Edouard Le Breton
Edouard Le Breton is an associate in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department of White & Case in Paris. He is involved in corporate transactions in all manner of M&A, including private M&A and private equity deals, sales and joint ventures.
Edouard is at ease navigating both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity matters, on behalf of multinational clients, including industrials, investment funds, entrepreneurs from all sectors, in particular in the infrastructure, financial and insurance sectors as well as in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Edouard joined the Firm in December 2020 from an international law firm in Paris, where he was an associate.
Representation of AGIC Capital, a European-Asian private equity firm with US$2.2 billion of assets under management, on its acquisition, together with key management, of a majority stake in Pure Trade from private equity firm Sparring Capital, the management team and founders.
Representation of Casino Group on the sale, together with Tikehau Capital and French public investment bank Bpifrance, of their majority stake in GreenYellow, the energy subsidiary of Casino group, to Ardian Infrastructure for an enterprise value of €1.4 billion and an equity value of €1.1 billion.
Representation of Eiffage and Arcade-Vyv Group on the first concession contract granted in France for outsourced management of a housing estate owned by the Ministry of Armed Forces for a total amount of more than €7 billion.
Macquarie Asset Management, in a consortium with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) and MEAG Munich Ergo Assetmanagement GmbH (MEAG), on its EUR 2.5 billion EV acquisition of Reden Solar, from InfraVia Capital Partners and Eurazeo.
The Board of Directors of ENGIE on the entry of ENGIE into exclusive negotiations with Bouygues for the sale of EQUANS, the global multi-technical services leader for EUR 7.1 billion.
Macif in connection with its majority investment in Crédit Expert, specialized in real estate credit brokerage.
Aéma Groupe, a leading French mutual insurer formed through the combination of Macif Group and Aésio Mutuelle, on entry into exclusive negotiations with Aviva, one of the leading insurers in Europe, to acquire Aviva France for EUR 3.2 billion
Atlas Arteria (listed in Sydney) on its acquisition from Macquarie in APRR and ADELAC alongside Eiffage*
Mirova on the acquisition alongside MEAG of c. 50% shareholding of Indigo Group, the leading word leader in parking and individual mobility, from Ardian*
The founder, shareholders and managers of Magnolia on the LBO sponsored by private equity house Qualium Investissement*
GBL on the acquisition of Webhelp from KKR for EUR 2.4 billion*
Public Investment Fund acting along other major investors on the EUR 4.4 billion acquisition of a 55%-stake in AccorInvest, a world leader in hotel real estate*
RTL Group on the sale of RTL Group’s market-leading French radio family to Groupe M6*
AXA REIM on the acquisition of Data 4 group, the leading owner and operator of data centers in Europe, from Funds managed by Colony Capital*
the founding shareholders, managers and private equity investment house Initiative & Finance on the sale of the Filiassur group to Tikehau Capital*
Goldman Sachs on its investment in Meilleurtaux.com group*
*Transactions worked on previous to joining White & Case