Valentin Morichon is an associate in the EMEA Private Equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at White & Case.
He has a solid experience in transactions including private equity and M&A deals, acquisitions and sales and joint ventures in various sectors notably highly regulated ones.
Native in French and fluent in English, Valentin is at ease navigating both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity, infrastructure and venture capital matters, on behalf of multinational clients, including investment funds, entrepreneurs and listed or non-listed companies.
Valentin joined the Firm in February 2022 from an international UK law firm in Paris, where he was an associate in the M&A-Private Equity Group.
Delta Med Group (a portfolio company of White Bridge Investments S.p.A.) (2022)
Representation of medical devices company Delta Med Group on the acquisition of infusion medical device companies Pentaferte SAS and Securmed S.p.A.
Representation of Altitude on the disposal of Cap Horn Promotion to Demathieu Bard in partnership with its CEO who will remain a minority shareholder alongside Demathieu Bard.
Cube Infrastructure Managers (2022)*
Representation of Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube), a leading European mid-market infrastructure investor, on the acquisition through its Cube Infrastructure Fund III of Trail's majority stake in leading pure-play French municipal waste collection operator Sepur, in partnership with its founder Hervé Matuszewski who will remain a minority shareholder alongside Cube.
Representation of Hitachi in connection with the acquisition of Thales' global Ground Transportation Systems business
Representation of Argobio in connection with its launch to create and develop pioneering biotech spinouts with the support of Bpifrance, Kurma Partners, Angelini Pharma, Institut Pasteur and Evotec
Ardian and Dedalus Holding (2020)*
Representation of Ardian and Dedalus Holding (an Ardian portfolio company) on the acquisition of the healthcare IT activities of Agfa Gevaert
Representation of Flowbird (an Astorg portfolio company) on (i) the setting-up of Yellowbrick International, a joint-venture company with Waysis in the digital/mobile parking payment business and (ii) the subsequent acquisition of the remaining equity stake in the Dutch and Belgium subsidiaries of the Waysis group
Czech Media Invest (2019)*
Representation of Czech Media Invest in the context of the purchase of Lagardère group's magazine publishing titles in France including Elle and its various extensions, Version Femina, Art & Décoration, Télé 7 Jours and its various extensions, France Dimanche, Ici Paris and Public.
Cube Infrastructure Managers (2018)*
Representation of Cube Infrastructure Managers in connection with (i) the sale of Idex to Antin Infrastructure Partners (European Distribution Deal of the Year, IJ Global Award 2018) and (ii) the sale of the energy supplier group Taranis to Antin Infrastructures
Tsinghua Unigroup (2018)*
Representation of Tsinghua Unigroup on the acquisition of Linxens, a global leader in the design and manufacture of microconnectors, RFID antennas and inlays, from CVC Capital Partners and Astorg Partners
Representation of Temasek on its strategic equity investment in Axéréal Malt Holding, the 5th worldwide barley malt producer and supplier of brewers and whisky distillers
Group synlab-Labco (2017)*
Group synlab-Labco (a Cinven portfolio company) on the acquisition of various medical diagnostic laboratories in France, including Seldaix in the South of France
Representation of KKR on the sale of Coriance, a key global player in the energy sector in France to First State Investment.