Laure Bauduret

Partner, Paris



Laure Bauduret is a partner in the EMEA Mergers & Acquisitions team. She is a seasoned corporate lawyer having more than 15 years' experience representing investors and corporates in all manner of Private Equity and private M&A including acquisitions, sales and strategic joint ventures primarily belonging to the jumbo-cap to mid-cap market segments.

Native in French and fluent in English, Laure is at ease navigating both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions on behalf of multinational clients, including investment funds, banks, entrepreneurs, industrials and non-listed companies, from all sectors notably financial, banking, insurance and consumer and retail.

Laure has also gained a significant experience while in secondment in the M&A team of a large corporate.

Prior to joining White & Case, Laure worked for an international high profile law firm in Paris.

Bars and Courts
Programme Grande Ecole
HEC (School of Management)
Master 2
Business and Tax Law
Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1)
Master 1
Business Law
Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1)


Recent experience includes advising:

Representation of Groupe BPCE in connection with its acquisition of Société Générale Equipment Finance, one of the European leading providers of industrial equipment lease financing.

Representation of Catella on the acquisition of 60 percent of the shares in Aquila Asset Management. the Aquila Group consists of Aquila Asset Management and the real estate investment fund management company Axipit Real Estate Partners, with in total EUR 1.4 billion in assets under management.

Representation of Eurazeo on its £355 million investment in BMS Group (BMS), a global insurance broker headquartered in the UK, equating to 34 percent of the share capital of BMS.

Representation of the Apave Group and its shareholder GAPAVE on the investment by PAI Partners, a European private equity firm, in the capital of the Apave Group. (2021)

Altitude, the leading independent telecom operator in France, on the sale of a minority shareholding in Altitude Infra THD to Swiss Life Asset Managers. (2021)

Catella AB, on the sale of its majority shareholding in French subsidiary Catella Asset Management SAS to Arkea Investment Services. (2021)

Nexity, the French leading real estate development group, on its innovative partnership agreement with real estate group Gecina to co-develop 4,000 new housing units over 4 years in Paris, the Paris region and major urban hubs across France. Under this partnership, a joint co-development company will be set up, with 60% owned by Nexity and 40% by Gecina. (2020)*

Sogestran Group, a French maritime transportation and logistics services provider, on the acquisition of a majority stake in De Poli Tankers Holding B.V, a Dutch chemical tanker company. (2020)*

Jingye Group on its contemplated acquisition of Ascoval and France Rail Industry, in the context of an insolvency proceedings. (2020)* 

GBL on the acquisition of Webhelp from KKR for EUR2.4billion. (2019)*

Apax Partners on the sale of INSEEC U. Group, a group of management and business schools located in France, Europe, the US and China to Cinven. (2019)*

Engie New Business on the investment in tiko Energy Solutions AG. (2019)*

Apax Partners and its portfolio company Unilabs on the build-up acquisition of the biological laboratory group Biopath. (2018)*

Apax Partners and its portfolio company NuPharm (now Neuraxpharm) on the build-up acquisition of the pharmaceutical group Biodim. (2018)*

Nestlé S.A. on its acquisition of Wamiz, a leading social media dedicated to pets. (2018)*

Apax Partners Midmarket SAS on the acquisition of Ciprés Assurance (now Entoria) from TA Associates (2017)*

Partners Group, in consortium with PSP Investments, on the acquisition of Cerba HealthCare, a European leader in the clinical pathology business, from PAI Partners. (2017)*

CMI on the acquisition of a majority stake in European Furnace. (2017)*

CMI on the acquisition of a 75% stake in Société des Equipements Union Technique (SEUT). (2017)*

CVC Capital Partners and Eurazeo in the context of their entering into exclusive negotiations with Groupe Petit Forestier. (2016)*

HgCapital on its acquisition of Trace One, a leading Software as a Service ("SaaS") platform for the retail and private label goods sectors. (2016)*

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc on the acquisition of two wind power projects companies located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. (2016)*

Apollo Global Management LLC on its acquisition of Verallia from Saint-Gobain (2015) and its following refinancing.*

*Transactions worked on prior to joining White & Case