In its November issue, CFNEWS Magazine, a leading corporate finance magazine, cites the ten largest LBO transactions in France in 2015, Mayer Brown was a leading advisor on three of them:

  • Advisor to LBO France in connection with its €500 million acquisition of IKKS, a French ready-to-wear fashion manufacturer. Mayer Brown represented LBO France on corporate (Thomas Philippe), tax (Olivier Parawan) and antitrust aspects (Nathalie Jalabert-Doury).
  • Advisor to Charterhouse Capital Partners in connection with its €550 million acquisition, together with the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, of a 50 percent stake in Comexposium S.A. (a French organizer of trade fairs and shows) from Unibail-Rodamco SE. Mayer Brown represented Charterhouse Capital Partners, as tax counsel (Laurent Borey).
  • Advisor to LBO France in connection with its €350 million sale of Tractel (leading manufacturer of electric lifting winches) to Cinven. Mayer Brown represented LBO France on corporate aspects (Erwan Heurtel).

CFNEWS Magazine also cites a few significant hotel disposals in France in 2015, Mayer Brown was a leading advisor on one of them:

  • Advisor to Lone Star in connection with its sale of Hotel Alliance Group (owner and operator of 12 three and four-star hotels in Greater Paris and key French cities (1 900 rooms)), to LFPI funds. Mayer Brown represented Lone Star Funds on corporate (Erwan Heurtel) and tax aspects (Benjamin Homo).