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 (medtech, artificial insemination, clinics, health equipment manufacturing), business services, energy and transportation and agribusiness.
He also advises on a 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.
Accolades and Recognitions
Quoted in Private Equity in France: LBO by Legal 500 EMEA, 2020.
Recognized as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in Private Equity in France: LBO by Legal 500 EMEA, 2019.
Award of "private equity law firm of the year" during the "Grands Prix de Private Equity Magazine " 2013 and 2016 ceremonies.
Award of "law firm of the year for mid cap LBOs" during the "Trophée du Droit "' 2011 ceremony.
Admitted to the Paris Bar Association (France).
Associate member of the Law Society of New South Wales (Australia).
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 experiences
Financial auditor, Ernst & Young Paris (France) and Moscow (Russia).
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).
Fluent in French and English.
Conversant in Russian.
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).
Facilitator of the unit on the "Companies' Purchase Agreements " of the law school HEAD LLM program (Paris, France).
Deputy head of the pro bono activity within the firm's Paris office.
Private Equity Transactions
Sellers and founder in connection with the LBO over Valoria Capital sponsored by IK Investment.
Andera Partners in connection with the MBO over Panhard group.
Amundi Private Equity Funds and Bpifrance in connection with their investment in Wifirst group alongside the management of Wifirst group.
Sellers and management of Strapharm in connection with the LBO over Strapharm sponsored by M80.
Keensight Capital in connection with its investment in Geodesial group alongside its management.
Astorg in connection with the sale of M7 Group to Groupe Canal+ and the sale of the Metrologic group to Sandvik AB.
M7 Group in connection with the acquisition of the DTH satellite TV operations from Liberty Global serving certain Eastern European markets.
Turenne Capital in connection with its minority investment in Medisys group alongside Activa Capital.
LGT European Capital and the shareholders of Soflog Group in connection with the sale of Soflog Group to Charles André group.
Equistone in connection with its investment in Wallenborn Transports group, one of Europe's largest road feeder services (RFS) operators, alongside the key manager of Wallenborn Transports group, Frantz Wallenborn.
Qualium Investissement in connection with its investment in Labelium group alongside the management of Labelium group.
Gimv in connection with the acquisition of the control of Agrobiothers group, the acquisition of the control of Acceo group and the acquisition of the control of Mega International.
Abénex and Astorg in connection with the sale of the Onduline group.
Keensight Capital and Turenne Capital in connection, respectively, with their investment and reinvestment in Menix Group alongside Five Arrows.
Equistone in connection with the sale of Linxis Group to IK Investment Partners and the sale of Unither to Ardian.
Eurazeo PME in connection with its investment in In'Tech Medical group alongside its management.
Management of OGF group in connection with the acquisition of the control of OGF group by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.
Sicame group in connection with the acquisition of Seifel.
Astorg in connection with its investment in AutoForm AG alongside the founder of AutoForm AG.
Management of Trigo group in connection with the acquisition of the control of Trigo group by Ardian.
Keensight Capital in connection with the building of the independent worldwide leader in bone cements and biomaterials.
M&A Acquisitions / Sales
Franfinance , subsidiary of the Société Générale Group , in connection with the acquisition of Ingénierie Technique et Location and the acquisition of Cegelease.
JLL in connection with the acquisition of Vincia, a company specialized in Supply Chain advice.
TIBCO Software in connection with the acquisition of Orchestra Networks.
ALD, subsidiary of the Société Générale Group, in connection with the acquisition of BBVA Autorenting (Spain).
General Electric in connection with the sale to Alstom of GE's Intelligent Transportation Solutions business.
HS2BC shareholders in connection with the disposal of E-doceo to Talentsoft.