Serge Levine

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PARTNER
MEMBER OF THE PARIS BAR

about

Serge Levine practices in the area of mergers and acquisitions and private equity, across numerous industrial and financial sectors, especially healthcare, leisure, technology and B to B services. He advises purchasers and sellers, whether companies, private equity funds or management teams, French or foreign, in connection with complex corporate transactions, including stock or asset acquisitions and divestures, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, frequently with a cross-border dimension.  He has also gained experience in post-acquisition disputes and subsequent litigation.

Serge founded Levine Keszler in 2018 after having worked at White & Case, Jones Day, Mayer Brown (which he became partner in 2012) and the French independent law firm CVML.

education

D.E.A. in Corporate Law, University of Paris X-Nanterre (1997)
ESSEC (1994)

experience

  • Advising Superga Beauty on its acquisition of the perfume manufacturer Cosmeurop from L’Oréal (2020-2021)
  • Advising managers of Cap Vital Santé on their investment in Cap Vital Santé and the negociation of their management package (2020)
  • Advising managers of Maincare Solutions in the context of the reorganization of its share capital (2020)
  • Advising Groupe Dubreuil  in connection with the contemplated investment of CMA-CGM in the aviation division of Groupe Dubreuil (2020)
  • Advising the managers of RAD-x in connection with the  investment of a new investor in RAD-x and the amendment of their management package (2020)
  • Advising Facilitatrip in connection with the exit of one of its major investors (2020)
  • Advising ADIT, French leader in economic intelligence, in the context of its contemplated acquisition of ESL & Network (2020)
  • Advising Andera Partners in connection with its mezzanine financing of the sponsorless OBO on Sfeir (2020)
  • Advising Novomed’s management team in connection with their investment in the Novomed Group and the negotiation of their management package (2019)
  • Advising Montefiore Investment on its majority investment in the holding company of Les BigBoss, an event-driven company specialized in generating BtoB leads (2019)
  • Advising Arturia and its founder in connection with an OBO transaction financed by a mezzanine financing provided by EMZ Partners and the setting up of an employee investment plan (2019)
  • Assisting Omnes Capital on the mezzanine financing of the secondary LBO on Nord Coffrage (2019)
  • Advising RAD-x in connection with the reorganization of its management team (2019)
  • Advising Maincare Solutions in connection with the acquisition of Anticyclone, French leader in medical documentary production, digital dictation and voice recognition in hospital environment (2019)
  • Advising Carlili in connection with its equity financing by business angels (2018 – 2019)
  • Advising Gaster in connection with its seed financing (2018)
  • Advising Cascade Global on its acquisition of a majority stake in Team Vitality a leading European Esport organization (2018)
  • Advising Omnes Capital in connection with its mezzanine financing of the sponsorless OBO on Marquetis & Co, a digital communication agency (2018)
  • Advising the management team of Maincare Solutions, the French e-health leader, in connection with an LBO transaction sponsored by Montagu Private Equity (2018)
  • Advising Lafayette Conseil, a group of pharmacies controlled by Five Arrows, in connection with the purchase of several pharmacies (2018)
  • Advising a private equity fund in connection with a proposed LBO transaction on a provider of services to the building industry (2018)
  • Advising a private equity fund on a proposed minority equity investment in an airport travel retail specialist (2017)
  • Advising a private equity fund in connection with a proposed LBO transaction on a provider of telecom services (2017)
  • Advising a private equity fund on a proposed LBO transaction on a group of companies providing closure appliances to the building industry (2017)
  • Advising Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners – Cabestan on an LBO transaction on Loyalty Company, a communication and marketing specialist, and the financing of the acquisition by Loyalty Company of Golden Eyes, a CRM solutions and business intelligence expert (2017)
  • Advising Ividata, a consulting expert specialized in digital and big data solutions, on its acquisition of the web agency Ohwee (2017)
  • Advising Maincare Solutions, a medial software editor, on its acquisition of Savart & Michel, a hospital logistics software editor (2017)
  • Advising a group of independent franchisees in connection with the acquisition of a Franprix supermarket from Groupe Casino (2017)
  • Advising Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners – Acto Mezzanine on the mezzanine financing of the purchase by the founders of the shareholding of Arkéa in MS Vacances, a leading outdoor hospitality group (2016)
  • Advising RAD-x, a pan-European buy and build platform specialized in medical imaging, for its creation and equity financing by Gilde Healthcare and Advising its founders in connection with their management package (2016)
  • Advising Acto Mezzanine in connection with its transfer by ACG Capital to Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (transfer of the investment activity and of the two funds managed by Acto Mezzanine) (2016)
  • Advising GEI and the founders in connection with the sale of Adista, a telecom company, to Equistone Private Equity (2016)
  • Advising Crème de la Crème for their first fundraising by several investors (2016)
  • Advising Carlili for its fundraising by business angel (2016)
  • Advising the managers of a software company in the medical sector in connection with the setting up of their management package (2015)
  • Advising the shareholders of a group of technical assistance to the oil & gas industry in connection with the sale of the group (2015)
  • Advising Madgic in connection with an equity and convertible bonds financing by a financial investor (2015)
  • Advising Actomezz in connection with the mezzanine financing of an OBO transaction on the Furnotel Group in the context of its sale by Pragma Capital (2015)
  • Advice to Groupe Dubreuil in connection with the proposed acquisition of the airline company Corsair from TUI Travel (2015)
  • Assisting Orange Business Services in connection with the acquisition of Atheos (2014)
  • Advising LBO France in connection with the divestiture to IK Investment Partners of Exxelia Group (2014)
  • Advising Sun City in connection with the sale of its shareholding in the clothing group Children Worldwide Fashion to Dzeta Conseil (2014)
  • Advising Pinel & Pinel in connection with an equity investment made by a family office (2014)


PRACTICES
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Private Equity
Advising Management Teams
Corporate / M&A


AREA OF EXPERTISE
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Healthcare
Technology and Telecommunications
Retail and Services


LANGUAGES
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Français
Anglais

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© 2018 LEVINE KESZLER

11 RUE AUBER
75009 PARIS
+33 1 83 62 08 56

© 2018 LEVINE KESZLER