FlorentBouyer

Partner

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Florent Bouyer has significant experience in capital markets, public M&A, and complex corporate and securities law matters. He advises on a wide array of capital markets transactions, including tender offers, equity offerings, equity-linked and debt offerings, IPOs, public and private placements, block trades, dual listings, and delistings. Florent also handles all corporate law questions as well as regulatory issues relating to AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) and corporate governance.

Florent's experience includes representations of issuers or financial institutions in transactions involving Wabtec, Atmel, P&G, or Stallergenes (public M&A); Ingenico, CGG, Neopost, or Assystem (convertible bonds); Genfit, SOITEC, Figeac Aero, Naturex, Rubis, Onxeo, Valneva, or Voltalia (rights offerings); and Tikehau Capital, NextStage, BioAmber, Criteo, MedTech, or Supersonic Imagine (IPOs).

Florent is listed in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, and The Legal 500 EMEA, where he is described as having "great expertise in all ECM products." He is recommended in The Legal 500 Paris for equity-linked offerings in France and for being "very technical with great experience and expertise of equity-linked transactions and IPOs."

Experience

  • Gilbert Dupont; Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG; and Portzamparc complete IPO of BoostheatJones Day advised Gilbert Dupont; Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG; and Portzamparc, as joint global coordinators, joint lead managers, and joint bookrunners, in connection with the initial public offering of Boostheat SA, a designer, developer, and producer of technologically advanced, energy efficient, and sustainable heating solutions, on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris.
  • Société Générale sells its majority stake in Mobiasbanca Societe Generale (Moldova) to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of its majority stake in Mobiasbanca Societe Generale (Moldova) to OTP Bank Nyrt, the leading Hungarian bank.
  • Société Générale sells Societe Generale Montenegro to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of Societe Generale Montenegro to OTP Bank.
  • Voltalia completes €376 million capital increase with shareholders’ preferential subscription rightsJones Day represented Voltalia S.A. in connection with its €376 million offering by way of preferential subscription rights allocated to Voltalia's existing shareholders in a public offering in France and internationally in private placements to institutional investors.
  • Syndicate of leading banks complete €715 million share capital increase by Tikehau CapitalJones Day advised Berenberg, Credit Suisse, Natixis, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and Société Générale, as global coordinators, joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, and Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets, as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, in connection with the €715 million share capital increase without shareholders' preferential subscription rights and with a priority subscription period for existing shareholders by Tikehau Capital, an asset management and investment group.
  • APE obtains French constitutional Supreme Court approval for design of airport privatization planJones Day advised the Agence des Participations de l'Etat ("APE") on constitutional matters regarding the privatization of Aéroports de Paris ("ADP"), the French company managing the biggest airports around Paris (market value: €17 billion).
  • Stallergenes Greer plc acquired by Waypoint for approximately €110 million (US$124 million)Jones Day advised Stallergenes Greer plc in the recommended cash acquisition by Ares Life Sciences I S.à r.l. (Waypoint) of the entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital of Stallergenes Greer not held directly or indirectly by Waypoint by way of a scheme of arrangement for approximately €110 million (US$124 million).
