Clément Cenreaud

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Clément Cenreaud is an associate in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at White & Case.

Fluent in French and English, Clément 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.

Clément has worked on a number of transactions including corporate financial restructuring operations (e.g. the investment of CDPQ in group Delachaux*, the investment of Metric Capital Partners in the group onepoint*, the internal reorganization of a credit institution in the context of Brexit*, the investment of Cinven in the group INSEEC*, the investment of Blackstone in Sipartech*). He has also recently worked on several M&A and Private Equity transactions.

Clément joined the Firm in February 2021 from an international law firms in Paris, where he was an associate in the M&A-Private Equity Group.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
LLM
International Financial Law – Dissertation on "Management Packages in Comparative law"
King's College University
Master 2
Business Law
Paris Panthéon Assas (Paris II) University
Diploma of the Institut de Droit des Affaires
Paris Panthéon Assas (Paris II) University
Languages
French
English
Spanish
German

Experience

EPSA
Representation of EPSA, a French consulting firm, and its main shareholders on a joint minority investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., RAISE Investissement and CAPZA Expansion.

Eurazeo
Representation of Eurazeo as lead investor in the US$210 million Series D fundraising of Aiven, a Finnish cloud scale-up.

Digital + Partners
Representation of Digital + in connection with the fundraising of circa EUR 30m of CleverConnect, a digital solution provider assisting companies throughout talent acquisition process.

Softbank
Representation of Softbank in connection with its Series B round investment of U$500 million in exchange for a circa 17% stake in the capital of Sorare (with a pre-money valuation of U$3.4 billion).

Goldman Sachs
Representation of Goldman Sachs Growth as lead investor in connection with the US$170 million funding round of Younited Credit, French Next40 fintech specialised in credit and payments, alongside Bridgepoint, Eurazeo, Bpifrance and AG2R La Mondiale.

Representation of Goldman Sachs Growth in connection with its investment in BackMarket, alongside General Atlantic, Eurazeo Growth, Daphni, Financière Agache and Aglaé Ventures.

Altitude
Representation of Altitude, France's leading independent fibre operator, on the acquisition from Covage, a wholesale fibre operator in France, of 26 public and private fibre networks.

*Experience prior to joining White & Case