Zoé Hannecart

Associate, Brussels

Biography

Overview

Zoé is an Associate in the BeLux Transactional practice and the Global Merger and Acquisition group.

Her practice mainly focuses on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, equity investments and co-investments, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance. She advises private equity funds, financial institutions, as well as domestic and international companies, both listed and privately held.

Zoé was previously seconded for one year to White & Case’s New York office.

Zoé holds a law degree from the Université catholique de Louvain and studied at McGeorge School of Law on an exchange scholarship. She also holds an LL.M. degree in corporate governance from Stanford Law School.

Bars and Courts
Brussels Bar
Education
Master of Laws
Stanford Law School
Université Catholique de Louvain
McGeorge School of Law
Languages
French
English
Dutch

Experience

Advising Dassault Belgique Aviation (DBA), wholly-owned subsidiary of the French aerospace Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault, on the sale of its entire 96.85 percent shareholding in Societe Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aeronautiques (SABCA) to a new joint venture company to be established by Sabena Aerospace and SFPI/FPIM. SABCA is a leading multi-technology aerospace supplier, based in Belgium and listed on Euronext Brussels.

Advising Swedish PE firm Ratos AB and holding company Bonnier Group on the divestment of Bisnode AB to Dun & Bradstreet. Ratos and Bonnier have signed an agreement to sell their entire holdings in Bisnode, excluding its business operations in Belgium, for an approximate enterprise value of SEK 7.2 billion

Representation of Monizze SA, a Fintech payment solutions provider and subsidiary of Up Group, on its acquisition of 50 percent of the shares in Springbok Media SPRL.

Represented NetEase, a leading Chinese technology company listed on Nasdaq, in its minority investment in AIVA, a Luxembourg-based artificial intelligence start-up composing original music.

Representation of Triton on its €943,000,000 sale of DSI Underground, a supplier of ground support products, systems and solutions for the underground mining and tunnelling industry to Sandvik.

Advising global sponsor IK Investment Partners in connection with the acquisition of Innovad, a global supplier of animal health and nutrition solutions, in the context of a competitive auction process.

Representation of private equity firm Cobepa SA on the acquisition of a majority stake in Enoplastic S.P.A., a leading global player in the manufacturing of closures for the wine & spirits industry and the execution of a strategic agreement with the shareholders.

Advising the French group Financière Colisée SAS, in connection with the acquisition of Belgian Armonea Group, making it the 4th leader in the elderly care segment in Europe.