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White & Case Advises SPIE on IPO

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised SPIE on its initial public offering on Euronext Paris.

The prospectus received the visa from the French financial markets authority (Autorité des marchés financiers) on May 29, 2015 and the maximum amount of the offer is approximately €1 billion, including a €700 million capital increase. SPIE’s IPO on the regulated market of Euronext Paris is planned for June 10, 2015, the first listing date.

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Ardian and Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement du Québec hold around 77 percent of the company, with the balance held by managers and employees.

As the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of electrical, mechanical and HVAC engineering, energy and communication systems, SPIE Group supports its customers to design, build, operate and maintain facilities that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. SPIE's 38,000 employees work from nearly 550 locations in 35 countries and, in 2014, SPIE achieved consolidated revenues of €5.2 billion.

The White & Case team in Paris which advised SPIE was led by partners Thomas Le Vert and Philippe Herbelin with support from associates Tatiana Uskova, François Carrey and Adeline Poucheparadj. Partner François Leloup, with support from associates Jean Paszkudzki, Noémie Baroux and Laure Sans, advised on corporate aspects. Partner Colin Chang, with support from counsel Max Turner, advised on matters of US law and partner Alexandre Ippolito, with support from associate Marcus Schmidbauer, advised on tax aspects.

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