Sorbonne University. She assists her clients in both French and English.

 

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Géraldine PASQUET
Géraldine PASQUET

Géraldine Pasquet is a member of the Paris Bar since 2015, the year that she joined Villechenon. She holds a master and a post-graduate degree in Tax Law from Descartes University. She assists her clients in both French and English.

 

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Gaspard LE POMELLEC
Gaspard LE POMELLEC

Gaspard Le Pomellec is a member of the Paris Bar since 2014. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity (LBO and growth) and venture capital. Before joining Villechenon in 2016, Gaspard worked in the Corporate department of Orrick Paris.

He holds a Master 1 degree in Business Law (Paris II Panthéon-Assas) plus a master’s degree and MSc from the EDHEC Business School. Gaspard is fluent in French and English.

 

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Sylvie DUPONCHEL

joined the firm in 1981

Marie VIEIRA

joined the firm in 2001

Isabelle FERREIRA

joined the firm in 2014

Anaïs DELVAL

joined the firm in 2018

François SERVY

joined the firm in 2018

Guillaume MARTEL

joined the firm in 2016

Villechenon is a law firm of 8 partners and their associates
having a strong practice in corporate matters.

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M6 Web purchases OXYGEM
INVIVO purchases 50% of Life Scientific
EICAR is sold to Auvence
PRECOGS secures € 700,000 in funding
EUROBIO’s shares are repurchased by management team
BEBEO (Melijoe.com) secures €9 million in funding
TRIPNDRIVE secures € 800,000 in funding
PLACE VICTOR HUGO secures € 2.3 million in funding
Groupe Adeo purchases QUOTATIS
ADF welcomes ACTOMEZZ
An OBO for ANNONAY PRODUCTIONS FRANCE
CYCLAUTO (Freemoos) secures € 1.2 million in funding
EFFICITY is under control of Foncia
An OBO for AMEXIO
D.FI purshased Lybelis
Round of funding of € 1 million for TESALYS
Second round of funding for FAB’ENTECH
LEADFORMANCE purchased by Solocal Group
Acquisition of SMART HOME INTERNATIONAL for € 23.5 million
Round of funding of € 16.5 million for LYSOGENE
Second round of funding for SYMBIO FCELL
Second round of funding of € 5 million for WEBINTERPRET
CREADS secures € 3 million in funding
Third round of funding of € 2.5 million for SP3H
Second round of funding of € 6.75 million for PRESTASHOP
2th leveraged buy-out transaction for MELKONIAN
ISOGEO secures € 1 million in funding
COOLTECH APPLICATIONS completes its 5th round of funding
First round of funding of € 1 million for DYMANT.COM
Exclusive Networks purchased SECUREWAY NETWORK DISTRIBUTORS
2nd round of funding of € 5 million for EXPERTISSIM
4th leveraged buy-out transaction for CARRE BLANC
Second round for ENVIE DE FRAISES
CROCUS TECHNOLOGY secures € 34 million in funding
RB3D closes € 2 million in funding
COOLTECH APPLICATIONS obtained € 8 million in funding
First seed round of € 7 million for IDEOL
IPO of € 6.7 million for EKINOPS
First round of funding of € 2 million for ATELIERS ELBA FRANCE
Leveraged by-out transaction on group d’EYSSAUTIER
€ 3 million for GEOLID
AUGURE bought ADEQUATE SYSTEMS
YOUSCRIBE obtained € 2 million in funding
Initial Public Offering of AFRIQUE TELECOM
Exhonit repurchased INGEN BIOSCIENCES
LEKIOSK.COM obtained € 5.6 million in funding
ACTILITY obtained € 6.75 million in funding for its 2nd round of seed
First round of funding of € 1 million for LEMON CURVE
3rd round of funding for Celsius X VI II
Gamm Vert purchased PLANTES ET JARDINS
Sale of NETASQ to EADS
Acquisition of GOSTAI by Aldebaran Robotics
Sale of CAPSULE TECHNOLOGIE to JMI Equity
Complement to the 2nd round of funding in the amount of € 1.9 million for WALLIX
Sale of ISIFA to EDUSERVICES
Sale of ELBEE group (Delamaison.fr & Décoclico.fr)
LA FOURCHETTE obtained € 8 million in funding
AURIGA PARTNERS’s equity stake in Eptica
COMIRIS CAPITAL merges with Realease Group
AFRIQUE TELECOM obtained € 1 million in funding
Sale of WANIMO
VECTALYS completes its 2nd round of funding
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Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Private Equity – Venture and growth capital
Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Private Equity – LBO
Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Tax
Legal 500 Paris 2017 – Private Equity – Venture and growth capital
Legal 500 Paris 2017 – Private Equity – LBO
Legal 500 Paris 2017 – Tax
2017 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2016 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2016 LBO lenders rankings – Private Equity Magazine
Trophées du Droit 2017 – 17th edition – LBO
Trophées du Droit 2017 – 17th edition – Venture and Growth capital
2017 M&A Rankings – Le Magazine des Affaires
2016 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
2016 Venture Capital rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
2016 Acquisition financing rankings – Décideurs
2016 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings – Décideurs
2016 Tax aspects of transactions rankings – Décideurs
2016 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
2016 Growth capital rankings – Décideurs
2016 LBO – Lower Mid et Small-Cap rankings – Décideurs
2016 LBO structuring rankings – Décideurs
Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Private Equity – Venture and growth capital
Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Private Equity – LBO
Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Tax
2015 LBO lenders rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2015 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2015 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2015 Tax rankings – VAT – Décideurs
2015 M&A Rankings – Le Magazine des Affaires
2015 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings – Décideurs
2015 Tax aspects of transactions rankings – Décideurs
2015 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
2015 Joint-Ventures & Corporate rankings – Décideurs
2015 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
2015 Venture Capital rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
2015 Management Packages rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
2015 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
2015 Growth capital rankings – Décideurs
2015 LBO structuring rankings – Décideurs
Trophées du Droit 2015 – 15th edition
Legal 500 – EMEA 2015
Legal 500 – Paris 2015
2014 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2014 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2014 M&A Rankings – Le Magazine des Affaires
2014 Venture capital rankings
2014 Growth capital rankings
2014 LBO Funds Counsels rankings
2013 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2013 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2013-2014 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings
2013 M&A Rankings – Le Magazine des Affaires
2013 Joint-Ventures & Corporate rankings – Décideurs
2013 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
Trophées du Droit et de la Finance 2013
2013 Private Equity rankings – Chambers and Partners
2012-2013 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings – Décideurs
2012 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
2012 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Décideurs
2012 Joint-Ventures & Corporate rankings – Décideurs
2012 Private Equity ranking – Chambers and Partners
2012 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
2012 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
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Villechenon strengthens its employment and labour law offering
Gilles Roux’s interview in Décideurs & Dealmakers
30 rising stars of the French Bar in Business law
Pinot de Villechenon rewarded
Pinot de Villechenon & Associés strengthens its tax offering
Pro Bono: An actively support to EXPLORE foundation
The 50 rising stars of the Paris Bar in business law
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M&A / Build-up – HL TRAD
DEALS
July 2018

Villechenon advised Technicis on the acquisition of HL Trad.

 

Buyer’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev, Gaspard le Pomellec, Eléanor Griffiths)

Sellers’ cousnel: Villey Girard Grolleaud (Frédéric Grillier, Françoise Sauvageot)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, July 9, 2018

Cfnews.net, July 10, 2018

M&A / Build-up – TELELINGUA
DEALS
July 2018

Villechenon advised Technicis on the acquisition of Telelingua.

 

Buyer’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Gaspard le Pomellec)

Sellers’ cousnel: Philippe Hamer

Lenders’ counsel: Nabarro & Hinge (Jonathan Nabarro, Anthony Minziere)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, July 23, 2018

Cfnews.net, July 23, 2018

TILLER SYSTEMS raises 12 M €
DEALS
June 2018

Villechenon advised Ring Capital and Omnes Capital on a € 12 million investment in Tiller Systems.

 

Investors’ counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis, Yara Bou Antoun)

Company’s counsel: Jones Day (Charles Gavoty, Jérémie Noel)

Other Investors’ counsel: Gide (Pierre Karpik)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 20, 2018

Cfnews.net, June 15, 2018

MOTOBLOUZ buys Mcom Moto
DEALS
June 2018

Villechenon advised D3T Distribution on the acquisition of Intégrale Moto.

 

Purchaser’s counsel: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Philippe Huang)

Sellers’ counsel: Carnot Juris (Jean-François Fenaert)

 

La lettre Capital Finance, June 25, 2018

Cfnews.net, June 22, 2018

LBO – GROUPE LT
DEALS
June 2018

Villechenon advised Arkéa Capital on a LBO on Groupe LT led by MBO Partenaires.

 

Investors’ counsels: Villechenon (Gilles Roux), McDermott Will & Emery (Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 15, 2018

Cfnews.net, June 19, 2018

EKIM raises 2.2 M €
DEALS
June 2018

Villechenon advised Ekim on a € 2.2 million investment from Daphni and Partech.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Amélie Maindron)

 

La lettre capital finance, May 22, 2018

Cfnews.net, May 22, 2018

YSEOP – Investment
DEALS
June 2018

Villechenon advised Yseop on an investment from Nextstage AM.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Amélie Maindron)

Investor’s counsel: Volt Associés (Lucas d’Orgeval, François-Joseph Brix)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 19, 2018

Cfnews.net, June 20, 2018

COMET raises € 11 M
DEALS
May 2018

Villechenon advised Daphni and Otium Capital on a € 11 million investment in Comet.

 

Investors’ counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

Company’s counsel: Orrick (Benjamin Cichostepski, Olivier Vuillod, Lucie Praly)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 30, 2018

Cfnews.net, May 29, 2018

LBO – ARENADOUR
DEALS
May 2018

Villechenon advised the sellers (Naxicap Partners) on a secondary LBO on the group Arenadour led by SRS.

 

Sellers’ counsel : Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev, Eleanor Griffiths)

Investors’ counsel: Hoche Société d’Avocats (Grine Lahreche, Marie Peyrega, Eric Quentin)

Company’s counsel: Claris Avocat (Jean-Pascal Amoros, Léopoldine Mauvais)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 4, 2018

Cfnews.net, May 14, 2018

FLASH THERAPEUTICS
DEALS
May 2018

Villechenon advised Vectalys and FlashCell on their merger and on a € 3.3 million investment from Auriga Partners, Galia Gestion and business angels.

 

Companies counsel: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 18, 2018

Cfnews.net, May 18, 2018

Nokia sells WITHINGS
DEALS
May 2018

Villechenon advised Eric Careel on the acquisition of Withings, Nokia’s Digital Health division .

 

Purchaser’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque)

Seller’s counsel: Shearman & Sterling (Guillaume Isautier, Kim Doan)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 3, 2018

cfnews.net May 2, 2018

ABENEX buys SILVYA TERRADE
DEALS
April 2018

Villechenon advised Apax Partners and the other sellers in the sale of Groupe Silvya Terrade to Abénex.

 

Seller’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Eléanore Griffiths)

Purchaser’s counsel: McDermott Will & Emery (Grégoire Andrieux, Diana Hund)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 15, 2018

Cfnews.net, March 16, 2018

FLEXYBEAUTY raises € 7 M
DEALS
April 2018

Villechenon advised Serena Capital on a € 7 million investment in Flexybeauty.

 

Investor’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

Company’s counsel: LUCHTENBERG AVOCATS (Jérémie Swiecznik, Rémi Chéroux)

 

Cfnews.net, April 19, 2018

MINVASYS – Acquisition
DEALS
April 2018

Villechenon advised Stentys (listed on Euronext Paris) on the acquisition of Minvasys for € 7.5 M including € 1 M in shares.

 

Purchaser’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque, Paul-Albert Legrand)

Sellers’ counsel: Harlay Avocat (Thibault Chareton)

 

Cfnews.net, January 30, 2018

IDEOL raises € 15 M
DEALS
April 2018

Villechenon advised Ideol on a € 15 million investment from Kerogen Capital alongside historical investors Amundi Private Equity Funds, Sofimac Régions et Paca Investissement.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Investors’ counsel: Clifford Chance (Laurent Schoenstein, Emmanuel Mimin, Marie-Aude Kfouri)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 27, 2018

Cfnews.net, April 26, 2018

MBO – CELESTE
DEALS
April 2018

Villechenon advised Siparex Intermezzo on the MBO on Céleste.

 

Investors’ counsel: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Sellers’ counsel: Jeausserand Audouard (Tristan Audouard, Jérémie Jeausserand, Erwan Bordet, Erwann Del Do, Eléonore Gaulier)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 13, 2018

Cfnews.net April 13, 2018

LBO – Groupe Eric Bompard
DEALS
March 2018

Advising Apax Partners and Bpifrance Investissement on the LBO on Groupe Eric Bompard.

 

Investors’ counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)

Company’s counsel: Goodwin (Jérôme Jouhanneaud, Isabelle Meyrier)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 9, 2018

Cfnews.net, January 5 and March 27, 2018

TEXTMASTER – Acquisition
DEALS
March 2018

Villechenon advised Naxicap Partners and Groupe Technicis on the acquisition of TextMaster.

