Annette Péron

Partner

Paris
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
21-23 rue de la Ville l'Evêque
75008 Paris
T +33 1 53 43 45 28
F +33 1 40 06 96 06
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Annette Péron is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, and corporate finance. Annette regularly advises companies on cross-border joint ventures.

Annette was recognized in Les Echos as Best Lawyers’ 2014 selection for "Paris LBO Lawyer of the Year." Chambers Europe (2013) ranked Annette among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Private Equity (High End) in France.

Highlights

Annette Péron is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, and corporate finance. Annette regularly advises companies on cross-border joint ventures.

Annette was recognized in Les Echos as Best Lawyers’ 2014 selection for "Paris LBO Lawyer of the Year." Chambers Europe (2013) ranked Annette among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Private Equity (High End) in France.

Selected Significant Matters

  • CMA Terminals (CMAT), a subsidiary of world leader in maritime transport CMA CGM, in the subconcession of container terminal operations of Lekki Deep Sea Port in Nigeria
  • CMA CGM in the sale to the EQT Infrastructure III fund of a 90 percent stake in APL Limited, whose wholly owned subsidiary, Eagle Marine Services, Ltd., operates Global Gateway South, a leading container terminal in the Port of Los Angeles
  • Insight Venture Partners in connection with a $200 million investment round in BlaBlaCar
  • Lagardère Travel Retail in its $530 million agreement to acquire Paradies
  • Swissport in the sale of its French ground handling operations to GH Team
  • Acquisition of the Norwegian group Stokke by NXMH
  • Acquisition by CSP of Sora Composites’ assets
  • Acquisition of after-sales and sourcing activities for the BUT Group
  • CMA CGM in the sale of a 49% stake in its wholly owned subsidiary Terminal Link to China Merchants Holdings International
  • EUROFIDEME 2, a Greenfield infrastructure fund, managed by Natixis Environnement & Infrastructures,  in relation to the subscription of a €6 million bond with equity warrants issued by the French Group Vol-V, specialized in the development and operations of renewable energies
  • Disposal and reorganization of the real estate portfolio of BUT
  • Arkema in the sale of Alphacan to PipeLife
  • Orange in its announced 50/50 procurement joint venture with Deutsche Telekom
  • BeCapital in the acquisition of 100% of Laboratoires Goëmar
  • Merchant Equity Partners, Goldman Sachs and Colony Capital in their €550 million acquisition of BUT
  • Thales SA in its €1.7 billion agreement to purchase Alcatel SA’s satellite, transport signalling and critical infrastructure protection activities
  • EADS in its divestment of the aerospace maintenance business of its subsidiary Sogerma
  • CPI-Chevrillon by funds advised or managed by CVC Capital Partners and Electra Partners Europe
  • ADS in the negotiation and structuring of a European industrial project in the sector of unmanned air vehicles
  • Acquisition by funds advised or managed by PAI Funds of a controlling interest of Vivarte, followed up by a mandatory takeover
  • Sale by Sageos, a subsidiary of BRGM, of its 100% interest in ANTEA
  • Sale by funds advised or managed by CVC Capital Partners, Carlyle and Advent International as well as Lafarge and various managers of Materis Participations of a 100% interest in Materis Participations
  • Leveraged buy-out by several investment funds (CVC Capital Partners, Advent International, Carlyle) of Lafarge’s special material divisions

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Annette has lectured on various aspects of corporate law. Her publications include: "Merger Following an LBO," Option Finance (March 1996); "The Substitution of Purchases as a Possible Sanction to the Violation of a Preemptive Right," Option Finance (April 1993); and “Legal Warranties in Purchase Agreements," Option Finance (January 1993).

In March 2002, Annette addressed the two-day seminar held by the Development Institute International on the adoption of new legal reforms regarding preferred shares given to various banks and investment institutions.

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