Valentin Morichon

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
MS
International Management and Law
HEC Paris
Master 2
Business Law
Université Catholique de Lille
Master 1
Business Law
University of Surrey
Languages
French
English

Experience

Technique Solaire (2023)
Representation of Technique Solaire, a French independent producer of renewable energies, and its founders on a €200 million capital increase raised from its historical financial shareholders Bpifrance and a pool of investors from the Crédit Agricole Group.

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (2023)
Representation of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, a private infrastructure investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), on an exclusivity agreement to partner with Altice France to establish the first nationwide independent colocation provider in France through the acquisition of a 70 percent majority stake in UltraEdge, a newly established data center company.

Sweetch Energy (2023)
Representation of climate-tech Sweetch Energy, a renewable energy player specializing in osmotic energy, on the creation of a joint venture with its industrial partner and shareholder CNR (Compagnie Nationale du Rhône) to structure a new industrial sector for osmotic energy in France.

Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts Group) (2023)
Representation of Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts Group) on its acquisition of a 34 percent stake in JP Energie Environnement (JPee), a French independent producer of renewable energy which has been involved in the development, financing, construction and operation of wind farms and photovoltaic (PV) power stations in France since 2004.

Teleperformance SE (2023)
Representation of Teleperformance SE on its voluntary cash and share offer to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Majorel for a total consideration of €3 billion.

Several direct lenders (2023)
Representation of several direct lenders on a more-than €500 million unitranche financing for the acquisition of Unither Pharmaceuticals by a consortium of investors consisting of GIC and IK Partners as new investors, Keensight and Parquest reinforcing their existing position and Unither's management team.

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.

Altitude (2022)
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.

Hitachi (2021)*
Representation of Hitachi in connection with the acquisition of Thales' global Ground Transportation Systems business

Argobio (2021)*
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

Flowbird (2019)*
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

Temasek (2017)*
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

KKR (2016)*
Representation of KKR on the sale of Coriance, a key global player in the energy sector in France to First State Investment.