Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate law

Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate law

The Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate department supports, advises and defends companies at every stage of their development on everything from everyday matters to more exceptional situations.

Some transactions we assisted our clients with

Lawyers

The "Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate law" department benefits from recognized expertise in many sectors of activity : industry, services, energy, IT, health, ITC, leisure, real estate, medico-social, media, financial management, sustainable development, internet, renewable energy, aeronautics, tourism, sports, agribusiness, transport, banking, training, start-ups, events, education, etc.

It is involved in mergers and acquisitions during external growth acquisitions, private equity operations and in the context of LBOs :

  • negotiations and drafting documents
  • acquisition audits
  • relations with the stock exchange and competition authorities
  • shareholders’ agreements
  • optimization of acquisition scenarios
  • bank financing
  • continuity and transfer plans
  • takeover of companies in difficulty.

It is involved in all listed and unlisted company operations, in particular in the event of :

  • regular legal monitoring for groups and companies
  • Fundraising
  • equity capital markets (capital increases and reductions, issues of securities, mergers, demergers, etc.)
  • restructuring
  • stock market regulation and relations with the AMF (IPO, public offers, reference documents, etc.),
  • Commercial contracts
  • international expansion
  • transmission,
  • preventive and collective procedures.

In the rankings of the best law firms involved in mergers and acquisitions produced by Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit magazine, the firm’s "Company Law - Mergers & Acquisitions" department has been in pole position in the rankings of key players for deals up to 75 million euros every year since 2011.

The team works in French, English, and Italian.

Rankings of the department

  • CHAMBERS FRANCE 2024
    • Corporate/M&A : Mid-Market - Band 3
    • General Business Law - Spotlight
  • LEGAL 500 EMEA 2024
    • in Tier 3 in Private equity : venture and growth capital,
    • in Tier 5 in Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • PALMARES DU DROIT 2024
    • Mergers & Acquisitions <50M€ : Silver Trophy
  • PALMARES LE POINT 2024
    • Corporate law : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • Mergers & Acquisitions : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • DECIDEURS 2023
    • LBO - lower-Mid et Small-Cap : Unbeatable
    • M&A - Transactions up to €75M : Unbeatable
    • Growth capital : Excellent
    • Venture Capital : Excellent
    • Acquisition financing : Highly regarded
    • Advice to management teams : Highly regarded

News

DELSOL Avocats advised Solventis in the context of its sale to Brenntag

The Solventis group is a glycol and solvent supplier operating from Antwerp, in Belgium and the United Kingdom. With more than 17,500 employees within 600 sites located in 72 countries, Brenntag is the world leader in the distribution of chemicals and ingredients. The merger will result in the strengthening of Brenntag’s global sourcing...

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PRESS RELEASE - DELSOL Avocats assisted the Belgian company Tamahris in the context of its sale and the sale of its German subsidiary to the French group Act-On

Founded in 2013, Tamahris is a human resources technology consulting company helping businesses define and implement their HR strategy. Last May, Tamahris entered into exclusive negotiations with Act-On, a leading company in organisational, digital and cultural transformation activities. These negotiations have resulted in the sale of Tamahris...

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PRESS RELEASE - DELSOL Avocats advised Holnest, Jean-Michel Aulas’ family office, on the acquisition of LDLC Arena

Jean-Michel Aulas’ family office, Holnest, has signed an agreement with 13 partners, entrepreneurs and national and regional institutions to acquire the LDLC Arena, a sports venue located in the Lyon metropolitan area. HOLARENA, a company created for this purpose, of which Holnest is chairman and 60% shareholder, owns 100% of the LDLC Arena as...

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PRESS RELEASE - DELSOL Avocats advised CDC (Banque des Territoires) and BNP Paribas in the context of ECODAIR’s fundraising

DELSOL Avocats advised CDC (Banque des Territoires) and BNP Paribas in Ecodair’s €3.5 million fundraising, alongside Phitrust and Crédit Mutuel Asset Management. Ecodair is a computer reconditioning company with a social purpose founded in Paris in 2004. It has five sites in France. In 2023, Ecodair processed more than 46,000 items of IT...

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