 

Purchaser’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Eléanore Griffiths, Gaspard Le Pomellec)

Lenders’ counsel: Nabarro & Hinge (Jonathan Nabarro, Anthony Minziere, Charles-Antoyne Hurstel)

Seller’s counsel: McDermott Will & Emery (Grégoire Andrieux, Nicolas de Courtivron)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 3, 2018

Cfnews.net, April 3, 2018

STENTYS raises € 11.8 M
DEALS
March 2018

Villechenon advised Stentys on a € 11.8 million investment on Euronext Paris.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque, Paul-Albert Legrand)

HONESTICA raises € 7.5M
DEALS
March 2018

Villechenon advised Daphni and Serena Capital on a € 7.5 million investment in Honestica.

 

Investors’ counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Yara Bou Antoun)
Company’s counsel : Jones Day (Renaud Bonnet, Jérémie Noël)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 8, 2018

SFAM takes a stake in FNAC-DARTY
DEALS
February 2018

Villechenon advised ICG on the financing of SFAM’s acquisition of a stake in Fnac-Darty.

 

Sellers’ counsels: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev), Nicole Guedj, Aklea Société d’Avocats (Christophe Cochet, Hortense d’Avout, Yann Rouleux)
Investors’ counsels: Weil Gotshal & Manges (David Aknin, Gautier Elies, Cassandre Porges)
Lenders’ counsel: AyacheSalama (Alain Levy, David Puzenat)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, February 7, 2018
Cfnews.net, February 7, 2018

LBO – APSIDE
DEALS
January 2018

Villechenon advised Siparex and Crédit Agricole Equity Funds on their LBO on Apside Technologies.

 

Investors’ counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)
Sellers’ counsel: Lamartine Conseil (Olivier Renault, Maeva Suire, Charlotte Moreau)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 21, 2018
Cfnews.net, September 22, 2018

TESALYS raises € 1.5M
DEALS
January 2018

Villechenon advised Tesalys on a € 1.5 million investment from Entrepreneur Venture.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

Lesechos.fr, January 15, 2018

LBO – FONDASOL
DEALS
December 2017

Villechenon advised Amundi and BMPP on the LBO on Fondasol.

 

Investor’s counsel: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux, Eléanore Griffiths)
Company’s counsel: Victor Avocats (Emmanuel Mansillon, Marc Huynh)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, December 14, 2017
Cfnews.net, December 15, 2017

LBO – SILFOX
DEALS
December 2017

Villechenon advised Siparex Intermezzo on the mezzanine financing of Silfox’s LBO.

 

Investor’s counsels: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev), Lamartine Conseil (Guillaume de Ternay, Marie-Albane Pamard, Vanessa Placerdat)
Seller’s counsel: Arcil Marsaudon & Associés (Gérard Tassin)
Lenders’ counsel: Volt & Associés (Alexandre Tron, Florian Guillon, François Jubin)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 16, 2018

ACERDE
DEALS
November 2017

Villechenon advised Acerde on its financial support from strategic investor.

 

Company’s counsel : Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Amélie Pinot de Villechenon)

HORAMA raises € 19M
DEALS
November 2017

Villechenon advised Horama on a € 19 million investment from Omnes Capital, Go Capital, Turenne Capital, Kurma Capital, Fund +, Pontifax and Idinvest.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Investors’ counsel: McDermott Will & Emery (Anthony Paronneau)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 8, 2017
Cfnews.net, November 8, 2017

ACCENTA raises € 1M
DEALS
November 2017

Villechenon advised Accenta on a € 1 million investment from business angels as Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Ludovic Lemoan (Sigfox), Thierry Petit (Showroom Privé), Thierry Roussel (Direct Energie) and Adeline Bonvalet (CNRS Polytechnique).

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 24, 2017

LBO – VISIATIV
DEALS
November 2017

Villechenon advised Siparex Intermezzo on the mezzanine financing of Visiativ’s capital market operation.

 

Mezzanine lender’s counsel: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Lender’s counsel: CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Benjamin Guilleminot)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 17 and December 8, 2017
Cfnews.net, November 27, 2017

STRATUMN raises € 1M
DEALS
October 2017

Villechenon advised Cathay Innovation on a € 1 million investment in Stratumn.

 

Investor’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 3, 2017
Cfnews.net, November 2, 2017

LBO – THERADIAL
DEALS
October 2017

Villechenon advised the sellers and management on a LBO on Theradial led by UI Gestion and BPIfrance.

 

Sellers’ counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Gaspard Le Pomellec)
Investors’ counsel: De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Cédric Chanas, Julien Meillereux)
Senior lenders’ counsel: Hogan Lovells (Sabine Bironneau, Claire Fruchet)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 23, 2017
Cfnews.net, October 20, 2017

LBO – PHILOGERIS RESIDENCES
DEALS
October 2017

Villechenon advised EdRIP and Rive Private Investment on a LBO on Philogeris Résidences.

 

Mezzanine lender’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Eric Hebras, Catherine Nahmias-Ferrandini, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Senior lender’s counsel: De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Christophe Gaillard)
Seller’s counsel: Fieldfisher (Pascal Squercioni)
Investors’ counsel: K&L Gates (Mounir Letayf, Nicola Di Giovanni, Hala Nehmé, Adeline Roboam)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 8, 2017
Cfnews.net, November 7, 2017

CNIM buys WINLIGHT
DEALS
October 2017

Villechenon advised CNIM/Bertin Technologies on the acquisition of Winlight.

 

Investor’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Eric Hebras, Catherine Nahmias-Ferrandini)
Sellers’ counsel: Nova Partners (Olivier Nett)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 23, 2017

BERGAMOTTE raises € 5M
DEALS
September 2017

Villechenon advised Bergamotte on a € 5 million investment from XAnge and 360 Capital Partners.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 20, 2017

TECHNICIS buys Arancho.doc
DEALS
September 2017

Villechenon advised Naxicap Partners and Technicis on the acquisition of Arancho.doc.

 

Investor’s counsel : Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Gaspard Le Pomellec)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 20, 2017
Cfnews.net, September 19, 2017

ELIUM raises € 4M
DEALS
September 2017

Villechenon advised Serena Capital on a € 4 million investment in Elium (Whatever), along with S.R.I.W.

 

Investor’s counsel : Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Amélie Maindron)

 

Cfnews.net, September 1, 2017

INATO raises € 1.3M
DEALS
September 2017

Villechenon advised Serena Capital on a € 1.3 million investment in Inato, along with Kima Ventures and Fly Ventures.

 

Investor’s counsel : Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Yara Bou Antoun)
Company’s counsel : Orrick Rambaud Martel (Benjamin Cichostepski, Stanislas Marmion)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 15, 2017

MK DIRECT buys ENVIE DE FRAISE
DEALS
September 2017

Villechenon advised Envie de Fraise on its acquisition by MK Direct.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Sellers’ counsel: Lamartine Conseil (Fabien Mauvais), Jeausserand Audouard (Alexandre Dejardin, Tristan Audouard)
Purchaser’s counsel: ARCHERS (Jean-Louis Médus, Sabine Hossenbaccus)

 

Cfnews.net, July 31, 2017

UROSPHERE buys UROLEAD
DEALS
September 2017

Villechenon advised Urosphère on the acquisition of Urolead.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Philippe Huang)

APAX PARTNERS buys EPF PARTNERS
DEALS
July 2017

Villechenon advised EPF Partners on its sale to Apax Partners.

 

Seller’s counsel: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux)
Purchaser’s counsel: Hoche Société d’Avocats (Jean-Luc Blein, Marie Peyrega)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, July 11 2017
Cfnews.net, July 11, 2017

LBO – GEOXIA
DEALS
July 2017

Villechenon advised Idinvest Partners (mezzanine lender) on a LBO on InCa, new structure resulting from a carve-out of Geoxia.

 

Mezzanine lenders’ counsel: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux)
Sellers’ counsel: Mayer Brown (Xavier Jaspar, Emily Pennec)
Investors’ counsels: LL Berg (Olivier Abergel, Gaëlle Quillivic), Cabinet Luchtenberg (Jérémie Swiecznik)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, July 26 2017

FLASHCELL raises € 1.5M
DEALS
June 2017

Villechenon advised FlashCell on a € 1,5 million investment from Auriga Partners.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 1, 2017

IDEOL raises € 8M
DEALS
June 2017

Villechenon advised Ideol on a € 8 million investment from Tertium Investissements, Paca Investissement, Conseil Plus Gestion and Amundi Private Equity.

 

Company’s counsel : Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 8, 2017

NOMINATION raises € 3M
DEALS
May 2017

Villechenon advised Nomination on a € 3 million investment from Turenne Capital.

 

Company’s counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 3, 2017

UCPA buys TELLIGO
DEALS
May 2017

Villechenon advised EPF Partners on the sale of Telligo to UCPA.

 

Sellers’ counsel: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux)
Investors’ counsel: Fidal (Xavier Lemarchal, Olivier Josset)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 10, 2017

LBO – RAUTUREAU group
DEALS
May 2017

Villechenon advised EPF Partners and Alliance Entreprendre, alongside with Xavier Marie, on the LBO on Rautureau.

 

Investors’ counsel: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux), Goodwin (Jérôme Jouhanneaud)
Sellers’ counsel: CVS Avocats (Didier Lacroix, Olivier Greffard)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 19, 2017

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Private Equity – Venture and growth capital
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon is ranked 2nd in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 of the “France – Private equity – Venture and growth capital” ranking.

 
Legal 500 – EMEA 2017 – France – PE-venture and growth capital

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Private Equity – LBO
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon is recommended in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 in the “France – Private equity – LBO” ranking.

 
Legal 500 – EMEA 2017 – France – PE-LBO

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Tax
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon is recommended in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 in the “France – Tax” ranking.

 
Legal 500 – EMEA 2017 – France – TAX

Legal 500 Paris 2017 – Private Equity – Venture and growth capital
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon is ranked 2nd in the Legal 500 Paris 2017 of the “Private Equity – Venture and growth capital” ranking.
 
Legal 500 – Paris 2017 – PE-Venture and Growth capital

Legal 500 Paris 2017 – Private Equity – LBO
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon is recommended in the Legal 500 Paris 2017 in the “Private Equity – LBO” ranking.
 
Legal 500 – Paris 2017 – PE-LBO

Legal 500 Paris 2017 – Tax
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon is recommended in the Legal 500 Paris 2017 in the “Tax” ranking.
 
Legal 500 – Paris 2017 – TAX

TRAINING ORCHESTRA raises € 5.3M
DEALS
April 2017

Villechenon advised Training Orchestra on a € 5.3 million investment from A Plus Finance, CM-CIC Innovation and Turenne Capital.

 

Company/sellers’ counsel: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Investor’s counsel: Duteil Avocats (Benoît Lespinasse)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 13, 2017
Cfnews.net, April 13, 2017

LBO – EUROPEAN HOMES
DEALS
April 2017

Villechenon advised the investors (consortium : Société Générale Capital Partenaires, IdInvest Partners, Capzanine, Siparex Mezzanine and Alliance Entreprendre) on the LBO on European Homes.

 

Investors’ counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Gaspard Le Pomellec, Eric Hebras, Catherine Nahmias-Ferrandini)
Sellers’ counsels: White & Case (Vincent Morin, Camille Note, Norbert Majerholc, Estelle Philippi, Julien Chameyrat), Paul Hastings (Olivier Deren, Charlotte Dupont)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 21, 2017
Cfnews.net, April 21, 2017

HACHETTE LIVRE buys IsCool
DEALS
April 2017

Villechenon advised Hachette Livre on the acquisition and the takeover bid on IsCool.

 

Investor’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Alice Laroque, Eléanore Griffiths)
Sellers’ counsel: Veil Jourde (Géraud Saint Guilhem), Gate Avocats (Julien Mougel)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 27, 2017
Cfnews.net, April 24, 2017

Villechenon strengthens its employment and labour law offering
ON EN PARLE
April 2017

The arrival of Catherine Nahmias-Ferrandini strengthens the firm’s practice in employment and labour law by setting up a dedicated team, complementary to its traditional activities of venture capital, private equity, M&A and tax.

SPARKLANE raises € 4M
DEALS
April 2017

SPARKLANE, a publisher of sales intelligence SAAS solutions (an Artificial Intelligence-based aid to commercial prospecting), enters a new phase as it completes a € 4 million funding round with two investment funds: XAnge (an historic partner of the start-up) and Entrepreneur Venture.

 

Company’s attorney: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 5th, 2017
Press release, April 4th, 2017

MBI – Omnes Capital acquires a stake in Groupe RGF
DEALS
April 2017

Omnes Capital, with the support of co-investors Capital Transmission and Bpifrance, has acquired a stake in Groupe RGF alongside buyer Pascal Daviet as part of a management buy-in (MBI). Joël Béraldin, director and 100% shareholder in the company, has sold all of his shares and has acquired minority stakes in the new transaction.

 

Counsel to the investors: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Eléanore Griffiths)
Counsel to the seller: Dulatier & Associéss (Serge Cambie)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 3rd, 2017
Press release, March 30th, 2017

2017 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon is ranked 4th in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms active in Venture capital deals.

 

Classement 2016 – Venture Capital – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°123 – Mars 2017

2016 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon takes the 9th place in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms specialised in Growth capital and LBO deals of less than €75M, and the 13th place on deals between €75M and €200M.

 
Classement 2016 – LBO-CAPDEV 0-75 M€ – Private Equity Magazine
Classement 2016 – LBO-CAPDEV 75-200 M€ – Private Equity Magazine
 
Private Equity Magazine n°123 – Mars 2017

2016 LBO lenders rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
April 2017

Villechenon is takes the 9th place in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of LBO lenders counsels.

