Grégory de Saxcé

National Partner

Paris
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
21-23 rue de la Ville l'Evêque
75008 Paris
T +33 1 53 43 45 31
F +33 1 40 06 96 06
gdesaxcewillkie.com

Grégory de Saxcé is a national partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. He advises on mergers and acquisitions and private equity/venture capital transactions, with particular focus on management incentive packages. Grégory regularly provides general corporate and corporate governance advice to both corporate clients and private equity/venture capital funds.

Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity/Venture Capital
Grégory has extensive experience in negotiating acquisitions and dispositions (notably in cross-border transactions) in a broad range of industries, including in the business services, food and healthcare sectors, and high technology industries. He regularly represents both corporate clients, private equity and venture capital funds, notably in competitive auctions, and advices them in connection with the negotiation of complex incentive packages with rollover management.

Grégory has also represented prospective "new money" investors in pre-bankruptcy debt restructurings and contemplated acquisitions of unsecured distressed indebtedness and distressed assets.

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Highlights

Grégory de Saxcé is a national partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. He advises on mergers and acquisitions and private equity/venture capital transactions, with particular focus on management incentive packages. Grégory regularly provides general corporate and corporate governance advice to both corporate clients and private equity/venture capital funds.

Selected Significant Matters

Grégory has advised on significant matters for the following clients:

  • Advising Mademoiselle Desserts (backed by IK Investment Partners) in its acquisition of Les Délices des 7 Vallées, a French-based producer of frozen industrial cakes and pastries, from Sagard
  • Advising A2iA in connection with its acquisition by Mitek, a global leader in digital identity verification solutions
  • Advising IK Investment Partners in connection with its contemplated acquisition, through its IK VIII Fund, of a majority stake in Mademoiselle Desserts, a French leader in the frozen bakery industry
  • Advising IK Investment Partners in connection with its contemplated acquisition, through its IK VII Fund, of a stake in Questel, a global leading provider of intellectual property information and management software and services
  • Advising PAI Partners and Sagard on the sale of the Kiloutou Group to funds HLDI and HLD Europe
  • Advising IK Investment Partners in its pending acquisition of Bretèche Industrie Group, a leading global manufacturer of industrial equipment for the production of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products, from Equistone Partners and Céréa Capital
  • Advising BISAM and Sellers (led by Aquiline Capital Partners) in their agreement to sell BISAM, a leading provider of asset management software, to FactSet
  • Advising IK Investment Partners in its acquisition, with Five Arrows Principal Investments, of I@D Holding, a platform for independent real estate agents in France
  • Advising IK Investment Partners in its acquisition of a significant minority stake in leading customer services outsourcing company B2S Group
  • Advising IK Investment Partners in its negotiations to sell leading European food solutions provider Solina Group to Ardian Mid Cap Buyout
  • Advising Capitaine Train’s management in a € 5.5 million raise fund from Alven Capital, The Family, Pierre Bonelli and existing historic shareholders Index Ventures and CM-CIC Capital Privé
  • Advising A2iA’s management with regards to a management buy-out along with Bpifrance and Edmond de Rotschild Investment Partners
  • Advising Aquiline Capital Partners in its investment in BI-SAM Technologies
  • Advising IK Investment Partners and its portfolio company Savena on Savena’s acquisition of Belgian food ingredients marker Sfinc from Axa Private Equity and management
  • Advising IK Investment Partners on its acquisition of the French food-ingredient manufacturer Savena from Azulis Capital and Céréa Capital
  • Advising Montefiore on its leveraged buyout of the Sofibo Group
  • Advising Rockwood Holdings in its $1.325 Billion sale of its Titanium Dioxide business
  • Advising Ekkio Capital in its acquisition of France Thermes
  • Advising Ekkio Capital in its sale of Pomme de Pain
  • Advising PAI in its leverage buyout, recapitalization and sale of a Compagnie Européenne de Prévoyance
  • Advising Oaktree Capital Management in the Oaktree-led financial restructuring of and investment in SGD Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end containers for the perfume and pharmaceutical industries
  • Advising PAI on its leveraged buyout of the roofing division of Lafarge
  • Advising Arkema on the spinoff and divestment of its vinyl products businesses to Switzerland-based Klesch Group