—– Private Equity

Levine Keszler’s Private Equity team advises private equity funds specializing in small and mid-cap LBO transactions and equity investments on companies with an enterprise value usually ranging from 10M to 200M. Our team is active on both equity transactions and mezzanine financing, especially sponsorless ones.

With a broad experience of both the equity and debt financing side of private equity transactions, the Private Equity team supports its clients during the whole deal process, in close cooperation with other specialists such as tax and labor law counsel.

Our team notably assists its clients in the following areas:

– letter of intent;

– assistance with the competitive bid process for the selection of the offers;

– legal due diligence review of the targets in close cooperation with the tax and labor law teams and drafting of a legal, tax and labor law review report;

– review of the tax structure memorandum drafted by the tax team;

– drafting and negotiation of the transaction legal documentation: put option, SPA, setting up of a holding company, shareholders agreement, leavers put and call options, senior and mezzanine financing and security package documentation, corporate documentation, funds flow, legal opinion.

Our team also benefits from a broad experience in venture capital transactions and assists on a regular basis founders with the successive rounds of equity financing of their companies.

—– Deals

Advising a private equity fund in connection with a proposed LBO transaction on a group specializing on insulation services for the building industry (2018).

Advising RAD-x, a pan-European buy and build platform specialized in medical imaging, in connection with its second round of equity financing by a major Private Equity fund (2018).

Assisting a private equity fund in connection with a proposed LBO transaction on a provider of telecom services (2017).

Assisting a private equity fund on a proposed minority equity investment in an airport travel retail specialist (2017).

Advising an private equity fund on a proposed LBO transaction on a provider of telecom services (2017).

Assisting the startup La Bouche Rouge for its creation and launching and its first fundraising (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 a private equity fund on a proposed LBO transaction on a group of companies providing closure appliances to the building industry (2017).

Advising a private equity fund on a proposed minority equity investment in an airport travel retail specialist (2017).

Advising a private equity fund on a proposed LBO transaction on a provider of telecom services (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).

—– Partners in charge
Serge Levine
AUDE MANZO-KESZLER
Nicolas de Courtivron
iconekeszler

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© 2018 LEVINE KESZLER

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

© 2018 LEVINE KESZLER