 
Classement 2016 – Prêteurs LBO – Private Equity Magazine
 
Private Equity Magazine n°123 – Mars 2017

Trophées du Droit 2017 – 17th edition – LBO
CLASSEMENT
March 2017

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Villechenon wins the “Gold Award” in the best specialist LBO Small and Midcap teams, at the 2017 “Trophées du Droit” ceremony held last March.

Trophées du Droit 2017

Trophées du Droit 2017 – 17th edition – Venture and Growth capital
CLASSEMENT
March 2017

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Villechenon wins the “Gold Award” in the best specialist venture capital and growth capital teams, at the 2017 “Trophées du Droit” ceremony held last March.

 

Trophées du Droit 2017

2017 M&A Rankings – Le Magazine des Affaires
CLASSEMENT
February 2017

Villechenon is ranked 5th out of the 30 best French M&A law firms in number of transactions and reaches the 2nd place of the “SmidCap” ranking (deals up to € 150 million of enterprise value).

Le Magazine des Affaires – Classements M&A 2017

ParisCityVision buys LOCALERS
DEALS
February 2017

ParisCityVision, the leader of tours and activities in Paris and cruises on the Seine, extends its offer by purchasing Localers.

 

Seller’s attorney: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, February 2nd, 2017
LesEchos.fr, March 22nd, 2017

2016 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
CLASSEMENT
January 2017

Villechenon is ranked 2nd in the Option Droit & Affaires Magazine ranking of law firms active in Growth capital and LBO deals on companies of less than € 50 million (4 stars category).

 
Classement Option Droit & Affaires 2016 – LBO et Capital Développement
 
Option Droit & Affaires n°335 – January 2017

2016 Venture Capital rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
CLASSEMENT
January 2017

Villechenon is ranked 2nd in the Option Droit & Affaires Magazine ranking of law firms active in venture capital deals (4 stars category).

Classement Option Droit & Affaires 2016 – Capital Innovation

Option Droit & Affaires n°335 – January 2017

2016 Acquisition financing rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
January 2017

Villechenon is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category in the 2016 ranking of French law firms active in acquisition and LBO financing.

 

2016 Décideurs – Acquisition financing rankings

Build-up – IJ Next acquires NetQuality
DEALS
January 2017

IJ Next, owned by the Baelen group, specialised in the integration of computer and telecom networks, completes the acquisition of NetQuality, via a mezzanine financing arranged by Siparex Intermezzo.

 

Mezzanine lender’s counsel: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Investor’s counsel: Alérion (Christophe Gerschel, Antoine Rousseau)
Seller’s counsel: Alérion (Jérémie Mancel, Antoine Rousseau)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 19th, 2017

CREADS secures € 4 million in funding
DEALS
January 2017

Creads, an online creative and participatory agency, just closed its second financing round of € 4 million from CM-CIC Capital Privé and a new investor Hi Inov (via FPCI Hi Inov 1 and SNCF Digital Ventures).

 

Attorneys for the investors: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis), Jones Day (Renaud Bonnet)

Attorney for the company: Orsay Avocats Associés (Pierre Hesnault, Frédéric Lerner)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 17th, 2017

TEMELIO raises €2 million
DEALS
January 2017

Temelio, French start-up specialized in CRM onboarding raises € 2 million from Entrepreneur Venture and business angels.

 

Counsel to the company: Villechenon (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni, Philippe Huang)
Counsel to the Investor: Vanina Paoli-Gagin

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 11th, 2017

Big Moustache welcomes SIA Partners
DEALS
January 2017

Big Moustache, an online sales platform of shaving products completed a second round of funding with L’Accélérateur (Day One) and new investor SIA Partners.

 

Company’s attorney: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Yara Bou Antoun)
SIA Partners’ attorney: Rossi Bordes (Fritz Rossi, Solène Delafond)

 

Lefigaro.fr, January 3rd, 2017
Cfnews.net, January 4th, 2017

ADF buys Latecoere Services
DEALS
December 2016

ADF acquires Latecoere Services for a confidential amount. The scope of this sale represents €101 million in revenue at 12/31/2015 and 841 employees. This acquisition was financed by equity, senior debt and a mezzanine financing.

 

Mezzanine lender’s counsel: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)

Purchaser’s counsel: Hogan Lovells (Stéphane Huten, Florian Bréchon), Poyac Avocats (Patrice Poyac)

Senior Lender’s counsel: Depardieu Brocas (Christophe Gaillard, Sébastien Boullier de Branche)

 

Press release, September 7th, 2016
fusacq.com, December 26th, 2016

HOPWORK raises €5 million
DEALS
December 2016

Hopwork, the start-up that connects companies to the best freelances, raise €5 million with Serena Capital and Isai to grow its footprint in Europe.

 

Investors attorney: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Company’s attorney: MBA Avocats (Jean-Philippe Jacob, Eric du Peloux)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, December 15th, 2016
Press release, December 15th, 2016

PAYCAR raises €1.3 million
DEALS
November 2016

The BNP Paribas Group, via BNP Paribas Cardif and BNP Paribas Personal Finance businesses, is participating in the first-ever funding round for PayCar, taking a stake worth a total of €1.3 million. PayCar is a FinTech startup, which has created a secure, innovative payment solution for settling purchases of second-hand vehicles.

 

Investors attorney: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)
Company’s attorney: Orrick Rambaud Martel (Benjamin Cichostepski)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 29th, 2016
Press release, November 29th, 2016

EKINOPS raises €7.85 million
DEALS
November 2016

Ekinops, engaged in design, developing and providing optical transport equipment for telecommunication service providers and private networks, raises €7.85 million on Euronext.

 

Company’s attorney: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque, Paul-Albert Legrand)

 

Lesechos.fr, November 9th, 2016

SHOPINVEST purchases LEMON CURVE
DEALS
October 2016

Shopinvest expands its business with the acquisition of Lemon Curve, France’s leading online sale of lingerie in France.

 

Attorney for the seller (founder) : Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Attorney for the purchaser : Osborne Clarke (David Haccoun)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 20th, 2016

1st round of funding of € 2 million for POPCHEF
DEALS
October 2016

PopChef, the on-demand food delivery app in Paris, completed a first round of funding of € 2 million with Elior Group, Jaina Capital and business angel Gilles Queru.

 

Company’s attorney: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 18th, 2016
Cfnews.net, October 19th, 2016

Growth – ISAI invests in ADVENS
DEALS
October 2016

ISAI, leading French investment fund, invests in Advens a company specialised in the cybersecurity industry.

 

Attorney for the investor : Villechenon (Tristan Segonds)
Attorney for the company : Hepta Conseil (Guillaume Lefebvre)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 17th, 2016
Cfnews.net, October 18th, 2016

2016 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
October 2016

Villechenon is ranked in the “Excellent” category in the 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings for deals of €75M or less.

 

Classement Décideurs 2016 – Fusions & Acquisitions

 

Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Fusions & Acquisitions 2016

2016 Tax aspects of transactions rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
October 2016

Villechenon is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category in the 2016 tax aspects of transactions rankings.

 

Classement Décideurs 2016 – Fiscalité des transactions

 

Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Fusions & Acquisitions 2016

ACOFI in partnership with URBASOLAR
DEALS
September 2016

ACOFI, via investment fund FCPI Energy Transition France, and Urbasolar, first French independant pure player in photovoltaics, announced an investment of 55 million euros in three solar power plants, located in Sos (Lot et Garonne), Bessens (Tarn et Garonne) and Arles (Bouches du Rhône).

 

ACOFI’s attorney: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

Cfnews.net, September 27th, 2016

Equistone buys Motoblouz
DEALS
September 2016

After Polo Motorrad and Sportbikeshop, Equistone buys D3T Distribution (Motoblouz) to become the European leader in the distribution of equipment and motorcycle accessories.

 

Attorney for the sellers : Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Tristan Segonds, Eric Hebras, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev, Bertrand Dale)

Attorney for the manager : Mayer Brown (Alexandre Dejardin)
Attorney for the purchaser : Goodwin Procter (William Robert, Yoann Labbé)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 26th, 2016
Cfnews.net, September 26th, 2016
La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, n°1272, October 3, 2016

LBO – I@D welcomes new investors
DEALS
September 2016

IK Investment Partners and Five Arrows completed a majority LBO of I@D Holding, a services platform dedicated to the first network of independent real estate agents in France. The founders Malik Benrejdal, Jade Benrejdal and Jerome Chabin as well as Naxicap Partners, shareholder since 2012, are reinvesting 37% alongside IK and FAPI.

 

Attorneys for the sellers: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Eric Hebras, Eléanore Griffiths, Gaspard Le Pomellec)

Attorney for the investors: Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Eduardo Fernandez, Gregory de Saxcé, Gil Kiener, Stanislas Curien, Mathilde de Wiljes), De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Jean-François Pourdieu, Matthieu Candia)

Attorney for the lenders: Jones Day (Diane Sénéchal, Thomas de Mortemart, Fanny Chen, Siamak Mostafavi, Stéphane Raison, Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 23th, 2016
Cfnews.net, September 22nd, 2016
La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, n°1272, October 3, 2016

LBO – Dzeta Conseil takes over Antoine & Lili
DEALS
September 2016

Dzeta Conseil, along with the new CEO Judith Benhamou, has acquired from its founders the ready-to-wear brand for women and children, Antoine & Lili.

 

Attorneys for Dzeta Conseil : Villechenon (Gilles Roux), Goodwin Procter (Jérôme Jouhanneaud)

Attorney for the sellers : KMS Associés (Lionel Koehler-Magne)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 21, 2016
Cfnews.net, September 21, 2016
La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, n°1272, October 3, 2016

Symbio FCell welcomes Engie
DEALS
September 2016

Symbio FCell, a pioneering company in fuel cell technology and inventors of the first range extender for hybrid (combined electricity and hydrogen) vehicles, has conducted a new round of fundraising and brought Engie New Ventures into the ranks of its investors.

 

Symbio FCell’s attorney : Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 19th, 2016

TVTY raises € 6 million
DEALS
September 2016

TVTY, world leader in Moment Marketing, completes a new round of funding by raising € 6 million from Serena Capital and the historical investors Partech International and 360 Capital Partners.

 

Attorney for new investor: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

Attorney for the company: Nomos (Guillaume Leclair, Mathieu Bourson)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 13th, 2016

ALKEMICS raises € 20 million
DEALS
September 2016

Alkemics, leading data collaboration platform for the retail industry raises € 20 million from Cathay Innovation and Serena Capital, alongside with Index Ventures, Partech Ventures and SEB Alliance.

 

This is one of 2016’s ten biggest fundraising in the IT sector in France.

 

Investors’ attorney: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)

Company’s attorney: Jones Day (Charles Gavoty)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 8th, 2016
Les Echos, September 8th, 2016

ACOFI reinvests in renewable energy
DEALS
September 2016

ACOFI, an independent financial services group, has acquired four vegetable greenhouses with photovoltaic roofs for an amount of € 14 million, via investment fund FCPI Energy Transition France, dedicated to renewable energy and created in July 2014.

 

ACOFI’s attorney: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

Cfnews.net, September 7th, 2016

OBO – EUROFEU reorganises its share capital
DEALS
July 2016

Dans le cadre de son 3e OBO, Eurofeu le premier fabricant français d’extincteurs accueille de nouveaux actionnaires, notamment les principaux dirigeants et cinquante cadres, parallèlement, les managers réinvestissent aux côtés de Société Générale Capital Partenaires.

 

Conseils investisseurs : Gatienne Brault & Associés (Gatienne Brault, Geoffroy Loncle de Forville), Aquila Avocats (Jean Goncalves), Villechenon (Eric Hebras)

Conseil cédant : Unofi (Philippe Sarfati)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance du 11 juillet 2016

RB3D raises € 4 million
DEALS
July 2016

RB3D specializing in collaborative robots assisting industrial painful gestures, completes a 3rd round of funding, by raising € 4 million from the historical investors (ACE Management, Amorçage Technologique Investissement, IDEB, INOCAP, Alto Invest and founding managers) and welcomes Colas through CIB Développement.

 

Attorney for the historical investors : Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Amélie Maindron, Yara Bou Antoun)

Attorney for CIB Développement : Walter Billet Avocats (Fabien Billet)

 

Press release, July 8th, 2016

OBO – NELITE welcomes EPF Partners
DEALS
July 2016

EPF Partners assists founders in the restructuring of the company’s capital, with the main objective to allow the group to make several additional acquisitions in terms of business expertise and / or geographical coverage.

 

Attorney for the investor: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux, Eléanore Griffiths)
Attorney for the seller: Vivien & Associés (Laëtita Amzallag, Marine Pelletier Capes, Elie Lounis)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, July 7th, 2016

2016 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
July 2016

Villechenon is ranked in the top “key player” category of Venture capital law firms in the 2016 Décideurs rankings.

Décideurs Capital Investissement 2016-Conseils des fonds-Capital Innovation

Décideurs: Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement 2016

2016 Growth capital rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
July 2016

Villechenon is ranked as “Excellent” by Décideurs in its 2016 rankings of Growth capital law firms.

 
Décideurs Capital Investissement 2016-Conseils des fonds-Capital Développement
 
Décideurs: Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement 2016

2016 LBO – Lower Mid et Small-Cap rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
July 2016

Villechenon is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category of Counsels for LBO Funds – Lower Mid and Small-Cap in the 2016 Décideurs rankings.

 

Décideurs Capital Investissement 2016-Conseils des fonds-LBO-Lower Mid et Small-Cap

 

Décideurs: Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement 2016

2016 LBO structuring rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
July 2016

Villechenon is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category in the 2016 Décideurs LBO tax structuring rankings.

