Agathe Delalande is an associate in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at White & Case.
Agathe's practice covers a wide range of both domestic and international private equity, corporate and M&A transactions. Agathe advises banks, private equity funds, industrial and services listed and non-listed companies, family offices and entrepreneurs, with a focus on cross-border transactions, notably in Europe and Africa.
She has a strong expertise in public M&A related matters, advising issuers and investors with respect to their obligations under French securities laws and regulations in connection with takeovers, acquisition of stakes, and mandatory disclosures.
Agathe has recently worked on takeover bids (e.g. the offer of OncoDNA over IntegraGen, or the offer of Covidien Group over Medicrea), private equity deals (e.g. the build-up of the MCS and DSO groups, respectively held by BC Partners and Montefiore Investment, and the acquisition by the combined MCS-DSO group of its Italian competitor Sistemia from KKR) or M&A transactions (e.g. the sale by BNP Paribas of several stakes in Africa, or the sale by their founders of SAB to Sopra Steria).
She joined White & Case as an associate in October 2015.
Ecore Group (2021)
Representation of the Ecore Group, the leading European recycling group, within the framework of the sale of the Ecore Group by HIG and Guillaume Dauphin (majority historic shareholder) to Derichebourg.
China Communications Construction Company Ltd (2020)
Representation of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and its subsidiary China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on the signature of investment and partnership agreements with the Région Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, TMSA and Bank of Africa, in connection with the development of the Smart City Mohammed VI Tanger Tech in Morocco.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2020)
Representation of Bank of America Merrill Lynch as presenting bank on the takeover bid launched Covidien Group (Medtronic group) on Medicrea, a Medtech listed on Euronext Growth.
BNP Paribas (2020)
Representation of BNP Paribas in connection with the sale to Atlantic Financial Group of its stakes in Banque Internationale pour le Commerce et l'Industrie au Mali (BICIM) and Banque pour l'Industrie et le Commerce aux Comores.
Representation of OncoDNA, a Belgian private equity backed MedTech, on its voluntary takeover bid on IntegraGen, a French listed Medtech.
Representation of secured lenders of the listed company Antalis SA in connection with the execution of an agreement on the disposal by Sequana (listed holding company) and Bpifrance Participations of their majority stakes in the Antalis Group to the Tokyo based Kokusai Pulp & Paper.
Emerging Capital Partners (2019)
Representation of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), one of the largest and longest-established private equity fund managers focused on Africa, in connection with Togocom's privatization, first telecom operator in Togo, alongside its international consortium partner Axian.
BC Partners / Louvre Bidco (2019)
Representation of BC Partners and Louvre Bidco in the context of the acquisition, by the combined group MCS-DSO, of the Italian group Sistemia from KKR.
SAB (2019 / 2020)
Representation of the founders and majority shareholders of SAB, one of France's leading core banking developers, in connection with the sale of the SAB group to the European leader in digital transformation Sopra Steria, whose shares are listed on Euronext Paris, after an open-bid process.
NextStage AM and Mi3 (2019)
Advising NextStage AM and Mi3 in their equity and debt investment in the Bagatelle Group.
BC Partners / Louvre Bidco (2018)
Representation of BC Partners and Louvre Bidco in the context of the combination of the MCS group and the DSO group, both acting in credit management services in France focused on both complementary lines of business: debt purchasing and debt servicing.
Foncière INEA (2018)
Representation of Foncière INEA on the sale of a block representing approximately 20% of its share capital.
STEAG GmbH (2018)
Representation of STEAG GmbH, a leading electricity generator in Germany, in connection with the sale of 49% of the shares in a French windfarm portfolio to the asset manager Allianz Global Investors.
Representation of Roivant, a global healthcare company focused on biomedical research, in connection with their equity investment in a French listed company Poxel, a biopharmaceutical company.
Boussard & Gavaudan (2017 - 2018)
Advising Boussard & Gavaudan, an independent asset manager, on several transactions on companies listed in France.
Representation of the Smartbox group in connection with the closing of a €167 million financing from four leading European financial institutions: Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Allied Irish Banks, Crédit Suisse International Wealth Management and Caixabank, and relating corporate reorganizations.
Representation of Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company, in the context of the sale of its pet care and accessories line in France, Italy and Spain to Bob Martin, a leading British manufacturer of pet care products.
QIA / Kingdom Holding Company (2016)
Representation of FRHI Holdings Limited, Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Kingdom Holding Company of Saudi Arabia in connection with the US$2.9 billion stock-and-cash sale of FRHI, the parent company of luxury hotel brands Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel, to the French world-leading travel & lifestyle group Accor.
Representation of Cegereal, a real estate investment company that invests in prime office properties in greater Paris, in connection with the sale of the 59.78% stake held by Commerz Real in Cegereal and the subsequent public tender offer.
BNP Paribas (2015)
Representation of Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas specialized in full service vehicle leasing, in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital's European fleet management activity. The scope of this acquisition covered more than 160,000 vehicles in 12 European countries with the vehicles assets amounting to €2.4 billion.