"An 'excellent practitioner' and 'a real expert'" 
Chambers Europe 2020

概要

Admitted to the Paris Bar, Benjamin Homo is a partner in the Paris office and is co-head of the firm’s global Tax practice.

He focuses his practice on advising private equity clients and multinational groups on their acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations and has developed an extensive experience of multi-country transactions. He assists clients on all aspects of the transaction, from tax due diligence to structuring work, including financing matters and management incentives.

In his work on such transactions, Benjamin analyzes, develops, and manages complex financial models that allow him to translate multi-jurisdiction tax advice into cash flow simulations, helping clients understand and analyze with their own tools and language the consequences of cross-border taxes on the economics of the transaction.

Benjamin also advises on the creation of French and pan-European private equity funds and assists corporate groups in the day-to-day management of their tax affairs (tax audit/litigation, reporting tools) as well as in the reduction of their global effective tax rate (French and international tax planning, transfer pricing, etc).

In addition to his native French, Benjamin is fluent in English.

使用言語

  • フランス語
  • 英語

経験

Recent or pending deals in which Benjamin Homo was involved include:

  • Advised Sabena Technics on the acquisition of Héli-Union.
  • Advised a foreign investor on its acquisition of a minority stake, alongside Latour Capital, in the holding company of the Pharmacie Lafayette group (Hygie31), a network of pharmacies.
  • Advised European Camping Group (ECG) and its management, backed by PAI Partners, in the acquisition of Vacanceselect, a campsite and mobile-home operator, from Permira.
  • Advised the management of Ayming in the structuring of the takeover of their group alongside a new minority investor, EMZ.
  • Advised Bridgepoint Development Capital in the merger of its portfolio company, Private Sport Shop, with SportPursuit Limited, a UK based e-commerce sports retailer.
  • Advised Montefiore Investment in the acquisition of a majority stake in Generix Group, alongside Pléiade Investissement.
  • Advised Asmodee group’s management in the sale of the group by PAI Partners to Embracer, a publicly traded Swedish video game publisher.
  • Advised Lone Star Funds in the acquisition of a majority stake in GreenCity Immobilier, real estate developer, following the sale of Caso Patrimoine's stake in the group.
  • Advised Montefiore Investment in its acquisition of a minority stake in NGE SAS, a heavy construction and construction company.
  • Advised European Camping Group (ECG) management on the disposal of Carlyle Group and Montefiore Investment’s interests in the group (following the entering of PAI Partners investment in the group).
  • Advised Marlin Equity Partners on its acquisition of Rydoo from Sodexo, a leading global SaaS solution for managing expense reports and business travel.
  • Advised the French insurance broker Siaci Saint-Honoré and Groupe Burrus Courtage (owner of Diot) on their merger in the context of the sale by Charterhouse of its stake in Siaci and the entry of a new financial investor consortium led by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
  • Advised Montefiore Investment on the sale of its investment in Groupe Premium, independent broker for life insurance and retirement savings solutions, to Eurazeo PME, and its reinvestment.
  • Advised Montefiore Investment on the acquisition of ETLB, holding company which controls Côté Sushi et Maison Poké restaurant chains, from its founder and Audacia.
  • Advised Oaktree on (i) the refinancing of the 38,000 square meters Altaïs building in Montreuil in 2020 and (ii) the disposal of the building.
  • Advised Montefiore in the deployment of the Nov Tourisme Actions Non Cotées Relance Durable France fund, with the mission of strengthening the equity capital of French SMEs and SMIs in the tourism, restaurant and leisure sector.
  • Advised the French private equity fund Montefiore Investment in its acquisition of a majority stake in the French listed company OPEN
  • Advised Montefiore Investment in its acquisition of the SADE Telecom group from Veolia
  • Advised Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC) in its investment in SendinBlue alongside Partech