 
Décideurs Capital Investissement 2016-Conseils en fiscalité des LBO
 
Décideurs: Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement 2016

3rd round of funding for VECTALYS
DEALS
June 2016

Vectalys, biotech start-up, raises close to 1 million from new investor Galia Gestion along with Wiseed, Fa Dièse, and business angels Aspac and Paul Steuperaert.

 

Attorneys for the company: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

Cfnews.net, June 30th, 2016

BERGAMOTTE raises € 1.2 million
DEALS
June 2016

Bergamotte, a start-up specialising in online flower delivery, raises € 1.2 million from 360 Capital Partners and three business angels.

 

Attorney for the company: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorney for the investor: Gide (Pierre Karpik, Louis de Vulpian)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 28th, 2016
Cfnews.net, June 28th, 2016

LBO – DIAL INVEST reorganises its share capital
DEALS
June 2016

Along with the exit of Pechel Industries, Dial Invest (south of France leader in the dialysis industry) welcomes Turenne Capital Partenaires and buys a new clinic.

The deal was financed by a senior loan provided by Société Marseillaise de Crédit and a mezzanine loan provided by Intermezzo – Siparex.

 

Attorney for the mezzanine lender: Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux)

Attorney for the senior lender: De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Christophe Gaillard, Sébastien Boullier de Branche)

Attorney for Turenne: Lamartine Conseil (Gary Levy, Olivier Renault, Agathe Fraiman)
Attorney for the company: Gordon S. Blair (David de Pariente, Vincent Vallez)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 27th, 2016
Cfnews.net, June 28th, 2016

HABITEO raises € 3 million
DEALS
June 2016

Habiteo, start-up specializing in real estate 3D tour, completes a new round of funding by raising € 3 million from Serena Capital.

 

Attorney for the investor: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Amélie Maindron)
Attorney for the company: SB Avocats

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 16th, 2016

1st round of funding of € 2.6 million for ARYBALLE
DEALS
June 2016

Aryballe, inventor of the “electronic nose”, completed a first round of funding of € 2.6 million with Innovacom, CEA Investissement and Hardware Club.

 

Investors’ attorney: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Amélie Maindron)
Company’s attorney: Lonjon & Associés (Sophie Laheurte)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 10th, 2016

New round of funding of € 3 million for QUALTERA
DEALS
June 2016

Qualtera completes its fourth round of funding of € 3 million with Serena Capital and Omnes Capital.

 

Attorney for the investors: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorney for the company: Volt & Associés (Lucas d’Orgeval)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 2nd, 2016

IXALTIS raises € 8 million
DEALS
May 2016

Ixaltis, biotech start-up, welcomes new shareholders by raising € 8 million from Sofimac Partners, Principia, Ixo Private Equity, Irdi and SAS Goineau Développement & Finance.

 

Attorney for the company: Villechenon (Erwan Tostivint, Philippe Huang)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 27th, 2016

New round of funding of € 3 million for IDEOL
DEALS
May 2016

Idéol, a start-up specialized in floating substructures for the offshore wind industry, completes its fourth round of funding with three of its historical investors (PACA Investissement, Sofimac Partners, Conseil Plus Gestion and Demeter Partners), and welcomes Tertium Investissements as a new investor.

 

Attorney for the company: Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 26th, 2016

LBO – Apax Partners leads an LBO on SANDAYA
DEALS
May 2016

Apax Partners, Arkéa Capital Investissement, Bpifrance, Société Générale Capital Partenaires and Sofinal lead a more than € 150 million LBO on Sandaya.

 

Investors’ attorneys: Villechenon (Gilles Roux), Allen & Overy (Marc Castagnède, Romy Richter), Desfilis & McGowan (Philippe Rosenpick, Isabelle Buffard-Bastide)
Seller’s attorneys: Weil Gotshal & Manges (Frédéric Cazals, Aude Martin-Ledoux)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 19th, 2016
Cfnews.net, May 18th, 2016

New round of funding of € 18 million for EVANEOS
DEALS
May 2016

Evaneos, the first live travel platform with local agencies, raises € 18 million from Serena Capital, Bpifrance and its historic investors: ISAI and Siparex (XAnge).

 

Attorney for the new investors: Villechenon (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)

Attorney for the company and historical investors: Neptune (David Sitruk)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 12th, 2016

LBO – EPF leads an LBO on SILVYA TERRADE
DEALS
April 2016

Silvya Terrade, a leading beauty salon and hairstyle training and professional schools group, reorganises its capital in a primary LBO led by EPF Partners, alongside qualified private investors and existing investor Entrepreneur Ventures.

 

Investors’ attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Eric Hebras)

Sellers’attorneys: Hugot Avocats (Olivier Hugot), Cazals Manzo Pichot (Thomas Cazals, Bertrand de Saint Quentin)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 19th, 2016
Cfnews.net, April 18th, 2016

IPO – WITBE goes public and raises € 15 M
DEALS
April 2016

Witbe offers an award winning approach to ensure the Quality of Experience actually being delivered to the End-Users of any interactive service (telephony, video, Web), on any device (PC, smartphone, STB), and over any type of network (fixed, mobile, OTT). The company just announced the success of its IPO on Alternext Paris.

 

The transaction resulted in a capital increase of approximately € 8 million and a sale of shares amounting to € 7.4 million.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Alice Laroque, Amélie Pinot de Villechenon, Eric Hebras, Géraldine Pasquet)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 1st, 2016
Press release, April 13th, 2016

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Private Equity – Venture and growth capital
CLASSEMENT
April 2016

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Villechenon is ranked 2nd in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 of the “France – Private equity – Venture and growth capital” ranking.

 

Legal 500 – EMEA 2016 – France – PE-venture and growth capital

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Private Equity – LBO
CLASSEMENT
April 2016

legal 500 logo

Villechenon is recommended in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 in the “France – Private equity – LBO” ranking.

Legal 500 – EMEA 2016 – France – PE-LBO

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Tax
CLASSEMENT
April 2016

legal 500 logoVillechenon is recommended in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 in the “France – Tax” ranking.

 

Legal 500 – EMEA 2016 – France – TAX

2nd round of funding of € 5 million for BRAINSONIC
DEALS
March 2016

CM-CIC Capital Privé and Ardian Croissance invest € 5 million in Brainsonic, to transform the company into a global leader in content marketing and social media.

 

Attorney for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Attorney for the company: Muriel Lécuyer-Samson

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 7th, 2016

LBO – DESTIA welcomes new investors
DEALS
March 2016

Azulis Capital, Société Générale Capital Partenaires, BNP Paribas Développement and MACSF lead an LBO on Destia, specialised in home help and care for dependent elderly persons. The exit of Paluel-Marmont Capital was financed by a senior and a mezzanine loans.

 

Attorney for the mezzanine lender: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux)

Attorney for the investors: Brunswick Société d’Avocats (Philippe Beauregard, Céline Leparmentier, Benoît Pardigon, Matthieu Bultel, François Vignalou)

Attorney for the seller: Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats (Pierre Lafarge)
Attorney for the company: Blackbird Associés (Didier Loiseau)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 3rd, 2016
Cfnews.fr, March 2nd, 2016

2015 LBO lenders rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
February 2016

Villechenon is ranked for the first time in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of LBO lenders counsels and takes the 4th place.

 

Classement 2015 – Prêteurs LBO – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°112– February 2016

2015 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
February 2016

Villechenon is ranked 5th in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms active in Venture capital deals.

 

Classement 2015 – Venture Capital – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°112– February 2016

2015 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
February 2016

Villechenon takes the 9th place in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms specialised in Growth capital and LBO deals of less than €75M, and is ranked for the first time with respect to the ranking on deals between €75M and €200M (16th place).

 

Classement 2015 – LBO-CAPDEV – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°112 – February 2016

2015 Tax rankings – VAT – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
February 2016

Villechenon is ranked for the first time the Tax – VAT rankings, in the “Excellent” category.

 

Classement 2015-2016 Décideurs – TVA

 

Décideurs : Fiscalité de l’entreprise – TVA 2015 – February 2016

2015 M&A Rankings – Le Magazine des Affaires
CLASSEMENT
February 2016

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 17th out of the 30 best French M&A law firms in number of transactions. It reaches the 4th place of the “SmidCap” ranking (deals up to € 150 million of enterprise value) and the 9th place in the LBO ranking.

 

Classement 2015 M&A – Le Magazine des Affaires

 

Le Magazine des Affaires – Bilan M&A 2015

Build-up: AXELLIANCE buys VITAE
DEALS
February 2016

Axelliance accelerates its growth by acquiring Vitae, a subsidiary of the Cafpi group (wholesaler specialized in real estate risks), financed by a unitranche and a mezzanine financing provided by Idinvest and ActoMezz.

 

Counsel to mezzanine lender: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)

Counsel to Axelliance: Aklea Société d’Avocats (Christophe Cochet, Marion Vibret)
Counsel to senior lender: Nabarro & Hinge (Jonathan Nabarro, Calixte Glotin)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, February 18th, 2016
Cfnews.fr, February 17th, 2016

Round of funding of € 8 million for SYNTHESIO
DEALS
February 2016

Synthesio, a start-up specialised in the measurement of the impact of companies’ communication, completes a new round of funding of € 8 million with its existing investors Idinvest Partners and Entrepreneur Ventures and welcomes Bpifrance.

 

Attorney for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Attorney for the company: Jones Day (Renaud Bonnet, Alexandre Wibaux)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, February 16th, 2016

KissKissBankBank secures € 5,3 million in funding
DEALS
February 2016

KissKissBankBank, a leading French crowdfunding company, closed a financing round of € 5,3 million led by Orange Digital Ventures. This investment will allow KissKissBankBank to increase its competitiveness on the crowdlending segment.

 

Attorney for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Tristan Segonds, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev, Eleanore Griffiths)

Attorneys for the company: Orrick Rambaud Martel (Saam Golshani, Julien Bensaid), LM Corporate (Marie Lugand)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, February 15th, 2016
Cfnews.net, February 12th, 2016

2015 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
January 2016

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in the “Excellent” category in the 2015 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings for deals of € 75 M or less.

 
Classement Décideurs 2015 – Fusions & Acquisitions
 
Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Fusions & Acquisitions 2015

2015 Tax aspects of transactions rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
January 2016

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category in the 2015 tax aspects of transactions rankings.

 
Classement Décideurs 2015 – Fiscalité des transactions
 
Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Fusions & Acquisitions 2015

2015 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
January 2016

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is once again ranked in the top “key player” category of Venture capital law firms in the “2015 Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit” rankings.

Classement Décideurs 2015 – Capital-Risque

Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Santé, Pharmacie & Biotechnologies 2015

2015 Joint-Ventures & Corporate rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
January 2016

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category by Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit in its 2015 rankings for Joint Venture & Corporate.

 

Classement Décideurs 2015 – Capital, Joint-ventures et Corporate

 

Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Santé, Pharmacie & Biotechnologies 2015

Gilles Roux’s interview in Décideurs & Dealmakers
ON EN PARLE
January 2016

Gilles Roux and Eric Rey go through Bimedia’s LBO.

 

Read more…

 

Webzine Décideurs & Dealmakers no. 48, January 12th, 2016

1st round of funding of € 15 million for DAYUSE
DEALS
January 2016

Dayuse, the hotel room booking platform, raises € 15 million from Idinvest Partners and from its historical investors Partech Ventures, Paul Dubrule (co-founder of Accor) and Charles Petruccelli (ex-CEO of American Express Voyage).

 

“It is the biggest first round of equity financing in Europe in 2015” says David Lebée, CEO and founder of Dayuse to Le Figaro Magazine.

 

Company’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)
Investors’ attorney: Orrick Rambaud Martel (Benjamin Cichostepski, Guillaume Vitrich)

 

Le Figaro Magazine, January 11th, 2016
La Lettre Capital Finance, January 12th, 2016
Cfnews.net, January 13th, 2016

LBO – ANAVEO reorganises its share capital
DEALS
January 2016

Anaveo, French leader of security and video surveillance solutions, reorganises its capital in a primary LBO led by Bridgepoint Development Capital, Paluel-Marmont Capital and Bpifrance. The transaction was financed by a unitranche loan and allowed the exit of the founder, CM-CIC Investissement, Garibaldi Participations and Viveris.

 

Bpifrance’s attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux)
Bridgepoint’s attorneys: Mayer Brown (Olivier Aubouin, Patrick Teboul)
Company’s attorney: Barbe & Associés (François Barbe)
Lenders’ attorney: Jones Day (Diane Sénéchal)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 8th, 2016
Cfnews.net, January 7th, 2016

LBO on TECHNICIS
DEALS
January 2016

Naxicap Partners, leads an LBO on Technicis Group alongside its management. Technicis Group is the 5th largest translation group in Europe.

 

Mezzanine lender’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)
Senior lenders’ attorney: Agylis Avocats (Frédéricque Milotic, Perrine Labrusse)
Sellers’ attorney: Scotto & Associés (Nicolas Ménard-Durand, Aurore Suain, Camille Perrin)
Investor’s attorney: Edge Avocats (Matthieu Lochardet, Stéphanie Dourdin)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 4th, 2016
Cfnews.net, January 5th, 2016

HACHETTE LIVRE purchases EDITIONS KERO
DEALS
December 2015

Hachette Livre, a subsidiary of Lagardère, has acquired Editions Kero, a successful publisher of French best-sellers.

