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Charles Cardon

Partner, Corporate Department

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Overview

Charles Cardon is a partner in the Corporate Department and specializes in mergers and acquisitions, for both listed and non-listed companies, as well as in LBO transactions.

In private equity, Charles has significant experience in advising funds and founders in a wide range of transactions, including LBO and stock exchange related implications, such as PtoPs and IPO exits.

He advises public companies in the context of their takeover bids (as advisor of target companies, bidders, or shareholders), governance matters, disclosure requirements, and relationships with shareholders as well as corporate law matters.

In addition, Charles has significant experience in assisting French companies on their external growth projects, notably in the U.S., and in Latin America.

Recognitions

  • Ranked in 2022 by The Best Lawyers in Corporate M&A for France
  • Recognized as leading expert in Private Equity and M&A by Chambers Europe 2022, The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 and IFLR 1000 2022
  • Charles Cardon is an ‘excellent professional who delivers a thoughtful but fast service, pragmatic and enthusiastic service, in the interest of the client.’ The Legal 500 2021 
  • Ranked in 2020 by The Best Lawyers in Corporate M&A for France
  • Recognised in M&A and Private Equity for France by IFLR1000 2019

Education

  • University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 2, 2004
  • ESSEC Business School, 2004

Representations

Private Equity Transactions

  • Advised Sendinblue in connection with the acquisition of Yodel.io, MeetFox, Metrilo, Chatra, and PushOwl (2022, 2021)
  • Advised Eurazeo in connection with its investment in WiiSmile and the LBU of UTAC CERAM on Millbrook (2022, 2021)
  • Advised FCDE in connection with the acquisition of Cobham Microwave (2022)
  • Advised Tikehau Ace Capital in connection with its investment in Vade Secure alongside Bpifrance and Auriga Partner (2022)
  • Advised the founders in connection with Marguerite’s LBO on Jifmar (2022)
  • Advised the management in connection with the LBO of Naxicap on Everaxis Cobham (2022)
  • Advised the founder and the management in connection with the investment of Bridgepoint Development Capital and Bpifrance in Sendinblue (2020)
  • Advised Five Arrows in connection with the acquisition of A2MAC1 (2017)

M&A Acquisitions / Sales

  • Advised Hanwha Systems Co., Ltd., a South Korean shareholder in OneWeb, on its proposed combination with Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat (2022)
  • Advised Groupe Accueil in connection with the sale of Partedis (2022)
  • Advised Sendinblue in connection with the acquisition of MeetFox, Metrilo, Chatra, and PushOwl (2022, 2021)
  • Advised A2MAC1 in connection with the acquisition of ImproValue, Effution, and Coram (2022, 2021)
  • Advised Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance in connection with the creation of xCelle Americas, a newly formed joint venture with Triumph Group (2022)
  • Advised UTAC CERAM in connection with the acquisition of Millbrook (2021)
  • Advised DLPK in connection with the acquisition of Tailor Capital by Haas (2020)
  • Advised Generali in connection with the acquisition of Sycomore (2020)
  • Advising Highrock, Ipsen’s reference shareholder (since 2016)

Tender Offer

  • Advised Vexim in connection with the cash tender offer initiated by Stryker
  • Advised Medtech in connection with the cash tender offer initiated by Zimmer Biomet
  • Advised Atos in connection with its cash tender offer and squeeze-out offer on Bull
  • Advised Vinci in connection with its cash tender offer followed by a squeeze-out offer on Entrepose Contracting
  • Advised Guyenne et Gascogne in connection with the cash tender offer and public exchange offer initiated by Carrefour

Involvement

  • Mr. Cardon is widely published and is a visiting professor at the Sorbonne-Assas International Law School and at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne on international takeovers, corporate law and securities law

Practice Areas

Corporate
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Private Equity
Mergers and Acquisitions

Languages

English

Admissions

Paris

Education

Universite Paris I: Pantheon Sorbonne, M2 2004
Universite Paris I: Pantheon Sorbonne, M1 2003

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