Overview

Admitted to the Paris Bar, Emily Pennec is a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice of the Paris office.

Emily focuses on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged transactions and group restructuring. She also has extensive experience in capital markets and provides assistance to private equity funds with regard to their transactions targeting listed companies.

In addition to her native French, Emily is fluent in English.

Spoken Languages

  • French
  • English

Experience

  • Advised private equity fund LBO France on the acquisition of Bexley Group (Bexley France and Bexley Belgique), a footwear company, from its CEO and founder.
  • Advised private equity fund LBO France on the sale of Gravotech, a world leader of engraving and permanent marking, to MML Capital partners, BPIFrance investissements, managers.
  • Advised Vasgos, a corporate foundation, on the acquisition of Brindilles, a manufacturer of bio goods for babies, from founders.
  • Advised private equity fund LBO France and its subsidiary Geoxia on the sale of Groupe INCA, specialized in the construction of houses, to Omnes Capital, GSO Capital, Bpifrance investissement, managers.
  • Advised the private equity fund LBO France Gestion in the acquisition of RG Safety, A French personal protection equipment specialist.
  • Advised the private equity fund Parquest Capital in the acquisition of Accès Industrie, a listed company specialized in the lifting boom segment.
  • Advised EMZ Partners in its co-investment in A2micile Europe, a company specialized in consumer goods and service, alongside its founders in the context of the simplified tender offer of A2micile Europe’ shares.
  • Advised the private equity fund Partech Ventures on the first institutional financing of Ecovadis, the leading platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains.
  • Advised the private equity fund Alpha Associés in the acquisition of the French group Feu Vert– a car repair and spares retail group – from Qualium Investissement and Groupe Monnoyeur.
  • Advised the private equity fund Argos Soditic in the squeeze-out offer to the shareholders of Efeso Consulting a global leader in corporate strategy and operational performance improvement consulting established in 26 countries.
  • Advised the private equity fund LBO France Gestion in the acquisition of the asset management fund Innovation Capital from the French state owned Caisse des Dépôts & Consignations.
  • Advised Parquest Capital on the acquisition of the equipment manufacturer CAILLAU from ING Belgium.
  • Advised the private equity fund LBO France Gestion in the sale of WFS to the PE firm Platinium Equity.
  • Advised the private equity fund Argos Soditic in the sale of Davey Bickford to Enaex (a Chilian listed company).
  • Advised the private equity fund LBO France on the refinancing and sale of Averys to Equistone Partners.
  • Advised the founders of La Compagnie Boutique Airline, a new French business-class-only scheduled airline, with regards to the creation and structuring of the company, the fundraising and the rental of its two first aircrafts.
  • Advised the private equity fund LBO France and Averys in the refinancing of Averys.

Education

University of Cergy-Pontoise, DESS - DJCE

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Maîtrise

Admissions

  • Paris

Continually recommended by the legal directories as a Leading Individual :

2018

  • The new edition of IFLR 1000, a guide to the world's leading financial law firms profession has recognized Emily Pennec as a "Highly Regarded Lawyer" in the world.IFLR 1000 (2018).
  • “Emily Pennec is acclaimed for her ‘excellent quality of advice and availability’” Legal 500 EMEA (2018)
  • Le Magazine des Affaires, a leading legal industry publication in France has recognized Emily Pennec among the leading LBO practitioners in France (value and volume of transactions). (2018).
  • The new edition of Option Droit & Affaires, a leading publication in France for finance professionals, has given the Paris office a 5 star ranking for the category "Advice to managers in LBO deals" in the category of deals of between 50M€ and 300M€, recognizing partner Emily Pennec. (2018).

2017

  • The new edition of IFLR 1000, a guide to the world's leading financial law firms profession has recognized Emily Pennec as one of the "Highly regarded" lawyers in the world. (2017).
  • The new edition of Décideurs, a French media and rating agency for top executives has recognized Emily Pennec as "Unavoidable" in Private Equity. (2017).
  • Private Equity Magazine, a leading publication in France for the private equity industry has recognized Emily Pennec as the leading LBO practitioner in France in the category of deals of more than 200 M€. (2017).
  • Le Magazine des Affaires, a leading legal industry publication in France has recognized Emily Pennec as the leading LBO practitioner in France (value of transactions).
  • The new edition of Option Droit & Affaires, a leading publication in France for finance professionals, has given the Paris office a 5 star ranking for the category "Law firms in LBOs, of which most of the deals involves companies ranging between €50 M and €300 M", recognizing partner Emily Pennec. (2017).

2016

  • The new edition of IFLR 1000, a guide to the world's leading financial law firms profession has recognized Emily Pennec as one of the "Leading Lawyers" in the world. (2013).
  • The new edition of Décideurs, a french media and rating agency for top executives has recognized Emily Pennec as "Unavoidable" in Private Equity. (2016).