Annette Péron

Partner

Paris
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
21 boulevard Malesherbes
75008 Paris
T +33 1 53 43 45 28
F +33 1 53 43 46 99
aperonwillkie.com

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 by Best Lawyers 2023 for Corporate and Private Equity Law.

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 by Best Lawyers 2023 for Corporate and Private Equity Law.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Atax Consultants on its sale to EIF Group
  • CMA CGM Group in its long-term strategic air cargo partnership with Air France-KLM Group
  • CMA CGM group on its investment in Air France-KLM group as part of 10 years air cargo partnership.
  • CMA CGM, Puertos, Inversiones y Obras S.A.S and other sponsors on a joint venture for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a groundbreaking greenfield public use maritime terminal – Puerto Antioquia – in the Gulf of Urabá.
  • Air Liquide on a Joint Venture with Sogestran to develop shipping solutions for carbon management.
  • Insight Partners on the acquisition of Orpalis by PSPDFKit, a portfolio company of Insight Partners and a world leader in the development of digitalization and electronic document management tools.
  • Insight Partners on its Series A investment in B2B collaboration platform Reveal
  • CMA CGM Group in its $2.3 billion acquisition of Fenix Marine Services, one of the largest U.S. port terminals
  • Tricentis Corporation, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, on the acquisition of performance testing company Neotys SAS
  • Lagardère on the contemplated sale of Lagardère Sports to H.I.G. Capital
  • 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
  • Bel on the acquisition of a majority stake in All In Food, a French start-up that produces plant based food
  • 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
  • Hachette Livres on the acquisition of a majority stake in Bragelonne, a leading French publishing house.
  • 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

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