 

Hachette Livre’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Eléanore Griffiths)

Sellers’ attorney: Cohen (Serge Cohen)

 

Zonebourse.com, December 14th, 2015
La Lettre Capital Finance, January 4th, 2016

2015 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
CLASSEMENT
December 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 2nd in the Option Droit & Affaires Magazine ranking of law firms active in Growth capital and LBO deals of less than € 50 million (4 stars category).

 

Classement Option Droit & Affaires 2015 – LBO et Capital Développement

 

Option Droit & Affaires n°288 – December 2015

2015 Venture Capital rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
CLASSEMENT
December 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 2nd in the Option Droit & Affaires Magazine ranking of law firms active in venture capital deals (4 stars category).

 
Classement Option Droit & Affaires 2015 – Capital Innovation
 
Option Droit & Affaires n°288 – December 2015

2015 Management Packages rankings – Option Droit & Affaires
CLASSEMENT
December 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 5th in the Option Droit & Affaires Magazine ranking of law firms active in management packages in LBO deals.

 
Classement Option Droit & Affaires 2015 – Management Packages
 
Option Droit & Affaires n°288 – December 2015

30 rising stars of the French Bar in Business law
ON EN PARLE
December 2015

Erwan Tostivint is one of the 30 rising stars of the French Bar in business law.

 

Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit – December 2015

 

30 avocats stars montantes du Barreau des Affaires

ActoMezz supports DOCUMENT STORE’s MBO
DEALS
November 2015

Document Store, Xerox’s first business partner in France, reorganises its share capital via a sponsorless deal led by ActoMezz to allow the management team to increase its shareholding.

 

Mezzanine investor’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Eric Hebras)

Management’s attorney: Carler (Benedict Vidal, Stéphane Blanchard)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 3rd, 2015
Cfnews.net, November 3rd, 2015

REALEASE CAPITAL welcomes EdRIP via an LBO
DEALS
October 2015

Cabestan Capital, managed by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, finances Realease Capital’s next development stage through an LBO, and replaces CM-CIC Capital Privé.

 

Seller’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni)
Investor’s attorney: Lamartine Conseil (Vincent Libaud, Perrine Sauzay)
Company’s attorney: CGR Legal (Philippe Raybaud, Alice Bellilchi)

Senior lender’s attorney: Reed Smith (Alexandre Tron, Aurélien Jugand, Florian Guillon)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 12th, 2015

SODIFRANCE buys NETAPSYS
DEALS
October 2015

Sodifrance, digital services company, leader in modernization of information systems, buys Netapsys, specialized in digital transformation. Sodifrance thus strengthens its position as a specialist in « IT Transformation to digital ».

 

Target’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand et Alice Laroque) et CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Luc Jaillais et Philippe Gosset)

Purchaser’s attorney: Thémis (Mickaël Goupil)

 

Le Monde du droit, October 16th, 2015

Pinot de Villechenon rewarded
ON EN PARLE
September 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés won the Gold Trophy for the best Venture Capital and Growth Capital team at the 15th Legal Awards ceremony (Trophées du Droit) held in June 2015 in Paris.

 

Read more…

Build-up: AXELLIANCE buys IMMASSUR
DEALS
September 2015

Axelliance accelerates its growth by acquiring Immassur, an insurance wholesaler specialised in real estate risks, financed by a unitranche and a mezzanine financing provided by Idinvest and ActoMezz.

 

Counsel to Axelliance: Aklea Société d’Avocats (Christophe Cochet, Marion Vibret)
Counsel to senior lenders: Nabarro & Hinge (Jonathan Nabarro, Jennifer Hinge, Calixte Glotin)
Counsel to mezzanine lenders: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 21th, 2015
Cfnews.fr, September 21th, 2015

2nd round of funding of € 9.5 million for CONNECTHINGS
DEALS
September 2015

Connecthings, a leading company in the Internet of things market segment, raises € 9.5 million from new investor Xerys Gestion and from its historical investors Siparex and Calao Finance.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Attorneys for the new investor: Jones Day (Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 11th, 2015

Cfnews.net, September 11th, 2015

CM-CIC leads an LBO on ENERGIA-DGEM
DEALS
September 2015

Energia-DGEM, a company specialized in renovation and installation of electrical installations, was sold as part of an LBI to TG-LEC. CM-CIC invested close to € 2 million and senior debt was subscribed by CIC EST (arranger) and BRED Banque Populaire.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni, Philippe Huang)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 4th, 2015
Cfnews.net, September 4th, 2015

LENGOW raises € 10 million
DEALS
September 2015

SaaS software publisher for e-traders, Lengow, raises € 10 million from Serena Capital, Bpifrance and Alven Capital.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Amélie Maindron)

Attorneys for the company: François Brocard

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 2nd, 2015

2015 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
September 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is again ranked in the top “key player” category of Venture capital law firms in the 2015 Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit rankings.

 

Classement Décideurs 2015 – Capital-risque

 

Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement Fonds -Dirigeants – LPs – Conseils

2015 Growth capital rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
September 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked as “Excellent” by Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit in its 2015 rankings for Growth capital deals.

 

Classement Décideurs 2015 – Capital développement

 

Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement Fonds -Dirigeants – LPs – Conseils

1st round of funding of € 5.2 million for ERGOSUP
DEALS
September 2015

Ergosup, which develops an innovative process for energy storage and conversion, just completed a first round of funding of € 5.2 million with Aliad (Air Liquide Group), Demeter Partners, Go Capital and Arkéa Capital Investissement.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Tristan Segonds, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev, Eléanore Griffiths), Cabinet Mahieu (Régis Mahieu)

Attorneys for the investors: Brunswick Société d’Avocats (Philippe Beauregard, Céline Leparmentier)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 2nd, 2015
Cfnews.net, September 1st, 2015

OMNES CAPITAL leads an LBO on Bimedia Group
DEALS
September 2015

Omnes Capital completes an MBO on Bimédia, a French group with a turnover of € 135 million in the development of software solutions and payment terminals.

 

Counsel to Investors (corporate finance): Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev, Eléanore Griffiths)

Counsel to Investors (tax structuring): Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Eric Hebras, Bertrand Dale)

Counsel to senior lenders: DLA Piper (Maud Manon, Pierre Tardivo)
Counsel to Management: Kalone (Ugo Tomasin, Adrien Goumet)
Counsel to Sellers: Gide (David-James Sebag, Matthias Grolier)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 1st, 2015
Cfnews.net, August 31th, 2015

2015 LBO structuring rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
September 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category in the in the 2015 Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit LBO tax structuring rankings.

 

Classement Décideurs 2015 – Fiscalité des LBO

 

Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement Fonds -Dirigeants – LPs – Conseils

BPIFRANCE and SIPAREX lead an LBO on Synchrone Technologies
DEALS
August 2015

Synchrone Technologies, specialized in IT services, welcomes Bpifrance and Siparex as part of a primary LBO valued at more than € 100M.

 

Counsel to Investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)

Counsel to Management / Sellers: Archers (Marc Baffreau, Guillaume Bain)
Counsel to senior lenders attorneys: Agilys (Frédéricque Milotic)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 3rd, 2015
Cfnews.net, August 4th, 2015

ARTHEOS raises € 1 million
DEALS
July 2015

Artheos, a start-up specialised in lighting designs for the retail industry raises € 1 million from CM-CIC Capital Privé and Rhône-Alpes Creation.

 

Attorneys for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

Attorneys for the company: Lamy & Associés (Eric Baroin, Julien Gruys)

 

Cfnews.net, July 10th, 2015

WESTTECH VENTURES invests in UBEEKO
DEALS
June 2015

Ubeeko benefits from a seed investment (for an undisclosed amount) from WestTech Ventures, a German based incubator.

 

Investor’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Tristan Segonds)

Trophées du Droit 2015 – 15th edition
CLASSEMENT
June 2015

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Pinot de Villechenon & Associés, wins the “Gold Award” alongside Jones Day in the best specialist venture capital and growth capital teams, at the 2015 “Trophées du Droit” ceremony held last June in the presence of over 1,000 legal professionals.

 
Trophées du droit 2015

BLOCKBASE raises € 0.8 million
DEALS
June 2015

Blockbase, publisher of SaaS collaborative platform BulldozAIR, raises € 0.8 million from Setec Innovation.

 

Attorneys for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

ACOFI is involved in an investment of € 35 million in renewable energy
DEALS
June 2015

ACOFI, an independent financial services group, has acquired from FONROCHE Group (a subsidiary of Eurazeo) seven vegetable greenhouses with photovoltaic roofs for an amount of € 35 million, via investment fund FCPI Energy Transition France, dedicated to renewable energy and created in July 2014.

 

Purchaser’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

Décideurs, Stratégie Finance Droit, June 30th, 2015

AUGURE purchases WISEMETRICS
DEALS
June 2015

Augure, Europe’s leading PR & Influencer Engagement software provider, made the full acquisition of the French start-up Wisemetrics, creator of the popular social analytics tool Wiselytics being used by over 63% of the top 100 global brands in nearly 130 countries. The amount of the transaction is undisclosed.

 

Purchaser’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 23th, 2015

HABITEO raises € 3 million
DEALS
June 2015

Habiteo, start-up specializing in real estate 3D tour welcomes a new shareholder by raising € 3 million from Serena Capital.

 

Attorney for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Amélie Maindron)

Attorney for the company: SB Avocats

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 23th, 2015

New round of funding of € 6 million pour CHEERZ
DEALS
June 2015

Stardust Media & Communication (Cheerz) raises € 6 million from A Plus Finance (already present since 2013), Serena Capital and several business angels including Xavier Niel, Codorniou Julien and Jean-David Blanc.

 

Attorney for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

Attorney for the company: Faure Chichportich Iacovelli & Sebban (David Sebban, Morgan Petitjean)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 18th, 2015

TEKNIMED welcomes 3 investors as part of its MBO
DEALS
June 2015

Teknimed, specializing in medical devices, welcomes EPF Partners, CM-CIC Investissement and Bpifrance through an MBO. The amount of the transaction is undisclosed.

 

Investors’ attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux, Eléanore Griffiths, Eric Hébras), Agilys Avocats (Pierre Jouglard)

Sellers’ attorneys: Dechert (Bruno Leroy, Antoine Le Touzé, Anne-Charlotte Rivière, Magali Stuber), Morvilliers & Santenac (Murielle Freund, Nicolas Morvilliers)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 18th, 2015

New round of funding of € 22.5 million for ACTILITY
DEALS
June 2015

Actility, a leading provider of network solutions and managed information systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, has secured € 22.5 million from Foxconn, KPN, Orange and Swisscom, along with the historical investors Fonds Ecotechnologies managed by Bpifrance Investissement, Idinvest Partners, and Truffle Capital.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque, Amélie Pinot de Villechenon)

Attorney for the investors: Dechert (Anne-Charlotte Rivière, Laurent Kocimski, Hélène Parent), Gide (Pierre Karpik, Ana de Matos-Canelas)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 16th, 2015

PRESSTALIS purchases ADthletic Media
DEALS
June 2015

Presstalis, a major player in press distribution and marketing, is expanding its digital offer launched in 2014 under the brand ZEENS, by purchasing ADthletic Media, a start-up specialized in online audience optimization, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Seller’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni, Amélie Pinot de Villechenon)

Purchaser’s attorney: Berthezène Nevouet Rivet (Julien Berthezène)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 8th, 2015

Legal 500 – EMEA 2015
CLASSEMENT
May 2015

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Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is recommended in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 in the category “France – Private equity – Other recommended firms”.

 

Legal 500 – EMEA 2015 – France – Private Equity

Legal 500 – Paris 2015
CLASSEMENT
May 2015

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Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is recommended in the Legal 500 Paris 2015 in the category “Private Equity”.

 

Legal 500 – Paris 2015

First round of funding of 4 M€ for DIGITALEO
DEALS
April 2015

Digitaleo, start-up specialized in digital marketing, secures € 3.5 million from Isai Gestion and Go Capital, and € 0.5 million from business angels, experts in this area.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)

Attorney for the investors: Cabinet Orsay (Samira Friggeri)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 28th, 2015
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New round of funding of € 15 million for AUGURE
DEALS
March 2015

Augure raises € 15 more million from its historical shareholders Serena Capital, Ventech, Amundi Private Equity Funds and OTC Agregator, along with two new venture capitalists Bpifrance (via Ambition Numérique) and Seventure Partners.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)

Attorneys for the investors: Jones Day (Charles Gavoty, Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne), Laways (Hortense Rouvier)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 30th, 2015

2014 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
March 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés goes up the rankings once again by moving to the 5th place in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms specialised in Growth capital and LBO deals of less than €75M.

 

Classement 2014 – LBO – CAPDEV – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°103 – March 2015

2014 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
March 2015

For the 2nd year in a row, Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 3rd in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms active in Venture capital deals.

 

Classement 2014 – Venture Capital – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°103 – March 2015

2014 M&A Rankings – Le Magazine des Affaires
CLASSEMENT
March 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is now ranked 4th out of the 30 best French M&A law firms in number of transactions (38 deals in 2014 vs. 26 in 2013). It reaches the 2nd place of the “SmidCap” ranking (deals up to € 150 million of enterprise value) and is ranked for the first time in the LBO rankings (8th place).

 

Classement 2014 M&A – Le Magazine des Affaires

 

Le Magazine des Affaires – Bilan M&A 2014

Refinancing and expansion of AXELLIANCE GROUPE
DEALS
March 2015

As part of a sponsorless deal including mezzanine and unitranche financing, Axelliance welcomes as new investors Actomezz, Idinvest Partners and Swen Capital, allowing the exit of CM-CIC Capital Finance, historical investor since its creation in 2004, for an undisclosed amount.

