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Olivier Deren

Partner, Corporate Department

Overview

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.

Recognitions

  • 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

Education

  • Institute of Political Science (Institut d'Etudes Politiques) of Paris, 1987
  • University of Paris II, Master’s Degree in law, 1990 (with honors)

Representations

  • Advising Keensight Capital in connection with the LBOs of RAM Infotechnology, Symeres and Adista groups, the merger between Sogelink and Geodesial and in connection with the sales of Linkbynet to Accenture and of Asti to ABB 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 Qualium Investissement in connection with the refinancing of Kermel group and with the sale of Labelium group to Charterhouse.
  • Advising the management in connection with the LBO of Odigo structured by Apax Partners.
  • Advising Isai Expansion in connection with the LBO of Vitalliance group.
  • Advising Equistone Partners Europe in connection with the LBOs of Vulcain Ingenierie, Wallenborn and GSCM groups.
  • 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 PartnersActoMezz, Tikehau and Bpifrance in connection with the LBO of Ellisphère.
  • Advising B & Capital in connection with the LBOs of HR Team group and of Steliau Technology group.
  • Advising Meeschaert Capital Partners in connection with the LBO of Aterno group.
  • Advising MML Capital in connection with the LBO of Gravotech group.
  • Advising Giat Industries / Nexter in connection with the merger between Nexter and KMW.
  • Advising Keensight Capital for the sale to Astorg of its stake in Demetra group

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    Engagement & Publications

    • 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).

     

    Involvement

    • Member of the Paris Bar

    Practice Areas

    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Corporate
    Private Equity
    Europe
    ESG & Impact
    ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
    Impact Investing
    ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
    Impact Investing

    Languages

    English
    French

    Admissions

    Paris

    Education

    Universite Paris II: Pantheon Assas, LL.M. 1990
    Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Diplome 1987

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