Nathalie advises companies and investors on M&A, LBOs and other corporate law concerns, both in France and internationally.
Her M&A knowledge is matched by her experience in private equity and stock exchange related transactions, including tender offers, initial public offerings, and issuing of equity or debt securities.
She is able to support firms through corporate restructurings and distressed M&A transactions, offering help with equity reorganizations or debt-for-control restructuring, including during insolvency or pre-insolvency proceedings.
Nathalie has handled multimillion-euro transactions for major companies, including some landmark deals, and a number of cross-border projects.
Advised Cobepa in connection with the acquisition of Gerflor group from ICG.
Advised Hg in connection with its investment in smartTrade, a software dedicated to trading and finance.
Advised SES-imagotag in connection with its partnership with Bossard Group in the field of industrial and logistics IoT solutions. The cooperation will be consolidated under the newly formed company PDi Digital GmbH.
Advised Faurecia, technology leader in the automotive industry, in its signature with Michelin, world leader in tyres and sustainable mobility, of a joint venture agreement to create a joint venture bringing together all of Michelin's fuel cell related activities—including its subsidiary Symbio—with those of Faurecia.
Mérieux Equity Partners (2019)
Advised Mérieux Equity Partners on:
- Its acquisition alongside ICG of Doc Generici sold by CVC Capital Partners
- Its acquisition alongside IK Partners of Mabtech AB, a Swedish biotech specialized in antibodies
Swedish Steel AB (2019)
Advised Swedish Steel AB (SSAB) in connection with the acquisition of Abraservice from Jacquet Metal Group.
Group of French leading institutional investors (2019)
Advised a group of French leading institutional investors composed of Cardif, Sogecap, Predica and CNP Assurances in relation to their acquisition of approximately 41percent of Icade Healthcare Europe, a fund dedicated to investments in real estate healthcare premises in Europe (especially, in Germany, Italy and Spain). The fund is expected to reach €1.5 billion in investments until 2023.
Société Générale Insurance (2018)
Advised Société Générale Insurance (formerly Sogecap) on the acquisition by Sogecap of 100 percent of the OPCI Altafund, which holds a building of office premises of 27,000m2 of floor space in Neuilly-sur-Seine. The deal won “Best Refurbished Building” category, at the MIPIM 2019 Awards.
Tikehau Capital (2018)
Advised asset management and investment group Tikehau Capital on its acquisition of Ace Management, a French asset management company dedicated to the aerospace, defense and cybersecurity sectors.
Advised Cobepa and the other shareholders of Exclusive France Holding SAS, on the US$1.3 billion sale of Exclusive Group to Permira, an international investment firm based in London, UK. Exclusive Group connects emerging and growing technology providers around the world to the EMEA markets through its Super VAD value-added distribution model. Exclusivity has been granted as of 10 April 2018 and signing of the share purchase agreement is expected to occur in the coming days once the consultation process with the employees has been completed.
Advised Saferoad Holding ASA, the listed Norway-based company engaged in designing, manufacturing and installation of products that improve the standard of road safety and infrastructure, on the acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Tubosider France S.A.S, a France-based company that manufactures and installs underground drains and ponds for storm water, overhead storage tanks, silos and guardrails, from Tubosider S.p.A., an Italy-based company engaged in the production and distribution of steel culverts and other steel products for road applications, for an undisclosed consideration.
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (2018)
Advised Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, a Finnish electricity producer, on the negotiation of a global settlement agreement that ends its arbitration against French nuclear group Areva and German technology group Siemens in relation to the Olkiluoto 3 EPR (OL3 EPR) project in Finland.
Advised SES-imagotag, a specialist in digital solutions for retail commerce and global leader in smart digital labels, on a number of transactions including on:
- The acquisition by E Ink Holdings of a minority stake in SES-imagotag for 26 million, and on their strategic partnership with E Ink Holdings
- Its proposed partnership with, and acquisition by, BOE Technology Group, a leader in the semiconductor display industry and 'Internet of Things' technologies, to strengthen its global and technological leadership. The main shareholders of SES-imagotag entered into exclusive negotiations with BOE Technology for the disposal of a majority stake in SES-imagotag, representing 55 percent of its capital at a price of €30 per share, valuing the entire capital at approximately €410 million on a diluted basis
Cardif, Diversipierre and Sogecap (2017)
Advised Cardif, Diversipierre and Sogecap, the life insurance companies of BNP Paribas and Société Générale, in relation to their own account equity investment to acquire a portfolio of 6,800+ residential properties located in France.
Smartbox Group (2013, 2017)
Advised SmartBox Group Limited, the worldwide leader in the experience gift market, on a number of corporate and M&A matters including on the:
- Closing of a €167 million financing from four leading European financial institutions: Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Allied Irish Banks, Crédit Suisse International Wealth Management and Caixabank
- Acquisition of Odisseias, in Portugal and
- 100 percent acquisition of the stock capital of Wish Days, an Italian company operating in the gift box sector
Faurecia (2016, 2017)
Advised Faurecia in relation to its strategic partnership and investment in Parrot Automotive. On March 31, 2017, Faurecia acquired an initial 20 percent participation in Parrot Automotive through a reserved capital increase based on an enterprise value of €100 million for 100 percent of Parrot Automotive. At the same time, Faurecia also subscribed to bonds issued by Parrot SA, which are convertible into existing shares of Parrot Automotive held by Parrot SA and, in case of conversion, would allow Faurecia to increase its shareholding in Parrot Automotive to 50.01 percent from 2019. From 2022, Faurecia will also be in a position, through put/call options, to own all of the shares in Parrot Automotive.
Advised Synthos SA, one of the largest manufacturers of chemical raw materials in Poland and Europe's leading manufacturer of emulsion rubbers, on the acquisition, worth €80 million, from INEOS Enterprises, of the INEOS Styrenics business, a leading producer of high-quality expandable polystyrene for building, construction and packaging industries.
Advised Equens SE, one of the largest payment service providers in Europe, on a strategic business combination with the European market leader in payment and transactional services, Worldline SA.
Cardif, Predica and Sogécap (2016)
Advised Cardif, Predica and Sogécap in connection with the acquisition of a real estate portfolio composed of healthcare facilities and medical establishments in Germany.
Advised Toshiba Medial Systems in connection with the acquisition of Olea Medical.