 

 

This refinancing enables Axelliance to purchase Axiome and Squadra, thus creating the 10th French insurance broker.

 

 

Mezzanine investors’ attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)
Sellers’ attorney: Dentons (Emmanuel Scialom, Julie Evangelisti)

Purchaser’s attorneys: Arsène Taxand (Franck Chaminade, Charles Dalarun), Curtis Mallet Prevost & Mosle (Grégoire Andrieux, Félix Huon, Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly)

 

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 25th, 2015

New round of funding of € 3.5 million for ISALTIS
DEALS
March 2015

Isaltis, one of the high purity mineral salts key producers, just completed a € 3.5 million funding round from a new investor, CM-CIC Capital Privé, Orium and its managers.

 

Attorney for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni)
Attorney for the company: DLA Piper (Jérémy Scemama, Elodie Cavazza, Julien Boubal)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 5, 2015
Cfnews.net, March 5, 2015

QUINTESSENTIAL purchases Lafragette & Legier
DEALS
March 2015

Quintessential Brands, a British producer and supplier of fine spirits, purchases the French producer of fruit liqueurs, cognac and armagnac, Lafragette & Lieger for an undisclosed amount.

 

Attorneys for the purchaser: Brown Rudnick (Tim Matthews, Eon de Quelen), Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)
Attorney for the seller: Latham & Watkins (Charles-Antoine Guelluy, Cyril Boulignat)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 4th, 2015
Cfnews.net, March 9th, 2015

Round of funding of € 3.8 million for IDEOL
DEALS
March 2015

Idéol, a start-up specialized in floating substructures for the offshore wind industry, completes its third round of funding with three of its historical investors, Demeter Partners, Sofimac Partners and IO, and with three new investors, HPC Capital, Turenne Capital, and Conseil Plus Gestion. It also raises a € 6.6 million loan.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 2nd, 2015

Round of Funding of € 2.25 million for MOBILE DEVICES INGENIERIE
DEALS
March 2015

Mobile Device Ingénierie, a hardware and software developper for fleets monitoring, raised € 2.25 million from a Belgian family holding company.

 

Attorney for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Attorney for the seller: Joffe & Associés (Thomas Saltiel)
Attorney for the company: Antoine Fouter Avocats (Antoine Fouter)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 12th, 2015
Cfnews.net, January 15th, 2015

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés strengthens its tax offering
ON EN PARLE
February 2015

The arrival of Eric Hebras and Olivier Galerneau strengthens the firm’s practice in tax by setting up a dedicated team, complementary to its traditional activities of venture capital, private equity and M&A.

WEEZEVENT is sold to Venteprivée.com
DEALS
February 2015

Weezevent, an online ticket sales platform with revenues of € 41 million in 2014, welcomes Venteprivée.com, a major French company of online flash sales, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Seller’s attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis), KL Gates (Nicola Di Giovanni)

Purchaser’s attorney: Ydès (Patrick Gentil, Olivier Lopez, Cyril Fabre, Jean-Claude Cavaillé, Chrystelle Daub)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 19th, 2015
Option Droit des Affaires, January 21st, 2015
Le Monde du droit, January 20th, 2015
Cfnews.net, January 19th, 2015

Round of funding of € 2.5 million for AVENISENSE
DEALS
February 2015

Avenisense, a start-up specialized in the design and production of embedded sensors for industry, raised € 2.5 million from Total Energy Ventures, Demeter Partners and Air Liquide.

 

Attorney for the historical shareholders: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)

Attorney for the company: Lexicube Avocats (Thibault Ricome, Guillaume Robert)
Attorney for the investors: Brunswick Société d’Avocats (Philippe Beauregard)
 
La Lettre Capital Finance, February 2nd, 2015
Cfnews.net, March 3rd, 2015

M6 Web purchases OXYGEM
DEALS
January 2015

Oxygem, a French company specialised in online media and e-marketing services, is purchased by M6 Web, a subsidiary of M6 Group, a major French media and television group, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Seller’s attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)
Purchaser’s attorney: Archers (Fabrice Maraux, Audrey Wendling, Martin Courtois)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 15th, 2015

Cfnews.net, January 12th, 2015

INVIVO purchases 50% of Life Scientific
DEALS
January 2015

InVivo, a leading French agricultural cooperative group with revenues of € 6.1 billion in 2013, purchases 50% of Life Scientific, an Irish company specialized in high quality off-patent crop protection products, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Purchaser’s attorney: McCannFitzgerald (Rory O’Malley), Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni, Tristan Segonds)

 

7 November 2014

EICAR is sold to Auvence
DEALS
January 2015

Eicar, an international film and television school created in 1972 and based in the Paris area is purchased by the Auvence group for an undisclosed amount.

 

Seller’s Attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)
Purchaser’s Attorney: Ideact Avocats (Maud Partouche)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 7th, 2015

Cfnews.net, December 30th, 2014

PRECOGS secures € 700,000 in funding
DEALS
December 2014

Precogs, specialised in electronic component supply chain management, just closed its first financing round of € 700,000 from Cap Decisif Management. This investment will allow Precogs to develop new markets.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Tristan Segonds)
Attorney for the investor: Vignat Rémy Associés (Géraldine Vignat)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 5, 2014
Le Monde du Droit, 18 December 2014
CF News, 22 December 2014

EUROBIO’s shares are repurchased by management team
DEALS
November 2014

Eurobio, specialized in the production and commercialization of products for laboratories and research diagnostic, with €13 million of revenues, reorganises its share capital : OTC Agregator sold its stake to the management team.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 25th, 2014
Cfnews.net, November 25th, 2014

BEBEO (Melijoe.com) secures €9 million in funding
DEALS
November 2014

Bébéo, an online children’s clothing sales platform at Melijoe.com with € 20 million of revenues, just completed a €9 million funding round with Gimv and CM-CIC Capital Privé. This investment will allow Bébéo to further invest in its marketing budget and to continue its expansion in France and internationally.

 

Attorney for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque)
Attorney for the company: Gide (Olivier Edwards)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 25th, 2014

Cfnews.net, November 25th, 2014

TRIPNDRIVE secures € 800,000 in funding
DEALS
November 2014

Tripndrive, an online platform of car sharing for travelers, just closed a fundraising of € 800,000 with new investor Isai Gestion and three Business Angels. This investment will allow Tripndrive to continue its expansion in Europe.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Attorney for the new investor: Gide (Pierre Karpik, Pauline Chau)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, November 3, 2014
Les Echos, November 3, 2014
Cfnews.net, November 3, 2014

PLACE VICTOR HUGO secures € 2.3 million in funding
DEALS
October 2014

Place Victor Hugo, a group with €25 million of revenues specialised in developing professional practices and teaching French as a foreign language, just closed a fundraising of € 2.3 million with new investor Midi Capital. This investment will allow Place Victor Hugo to develop new markets and to continue its expansion via its subsidiaries in Africa.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 20, 2014
Cfnews.net, September 30, 2014

Groupe Adeo purchases QUOTATIS
DEALS
October 2014

Quotatis, an online intermediary between individuals and building works professionals in the housing sector, is purchased by Groupe Adeo (holding company of Leroy Merlin and Bricoman), the leading French player in the international DIY market, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Seller’s Attorney: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds, Sabine Hossenbaccus)
Purchaser’s Attorney: Racine (Mélanie Coiraton-Mavré, Fabien Courvoisier)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 16, 2014
Cfnews.net, October 16, 2014

ADF welcomes ACTOMEZZ
DEALS
October 2014

ADF, French leader in industrial maintenance with revenues of € 260 million, reorganises its share capital, with the management team and employees increasing their shareholding to 90% of ADF. This transaction allows Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners to sell its stake and ActoMezz to join as a new investor.

 

Attorney for the new investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Tristan Segonds)
Attorneys for the company: SCP Poyac (Patrice Poyac, Edouard Cini)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 7, 2014
Cfnews.net, October 7, 2014

An OBO for ANNONAY PRODUCTIONS FRANCE
DEALS
October 2014

Annonay Productions France, a manufacturer of swimming pool equipment, just closed an OBO with Omnes Capital. Existing investor EPF Partners sold its stake as part of this transaction.

 

Attorney for the new investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Attorneys for the seller: De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Jean-François Pourdieu)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 26, 2014
Cfnews.net, September 26, 2014

CYCLAUTO (Freemoos) secures € 1.2 million in funding
DEALS
October 2014

Cyclauto, an online sales platform of electric bicycles on Freemoos.com, just closed its first financing round of € 1.2 million from CM-CIC Capital Privé, for a stake of 40% of the company along with founders. This investment will allow Cyclauto to expand in France and internationally.

 

Attorney for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorney for the company: Ad Hoc Avocats (Thomas Cuq)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 23, 2014
Cfnews.net, September 16, 2014

EFFICITY is under control of Foncia
DEALS
September 2014

Efficity, an online real-estate agency, just closed a build-up with a new investor Foncia, which now holds more than 50% of Efficity, for an undisclosed sum. Seventure Partners and CM-CIC Capital Privé sold their stake as part of this transaction.

 

Attorneys for the Seller: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint), Allen & Overy (Romy Richter)
Attorney for the Purchaser: EY Société d’Avocats (Patrice Mottier, Nicola Lohrey, Xavier Faurie)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 15, 2014
CFnews.net, September 15, 2014

An OBO for AMEXIO
DEALS
September 2014

Amexio, specialized in Enterprise Content Management, just closed an OBO with Société Générale Capital Partenaires, which now holds 32% of Amexio, along with founders Xavier Morcillo, Michel Fayet and management team.

 

Attorney for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Attorney for the Seller: Fidufrance (Grégoire Gilbert)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 8, 2014
Cfnews.net, September 5, 2014

2014 Venture capital rankings
CLASSEMENT
September 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is again ranked in the top “key player” category of Venture capital law firms in the 2014 Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit rankings.

 

 Classement Décideurs 2014 Capital-Risque

 

Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement Fonds -Dirigeants – LPS – Conseils

2014 Growth capital rankings
CLASSEMENT
September 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked as “Excellent” by Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit  in its 2014 rankings for Growth capital deals.

 

Classement Décideurs 2014 Capital-Développement

 

Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement Fonds -Dirigeants – LPS – Conseils

2014 LBO Funds Counsels rankings
CLASSEMENT
September 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category of Counsels for LBO Funds – Lower Mid and Small-Cap in the 2014 Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit rankings.

 

Classement Décideurs 2014 Conseils des Fonds LBO – Lower Mid et Small-Cap

 

Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Capital-Investissement Fonds -Dirigeants – LPS – Conseils

D.FI purshased Lybelis
DEALS
July 2014

D.FI, specialized in computing systems infrastructure, continues its expansion with the acquisition of Lybelis, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Attorney for the Purchaser: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni)
Attorney for the Sellers: HPML (Thomas Hermetet)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, July 16, 2014

Round of funding of € 1 million for TESALYS
DEALS
July 2014

Tesalys, a start-up specialized in the development of solutions to make biomedical waste safe, raised € 1 million from Entrepreneur Venture. This investment will allow Tesalys to expand internationally.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Attorney for the investor: Franck Auckenthaler

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, July 15, 2014

Second round of funding for FAB’ENTECH
DEALS
July 2014

Fab’entech, specialized in specific polyclonal immunoglobulins against emerging infectious diseases, raised € 5 million from Auriga Partners, Rhône-Alpes Création, Sigma Gestion and historic shareholders . This investment will allow Fab’entech to expand internationally.

 

Attorney for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorney for the company: Jakubowicz Mallet-Guy & Associés (Loïc Jeambrun)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 24, 2014

LEADFORMANCE purchased by Solocal Group
DEALS
June 2014

Leadformance, specialized in sales outlet location on the Internet and online-offline contact generation, is purchased by Solocal Group, which already held 49%, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Attorney for the Sellers: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni)
Attorney for the Purchaser: White & Case (Hugues Mathez, Jean Paszkudzki)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 13, 2014
La Lettre Capital Finance, June 23, 2014

Acquisition of SMART HOME INTERNATIONAL for € 23.5 million
DEALS
June 2014

Smart Home International, a manufacturer of home automation systems marketed to consumers, is sold by HF Company to Demeter Partners, BNP Paribas Développement, InnovaFonds and management team for € 23.5 million.

 

Attorney for the management: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Gilles Roux)
Attorney for the investors: Lamartine Conseil (corporate: Olivier Renault, Fabien Mauvais, Gary Levy, tax: Emmanuel Prost, labour: Charlotte Moreau)
Attorney for the seller: Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés (Vincent Lunel, Laurent Cavallier)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 22, 2014
Cfnews.net, May 22, 2014

Round of funding of € 16.5 million for LYSOGENE
DEALS
June 2014

Lysogène, specialized in the development of gene therapies against severe genetic pathologies of the central nervous system, raised € 16.5 million from Sofinnova Partners, Bpifrance Investissement and Novo Seeds. This fundraising will allow Lysogène to accelerate its expansion in Europe and in the United States.

 

Attorney for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret – Amélie Maindron)
Attorney for the investors: Gide Loyrette Nouel (Karen Noël – Margarita Lukashova)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 21, 2014
Cfnews.net, May 21, 2014

Second round of funding for SYMBIO FCELL
DEALS
May 2014

Symbio FCell, a manufacturer of fuel cell space, secured a second round of funding with its historical shareholders and an investor, The Michelin Group. Financial terms of this round were not disclosed.

