BG2V’s Mergers & acquisitions / Private equity team, with ten lawyers, advises its clients on all of their corporate financial transactions: acquisitions, sales, mergers, contributions, fund-raising, etc.
In particular, BG2V’s Mergers & acquisitions / Private equity team clients are industrial groups it advises on their external-growth and legal restructuring transactions and governance and private equity funds it assists for LBO, venture-capital, build-up and sales transactions.
The firm’s lawyers also have extensive experience in stock exchange law and notably in issues related to initial public offerings, takeover bids (or public exchange offers) and issuers’ disclosure obligations.
The Mergers & acquisitions / Private equity Department relies on the firm’s specialized teams, including the tax, employment and real estate law teams, enabling BG2V to cover all issues involved in transactions carried out.
Lastly, the members of the Mergers & acquisitions / Private equity team assist the firm’s clients in their litigation in the company law field, and notably in the pre-litigation and litigation phases of disputes between shareholders and liabilities warranty disputes.
"BG2V has “strong expertise and high responsiveness”, is “highly proactive” and knows how “to successfully negotiate with the opposing party”. The firm advises SMEs, start-ups and private equity funds. It recently advised M6 for the acquisition of the RTL radio station, and Financière Cofigeo in its acquisition of William Saurin. CDC and Générale du Solaire are also clients. Roland, Guény, Hervé de Kervasdoué, Camille de Verdelhan and Stanislas Richoillez, who is appreciated for “his availability, professionalism, commitment, curiosity and agility”, are building up the mergers and acquisition practice."Legal 500 Paris, 2018 Ed.
"BG2V is recommended for performing transactions involving mid-sized companies. The mergers and acquisition team of ten lawyers provides "excellent work quality" and "knows how to be responsive and flexible to adapt to tight timing". The team advises several large French companies and mutual funds. The firm recently worked on several transactions involving the media and agri-food fields. It is also developing a growing business in the private equity field. "Legal 500 Paris, 2017 Ed.
January 2019. The Pacte bill proposes to modernize the regime of preferred shares in order to encourage investments made notably by funds. Hence, Article 28 of the Pacte bill proposes several modifications including the implementation of preferred shares which can be bought back no longer only by the company, but at the “joint initiative” of the issuing company and the subscriber.
December 2018. Carrel law firm and BG2V assisted Anagenesis Biotechnologies in raising capital for the second time since its creation in 2011.
December 2018. BG2V assisted the founders of Luckey Homes, a French start-up specialized in property management for owners and users of short-term rental reservation platforms, in its acquisition by Airbnb.
November 2018. BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner) assisted NextStage, an independent management company, approved by the AMF, one of the pioneers and leaders in capital development in France, for the agreement for the acquisition by Eurazeo PME, alongside the management and Argos Wityu, of EFESO Consulting’s capital.
November 2018. The Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation (the “PACTE”), a new law which is set to pass in France by early 2019, provides for the expansion of the 2014 decree related to foreign investments subject to prior authorization by the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.