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Adrien Descoutures focuses his practice on private equity transactions, including mid-cap to large-cap leveraged buyouts. He also regularly represents large corporates in complex transactions involving private equity sponsors (carve-outs, joint ventures, and issues with shareholders' agreements). Adrien has experience in private M&A transactions as well, including domestic and cross-border divestitures, acquisitions and strategic alliances, contracts, and corporate law matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2020, Adrien practiced with international law firms in Paris and London, where he advised many companies and investment funds, including Blackstone on the acquisitions of the Joa group (a French casino group) and the Stow group (a leading supplier of storage solutions); Cinven on the acquisition of the INSEEC U. group (a French multidisciplinary higher education platform); Warburg Pincus on the acquisition of the Accelya Group from Chequers; and Apax Partners on the acquisition of Cabovisao, a major Portuguese cable operator, from Altice Portugal.

He also advised HSBC on the transfer of various European branches surrounding the implementation of Brexit; members of the ad hoc group of noteholders on the acquisition of the IKKS group by a vehicle owned by the noteholders and the restructuring of the capital and debt structure of the IKKS group via an out-of-court restructuring and an accelerated financial safeguard; and Carlyle and CVC on the acquisition by Neptune of the oil and gas extraction and production business of Engie.

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