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.
Accolades and 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
Institute of Political Science (Institut d'Etudes Politiques ) of Paris, 1987
University of Paris II, Master's Degree in law, 1990 (with honors)
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
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 Keensight Capital in connection with the LBOs of Sogelink, Smile, Geodesial, Biovian, 3P Biopharmaceuticals, RAM Infotechnology and Symeres groups, its investment in ASTI Mobile Robotics and the merger between Sogelink and Geodesial.
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.
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 and Wallenborn 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 Partners - ActoMezz, 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 Qualium Investissement in connection with the LBOs of Labelium and IMV groups and in connection with the sale of Mériguet Group to Raise, IDI and Tikehau Capital.
Advising Meeschaert Capital Partners in connection with the LBO of Aterno group.
Advising MML Capital in connection with the LBO of Gravotech group.
Advising Eurazeo in connection with the acquisition by Nexans of a minority interest in IES.
Advising Argos Wityu in connection with the sale of Lexsi to Orange.
Advising Giat Industries / Nexter in connection with the merger between Nexter and KMW.