  • Advised Oaktree Capital on its investment in Asacha Media Group, a European media production platform
  • Advised Montefiore Investment in its acquisition, via its internet media platform European Digital Group, of the Digilinx, Metsys and Foll-ow, Avizio, Adventure Conseil, Orès and other groups
  • Advised Oaktree Capital on its minority investment in the COFFIM group (real estate developer).
  • Advised Digicel, a telecommunication operator, in the creation of a joint-venture with Iliad (Free) in the French west Indies
  • Advised the affordable luxury fashion group Isabel Marant on the refinancing of its existing debt via the drawing of high-yield bonds
  • Advised Montefiore on the sale of its controlling stake in the DSO Group, a debt collection agency, to MCS, a group controlled by the UK private equity house BC Partners
  • Advised Presto Engineering in its acquisition of Delta Microelectronics, a specialist in design of Application specific integrated circuits
  • Advised Bridgepoint Development Capital in relation with its acquisition of a minority stake in Bee2link.
  • Advised Peugeot Frères Industrie, subsidiary of Etablissements Peugeot Frères on the acquisition of the majority shareholding of Monbento.
  • Advised Charterhouse on the acquisition of a controlling stake in SIACI Saint Honoré alongside the group’s management teams
  • Advised DSO group, a debt collection agency, on the acquisition of 75.5 % of EFFICO, a receivables management financial company, from BNP Paribas Personal Finance.
  • Advised Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, on an irrevocable all-cash offer, amounting to €510 M, to LCH.Clearnet Group Limited (“LCH.Clearnet Group”) and London Stock Exchange Group plc (“LSEG”) to acquire LCH.Clearnet SA (“Clearnet”).
  • Advised Euronext on the acquisition of Fastmatch, a US IT specialist in software applications for stock transactions.
  • Advised private equity fund Montefiore Investment on the acquisition of QCNS Cruise, a travel company, from Duke street, Kings Park capital and founders.
  • Advised the management of Oberthur – the world’s second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services – in the context of the acquisition of Safran Identity & Security to form the Idemia group.
  • Advised private equity fund Montefiore Investment on the sale of BVA, specialized in the field of behavioral analysis, to Naxicap.
  • Advised private equity fund Weinberg Capital Partners on the sale of Groupe Balitrand, a company specialized in construction equipment, along with Omnes Capital and the managers to Ciffreo Bona.
  • Advised Raise on the acquisition of a minority stake within La Maison du whisky.
  • Advised private equity fund Montefiore Investment on the sale of maison Lyovel, a manufacturer of drinks and food vending machines to Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE).
  • Advised private equity fund Montefiore Investment and Les Cercles de la Forme’s founders on an LBO acquisition of Les Cercles de la Forme, a Fitness clubs network, from CM-CIC Investissement and Managers.
  • Advised private equity fund Bridgepoint Development Capital on its sale of Groupe C2S, private clinics operator.
  • Advised private equity fund Stirling square CP on the acquisition of Vernet, a subsidiary of The Magnum Corporation, manufacturer of air ventilation & conditioning equipment for cars and sanitary facilities, from family shareholders.

学歴

HEC Business School
HEC Master in Management - Grande Ecole Degree

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) in International Tax

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Continually recommended by the legal directories as a Leading Individual :

2022

  • Best Lawyers (France) has recognized Benjamin homo as “Lawyer of the Year 2023” in Tax Law. (2022)
  • Chambers Europe, France – Tax, Benjamin Homo has been ranked in the Band 2 category. According to his clients and other independent sources “he is a lawyer who gets the job done” (2022)
  • Legal 500 EMEA, France – Tax, Benjamin Homo has been ranked in the “Leading individuals” category. (2022)
  • ITR World Tax Review (France) Benjamin Homo has been ranked as “Tax Leader - Highly regarded” in the Tax controversy category.(2022)

2021

  • Chambers Europe, France – Tax, Benjamin Homo has been ranked in the Band 2 category. (2021)
  • Legal 500 EMEA, France – Tax, Benjamin Homo has been ranked in the “Leading individuals” category. (2021)

