Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised privately-held investment company Cobepa on the sale by Five Arrows and BIP Investment Partners of their minority stake in the Socotec Group to Clayton Dubilier & Rice.
White & Case advised Cobepa in the negotiations with Clayton Dubilier & Rice to formalize their relationship as future shareholders of the Socotec Group, with Cobepa continuing to be the group's controlling shareholder.
The Socotec Group is one of Europe's largest providers of testing, inspection and certification services for construction and infrastructure sites.
The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partners Saam Golshani, Nathalie Nègre-Eveillard and Alexis Hojabr (all Paris) and Thierry Bosly and Muriel Alhadeff (both Brussels), and included partner Estelle Philippi (Paris), local partners Christophe Goossens and Jérémie Jourdan (Brussels), counsel Orion Berg (Paris) and associates Alexandre Giacobbi, Amandine Grima and Solène Eder (all Paris) and Thomas Jacques and Julien Hislaire (both Brussels).
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