Nicolas Alfonsi

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Nicolas Alfonsi is an associate in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at White & Case.

Fluent in French and English, Nicolas is admitted to the bars of Paris and New York. His practice covers both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity and venture capital matters, on behalf of multinational clients, including investment funds, investment banks, entrepreneurs, industrials, listed and non-listed companies.

Nicolas has worked on a number of landmark LBO large-cap transactions (e.g. the primary takeover by Ardian of Inovie*, alongside sovereign funds Mubadala and GIC and pension fund APG, and the takeover by Ardian of Cérelia from IK Investment Partners*), as well as on Amber Capital's decision to sell its shares in Lagardère S.A. to Vivendi, and assisted Apollo and SVPGlobal for the implementation of the management package in the context of CAC 40 Vallourec's restructuring. He also was part of the team advising HRtech Skello's founders, XAnge and Aglaé Ventures in connection with Partech's Series B investment.

Nicolas additionally works on strategic M&A transactions, most recently the $1.8 billion sale by Liberty Global of UPC PL to the Iliad group, and on infrastructure transactions, notably for the Altitude Infra Group.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2021, he was an associate in the M&A-Private Equity Group department of a high profile US law firm in Paris. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Nicolas was an editor at the Harvard Business Law Review and research assistant to Charles Fried, former United States Solicitor General.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
New York State Bar
Education
PhD
Legal Philosophy
Cambridge University
LLM
Harvard Law School
Magister Juris
Oxford University
Maîtrise
Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
Languages
French
English

Experience

Altitude Infra Group (2021)
Representation of Altitude Group, France's leading independent fibre operator, on the acquisition of private equity fund Marguerite's stakes in 3 FTTH concessions and on the acquisition from Covage, a wholesale fibre operator in France, of 26 public and private fibre networks.

Amber Capital (2021)
Representation of Amber Capital on its decision to sell its shares in listed company Lagardère S.A. to CAC 40 listed company Vivendi S.A.

Liberty Global (2021)
Representation of Liberty Global, one of the world's leading converged video, broadband and mobile communications companies, on the signing of an agreement with Iliad for the sale of 100% of the share capital in Polish cable operator UPC Poland to Iliad's Polish mobile subsidiary Play for an enterprise value of $1.8 billion.

Founders, XAnge and Aglaé Ventures (2021)
Representation of top management, XAnge and Aglaé Ventures in connection with HRtech Skello's EUR 40 million Series B fundraising and Partech's related investment.

Apollo and SVPGlobal (2021)
Representation of Apollo and SVPGlobal on the implementation of the management package in the context of CAC 40 listed company Vallourec S.A.

Ardian (2021)*
Representation of Ardian in the primary LBO acquisition of Inovie, the leading independent medical diagnostic provider in France, alongside minority shareholders Mubadala, GIC and APG.

Ardian (2020)*
Representation of Ardian in the LBO acquisition of Cérélia, a leading transatlantic provider of innovative bakery solutions, from IK Investment Partners.

*Transactions worked on previous to joining White & Case