2020

  • Chambers Europe, France – Tax, Benjamin Homo has been ranked in the Band 2 category. According to his clients and other independent sources “he is an ‘excellent practitioner’ and a ‘real expert’” (2020)
  • Legal 500 EMEA, France – Tax, Benjamin Homo has been ranked in the “Leading individuals” category. (2020)

2019

  • Chambers Europe, France – Tax, Benjamin Homo has been ranked in the Band 3 category. According to his clients and other independent sources “he is 'very technical and pleasant'" (2019)
  • Benjamin Homo who ‘has a strong grasp of numbers’ and ‘is very clear and direct in his advice’.” Legal 500 EMEA, France – Tax (2019).

2018

  • Chambers Europe, France – Tax, Benjamin Homo has been ranked in the Band 3 category. According to his clients and other independent sources “The ‘excellent and very pleasant’ Benjamin Homo is widely acknowledged for his expertise in tax law. ” (2018)

2017

  • Décideurs, a French media and rating agency for top executives has recognized Benjamin Homo as "Unavoidable" in Tax transaction. (2017).
  • Option Droit & Affaires, a leading publication in France for finance professionals, has given the Paris office a 5 star ranking for the category "Tax transaction", recognizing partner Benjamin Homo. (2017).
  • Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession has recognized Benjamin Homo among "the best lawyers". (2017).
  • "Benjamin Homo is well regarded for his expertise in M&A transactions, reorganisations and restructurings. He has further experience in assisting clients with audits and litigation matters". Chambers Europe, France – Tax (2017)
  •  Magazine des Affaires, a leading legal industry publication in France has recognized Benjamin Homo as the leading Tax practitioner in France (number of transactions).

2016

  • Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession has recognized Benjamin Homo as one of the leading Tax practitioners in the world since 2013. (2016)
  • "Benjamin Homo continues to impress the market with his work in the tax arena. He wins accolades for his tax structuring capabilities." Chambers Europe, France – Tax (2016)
  • "Benjamin Homo who has great technical skill." Legal 500 EMEA, France – Tax (2016)
  • "Benjamin Homo qui est disponible et possède une très bonne expertise technique, notamment en matière de modélisation fiscal" Legal 500 Paris (2016)
  • The new edition of Décideurs, a french media and rating agency for top executives has recognized Benjamin Homo as "Unavoidable" in Tax Transactions. (2016)

2015

  • Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession has recognized Benjamin Homo as one of the leading Tax practitioners in the world since 2013. (2015)
  • Benjamin Homo advises on all aspects of acquisition and restructuring transactions, predominantly on behalf of private equity clients and corporate groups. A source describes him as "very hard-working and quick." Chambers EuropeFrance – Tax (2015)
  • "Benjamin Homo provides state-of-the-art implementation." Legal 500 EMEA, France – Tax (2015)
  • "Benjamin Homo qui est recommandé pour ‘son grand savoir-faire dans la mise en œuvre des structures" Legal 500 Paris (2015)
  • Décideurs, a french media and rating agency for top executives has recognized Benjamin Homo as "Excellent" in Tax Transactions. (2016)

2014

  • Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession has recognized Benjamin Homo as one of the leading Tax practitioners in the world since 2013. (2014)
  • "Benjamin Homo has expertise in private equity and corporate transactions, real estate and financing. He also handles transaction structuring, due diligence and also financial aspects. Clients are impressed, describing him as extremely capable." Chambers Europe (2014)
  • "Peers regard Benjamin Homo as a pleasure to work with, highlighting his expert technical knowledge and superb team skills." Legal 500 EMEA (2014)
  • Décideurs, a french media and rating agency for top executives has recognized Benjamin Homo as "Excellent" in Tax Transactions. (2016)

2013

  • Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession has recognized Benjamin Homo as one of the leading Tax practitioners in the world for the first time. (2013)
  • "Observers regard Benjamin Homo as "efficient and technically adept, with a commercial approach." Chambers Europe (2013)