Christophe Garaud

Partner

Paris
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
21-23 rue de la Ville l'Evêque
75008 Paris
T +33 1 53 43 4513
F +33 1 40 06 9606
cgaraudwillkie.com

Christophe H. Garaud is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

Christophe is actively involved in representing private equity funds in their acquisitions, build-ups and dispositions of targets for both public and private companies.

Highlights

Christophe H. Garaud is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

Christophe is actively involved in representing private equity funds in their acquisitions, build-ups and dispositions of targets for both public and private companies.

Selected Significant Matters

  • PAI Partners and ADB Airfield Solutions in the acquisition of Safegate (2016)
  • Latour Capital in its acquisition of Syclef (2015)
  • Ekkio Capital in its acquisition of Audevard (2015)
  • Swissport in the sale of its French ground handling operations to GH Team (2014)
  • PAI partners in its acquisition of a stake in Labeyrie Fine Foods (2014)
  • European Capital and Tikehau in their unitranche financing of the acquisition by Eurazzeo of Asmodée (2014)
  • Ekkio Capital in the sale of BO Resort (2013)
  • Swissport in the acquisition of Servisair (2013)
  • Kiloutou in the acquisition of Most Location (2013)
  • Ardian in its unitranche financing of the acquisition by Equistone of Européenne des Desserts (2013)
  • Ekkio Capital in the sale of Risk & Co (2013)
  • Ekkio Capital in the acquisition of a minority stake in Compagnie des Vacances (2013)
  • Inventoriste in the acquisition of Sigma Inventuren und Bestandskontrollen GmbH (2013)
  • PAI partners in its acquisition of ADB from Montagu Private Equity (2013)
  • PAI partners in its acquisition of IPH from Investcorp (2013)
  • CMA CGM Group in the sale of La Compagnie du Ponant, its boutique luxury cruise line, to Bridgepoint (2012)
  • Acto Capital in the sale of Pomme de Pain to Neuheuser Financière (2012)
  • Acto Capital in the acquisition of a stake in Acceo (2012)
  • Acto Capital on the sale of its stake in Vacances Directes (2011)
  • Axa Mezzanine in connection to the mezzanine bond financing made available to Abénix for the acquisition of the Vulcanic Group (2011)
  • PAI in its sale of a controlling interest in CEP (2011)
  • PAI in its acquisition of Kiloutou, and subsequently Kiloutou on its acquisition of French equipment rental specialist BM Location (2011)
  • PAI in the sale of SPIE (2011)
  • Acto Capital in its acquisitions of Avogadro and Crid Pharma (2011)
  • Management Package for the Swissport LBO (2011)
  • Novescia in its acquisition of the clinical pathology business of the Générale de Santé (2010)
  • Initiative pour la Santé in the opening of its capital to the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (2010)
  • Initiative pour la Santé in its built-up of Générale de Santé Domicile (2009)
  • Quilvest, Acto and Mr. André Trigano in their sale of a controlling interest in CIAT, a listed company on the Paris Stock Exchange (2009)
  • Acto in its public to private of l'Inventoriste (2009)