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Guillaume Vallat is a Partner within the Corporate/M&A practice at White & Case in Paris.
National, international, listed and non-listed companies and investment funds benefit from Guillaume's experience in corporate transactions. He helps clients to navigate the complexities of acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.
Guillaume also provides assistance to French and foreign companies in matters relating to general French corporate and contract law.
Representation of Eurazeo, one of the largest European listed investment companies, in the acquisition from Mondelez International of certain assets in the confectionery products business, including a portfolio of local heritage confectionary brands (Poulain, Carambar, Krema, La Pie Qui Chante and Terry’s - 5 plants located in France), and in the creation of a new independent group, CPK Group.
Representation of EREN Renewable Energy on its fundraising of approximatively €200 million consisting in its first part, of a capital increase of €100 million subscribed by BPI France, Next World, Salvepar (Tikehau Group) and FFP; and on its second capital increase of approximatively €100 million, subscribed by the consortium of investors led by Bpifrance and comprising Next World, Tikehau Capital and FFP.
Representation of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, on its acquisition of 65 percent stake in Groupama Banque, which will become Orange Bank.
Guillaume represented Orange on its initial acquisition of a 40% interest in Médi Télécom, the second largest telecommunications operator in Morocco, in 2010 and of an additional 9% in 2015.
Representation of LFPI, one of the premier independent multi-strategy alternative asset managers in Europe, on its acquisition of Alliance Hotel Group from Lone Star.
Representation of Marriott, the listed US-based company that operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and corporate housing properties worldwide, in connection with the sale of one of its hotel located in Greater Paris area.
Advising French private investors in connection with the acquisition of CODIC International owned by Compagnie Du Bois Sauvage SA, Finaxer SA, Rebelco SA, Mobilière et Immobilière Du Centre SA and Espace & Management.
Representing Bpifrance Participations, a public investment bank, predominantly owned by the French State, in the context of its acquisition of stakes in Microwave Vision Group.
Guillaume advised on the sale of Nacco Group, one of the largest independent full-service railcar lessors in Europe, to CIT Group, a global leader in transportation finance.