Alexandre Balat is an associate in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at White & Case.
Fluent in French and English, Alexandre is at ease navigating both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity and venture capital matters, on behalf of multinational clients, including investment funds, investment banks, entrepreneurs, industrials, listed and non-listed companies.
Alexandre has worked on a number of transactions including Private Equity transactions (e.g. the takeover by funds managed by Partners Group of Foncia group*, the takeover by funds managed by Astorg and Montagu of Nemera group*, the takeover by funds managed by Silverfleet of Coventya group* and the sale by Eurazeo of Asmodée group to funds managed by PAI Partners*). He has also worked on several M&A transactions (e.g. the investment of Comcast – NBC Universal in Euronews share capital).
Alexandre joined the Firm in October 2019 from an international law firm in Paris, where he was an associate in the M&A-Private Equity Group.
*Transactions worked on previous to joining White & Case
DRT and Ardian (2020)
Representation of DRT ("Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques"), a world leader in plant-based chemistry, mainly from pine trees, and one of the leading suppliers globally of high quality, renewable ingredients and its majority shareholer Ardian, in connection with Firmenich's exclusive agreement to acquire DRT from Ardian, Tikehau Capital and family shareholders.