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Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate Law

Presentation

Complex M&A transactions and reorganisations are strategic events in the life of a company. Their success depends on the expertise of those involved.

Racine’s Corporate/M&A team is made up of lawyers who are each closely familiar with the technical aspects involved in these high value-added transactions.

The team advises companies both French and foreign entities, investment funds and management teams on their strategic transactions.

Racine assists its clients with the full range of issues they encounter in company operations, the financing of their development, external growth transactions and transfers, both in France and on an international level.

The team works hand in hand with the firm’s other teams so that it can offer comprehensive solutions that cover all relevant practice areas (tax, employment, distressed company law, banking and finance, competition, etc.).

In parallel, the team constantly strives to ensure that that it acquires and maintains deep know-how about its clients’ businesses and industries.

Armed with its experience in court and arbitral proceedings, the team also handles all types of disputes relating to corporate and financial markets law, and in particular disputes between shareholders and the enforcement of indemnities.

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

  • Acquisition due diligence, drafting of letters of intent/memoranda of understanding, non-disclosure agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of purchase agreements, asset and liability guarantees and all other agreements required in external growth transactions
  • Drafting joint-venture agreements, shareholder agreements and all other agreements relating to share structure and governance
  • Design and implementation of all corporate transactions relating to equity investments and transfers of controlling interests
  • Legal implementation of leveraged and capital investment transactions: seed funding, second rounds, capital development, refinancing
  • Design and implementation of management packages
  • Management and handling of pre-litigation and litigation related to M&A transactions

CORPORATE LAW AND CAPITAL MARKET

  • Intra-group restructurings, mergers, global corporate asset transfers and contributions
  • Corporate financing:
    • fundraising with investors
    • bond issuances
  • Capital market issues
    • preferential shares
    • subscription warrants
  • All other transactions such as incorporations, transformations, by-law amendments

When a transaction involves a foreign jurisdiction, we leverage our foreign offices and best-friends network to ensure the suitability of our solutions.

Recongnitions

Rankings

  • Option Droit et Affaires - 2021: M&A
  • Best Lawyers - 2021: Classements individuels
  • International Financial Law Review - 2021: IFLR 1000
  • Option Droit et Affaires - 2021: Litigation
  • Legal 500 - 2021: Legal 500 EMEA
  • Le Point - 2021: Mergers & Acquisitions – Corporate Law
  • Décideurs - 2021: Fusions & Acquisitions
  • Option Droit et Affaires - 2019: M&A
  • Option Droit et Affaires - 2020: M&A

Awards

  • 2015: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Mergers & Acquisitions – small- and mid-cap: Silver trophy

    Entrepreneurial firm over five years old: Gold trophy

  • 2018: Top Legal

    Top Legal

  • 2018: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Mergers & Acquisitions : Small & Mid Cap: Gold trophy

  • 2017: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Multi-office firm and regional firm: Silver trophy

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Press releases

8/11/22

Racine advises XSun on its fundraising of 5.3 millions euros to increase its international development

Racine advises XSun, based in Guérande, France, for its fundraising of 5.3 millions euros from the European Innovation Council Fund, Friedrich & Wagner Holding GmbH in Munich, and Pays de la Loire Participations. The president and founder of XSun, Benjamin David, was already supported in its...
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Press releases

20/07/22

Racine advises Maïsadour on the acquisition of Terrena's shares in the Fermiers du Sud-Ouest joint venture

Racine acted alongside the Maïsadour Group, a leading cooperative of southwestern France, to acquire the shares held by the Terrena Group in the company Fermiers du Sud-Ouest. Until now, Maïsadour has held 51% of Fermiers du Sud-Ouest. Founded in 2010 and based in Saint-Sever (Landes, France),...
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Press releases

10/01/22

Racine advises FCA Bank S.p.A. within the context of the restructuring of its French subsidiaries

Racine advises FCA Bank S.p.A., banking captive of the Stellantis group within the context of the restructuring of its French subsidiaries. In this transaction, the company FCA Capital France has been absorbed by FCA Bank S.p.A. and all of its assets has been assigned to the French branch of FCA...
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