Olivier Deren is a partner in the Corporate Department of the Paris office of Paul Hastings. His practice focuses on private equity and on mergers and acquisitions. Recognized as a leading private equity lawyer in France by Chambers Europe (Band 1), Olivier Deren advises private equity funds and managers on their leveraged buyouts and capital development transactions as well as companies on their growth strategies or reorganizations.
- Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Europe as one of the leading private equity lawyers in France
- Nominated in 2017 as the private equity lawyer of the year by Option Droit et Affaires
- Ranked in Band 1 in the ranking published for mid-cap LBOs by Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit
- Award of "private equity law firm of the year" during the "Grands Prix de Private Equity Magazine" 2013 and 2016
- Institute of Political Science (Institut d'Etudes Politiques) of Paris, 1987
- University of Paris II, Master’s Degree in law, 1990 (with honors)
- Advising Keensight Capital in connection with the LBOs of RAM Infotechnology, Symeres, Adista, Valiantys and Axxam groups, the LBUs of Unyc, Locatiqs and Focus Software and in connection with the sales of Linkbynet to Accenture, of Asti to ABB group, of Demetra to Astorg and of SFA Romani to Symrise.
- Advising Equistone Partners Europe in connection with the LBOs of Vulcain Ingenierie, Wallenborn, GSCM and Safic-Alcan groups.
- Advising Andera Partners in connection with its investment in Résonance Imagerie.
- Advising Ardian Expansion in connection with the OBO of Alixio group.
- Advising Andera Partners and Siparex ETI in connection with the sale of Minafin group to a consortium structured by Quilvest.
- Advising the shareholders of Circet in connection with the sale of the Circet group by Advent International to ICG.
- Advising the shareholders of Provalliance group in connection with the LBO structured by Core Equity.
- Advising Andera Partners and the management team in connection with the LBO of Skill & You structured by IK Investment Partners and with the LBO of Panhard group.
- Advising Sagard in connection with the OBO of Asobo Studio and with the LBO of I-Tracing group.
- Advising EMZ, Raise, Siparex, Unigrains and Etoile Capital in connection with the LBO of Groupe Carso structured by Archimed.
- Advising Qualium Investissement in connection with the refinancing of Kermel group.
- Advising the management teams in connection with the LBO of Odigo structured by Apax Partners and the LBO of Sicame structured by Equistone.
- Advising Isai Expansion in connection with the LBO of Vitalliance group.
- Advising Amundi Private Equity and Bpifrance in connection with the LBO of Wifirst.
- Advising 21 Invest in connection with the LBO of FMA Assurances.
- Advising Andera Partners – ActoMezz, Tikehau and Bpifrance in connection with the LBO of Ellisphère.
- Advising B & Capital in connection with the LBOs of HR Team group, of Steliau Technology group and of Be-Cloud group.
- Advising MML Capital in connection with the LBO of Gravotech group.
- Keensight Capital Acquires Valiantys - June 29th, 2022
- Equistone Invests in Safic-Alcan - June 27th, 2022
- Smile Group Acquires creativestyle - June 27th, 2022
- Ardian Acquires a Stake in Alixio - June 2nd, 2022
- B & Capital on the OBO of Be-Cloud - January 19th, 2022
- ArchiMed Acquires the Carso Group - December 16th, 2021
- Adista and Unyc Sign Strategic Partnership - October 29th, 2021
- Keensight Capital Sells Demetra to Astorg - October 8th, 2021
- Intermediate Capital Group Acquires Circet - May 10th, 2021
- Legal 500 EMEA Guide Recognizes Paul Hastings in France and Germany - April 21st, 2021
- Keensight Capital Acquire Majority Stake in Sogelink - December 12th, 2019
- Amundi, BPI France, and Socadif Invest in Wifirst - October 14th, 2019
- Keensight Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Smile - October 10th, 2019
- Keensight Capital Invests in Geodesial - October 1st, 2019
- Olivier Vermeulen Appointed Chair of Paul Hastings’ Paris Office - March 12th, 2019
- Keensight Capital Invests in ASTI Mobile Robotics - February 6th, 2019
- Aries Alliance Announces LBO Structured by Astorg Asset Management - November 1st, 2018
- Equistone Partners Europe Invests in Wallenborn Transports Group - September 26th, 2018
- Skill & You Acquired by Andera Partners - August 30th, 2018
- Advent International Acquires French Telecoms Infrastructure Provider Circet Group - May 2nd, 2018
Engagement & Publications
- Co-author of the chapter dedicated to France in « The Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Review » published by Law Business Research Ltd.
- Lecturer on business law at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Institute of Political Science - Sciences Po) of Paris for eight years.
- Seminar on the structuring of LBOs at the Magistère de Juriste d'Affaires of the University of Paris Panthéon-Assas (between 2008 and 2018).
- Member of the Paris Bar