Audrey A.Bontemps

Partner

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Audrey Bontemps has advised clients on numerous mid-cap M&A transactions, as well as several large-cap M&A transactions.

Audrey's practice focuses on private M&A, including domestic and cross-border divestitures, acquisitions and strategic alliances, contracts, and corporate law issues. She represents large French and multinational industrial corporations and investment funds in a number of key sectors and is especially active in the chemical, energy, and real estate areas.

Recent representative matters include: SUEZ SA's sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations in four continental Europe countries to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group; TotalEnergies' acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz and divestitures of its specialty chemicals affiliate Atotech B.V. to The Carlyle Group and its worldwide adhesives business to Arkema; Reno De Medici SpA's sale of its 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S. to La Rochette Holding S.A.S. owned by Mutares SE & Co. KgaA; crude oil storage operator Pisto's tentative acquisition of a 30% stake in the Trapil pipeline network from Total; and Greystar Real Estate Partners in relation to a joint venture for the development of purpose-built student accommodations and young professional accommodations in the Greater Paris region, with an investment capacity of circa €1 billion.

Audrey has also advised on domestic renewable energy and infrastructure projects for major actors like TotalEnergies Renouvelables France and la CDC.

In the banking sector, Audrey represented My Money Bank in the sale of its auto loans activity in mainland France to Arkea Group and Euronext in its acquisition of a minority stake in LCH.Clearnet SA.

Erfahrung

  • Timken acquires GGB Bearing Technology for $305 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in the $305 million acquisition of GGB Bearing Technology (GGB), a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB).
  • Orange and Masmovil to combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day is advising Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • TDF Fibre obtains sustainable project financing to roll-out and operate fiber optic networks in FranceJones Day represented TDF Fibre, a joint venture between TDF SAS and the Caisse des dépôts et consignations, in connection with a €735 million credit facility to (i) refinance and finance the rollout and operation of four fiber optic networks located in low-density areas in the departments of Val d'Oise, Yvelines, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, and Maine-et-Loire and (ii) finance the acquisition of additional fiber optic networks in France.
  • American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII takes control of Aluminium Dunkerque companiesJones Day has advised American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII, L.P. in connection with the acquisition of the Aluminium Dunkerque companies through the foreclosure on the shares of Liberty France Industries 1 SA, which were pledged to affiliates of AIP under mezzanine financing arrangements previously provided to Aluminium Dunkerque, due to ongoing payment and other defaults.
  • Mapei acquires Resipoly ChrysorJones Day advised Mapei in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Resipoly Chrysor.
  • Hilti Group acquires Fieldwire for approximately $300 millionJones Day is advising the Hilti Group in its acquisition of Fieldwire, a San Francisco, California, based construction technology company specialized in construction project management software, for approximately $300 million.
  • Cascades sells controlling interest in Reno De Medici to ApolloJones Day represented Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) in the sale of its 57.6% interest in dual-listed Reno De Medici S.p.A., a recycled cartonboard manufacturer listed on the Italian stock exchange (BIT: RM) and on the Madrid stock exchange (BME: RDM) with a market cap in excess of €500 million, to an affiliate of funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) for an all-cash purchase price of €1.45 per share, corresponding to an overall consideration of €315.3 million.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group.
  • Reno De Medici sells 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S.Jones Day advised Reno De Medici SpA in the sale of its 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S. to La Rochette Holding S.A.S., 100% owned by Mutares SE & Co. KgaA.
  • Hornblower Group acquires WalksJones Day advised Hornblower Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Walks, a technology-enabled services platform for sightseeing tours and travel activities.
  • CANDRIAM acquires Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe's alternative multi-asset management businessJones Day advised CANDRIAM in the acquisition of Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe’s alternative multi-asset management business.
  • Total acquires Fonroche BiogazJones Day advised Total in the acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz, a company that designs, builds and operates anaerobic digestion units in France.
  • TotalEnergies reorganizes and refinances two portfolios of solar assets in New Caledonia, France and sells 50% of two portfolios to institutional investorJones Day represented TotalEnergies Renewables France (f.k.a. Total Quadran), as sponsor, in connection with the corporate reorganization and refinancing of two portfolios of solar assets in New Caledonia, France; and legal counsel to Total Quadran on the sale of 50% of the two portfolios to an institutional investor.
  • Greystar forms joint venture to launch €1 billion Paris student housing ventureJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in relation to a joint venture for the development of purpose-built student accommodation and young professional accommodation in the Greater Paris region, with an investment capacity of circa €1 billion.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 25% of Cityhold Office Partnership ("CHOP")Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its 25% acquisition of the interests in CHOP valued at approximately €625 million from TIAA-CREF (largest U.S. life insurance company) advised by Nuveen Real Estate (an independent subsidiary of TIAA-CREFF) which also provides investment management services to CHOP.
  • Total Quadran sold 50% stake in two holding companies holding wind and solar assets in France to la Caisse des Dépôts et ConsignationsJones Day advised Total Quadran in the sale by the Quadran group, which is part of the Total group, of a 50% stake in two holding companies holding a portfolio of wind and solar assets in France, to la Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.
  • Société Générale sells Societe Generale Serbia and Sogelease Serbia to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of 100% of the shares in its subsidiary Societe Generale Serbia (SGS) and Sogelease Serbia to OTP Bank Nyrt., including the indirect sale of 100% of the shares in SG Leasing (SGS' wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to leasing activities).
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Bank refinances two portfolios of solar and wind assetsJones Day acted as lenders' counsel in the refinancing of two portfolios of solar and wind assets operated by a subsidiary.
  • Greystar acquires Acteva Residences ServicesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition of Acteva Residences Services, a company managing student residences in all major French cities.
  • Vortragstätigkeit

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      Finale de la 3ème édition du Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II
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    • 24 mai 2016
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