Georges Balit

Counsel

Paris
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
21 boulevard Malesherbes
75008 Paris
T +33 1 53 43 46 65
F +33 1 53 43 46 99
gbalitwillkie.com

Georges Balit is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department in the Paris office. Georges focuses on domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law matters, and private equity transactions. He acts for French and international investors and corporate clients.

Georges is fluent in French and English.

Georges Balit is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department in the Paris office. Georges focuses on domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law matters, and private equity transactions. He acts for French and international investors and corporate clients.

Georges is fluent in French and English.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Searchlight Capital Partners in connection with a €55 million Series B funding round in EasyMile, a leader in driverless vehicle software and solutions
  • Qualium Investissement on its announced sale of its majority stake in IMV Technologies to Montagu Private Equity
  • Lagardère on the sale of Lagardère Sports, its leading global sports marketing firm to H.I.G Capital
  • Consort NT and the management team on the owner buyout of the Consort group
  • IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of a stake in Questel, a global leading provider of intellectual property information and management software and services
  • Qualium Investissement on the sale of residential furniture provider Sogal group to Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)
  • The founder of the Mériguet group Antoine Courtois and the management team in connection to the investment of RAISE Investissement and IDI in the Mériguet group, alongside the historical shareholders, Tikehau and Bpifrance
  • Flex-N-Gate in its acquisition of seven European plants from France-based Plastic Omnium
  • Ardian in its acquisition of lighting fixture provider SLV group
  • Pomona in its acquisition of eight concession holders within the Relais d'Or Miko network (exclusive distributor of Unilever premium brand ice creams in France)
  • Latécoère, a tier 1 partner to major aircraft manufacturers, in the restructuring of its short and medium-term financial debt
  • Elliott Management in a $115 million round financing for Sigfox, provider of a cellular network dedicated to the Internet of Things, as well as its subsequent equity fundraising round
  • The Carlyle Group LP on French aspects of its re-acquisition of vehicle parts supplier AxleTech International from General Dynamics Corp.
  • PAI Partners in its acquisition of European audiovisual services provider Euro Media Group
  • Kiloutou in its acquisition of Most Location
  • Mériguet group’s founders and management in the investment made by Qualium Investissement