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Overview

Sébastien Crepy is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Paris office.

He focuses his practice on Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions. Recently, he worked on Private Equity (for investment funds and management teams) and M&A transactions in the following industries: IT and technologies, healthcare, business services, energy and transportation, and agribusiness.

He also advises on a very regular basis foreign investors in the course of their prior authorization request proceedings before the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance under the French regulation controlling foreign investments.

Recognitions

  • Quoted in “Private Equity: LBO” by The Legal 500 EMEA 2023, France.

Admission 

  • Admitted to the Paris Bar Association (France).
  • Associate member of the Law Society of New South Wales (Australia).

Education

Education

  • Master of Corporate Law and Master of International/European Law, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France).
  • Master of Science in Management, EM Lyon (Business School in Lyon, France).
  • Diploma in Law, Legal Profession Admission Board in Sydney (Australia).

Former professional experience

  • Financial auditor, Ernst & Young.
  • Associate within two international law firms in Paris (France) and in Prague (Czech Republic).
  • Consultant within a Tier 1 Australian law firm in Sydney (Australia).

Foreign languages

  • Fluent in French and English.

Representations

Private Equity Transactions

  • Bpifrance in connection with its minority investment in Ateliers de France group.
  • Andera Partners in connection with the sale of its majority share in Momense group to Accor and with the LBO of Panhard group.
  • The management team of Naturacare group in connection with the exit of M80 and the structuring of a new LBO sponsored by Dentressangle Capital.
  • Keensight Capital in connection with the LBO of Quanos group (Germany), the LBO of Unither group (France), the LBO of Inherent group (France), the LBUs of Inherent group over Equadex (France), Cyres (France), and Unyc (France), the LBOs of Sogelink and Geodesial Group, and the LBUs of Sogelink/Geodesial group over Focus Software (Norway) and Locatiqs (the Netherlands).
  • Ardian Expansion in connection with the OBO of Alixio group and the LBUs of Alixio group over X-PM and Juste.
  • EMZ Partners in connection with its minority investment in Advancy group and its minority investment in Ayming group.
  • Equistone in connection with its minority investment in Safic-Alcan group, the LBO of GSCM, the LBUs of GSCM over Deltamod and Daudin, the LBO of Vulcain Ingénierie, and its investment in Wallenborn Transports group.
  • Mubadala Capital in connection with the LBO of Vivalto Santé group sponsored by Vivalto Partners, IK Partners, Mubadala Capital, MACSF, bpifrance, ARKEA Capital, Groupe Crédit Agricole, and BNP Paribas Développement and the LBO of Inovie group sponsored by Ardian, Mubadala Capital, GIC, and APG Group.
  • Astorg in connection with the acquisition of a shareholding interest in Armor IIMAK group, the sale of AutoForm to Carlyle, the sale of M7 Group to Groupe Canal+, and the sale of the Metrologic group to Sandvik AB.
  • RAISE Investissement in connection with its minority investment in SITES group.
  • Arkéa Capital, BNPP Développement, and Société Générale Capital Partenaires in connection with the reorganization of the share capital of ACB group.
  • LGT European Capital in connection with the sale of its majority share in Batisanté group to IK Partners.
  • The management team of Sicame group in connection with the exit of Equistone Fund V and the structuring of a new LBO operation through a continuation fund.
  • Société Générale Capital Partenaires in connection with its minority investment in the LBO of Opeteven group sponsored by Seven2, its minority investment in the LBO of Crouzet group sponsored by Tikehau ACE, and its minority investment in the LBO of Kersia group sponsored by IK Partners.
  • Amundi Private Equity Funds, bpifrance, and Socadif in connection with the LBO of Wifirst group sponsored by
  • Vendôme Parc Participations, EMZ, RAISE Investissement, Siparex, Unigrains, and Etoile Capital in connection with the LBO of Carso group sponsored by
  • Qualium Investissement in connection with the sale of its majority share in Labelium group to Charterhouse and the refinancing of Kermel group.
  • The shareholders of Interway Group in connection with the investment of Sogetrel in Interway group.
  • The shareholders of Provalliance group in connection with the LBO sponsored by Core Equity.
  • Insight Partners in connection with the LBO of I@D sponsored by Insight Partners and IK Partners.
  • Turenne Capital in connection with the merger of Medisys and Cityzen sponsored by Activa Capital, Turenne Capital, and Group Up.

M&A Transactions

  • Azelis in connection with the acquisition of BHL group.
  • Société Générale Group, in connection with the acquisition of Ingénierie Technique et Location by Franfinance, the acquisition of Cegelease by Franfinance, and the acquisition of BBVA Autorenting (Spain) by ALD.
  • JLL in connection with the acquisition of Vincia.
  • TIBCO Software in connection with the acquisition of Orchestra Networks.

Engagement & Publications

  • Co-facilitator of the training unit on the “shareholders’ agreements” at the France Invest Academy (Paris, France).
  • Facilitator of the seminar on the structuring of LBOs at the Master 2 “Companies’ Operations and International Tax” of the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France).

Involvement

  • Co-facilitator of the training unit on shareholders’ agreements at the France Invest Academy (Paris, France).
  • Facilitator of the seminar on the structuring of LBOs at the Master 2 “Companies’ Operations and International Tax” of the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France).

Practice Areas

Europe

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate

Private Equity


Languages

フランス語

英語


Admissions

Paris


Education

EMLYON Business School, MaMgmt 1998

Universite Paris II: Pantheon Assas, LL.M. 1996


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