Grégory de Saxcé

Partner

Paris
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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Grégory de Saxcé is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Paris. A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris (Sciences-Po Paris) and Université Paris II – Panthéon Assas, he has spent his entire professional career at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP within our leading Private Equity practice.


Grégory focuses on private equity transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border matters and the negotiation of complex incentive packages for rollover management (notably in competitive auctions), in the context of which he regularly advises both corporate clients and private equity funds.

Grégory is regularly active in representing longstanding private equity clients such as PAI Partners and IK Investment Partners (including their respective portfolio companies) as well as other top tier private equity funds such as Montefiore. Grégory also regularly provides general corporate and corporate governance advice to private equity and venture capital funds.

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Highlights

Grégory de Saxcé is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Paris. A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris (Sciences-Po Paris) and Université Paris II – Panthéon Assas, he has spent his entire professional career at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP within our leading Private Equity practice.


Selected Significant Matters

Grégory has advised on significant matters for the following clients:

  • Advising IK Investment Partners in their recent:
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Mademoiselle Desserts, a French leader in the frozen bakery industry, and the subsequent build-up acquisition by Mademoiselle Desserts of Les Délices des 7 Vallées, a French-based producer of frozen industrial cakes and pastries (2019);
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Questel, a global leading provider of intellectual property information and management software and services (2018);
    • Acquisition of the Bretèche Industrie Group, a leading global manufacturer of industrial equipment for the production of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products (2017);
    • Acquisition of I@D Holding, a platform for independent real estate agents in France (2016);
    • Disposal of Cerelia, a dough-and batter-based food specialist, to Ardian (2019/2020);
    • Disposal of Exxelia, a manufacturer of complex passive components and sub-systems notably for the airline industry, to HLD (2019/2020);
    • Reinvestment in Marle (a manufacturer of orthopaedics), as a minority shareholder, alongside Dentressangle (2019).
  • Advising PAI Partners:
    • in their attempted bids to acquire the Souriau/Sunbank business (2019) and Accelya group (2019);
    • in their acquisition of the Stella group, a European leader in the sun protection and closure systems (2019);
    • in their sale of the Kiloutou Group to funds HLDI and HLD Europe (2018);
  • Advising Oaktree Capital in their acquisition of the SAF Group, a European leader in helicopter services (2017);
  • Advising Montefiore Investment in their leveraged buy-out and subsequent sale of the H&F group to Portuguese furniture manufacturer Aquinos Group (2019);
  • Advising Capvest Partners LLP in their attempted acquisition of Biscuits International (2019);
  • Advising Founders and Management Team of A2iA in connection with the sale of A2iA to Mitek, a global leader in digital identity verification solutions (2018);
  • Advising BISAM and Sellers (led by Aquiline Capital Partners) in their agreement to sell BISAM, a leading provider of asset management software, to FactSet (2017).

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