  • Société Générale to sell SKB Banka (Slovenia) and its subsidiaries to OTP BankJones Day is advising Société Générale in the signing of an agreement for the sale to OTP Bank Nyrt. of its shareholding in the share capital of its subsidiary specializing in retail banking, SKB Banka d.d. Ljubljana (Slovenia), and of its subsidiaries SKB Leasing d.o.o. and SKB Leasing Select d.o.o.
  • Société Générale sells its majority stake in Societe Generale Albania to OTP Bank.Jones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of its majority stake in Societe Generale Albania to OTP Bank.
  • SVB Leerink, Barclays, Bryan Garnier, and Natixis underwrite $155.4 million Nasdaq IPO by GenfitJones Day acted as French counsel to the underwriters, led by SVB Leerink and Barclays, as global coordinators, and Bryan Garnier and Natixis, as European bookrunners, in connection with the initial public offering of Genfit S.A., a French Euronext Paris-listed biotechnology company on Nasdaq for a total aggregate amount of $155.4 million, after full exercise of the over-allotment option.
  • Société Générale sells its majority stakes in Societe Generale Expressbank AD and Sogelife Bulgaria IJSC to OTP BankJones Day advised Société Générale in its sale of its majority stakes in Societe Generale Expressbank AD and Sogelife Bulgaria IJSC to OTP Bank.
  • Bryan Garnier & Co Ltd and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank complete €30 million IPO on Euronext by MedinCellJones Day represented Bryan Garnier & Co Ltd and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with the €30 million (US$34.4 million) initial public offering of Ordinary Shares on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris by MedinCell, a developer of next generation of best-in-class medicine.
  • Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH issues CHF150 million Soft Bullet Covered BondsJones Day represented Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH, as issuer, in connection with its issuance of CHF150 million (US$152.4 million) Soft Bullet Covered Bonds.
  • Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH issues two series of Soft Bullet Covered Bonds for an aggregate amount of €1.5 billionJones Day represented Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH, as issuer, in connection with its €1.5 billion (US$1.75 billion) issuance of two series of bonds, consisting of €500 million Soft Bullet Covered Bonds and €1 billion Soft Bullet Covered Bonds.
  • Group Casino, Guichard-Perrachon sells 15% stake in Mercialys for €213 millionJones Day advised Group Casino, Guichard-Perrachon SA, a leading food retailer, in connection with the sale of 15% stake in Mercialys for €213 million (US$249 million) through an equity swap.
  • Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH issues €1.5 billion Soft Bullet Covered BondsJones Day represented Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH, as issuer, in connection with its issuance of €1.5 billion (US$1.7 billion) Soft Bullet Covered Bonds.
  • Athyrium Capital Management refinances Biom'Up's existing debt, finances production and marketing of HEMOBLAST™ Bellows, and completes bond financingJones Day represented Athyrium Capital Management in connection with the refinancing of Biom'Up's existing debt, financing of the production and marketing of its flagship product HEMOBLAST™ Bellows in the United States and the European Union, and the financing of its external growth.
  • Vivendi sells stake in Ubisoft Entertainment for approximately €2 billionJones Day advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) in connection with the sale by Vivendi of its stake in Ubisoft Entertainment (Ubisoft) for approximately €2 billion.
  • Safran completes €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares creating global leader in aircraft equipmentJones Day represented Safran in connection with its €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares to create a global leader in aircraft equipment.
  • Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH issues CHF200 million Covered BondsJones Day represented Crédit Agricole Home Loan SFH, as issuer, in connection with its issuance of CHF200 million (US$209.5 million) Soft Bullet Covered Bonds.
  • The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day:

