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.
Recent experience includes:
Davidson Kempner and Triton (2019)
Advising Davidson Kempner and Triton, shareholders of Via Location, in connection with the acquisition of Via Location by Fraikin.
Groupe Frans Bonhomme (2019)
Advising Groupe Frans Bonhomme supported by its main shareholder Centerbridge Partners, in connection with its acquisition of Distribution de Matériaux pour les Travaux Publics (DMTP), which operates Point P Travaux Publics network, from Groupe Saint-Gobain.
Clariant AG (2019)
Advising Clariant AG, one of the world's leading speciality chemical companies, in connection with the sale of its subsidiary Healthcare Packaging International AG to Polaris Buyer LLC, a newly-formed affiliate of Arsenal Capital Partners, which is a leading New York based private equity firm.
Total Eren (2019)
Advising Total Eren, a leading French renewable energy Independent Power Producer, on the acquisition of NovEnergia Holding Company, a Southern European Independent Power Producer.
Eren Industries (2019)
Advising Eren Industries in connection with share capital increase of its subsidiary Orège for a total brut amount of EUR 49,2 million.
Advising Orange S.A. in the setting up of a joint-venture (NowCP) operating a digital trading platform dedicated to the issuances and negotiations of negotiable short term debt securities.
Advising Coface in the sale of its 36% stake in Factofrance to Credit Mutuel.
Advising 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.
EREN Renewable Energy (2017, 2015)
Advising 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.
Advising Tereos Participations SAS (i.e. subsidiary of Tereos UCA) in connection with the issue of 237,289 bonds (redeemable in ordinary shares) subscribed by Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.
Advising Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on its acquisition of 65 percent stake in Groupama Banque, which will become Orange Bank.
Orange (2010, 2015)
Advising 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.
Advising LFPI, one of the premier independent multi-strategy alternative asset managers in Europe, on its acquisition of Alliance Hotel Group from Lone Star.
Marriott International (2015)
Advising 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.
French private investors (2014)
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.
Bpifrance Participations (2014)
Advising Bpifrance Participations, a public investment bank, predominantly owned by the French State, in the context of its acquisition of stakes in Microwave Vision Group.
Nacco Group (2014)
Advising 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.