Jean Paszkudzki is counsel in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department of White & Case, Paris. He concentrates on mergers and acquisitions as well as on capital markets.
Jean advises French and foreign corporate clients and investors on their corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.
Jean also assists French and foreign issuers as well as investors with respect to their obligations under the French securities laws and regulations, and in connection with takeovers, initial public offerings, acquisition of stakes, issuing of equity and debt securities, mandatory disclosures.
Recent M&A representations:
Restructuring of Conforama (2019)
Advised Steinhoff group's main creditors on the financial restructuring of its subsidiary Conforama, leading European player in furniture retail in-store and online, through a €316 million two-tranche bond issue.
SoLocal Group (2018)
Representation of SoLocal Group, a French local digital communication company, on the sale of Retail Explorer, a Mappy subsidiary.
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.
Europ Assistance (2014-2017)
Representation of Europ Assistance:
-Advising Europ Assistance, Generali Group, in relation to the sale, by Europ Assistance France and Malakoff Médéric Assurances, of minority stakes (24,9%) in two joint-ventures: Bien-Être Assistance and EAP France.
-in the sale of its International Health Solutions (IHS) medical staffing affiliate - which operates in countries such as Angola, Chad and Niger - to Singapore-based International SOS.
-in the sale of Icare Assurance, a major player in the distribution and management of motor insurance contracts in France, to BNP Paribas Cardif.
Representation of Italiaonline in the sale of Europages SA, a France-based company engaged in providing online B2B marketing services, to Paragon Partners GmbH, a Germany-based private equity firm.
Meyer Bergman (2016)
Representation of Meyer Bergman, a European real estate investment and fund management firm, in the acquisition of a portfolio of 38 French properties through one of its pan-European funds.
Representation of LFPI, one of the premier independent multi-strategy alternative asset managers in Europe, in its acquisition of Alliance Hotel Group (comprising 12 hotels) from Lone Star.
Recent capital markets representations:
Representation of SMCP, a French fashion group, in connection with its initial public offering on Euronext Paris.
Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Société Générale (2017)
Representation of a syndicate of banks (Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Société Générale) on the initial public offering of Mediawan on Euronext Paris. This transaction was the first ever French listing of a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Representation of SPIE in connection with its initial public offering on Euronext Paris. SPIE raised €700 million by way of issuance of new shares while the sale of existing shares by existing shareholders amounted to €333 million. This transaction was at the time (2015) the largest IPO on Euronext Paris since 2007.
Recent Financial representations:
SoLocal Group (2017)
Advising listed company SoLocal Group, the European leader on digital local communication, in connection with the restructuring and reduction by two thirds of its financial indebtedness.