Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Xavier Petet as a partner in Paris.
"The global private equity market has gone from strength-to-strength in 2021, with the technology, media and telecoms, and pharmaceutical, medical and biotech sector attracting particular interest," said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "Xavier adds further strength to our private equity team in Paris and will help build out our key investor segments in France and EMEA, including technology and healthcare."
Petet advises on cross-border and domestic private equity transactions and corporate M&A, with particular experience in the technology, healthcare, energy and infrastructure sectors. Petet joins White & Case from Clifford Chance.
"Xavier is a well-known up-and-coming practitioner in the French private equity market, whose energy and strong private equity pedigree will help further grow out EMEA private equity capabilities," said White & Case partner Thierry Bosly, Regional Section Head, EMEA M&A/Private Equity. "His addition will drive both the quantity and quality of private equity mandates handled out of Paris and further enhance the team's stature in the market."
Guillaume Vallat, White & Case Executive Partner in Paris, said: "Xavier's arrival builds on the rapid growth of our private equity capabilities in Paris and on the success of our reputed private equity team led by partner Saam Golshani. Xavier's experience will also be a great addition to our strong capabilities to advise key infrastructure and energy investors on their domestic and global investments."
Partner Oliver Brettle, a member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, said: "The addition of Xavier is further evidence of the continuing growth and success of our M&A and private equity practices in EMEA following the recent arrival of a team of three private equity partners in our London office, M&A partner Marc Petitier in Paris in December and the upcoming promotion to partner of 13 M&A lawyers in the region. Xavier's experience and relationships also support a number of sectors that are of strategic importance to the Firm, including technology, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy and infrastructure."
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