    Initial Public Offerings

    Advised Natixis in the initial public offering of Euro Media Group (process aborted, 2011)

    Advised Rexel in its initial public offering (€6.2 billion, 2007)

    Advised Natixis and Société Générale in the initial public offering of Outremer Telecom (€121 million, 2007)

    Advised Legrand in its initial public offering (€5.4 billion, 2006)

    Advised CACIB and Goldman Sachs in the initial public offering of bioMérieux (€300 million, 2004)

    Capital Increase

    Advised Vilmorin (Issuer), Natixis, HSBC, and Société Générale in a €200 million capital increase (2010)

    Advised Natixis in a €30 million capital increase (2010, Issuer: Vivalis)

    Advised Natixis in a €22 million capital increase by way of a private placement (2009, Issuer: Cellectis)

    Advised Natixis in a €320 million capital increase (2007, Issuer: Eurosic)

    Advised CACIB and Goldman Sachs in a €750 million capital increase (2003, Issuer: SCOR)

    Advised Rexel in its €417 million capital increase (2003)

    Block Deals

    Advised Nexgen and Natixis in the sale by Nexgen of 1.6% of Gecina’s share capital (2013)

    Advised Areva and HSBC in the sale by Areva of 3.65% of Safran's share capital (2011)

    Debt and Equity-linked

    Advised CACIB, Natixis, and Oddo Corporate Finance in a €92 million convertible/exchangeable bonds (ORNANEs) offering (2011, Issuer: Assystem)

    Advised BNP Paribas, CACIB, and Société Générale in a €50 million convertible/exchangeable bonds (OCEANEs) offering (2011, Issuer: GFI Informatique)

    Advised Ingenico (Issuer), Goldman Sachs, Lazard-Natixis, Société Générale, and BNP Paribas in a €250 million OCEANEs offering (2011)

    Advised Natixis in a €50 million convertible/exchangeable bonds (ORANEs) offering (2009, Issuer: Atari)

    Advised BNP Paribas, Calyon, Lazard Natixis, Société Générale and UBS in a €661 million OCEANEs offering (2009, Issuer: Air Franc-KLM)

    Advised Artemis, Calyon, and BNP Paribas in the offering by Artemis of bonds exchangeable in existing Vinci's shares (OE) (€300 million, 2009)

    Advised BNP Paribas and Société Générale in OCEANEs offerings (2004, 2006, and 2009, Issuer: Nexans)

    Advised BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley in a €500 million OCEANEs offering (2009, Issuer: Capgemini)

    Advised BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley in a €500 million OCEANEs offering (2009, Issuer: Capgemini)

    Advised Vilmorin (Issuer), HSBC, and Lazard-Natixis in a €150 million OCEANEs offering (2008)

    Advised BNP Paribas and HSBC in a €148.5 million subordinated OCEANEs (OSCEANEs) offering (2007, Issuer: Steria)

    Public Mergers & Acquisitions

    Advised on the LBO of Foncia by Bridgepoint and Eurazeo (2012)

    Advised Rexel in the mandatory standing offer for its shares and a squeeze-out in connection with its LBO (2005)

    Delisting

    Advised Ito Yokado, Co., Ltd. on the delisting of its shares from Euronext Paris (2005)

    Additional Publications

    • Septembre 2017
      Table ronde Equity Capital Markets (ECM) : Tendances et opérations emblématiques 2017 – Organisée par le Magazine des Affaires, Paris.
    • September 2017
      ECM Round Table: Market Trends and Landmark Deals 2017, Organized by the Magazine des Affaires, Paris
    • August 2012
      Interview in Option Finance regarding Equity-swaps and notifications of threshold crossings
    • July-August 2012
      Compétitivité, Liquidité et Transparence du marché obligataire, Magazine des affaires n°72/73
    • January-February 2012
      Offre publique et réinvestissement, les contraintes réglementaires, Magazine des affaires n°67/68
    • January 30, 2012
      Responsabilité du banquier pour rupture de la convention d’introduction en bourse, Option Finance n°1158/2012
    • October 10, 2011
      Les émetteurs se rachètent auprès de leurs actionnaires, Option Finance n°1143
    • June 6, 2011
      Introduction en bourse et accès privilégié à l'offre, les viticulteurs champenois ont tracé le sillon, Option Finance n°1128
    • March 16, 2009
      Comment augmenter son capital avec un cours de bourse inférieur au pair ?, Option Finance n°1020
    • December 9, 2008
      La transparence au chevet de la crise, La Tribune.fr
    • November 11, 2006
      Directive Transparence: plus et plus vite !, Gazette du Palais
    • December 12, 2004
      Programmes de Rachat: Légitimité ou Suspicion? Les Echos

    Speaking Engagements

    • 13 septembre 2017
      Table ronde Equity Capital Markets (ECM) : Tendances et opérations emblématiques 2017 – Organisée par le Magazine des Affaires, Paris
    • September 13, 2017
      ECM Round Table: Market Trends and Landmark Deals 2017, Organized by the Magazine des Affaires, Paris
    • 15 janvier 2015
      Le private equity : le retour en force de la France ?
    • 29 janvier 2014
      Le private equity en 2014 : tendances et opportunités
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