Tiphanie Levassort

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Tiphanie Levassort is an associate in the EMEA private equity / M&A team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at White & Case.

Tiphanie is involved in corporate transactions in all manner of M&A, including public and private M&A deals, sales and joint ventures primarily belonging to the jumbo-cap to mid-cap market segments with listed, non-listed companies, SPACs and distressed listed companies on domestic and cross-border transactions. Tiphanie also advises clients in connection with corporate governance, shareholder activism, market abuse and insider dealing issues.

Tiphanie has worked on several M&A transactions and IPOs, involving SPACs and has a strong expertise in venture capital related matters, advising large tech companies and start-ups.

Tiphanie joined the Firm in September 2019 from a French law firm in Paris.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
Master 2 – Business Law
Université Paris Dauphine
Master 1 – Business Law
Université Paris Dauphine
Languages
French
English

Experience

De-spac de Dee Tech (2021)
Representation of DEE Tech on its intended €500 million business combination with Colis Privé, the largest private provider of e-commerce home parcel delivery solutions on the French market, to create a leading European pure play e-commerce delivery platform.

Faurecia / Adler Pelzer (2021)
Representation of Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the sale of its Acoustics and Soft Trim (AST) division to the Adler Pelzer Group (APG), a worldwide leader in automotive acoustic and thermal components and systems.

Amber Lagardère (2021)
Representation of Amber Capital on the decision to sell all of its shares in Lagardère, representing 17.93 percent of the share capital and 14.34 percent of the theoretical voting rights, to Vivendi.

RTL Group (2021)
Representation of RTL Group, Europe's largest broadcaster, on its entry into exclusive negotiations with Groupe TF1, Groupe M6 and Groupe Bouygues to merge the activities of Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6 and create a major French media group.

Dee Tech (2021)
Representation of DEE Tech, the first French Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) dedicated to the tech sector, on its listing on Euronext Paris.

Solocal Group (2020)
Representation of the bondholders of Solocal (including GoldenTree, Melqart, Amiral Gestion, DNCA Finance, Crédit Suisse, Robus, Boussard & Gavaudan, Whitebox and Sculptor) on the financial restructuring of the Solocal Group, the leading European provider of digital solutions for SME companies.

Goldman Sachs (2020)
Representation of Goldman Sachs on its EUR 45M primary investment in Back Market, a French e-commerce plateform company launched in 2014 and specialized in the sale of refurbished electronic goods, along with Eurazeo and Aglae Ventures (EUR 35M and EUR 20M, respectively, both primary investment and secondary acquisitions) as part of a Series C round financing of an aggregate amount of EUR 110M.

KKR Credit Advisors (2020)
Representation of KKR Credit Advisors (UK) LLP in connection with the sale of Hilding Anders Bretagne SAS, a subsidiary of the Hilding Anders group, their portfolio company specialized in mattresses and beds.

Biocoop (2020)
Representation of Biocoop, organic food distribution leader in France, in the context of the proposed takeover bid of the Bio c' Bon group in the context of its bankruptcy proceedings (offer not retained).

Argus Media Ltd. (2020)
Representation of Argus Media Ltd. in the context of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital and voting rights of the French group Agritel.

DRT and majority shareholder Ardian (2020)
Representation of DRT ("Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques"), a world leader in plant-based chemistry, mainly from pine trees, and one of the leading suppliers globally of high quality, renewable ingredients and its majority shareholer Ardian, in connection with Firmenich's exclusive agreement to acquire DRT from Ardian, Tikehau Capital and family shareholders.

Goldman Sachs (2020)
Representation of Goldman Sachs (through its West Street Capital VII Funds) as part of the partial divestment of its equity investment in Stan Holding SAS, the parent company of the Voodoo Group, the world leader publisher of mobile hyper casual games, and on the entry of Chinese conglomerate Tencent into Voodoo's capital.

dSPACE (2020)
Representation of dSPACE on the acquisition of Intempora, a French software company providing real-time multisensor software solutions for autonomous driving from its founders.

Zadig & Voltaire (2020)
Representation of Zadig & Voltaire in connection with the sale by TA Associates to Peninsula Holding of 30% of the share capital and voting rights.