 

Attorney for the company and historical shareholders: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Attorney for the investor: Gide Loyrette Nouel (Guillaume Rougier-Brierre)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 19, 2014

La Lettre Capital Finance, May 9, 2014

2013 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
April 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 6th in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms specialized in Growth capital and LBO deals of less than €75M.

 

Classement 2013 – LBO – CAPDEV – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°93 – March 2014

2013 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
April 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 3rd in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms active in Venture capital deals.

 

Classement 2013 – Venture Capital – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°93 – March 2014

Second round of funding of € 5 million for WEBINTERPRET
DEALS
April 2014

Webinterpret, a start-up specialized in the development of solutions for international ecommerce companies, raised € 5 million from CM-CIC Capital Privé and Seventure Partners. This investment will allow Webinterpret to expand internationally.

 

Attorney for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorney for the company: Legipolis (Cédric Palazetti)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 18, 2014

CREADS secures € 3 million in funding
DEALS
April 2014

Creads, an online creative and participatory agency, just closed its first financing round of € 3 million from CM-CIC Capital Privé. This investment will allow Creads to expand internationally.

 

Attorneys for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorneys for the company: Lamartine Conseil (Fabien Mauvais)

 

Cfnews.net of April 2, 2014

Third round of funding of € 2.5 million for SP3H
DEALS
April 2014

SP3H, a company specialized in the development of ground-breaking technologies to the reduction and controlling of carbon dioxide and other pollutant emissions, just closed a fundraising of € 2.5 million from its existing investor Truffle Capital.

 

Attorneys for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Alice Laroque)
Attorneys for the company: Edouard Vidil

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, April 7, 2014
La Lettre Capital Finance, April 2, 2014
CFnews.net, April 2, 2014

Second round of funding of € 6.75 million for PRESTASHOP
DEALS
March 2014

PrestaShop, world leader in the design of open-source e-commerce software, just closed a fundraising of € 6.75 million from its existing investor Serena Capital and two new investors, XAnge Private Equity and Seventure Partners. This investment will allow PrestaShop to further invest in its marketing budget and product offering to help it expand in France and internationally.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque, Alexander Kotopoulis)

Attorneys for the investors: Gide Loyrette Nouel (Olivier Edwards, Emilie Leygonie)

Attorneys for the founders: SB Avocats (Sacha Benichou)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 10, 2014

La Lettre Capital Finance, March 5, 2014

2013-2014 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings
CLASSEMENT
March 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in the “ Excellent ” category in the 2013 Mergers & Acquisitions chart for deals of €75M or less.

 

Classement 2013-2014 – Décideurs – Fusions-Acquisitions

 

Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire 2013-2014

2013 M&A Rankings – Le Magazine des Affaires
CLASSEMENT
March 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 10th out of the 30 best M&A law firms in number of transactions (26 deals in 2013), and 5th in the « SmidCap » rankings (transactions up to Euro 150 Million of enterprise value).

 

Classement M&A 2013 – Magazine des Affaires

 

Le Magazine des Affaires – Bilan M&A 2013

2th leveraged buy-out transaction for MELKONIAN
DEALS
February 2014

Melkonian, French manufacturer of equipment for mines and underground work, has closed its second LBO with three new investors: Bpifrance Investissement, Sofipaca and Amundi Private Equity Funds for an undisclosed sum. Omnes Capital sold its stake as part of this transaction.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Attorneys for the seller: CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Alexandre Delhaye)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, February 17, 2014
CFnews.net, February 17, 2014

Pro Bono: An actively support to EXPLORE foundation
ON EN PARLE
February 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés provides legal services to Explore foundation, created by the famous skipper Roland Jourdain, twice winner of the Route du Rhum in 2006 and 2010.The purpose of this fund is to help finance projects which offer long-term solutions to social and environmental problems.

 

http://www.explore-jourdain.com/fr/

2013 Joint-Ventures & Corporate rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
February 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category by Décideurs: Stratégie Finance Droit in its 2013 rankings for Joint Venture & Corporate in Life Sciences.

 

Classement Décideurs 2013 Capital, Joint-Ventures et Corporate en sciences de la vie

 

Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Santé, Pharmacie & Biotechnologies 2013

2013 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
February 2014

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is again ranked in the top “key player” category of Venture capital law firms in the 2013 Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit rankings.

 

Classement Décideurs 2013 Capital-Risque

 

Décideurs : Stratégie Finance Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Santé, Pharmacie & Biotechnologies 2013

ISOGEO secures € 1 million in funding
DEALS
January 2014

Isogeo, a start-up specialized in the design of solutions to collect and process geographical data, just closed a fundraising of € 1 million from a private investor. This contribution will allow Isogeo to continue its expansion in France.

 

Attorneys for the investor: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Attorneys for the company: Matthias Grolier

 

La Lettre Capital Finance of January 13, 2014

COOLTECH APPLICATIONS completes its 5th round of funding
DEALS
December 2013

Cooltech Applications, a start-up specialized in magnetic refrigeration systems, just raised an additional € 1.5 million with Omnes Capital as part of its fifth round of funding (first closing of € 8 million raised from Demeter and 123 Ventures in February 2013).

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorneys for the investor: Chammas & Marcheteau (Lola Chammas, Arys Serdjanian)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance of December 19, 2013
Cfnews.net of December 20, 2013

First round of funding of € 1 million for DYMANT.COM
DEALS
December 2013

Dymant.com, an online sales platform of limited series of luxury items, just closed its first financing round of € 1 million from Partech International and Idinvest Partners.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque)
Attorneys for the company: Kahn & Associés (Marie-Laure de Cordovez, Fabien Billet)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance of December 11, 2013
Cfnews.net of December 10, 2013

Trophées du Droit et de la Finance 2013
CLASSEMENT
December 2013

Capital-risque_et_Capital-developpementPinot de Villechenon & Associés was awarded a “special” distinction in the Venture capital and Growth capital category.

 

classement 2013 Trophées du droit

 

Les Echos – 29/11/2013

Exclusive Networks purchased SECUREWAY NETWORK DISTRIBUTORS
DEALS
November 2013

Exclusive Networks, a software distributor, continues its international expansion with the acquisition of Secureway Network Distributors, a Dubai-based company, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Seller’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux), Lawrence Graham (Vanessa de Forberville)

Purchaser’s Attorneys: SJ Berwin (Jérôme Jouhanneaud, Isabelle Meynier, Imen Moustafid, Hamish Walton, Sandeep Dhama)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance of November 19, 2013

Cfnews.net of November 19, 2013

2nd round of funding of € 5 million for EXPERTISSIM
DEALS
October 2013

Expertissim, an online platform of arts and antiquesand portfolio company of Nextstage, raised € 5 million from CM-CIC Capital Privé. This investment will allow Expertissim to further invest in its communication and e-marketing to help it expand in France and internationally.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)

Attorneys for the investor: UGGC & Associés (Pascal Squercioni, Natalia Toribio)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 24, 2013

CFnews.net, October 25, 2013

4th leveraged buy-out transaction for CARRE BLANC
DEALS
October 2013

Carré Blanc, a French distributor of linens, has closed its fourth LBO with NiXEN Partners, BPI France Investissement and Carvest for an undisclosed sum. Qualium Investment and MML Capital Partners have sold their stake as part of this transaction.

 

Attorneys for BPI France Investissement: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux)
Attorneys for Nixen: Paul Hastings (Olivier Deren, Arnaud Levasseur)
Attorneys for Management: Lamartine Conseil (Olivier Renault, Stéphane Rodriguez)
Attorneys for the Sellers: Ayache Salama (Bernard Ayache, Sophie Savois)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, October 10, 2013.
Cfnews.net of October 11, 2013

Second round for ENVIE DE FRAISES
DEALS
September 2013

Envie de Fraises, an online retailer of maternity clothes and other products for pregnant women, secured a second round of funding with its long-term financial investor Amundi PEF and two investors, Generis Capital and Calao Finance. Financial terms of this round were not disclosed.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev)
Attorneys for the investors: PCJ ASSOCIES (Julien Proffit)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, September 3, 2013.
Cfnews.net of September 4, 2013

CROCUS TECHNOLOGY secures € 34 million in funding
DEALS
July 2013

Crocus Technology, world leader in the development of random access memories (MRAM) technologies, just closed a fundraising of € 34 million from its existing investors Rusnano, Idinvest Partners, Sofinnova Ventures, Innovation Capital, Nanodimension and Ventech, and from a new Russian investor, Industrial Investors.

 

It is the biggest round of equity financing announced in France in 2013.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 20, 2014
Les Echos, January 21, 2014
La Lettre Capital Finance, July 10, 2013
Cfnews.net of July 11, 2013
Press release of July 10, 2013

RB3D closes € 2 million in funding
DEALS
June 2013

RB3D, specialist in the field of collaborative robots just closed its second financing round of € 2 million from ACE Management, Alto Invest and Inocap.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Anne-Cécile Khouri-Raphaël, Amélie Maindron)
Attorneys for the company: Delsol Avocats (Henri-Louis Delsol)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, June 18, 2013.
Cfnews.net of June 19, 2013

COOLTECH APPLICATIONS obtained € 8 million in funding
DEALS
April 2013

Cooltech Applications, the first company to offer a complete solution that is ecological and industrial to the refrigeration and air conditioning markets by using a technique of magnetic refrigeration, finalized its second round of funding totaling € 8 million from its existing investors, Demeter Partners and 123 Venture.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorneys for the company: MLA Conseil Société d’Avocats (Marc Lochert, Carine Ansett)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1103 of April 15, 2013.

First seed round of € 7 million for IDEOL
DEALS
April 2013

Ideol, a company specialized in the design and installation of innovative floating foundations for the offshore wind industry, has secured its first round of funding of € 7 million from investors, Demeter Partners, Sofimac Partners and Soridec. A second round is planned for 2014.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Anne Cécile Khouri-Raphaël)
Attorneys for the investors: Chammas & Marcheteau (Lola Chammas, Stéphanie Bréjaud, Jérôme Chapron)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1103 of April 15, 2013.
Cfnews.net April 12, 2013.

2013 Private Equity rankings – Chambers and Partners
CLASSEMENT
April 2013

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Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is again ranked in “Band 3” by Chambers and Partners in the list of Private Equity – Venture Capital « Leading Firms ».

 

http://www.chambersandpartners.com/Europe/Firms/226554-73700

 

Chambers Europe – Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013

IPO of € 6.7 million for EKINOPS
DEALS
April 2013

Ekinops, innovative designer of transmission solutions on fiber optic for very high speed telecom networks, has just been listed on the compartment C of NYSE Euronext Paris, and raises € 6.7 million of which € 4 million from its historic investors Ventech Auriga, Odyssée Venture, Amundi, OTC AM Siparex and Idinvest.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand, Alice Laroque)

 

Cfnews.net of April 25, 2013
Press release of April 25, 2013

2012-2013 Mergers & Acquisitions rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
April 2013

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is again ranked in the “strong reputation” category in the 2012 Mergers & Acquisitions chart for deals of €75M or less.

 

Classement 2012-2013 – Fusions-Acquisitions – Décideurs

 

Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire 2012-2013

2012 Venture capital rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
March 2013

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is again ranked in the top “key player” category of Venture capital law firms in the 2012 Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit rankings.

 

Classement 2012 – Capital-Risque – Décideurs

 

Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire 2012

2012 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
March 2013

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked as “Excellent” by Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit in its 2012 rankings for Growth Capital deals.

 

Classement 2012 – Capital-Développement – Décideurs

 

Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire 2012

2012 Joint-Ventures & Corporate rankings – Décideurs
CLASSEMENT
February 2013

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in the “Strong Reputation” category by Décideurs: Stratégie, Finance et Droit in its 2012/2013 rankings for Joint Venture & Corporate.

 

Classement 2012 – Capital, Joint-Ventures & Corporate – Décideurs

 

Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance et Droit, Collection Guide-Annuaire Collection Guide-Annuaire 2012-2013

First round of funding of € 2 million for ATELIERS ELBA FRANCE
DEALS
February 2013

FSI Régions invests through its fund Avenir Entreprises Development (AED), € 2 million in the development of Ateliers Elba France, the advertising specialist point of sale. This funding is complemented by a Participatory Development Contract of OSEO for the same amount.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Alexis Carlevan)
Attorneys for the company: Couturier-Massoni & Associés (Patricia Peloux)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, February 2013.

Leveraged by-out transaction on group d’EYSSAUTIER
DEALS
February 2013

Eyssautier, leading French brokers in marine insurance and transport is repurchased (buy-out transaction) with Paul-Eric Eyssautier and management along with Omnes Capital, allowing the release of Gras Savoye.

 

Purchasers’ Attorneys (Omnes Capital): Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux, Odile Van Regemorter)
Seller’s Attorneys (Gras Savoye): SJ Berwin (Christophe Digoy)
Managers’ Attorneys: Cabinet Eric Delattre (Eric Delattre)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, February 11, 2013.
Cfnews.net of February 7, 2013
L’AGEFI February 8, 2013

The 50 rising stars of the Paris Bar in business law
ON EN PARLE
February 2013

Gilles Roux is listed as one of the 50 rising stars the Paris Bar in business law.

