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Guillaume Briant

T: +33 1 44 15 80 07 Email Guillaume | vCard Office: Paris

Awards

Recognized expertise in Private Equity (Small-cap LBO and Management Packages)

Recognized expertise in Private Equity (Small-cap LBO and Management Packages)

Guillaume Briant Partner

Contact details

Guillaume Briant

T: +33 1 44 15 80 07 Email Guillaume | vCard Office: Paris

A corporate M&A partner in the Paris office, Guillaume advises public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, on a variety of French and international transactional matters.
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Guillaume focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, as well as capital market transactions. He has considerable experience in the telecoms, technology and life sciences sectors, and has advised on many transactions involving Africa and other emerging market countries. He also advises on compliance matters relating to corporate transactions.

Guillaume speaks French and English and is a member of the Paris and New York bars.

  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Public and private M&A

Groupe Les Echos

Le Parisien  - Advising Groupe Les Echos – Le Parisien on its acquisition of a majority stake in ChangeNOW and their related strategic partnership.

Investment manager

Advising an investment manager dedicated to sustainable energies in the negotiation of a joint venture within the framework of a large co-investment project in the renewable energies sector.

French media and telecoms

Advising several French media and telecoms groups in the setting-up of Gravity, a joint-venture dedicated to the pooling and monetization of personal data collected by the joint venture partners and members through their websites and mobile apps).

Private equity fund

Advising a global private equity fund in the setting up of its EUR 680 million joint venture with a French CAC 40 company dedicated to the purchase and management of strategic real estate assets in France, as well as the negotiation of a revised ownership and governance structure through a French regulated fund.

Advising an international mining group in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in a joint venture operating a limestone quarry in sub-Saharan Africa, and in the renegotiation of milestone payments and revised joint venture governance structure.

Advising a leading player in sustainable finance in the negotiation of a joint venture as part of a large co-investment project in the renewable energy sector.

Advising a global private equity fund in the setting up of its €680 million joint venture with a French CAC 40 company dedicated to the purchase and management of strategic real estate assets in France, as well as the negotiation of a revised shareholding and governance structure through a French regulated fund.

Advising InVivo, Eurazeo, Unigrains and the Future French Champions fund in the sale of Neovia, a leading animal nutrition group operating in 27 countries.

Advising a management company in the implementation of carried interest for the benefit of its management team.

Advising a management company in the context of its establishment in France following Brexit.

Advising Continental in its acquisition of a stake in Easymile, a designer of autonomous vehicles.

Advising Orange in the sale of Orange Niger to Zamani Com S.A.S.

Advising a German company in connection with the acquisition of a French MedTech company.

Advising CDER Investissements in connection with the sale of its module rental business to Kiloutou.

Advising Les Echos-Le Parisien Group in connection with its acquisition of a stake in ChangeNOW.

Advising Orange in connection with the acquisition of the French digital health company Enovacom.

Advising Orange in the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone.

Advising Bel (a major French dairy producer) in the sale of a cheese manufacturing company operating from France and Belgium to an American buyer.

Advising Bob Martin in the purchase of Nestlé's pet food and pet care business in France, Italy and Spain.

Advising an international mining group in the sale of several mining assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Advising an international mining group in connection with the sale to a multinational commodity trading company and a mining company of an indirect interest in a major open pit quarry in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the sale of mining assets.

Advising Orange in the sale to Helios Investment Partners of its interest in Telkom Kenya (joint venture with the Kenyan State) and related negotiations with the Kenyan State.

  • Life sciences
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Consumer
  • Technology

French medtech

Advising a German industrial company in the purchase of a French medtech company.

Digital health company

Advising Orange in the purchase of French digital health company Enovacom.

Pharmaceutical group

Advising pharmaceutical group Servier in the negotiation of license and co-development agreements with Amgen and with the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica.

Acquisition of Lucane Pharma

Advising Eurocept Pharmaceuticals on the acquisition of Lucane Pharma, a French company dedicated to the development of orphan drugs.

Biotech company

Advising a Danish biotech company in the negotiation or renegotiation of several license and co-development agreements with large pharmaceutical groups.

International mining group

Advising an international mining group in the purchase of a controlling stake in a joint venture operating a lime quarry in sub-Saharan Africa, and in the setting-up of the related governance structure.

International mining group

Advising an international mining group in the disposal of several mining assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

International mining group

Advising an international mining group in the sale to a multinational commodity trading and mining company of an indirect stake in significant open pit quarry in sub-Saharan Africa and in the related disposal of mining assets.

French cooperatives

Advising Union InVivo (a conglomerate of French cooperatives), alongside minority PE investors led by Eurazeo, in the sale of Neovia to US purchaser Archer Daniels Midland Company.

French leading dairy producer

Advising Fromageries Bel (a large French dairy producer) in the sale of a cheese manufacturing business operated from France and Belgium to a US purchaser.

Bob Martin

Advising Bob Martin in the purchase of Nestlé’s pet food and care business in France, Italy and Spain.

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Orange

Advising Orange in the sale of Orange Niger to Zamani Com S.A.S.

Advising Orange in the sale to Helios Investment Partners of its stake in Telkom Kenya (joint venture with the Kenyan State) and related negotiations with the Kenyan State.

Advising Orange in the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone.

Advising Orange in the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso.

Continental

Advising Continental (automotive company) in the subscription of a minority stake in Easymile (self-driving cars) alongside with Alstom.

Optic fiber leader

Advising a French leader in the deployment of optic fiber in its corporate and tax restructuring and in the implementation of several M&A opportunities.

Awards

Recognized expertise in Private Equity (Small-cap LBO and Management Packages)

Recognized expertise in Private Equity (Small-cap LBO and Management Packages)

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