Alicia Bali is an associate in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at White & Case.
Fluent in French and English, Alicia 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, and distressed companies.
Alicia has worked on a number of transactions including corporate financial restructuring operations (e.g. the takeover by private equity fund LFPI of Club Med Gym*, the takeover by American fund Davidson Kempner of the Via Location group*, the takeover by Värde Partners fund of the Italian luxury hotel group Boscolo*, the restructuring of the financial debt of the ready-made clothing group Vivarte*). She has also recently worked on several M&A and Private Equity transactions.
Alicia joined the Firm in December 2018 from an international law firms in Paris, where she was an associate in the M&A-Private Equity Group.
*Transactions worked on previous to joining White & Case
Renault Group (2020)
Representation of the lending banks on the €5 billion Term Loan facility guaranteed by the French state granted to the Renault group. The loan will be guaranteed up to 90 percent by the French state and has an initial maturity of 12 months, with an extension option at the borrower's discretion for an additional three-year period.
Air France KLM (2020)
Representation of the lending banks on the implementation of a €4 billion Term Loan facility guaranteed by the French state for Air France-KLM. The loan will be guaranteed up to 90 percent by the French state and has an initial maturity of 12 months, with a one or two-year extension option, exercisable by Air France-KLM. It is the largest of its type in France to date.
Fnac Darty (2020)
Advising lenders in connection with a state guaranteed loan (Prêt Garanti par l'Etat) of an amount of EUR 500 million signed by Fnac Darty during COVID-19 crisis.
NextStage AM and Mi3 (2019)
Advising NextStage AM and Mi3 in their equity and debt investment in the Bagatelle Group.
Ho Hio Hen Investissement Outre Mer (2019)
Advising Ho Hio Hen Investissement Outre Mer, a major player of the large-scale distribution in the Caribbean on the sale, along with the Groupe Duval, of an hypermarket (real estate asset and business as going concern) to the group Parfait another major playor of large scale distribution and automotive sector in the Caribbean.
LFPI, fonds d'investissement français indépendant (2019)
Advising LFPI, an independent French investment fund, on the sale of Club Med Gym comprising 21 fitness clubs in Paris and Paris area to Ken Group, holding the luxury fitness club Ken Club, Clay and Blanche in Paris.