 

Les 50 valeurs montantes du Barreau des Affaires

€ 3 million for GEOLID
DEALS
December 2012

Geolid, pioneer of online communication solutions for artisans, very small and medium-sized enterprises (TPE-PME), obtained € 3 million from its founding investor, A Plus Finance, from CDC Entreprises (€ 1 million) and holding Dentressangle Heritage Initiatives, Hi Inov (€ 1. 5 million).

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)
Attorneys for the founding investor: Gide Loyrette Nouel (Pierre Karpik)
Attorneys for the incoming investors: Jones Day (Renaud Bonnet, Anne Kerneur)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 22, 2013
CFnews.net of January 22, 2013
Makers, Strategy, Finance Law [Décideurs: Stratégie, Finance et Droit], January 30, 2013
Press Release January 22, 2013

AUGURE bought ADEQUATE SYSTEMS
DEALS
December 2012

Supported by Ventech, Serena Capital, Amundi PEF, OTC Asset Management and Go Capital, the editor of management for public relations and e-commerce AUGURE buys Adequate Systems for a confidential amount. This acquisition will allow the company to broaden its traditional customer base and expand internationally.

 

Puchaser’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque)
Seller’s Attorneys: Brunswick Société d’Avocats (Philippe Beauregard, Nathalie Lagrave)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, January 23, 2013
CFnews.net of January 24, 2013

YOUSCRIBE obtained € 2 million in funding
DEALS
November 2012

YouScribe, Europe’s leading publication for reading and sharing digital documents, obtained € 2 million in funding. Besides its historical investors (Thierry Dassault, Benoît Habert, Henri and François de Maublanc), YouScribe welcomes three new investors: Iris Capital, the banker Philippe Oddo and Bruno Emsens (Aliaxis group). This contribution will allow YouScribe to expand internationally just as its U.S. competitors.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni, Maxime Bessière)
Attorneys for the incoming investors: Chammas & Marchetau (Géraldine Vignat, Denis Marcheteau)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, n°1086 of December 3, 2012, p.3
Cfnew.net of November 27, 2012

Initial Public Offering of AFRIQUE TELECOM
DEALS
November 2012

In March 2012, Africa Telecom obtained funding in the amount of € 1 million from Arkéon Management. Afrique Telecom, VSAT solutions provider, is introduced on the Free Market of NYSE Euronext in Paris. This introduction is part of the deployment of the African continent supply SpaceDSL.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Alice Laroque, Anne-Cécile Khouri-Raphaël)

 

Les Echos – November 2012

Exhonit repurchased INGEN BIOSCIENCES
DEALS
November 2012

Exhonit repurchased InGen BioSciences, a company specialized in the development and commercialization of innovative medical devices in vitro diagnostics for € 18 million. The founding managers and VCs Target (Amundi and Innoven Partners) were paid in part (€ 10 million) in Exonhit titles. The company’s name has been changed to Diaxonhit following the transaction.

 

Seller’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Gilles Roux)
Purchaser’s Attorneys: Jones Day (Renaud Bonnet, Jean-Gabriel Griboul) – Brandi Partners (Laurent Beauvois)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1083 of November 12, 2012, p.2

LEKIOSK.COM obtained € 5.6 million in funding
DEALS
November 2012

Lekiosk, leader of digital kiosks in France obtained up to € 5.6 million in funding from CM-CIC Capital Privé and FSN PME (CDC Entreprises) during its second seed round. Lekiosk intends to strengthen its position in Europe by offering its service of reading new generation of magazine for all digital media (web, mobile and tablet), by continuing its policy of innovation and integrating new content.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)
Attorneys for the investors: UGGC & Associates (Pascal Squercioni)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1084 of November 19, 2012, p.2
Private Equity Magazine November 1, 2012

ACTILITY obtained € 6.75 million in funding for its 2nd round of seed
DEALS
October 2012

The start-up company, Actility, specialized in smart grids and established in May 2010 by Olivier Hersent, founder of Netcentrex, finalized a second round of fund raising for the amount of € 6.75 million from its founding investor, Truffle Capital (€ 2.75 million), and two newcomers: Idinvest Partners via the EDF Electranova Capital fund and CDC Entreprises. This funding will enable the company to expand its platform ThingPark, an M2M communication tool designed to improve the management of the electricity demand in the Smart Grid.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Francis Pinot Villechenon, Amelie Pinot Villechenon)
Attorneys for the investors: HBC Avocats (Jean-Luc Elhoueiss, Claire Benier)

 

The Capital Finance Letter No. 993 November 2, 2010, p.2

First round of funding of € 1 million for LEMON CURVE
DEALS
October 2012

Lemon Curve, the online lingerie department store, obtained its first round of funding from CM-CIC Capital Privé mainly, and business angels such as Pierre Trémolières (Delamaison.fr – ELBEE Group) and Marc Reeb (Caramail, Viadeo and Agregator Capital). Founded in 2011, Lemon Curve wishes to develop its webmarketing shares and hire new employees.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint Maxime Bessière)
Attorneys for the investors: UGGC & Associates (Samuel Schmidt)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1079 of October 8, 2012, p. 3

3rd round of funding for Celsius X VI II
DEALS
October 2012

Celsius X VI II, designer of luxury mobile phones, obtained its third round of funding from Amundi PEF, which joined existing investors Sofinnova Partners and Idinvest Partners in order to launch its second generation of telephones.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Odile Van Regemorter)
Attorneys for the investors: Jones Day (Renaud Bonnet, Jean-Gabriel Griboul)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1078 of October 1, 2012, p. 2
Cfnews.net of September 24, 2012

Gamm Vert purchased PLANTES ET JARDINS
DEALS
October 2012

The garden center network, Gamm Vert, purchased the online garden center, Plantes et Jardins from the founder Gilles Hamou and historical investors Alven Capital and Innovacom, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Seller’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Isabelle Burel-Blasoni)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1083 of November 12, 2012, p. 8
Cfnews.net of October 31, 2012
Private Equity Magazine November 1, 2012
Satellinet November 5, 2012, p.3-4

Sale of NETASQ to EADS
DEALS
October 2012

Cassidian CyberSecurity (Group EADS) has signed an agreement to become 100% shareholder of NETASQ, a leading provider and pioneer in the computer security. This acquisition is a strategic step in the creation of a European center dedicated to the new generation of integrated security solutions.

 

Seller’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Isabelle Burel-Blasoni and Alexander Kotopoulis)
Purchaser’s Attorneys: Frieh Bouhenic (Xavier Norlain, Matthieu Lampel)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1081 of October 22, 2012, p. 6

Acquisition of GOSTAI by Aldebaran Robotics
DEALS
July 2012

The leader in the field of humanoid robotics, Aldebaran Robotics, acquires one of the pillars of the European sector, Gostai, specialist of software tools development for robotics and of the mobile telepresence robot Jazz, to strengthen its international position in the market.

 

Seller’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque)
Purchaser’s Attorneys: Morgan Lewis (Olivier Edwards, Matthias Grolier, Laurence de Tinguy)

 

Aldebaran Robotics’ Press Release of July 25, 2012

Sale of CAPSULE TECHNOLOGIE to JMI Equity
DEALS
July 2012

The U.S. private equity fund, JMI Equity, acquires 100% stake in Capsule Technologie, the Parisian publisher of biomedical devices, for an amount which allows its main financial shareholder investor to have close to 30% IRR.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint)
Attorneys for the outgoing investors: Wragge & Co (Simon Lowe, Jérôme Patenotte)
Attorneys for purchaser: Goodwin Procter (Kathy Fields, Amber Dolman); SJ Berwin (Maxence Bloch, Pierre-Louis Sevegrand-Lions)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1070 of July 9, 2012, p. 8
CFnews.net of July 5, 2012
Turenne Investissement Press Release July 4, 2012

Complement to the 2nd round of funding in the amount of € 1.9 million for WALLIX
DEALS
June 2012

Wallix, a start-up publisher of IT security solutions, completes the second round of funding that it started in late 2011 and which had enabled the company to increase its capital by € 2.1 million. With the inflow of funds from CDC Entreprise, its two founding shareholders Thierry Dassault and Auriga Partners through its holding TDH, and several business angels, Wallix currently has € 4 million to finance its development.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alexander Kotopoulis); Kahn & Associés (Marie-Laure de Cordovez, Fabien Billet)
Attorneys for the company: Cleach (Benoît Bardon)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1066 of June 11, 2012, p. 2

Sale of ISIFA to EDUSERVICES
DEALS
June 2012

The EDUSERVICES group, launched by Duke Street in July 2010, has expanded its network in the field of Higher Education and Privacy Technology. It has acquired l’Institut Supérieur Interprofessionnel de Formation en Alternance (ISIFA) for an undisclosed amount from FSI Régions that held 100% of ISIFA since 2005. ISIFA is a leading private player in the field of block-release training in tertiary career.

 

Seller’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Francis Pinot de Villechenon); PDGB avocats (Philippe Peyramaure)
Purchaser’s Attorneys: CMS BFL Lyon (Charles-Yves Rivière, Arnaud Bogeat)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1071 of July 16, 2012, p. 7
Press FSI Regions June 2012
CFnews.net of July 5, 2012

Sale of ELBEE group (Delamaison.fr & Décoclico.fr)
DEALS
June 2012

Transfer control of the ELBEE group, a leader in design and home furnishings online to the Adeo group (Leroy Merlin …), for an undisclosed amount.

 

Attorneys for the Managers: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Odile Van Regemorter)
Attorneys for the Sellers: Orrick Rambaud Martel (Saam Golshani, Benjamin Cichostepski)
Attorneys for the Purchasers: Racine (Mélanie Coiraton-Mavré)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1069 of July 2, 2012, p. 9
Press NextStage June 27, 2012
CFnews.net of June 22, 2012

LA FOURCHETTE obtained € 8 million in funding
DEALS
May 2012

The web publisher of booking restaurant tables, LaFourchette.com, obtained € 8 million in a third round of funding from Serena Capital and Partech International.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret); Morgan Lewis (Karen Noël)
Attorneys for the Founder: Reed Smith (Marc Fredj)
Attorneys for the company: Edge Avocats (Matthieu Lochardet)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1061 of May 7, 2012, p. 2
CFnews.net of May 2, 2012

2012 Private Equity ranking – Chambers and Partners
CLASSEMENT
May 2012

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked in “Band 3” by Chambers and Partners in the list of Private Equity – Venture Capital « Leading Firms ».

 

Chambers Europe – Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012

AURIGA PARTNERS’s equity stake in Eptica
DEALS
April 2012

Eptica, a leading provider of CRM on-premice and Saas software in France obtained funding in the amount of € 7 million at the fourth round fundraising; Auriga Partners succeeds to XAnge and invests alongside Omnes Capital, historical shareholder. Henceforth, Auriga Partners owns 26% of Eptica capital.

 

Attorneys for the investors: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Paul-Albert Legrand)
Attorneys for the company: SB Avocats (Sacha Benichou)
Attorneys for the outgoing investor: DDG (Evelyne Brocard)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1059 of April 23, 2012, p. 2

2012 Venture capital rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
April 2012

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 4th in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms active in Venture capital deals.

 

Classement 2012 – Venture Capital – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°84 – avril 2013

2012 Growth capital and LBO operations rankings – Private Equity Magazine
CLASSEMENT
April 2012

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés is ranked 7th in the Private Equity Magazine ranking of law firms specialized in Growth capital and LBO deals of less than €75M.

 

Classement 2012 – LBO-CAPDEV – Private Equity Magazine

 

Private Equity Magazine n°84 – avril 2013

COMIRIS CAPITAL merges with Realease Group
DEALS
March 2012

Comiris Capital, a financing of technological assets company, acquired in December 2011 by its manager through MBO, merges with Realease Group, another expert in progressive leasing of technological assets. Following this merger, the entity becomes Realease Capital.

 

Purchaser’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Isabelle Burel-Blasoni, Alexander Kotopoulis)
Attorneys for the Managers: Cabinet Duponchel (Pierre Duponchel)
Attorneys for the Target: Chaintrier & Associés (Philippe Cabanis, Olivier Betin)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, No. 1055 of March 26, 2012, p.5
CFnews.net of March 26, 2012

AFRIQUE TELECOM obtained € 1 million in funding
DEALS
March 2012

Afrique Telecom, a VSAT solutions provider, obtained funding in the amount of € 1 million from Arkéon Management. The Pan-African alternative operator of IP satellite services, enabling the connection of all African countries to worldwide network will develop its new range of pre-paid cards for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (PME) and local authorities of Francophone sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Alice Laroque, Anne-Cécile Khouri-Raphaël)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance n°1059 of April 23, 2012, p. 4

Sale of WANIMO
DEALS
March 2012

Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (PVA) advised Wanimo, an online pet shop company, for its acquisition for € 18 million. The sellers include Alven Capital, Entrepreneur Venture, Alto Invest, business angels as well as Isabelle Vidal, the founder, who remains the Chairman and CEO of the company.

 

Seller’s Attorneys: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Morgan Hunault-Berret, Alice Laroque)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, n°1054 of March 19, 2012, p. 4
CFnews.net of March 14, 2012

VECTALYS completes its 2nd round of funding
DEALS
February 2012

Vectalys, a Toulouse start-up company specialized in biotechnology, completes its second round of funding in the amount of € 1.2 million from its two existing investors, Fa Dièse and FJ Investments and a business angel.

 

Attorneys for the company: Pinot de Villechenon & Associés (Erwan Tostivint, Odile Van Regemorter)
Attorneys for FJ Investments: Jeantet Associés (Carole Guyot)

 

La Lettre Capital Finance, n°1058 of April 16, 2012, p. 4

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