Martin Berton is an associate in the Corporate M&A team of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at White & Case.
Prior to joining White & Case as an associate in 2021, Martin Berton was an intern at White & Case Paris and worked at several high-profile international law firms and listed companies in Paris and London.
Representation of AGIC Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in Pure Trade (2023)
Advising AGIC Capital, a growth-oriented European-Asian private equity firm in its acquisition of a majority stake in Pure Trade, a major player in the promotional products and high-end packaging markets for leading luxury and cosmetics brands, alongside key management team.
Representation of Lotte Energy Materials in its investment in Enwires (2023)
Advising Lotte Energy Materials in its equity investment in Enwires, a French startup specializing in silicon anodes for batteries.
Representation of Focus Entertainment in its acquisition of Dovetail Games (2023)
Advising Focus Entertainment, one of Europe's leading video game publishers and developers, which is listed on Euronext Paris, in its acquisition of 100% of Railsimulator.com, the parent company of Dovetail Games' group (DTG), a UK-based developer / gaming studio in the train simulation genre, alongside senior management.
Representation of SES-imagotag in its acquisition of Belive.ai (2023)
Advising Captana GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the SES-imagotag group (Euronext: SESL, FR0010282822), in its acquisition of a majority stake in Belive.ai, a French start-up specializing in artificial intelligence and image analysis for retail.
Representation of FREO Group in its acquisition of Groupe Confiance (2022)
Advising FREO Group, an independent European real estate investor, developer and asset manager on (i) its joint venture with Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP and (ii) their acquisition of Groupe Confiance, a French real estate group.
Representation of IFS in the creation of the joint venture Arcwide with BearingPoint (2022)
Advising Swedish software group IFS on the creation of the joint venture Arcwide, with BearingPoint, providing consulting and technology services for the IFS Cloud solution.
Representation of Abeille Assurances in its investment in a French financial broker (2022)
Advising Abeille Assurances (a Groupe Aéma brand, formerly Aviva France) in its acquisition of a majority stake in a French financial broker specialized in wealth management and savings plans.
Representation of Hg Capital in the acquisition by Smart Trade Group of TickTrade Inc. (2021)
Advising Hg Capital in connection with the build-up acquisition by Smart Trade Group (backed by Hg Capital since 2020) of TickTrade Inc., a Toronto-based technology firm providing next-generation FX trading and payments SaaS solutions for financial institutions.
Representation of Nexity in its sale of Century 21 France to Arche (2021)*
Advising Neximmo 39, a Nexity affiliate, France's leading integrated real estate group, on its sale of Century 21 France to Arche (holding company of the Citya group).
Representation of Cero Generation (a Macquarie Group Limited affiliate) in the sale of its minority stake in Green Lighthouse Developpement (2021)*
Advising Cero Generation, one of Europe's largest solar energy developers and an affiliate of Macquarie Group Limited, on its sale of a 45% stake in Green Lighthouse Développement (GLHD) together with GLHD's founders, to EDF Renouvelables.
Representation of Renault Group in the creation of the joint venture HYVIA with Plug Power (2021)*
Advising Renault Group, a dominant player in the automotive industry, on the creation of the joint venture HYVIA, with Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a world leader in turnkey hydrogen and fuel cell solutions.
Representation of Hg Capital in its investment in Septeo (2020)
Advising Hg Capital in connection with its investment in Septeo group, a leading system software editor dedicated to legal professions, real estate managers and in-house counsels headquartered in France.
*Transactions worked on prior to joining White & Case