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Restructuring and insolvency

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Restructuring and insolvency

BG2V has recognized expertise in the issues related to restructuring and insolvency.  We regularly assist the firm’s clients in acquiring companies facing financial difficulties either preventively or in court.

BG2V’s team mainly works on:

  • preventing financial difficulties (ad hoc mandate and conciliation)
  • handling companies’ financial difficulties in court (counsel to companies in rescue, bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings)
  • assisting investors and buyers in acquiring distressed companies
  • top executives’ liability

In close cooperation with BG2V’s tax and labor teams, we offer an overall, multidisciplinary approach in restructuring and insolvency matters.

Some of our recent work includes:

  • Counsel to a North-American manufacturer for purchasing an eco-designed women’s fashion trademark and its chain of stores and franchises
  • Counsel to a leading actor in the car body industry for acquiring several car body shops in France
  • Counsel to a European manufacturer for purchasing assets in the aluminum transformation sector
  • Counsel to a restaurant company in preparing its bankruptcy plan
  • Counsel to an actor in the real estate field in an ad hoc mandate proceeding
  • Counsel to executives in a sanctions proceeding

Latest News

BG2V, NextStage’s lawyer for Eurazeo’s acquisition of EFEESO Consulting

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.

BG2V, NextStage's lawyer for Eurazeo's acquisition of EFESO Consulting

France is about to toughen the legal regime applicable to foreign investments

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.

France is about to toughen the legal regime applicable to foreign investments

BG2V, lawyers for Group M6 in sale Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux

November 2018. BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué and Jérôme Albertin, with Guillaume de Saint Sernin for employment issues) assisted Groupe M6 in the sale, by M6 Foot to La Dynamie SAS, formed for the transaction by the American private equity firm General American Capital Partners (GACP), of 99.99% of the capital of Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (the “Club”) for nearly 100 million euros.

BG2V, lawyers for Group M6 in sale of FC Les Girondins de Bordeaux

BG2V, lawyers for Groupe M6 for acquisition of Ctzar, exemplar agency in influence marketing

September 2018. BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner, and Arthur Anton, associate) assisted Groupe M6 in the acquisition of a majority stake in the capital of CTZAR, the exemplar agency in influence marketing, and of its international network SOCIADDICT, composed of more than 15,000 influencers.

BG2V lawyers for Groupe M6 for acquisition of Ctzar

BG2V, lawyers for Pléiade Investissement and Divalto for their 4th LBO

September 2018. BG2V advised Pléiade Investissement, a holding company of entrepreneurs, and Divalto, a publisher of management software suites for very small businesses, small and mid-sized businesses/intermediate-sized businesses, for their 4th LBO since having become partners in 2006, which also allows managers and key employees to take a capital stake.

BG2V, lawyers for Pléiade Investissement and Divalto for their 4th LBO


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