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Max Turner is a US-qualified partner in the Firm's Capital Markets group in Paris.
He advises corporations, financial institutions and sovereigns on issuances of equity and debt securities, in particular Rule 144A and other offerings involving placements into the United States. Max's areas of focus include initial public offerings, rights offerings, block trades, Yankee bonds, regulatory capital and high yield bonds, as well as liability management transactions, by French issuers and other issuers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Before joining White & Case in 2014, Max practiced in the New York and Paris offices of a Magic Circle law firm for nine years.
Represented CI Capital Investment Bank and Jefferies International on the EGP1.7 billion initial public offering of CI Capital Holding, a leading financial group services in Egypt. The offering included a retail offering in Egypt and an international offering to institutional investors including pursuant to Rule 144A. The shares were approved for listing on the Egyptian Stock Exchange.
Represented the bank syndicate on Altran Technologies' €750 million capital increase by way of a rights issue for the purpose of refinancing the acquisition of Aricent.
Represented Société Générale in connection with standalone issuances of US$1.25 million (April 2018) and US$1.25 million (September 2018) of Undated Deeply Subordinated Additional Tier 1 Fixed Rate Resettable Callable Notes, as well as on its issue of US$1.75 billion dual tranche senior non-preferred notes under its USMTN Programme (September 2018).
Advised SMCP on its initial public offering on Euronext Paris. The offering included a sale by KKR, co-investor Shandong Ruyi and certain members of the management team for approximately €496 million (including over-allotment option) and a capital increase of approximately €127 million.
Represented the syndicate of banks on the €250 million private placement and listing on Euronext Paris of Mediawan, aimed at acquiring targets in the traditional and digital media content or entertainment industries in Europe. The transaction was the first ever listing of a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in France.
Represented the bank syndicate on the offering by Burger King France of €565 million dual tranche high yield bonds and on its tap offering of €60 million of additional senior notes (by way of an issuance of temporary notes).
Represented Air Liquide on the US law aspects of its €3.3 billion rights issue with preferential subscription rights and on its inaugural offering of Yankee bonds, comprising five series of notes issued by Air Liquide Finance and guaranteed by Air Liquide, for a total amount of US$4.5 billion. These transactions were part of a plan to refinance the acquisition of Airgas, one of the main suppliers of industrial gases and related products and services in the United States.
Represented the bookrunners on Danone's Yankee bond offering comprising four series of notes for a total amount of US$5 billion. This issue was Danone's first 144A bond offering since 2012; proceeds were used to finance a portion of Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave Foods Company in the United States.
Represented the syndicate of banks on the US law aspects of Vallourec's €480 million rights issue which enabled Vallourec to finalise its global capital increase of approximately €1 billion with a view to financing the implementation of its strategic initiatives.
Advised the bank syndicate on Airbus Group's sale of a 17.5% stake (2015) and 23.6% stake (2016) of Dassault Aviation's share capital. The first sale was made through a private placement with accelerated bookbuilding to qualified investors, for a total amount of approximately €1.6 billion in 2015. The remaining 23.6% stake was sold in 2016 by way of a private placement with accelerated bookbuilding, exchangeable bonds issue and buy-back by Dassault.