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.

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

  • LEGAL 500 EMEA 2020
    • in Tier 3 in Private equity : venture and growth capital,
    • in Tier 5 in Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • LEGAL 500 Paris
    • in Tier 3 in Private equity : Venture and development capital
    • in Tier 5 in Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Décideurs :
    • LBO - lower-Mid et Small-Cap : Unbeatable
    • M&A - Transactions up to €75M – Unbeatable 1/2
    • Growth capital – Excellent 1/2
    • Venture Capital : Excellent 2/2
    • Risk capital : Excellent 2/2
  • Palmarès des cabinets d’avocats d’affaires 2020 :
    • Paris - Mergers <50M€ : Gold Trophy
    • Lyon - Corporate law - Mergers & Acquisitions - Private Equity : Gold Trophy
  • Palmarès Le Point 2020 :
    • DELSOL Avocats’ expertise is recommended in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).
  • Option Droit & Affaires :
    • Development capital and LBOs (operations amounting to less than 50 million euros) : ***
    • Innovation capital : *
    • Assistance to managers with LBO transactions : *

News

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Legal 500 EMEA 2021 rankings

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DELSOL Avocats assisted BOLLINGER with the acquisition of a vineyard in the USA

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