CharlesGavoty

Partner

Paris + 33.1.56.59.39.39

Recognized as a leading lawyer, Charles Gavoty serves clients in the hi-tech, biotech, medtech, and fintech industries in matters relating to capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and private equity. He represents a large number of emerging companies and their managers or investors in transactions ranging from seed to late-stage financing, private and public M&A deals, IPOs, private placements, and rights issues, to corporate structuring and management compensation packages.

Representative of Charles's work is his involvement in Completel's friendly takeover by Altice for $1 billion; the successful defense of Wavecom against Gemalto's hostile bid and the subsequent friendly takeover of Wavecom by Sierra Wireless; the sale of Novexel to AstraZeneca for US$505 million; the sales of Capitain Train, We Are Cloud, MobPartner, Movea, and Ipdia; the IPO of Inside Secure, SuperSonic Imagine, and Tronics; the equity lines of Cellectis, Inside Secure, and Carmat; the convertible bonds (Oceanes) issue of Inside Secure; the last financing rounds of Frichti, Alkemics, and DataBerries; and the investment by Benchmark, NJJ, and Idinvest in Zenly.

Charles's other recent representations of tech/biotech companies include Alkemics, Carmat, Cellectis, Clustree, Criteo, Databerries, Frichti, Inside Secure, Happn, Novexel, Orange, SAP, Slimpay, Stratumn, SuperSonic Imagine, Theranexus, Veolia, and Voltalia, and, on the investors' side, Alven, Benchmark, Bpi, Hi Inov, Idinvest, Index, Kima, Korelya, Kreaxi, NJJ, Omnes Capital, Otium, Partech, Seventure, Sofinnova, Valar, and XAnge.

In 2001, he received the Lavoisier Scholarship awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Experience

  • Ringo raises initial capital for companyJones Day represented Ringo SAS, a French company developing and marketing conversational analysis software (Saas), in connection with the seed financing round led by a French investment fund alongside business angels.
  • Unlatch raises €5.2 million in financing roundJones Day advised Unlatch, a French company that is engaged in the business of automation of contracts, provision of a CRM, and communication management software in order to accelerate real estate sales, in connection with its €5.2 million financing round led by AXA Venture Partners.
  • Partech Ventures, Omnes Capital, XAnge, and Korelya Capital invest in AB TastyJones Day represented Partech, Omnes, XAnge, and Korelya Capital in connection with their participation in a $40 million Series C financing of AB Tasty, a French-based platform specialized in web A/B testing and customer experience optimization, led by Crédit Mutuel Innovation.
  • Alkemics raises €21 million in financing roundJones Day represented Alkemics SAS, a platform enabling brands to launch products with retailers, in connection with the €21 million financing round led by a UK-based VC fund together with existing investors.
  • Ring Capital, SEB Alliance, Amundi Finance et Solidarité, and Raise Impact participate in €13.5 million financing round of CastalieJones Day represented Ring Capital, SEB Alliance, Amundi Finance et Solidarité, and Raise Impact in connection with the €13.5 million round of financing of Castalie, a French company engaged in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of water fountains and water cooling.
  • Kalray receives €8 million investment from NXP Semiconductors N.V.Jones Day assisted Kalray, a pioneer in processors for new intelligent systems, in connection with the €8 million strategic investment from NXP Semiconductors N.V., enables companies to develop together safe, reliable, and scalable solutions for autonomous driving.
  • European growth VC investor participates in €12.5 million financing round of AlmaJones Day assisted a European growth VC investor in connection with the €12.5 million financing round of Alma, a French fintech which simplified installment payments for e-commerce and in-store merchants.
  • Shippeo receives investment by Bpifrance, Partech Partners, ETF Partners, and NBT CapitalJones Day advised Shippeo SAS, a French company that develops a collaborative platform for road transportation management, in connection with its €20 million investment by Bpifrance, Partech Partners, ETF Partners, and NBT Capital.
  • Valar Ventures and Alven Capital participate in €104 million Series C financing round of QontoJones Day assisted Valar Ventures and Alven Capital in connection with the €104 million Series C round of financing of Qonto, the neobank for SMEs and freelancers, which included China-based Tencent and DST Global as two new global investors.
  • Alven Capital invests in CardiologsJones Day represented Alven Capital SA in connection with its investment in Cardiologs, a company engaged in the development of an AI-based heart disease diagnostic solution by supporting physicians with unprecedented EKG data analysis and reporting capabilities.
  • Lumapps raises €70 million in Series C financing roundJones Day advised Lumapps, a French software developer for companies regarding collaborative suite and business apps, dashboards, directory, and communities, in connection with its €70 million Series C round of financing led by Goldman Sachs, Bpifrance, and Idinvest Partners.
  • Serena Capital invests €4.7 million in AccentaJones Day represented Serena Capital in connection with its €4.7 million investment in Accenta, a specialist in next-generation heating and heating technologies, low-carbon air conditioning for buildings and eco-neighborhoods.
  • 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.
  • CARMAT completes €60 million reserved offering for specialized and strategic investorsJones Day advised CARMAT SA, a designer and developer of the world's most advanced heart project, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, in connection with its €60 million (US$66.3 million) share capital increase, reserved for investors, specialists of the healthcare and life sciences industry, or strategic partners of CARMAT.
  • Alven Capital, Idinvest Partners, Seventure, and Korelya Capital participate in €50 million Series C financing round of JobteaserJones Day assisted Alven Capital Partners, Idinvest Partners, Seventure Partners, and Korelya Capital in connection with the €50 million (US$55 million) Series C round of financing of Jobteaser, an online recruitment platform directly integrated into 200+ European universities, led by Highland Europe.
  • Akeneo raises €41 million in financing roundJones Day advised Akeneo, a French company that develops and sells software for managing data relating to product catalogs as well as its historical investors, Alven Capital Partners and Partech Partners, in connection with Akeneo's €41 million (US$45.1 million) round of financing.
  • Sentryo sold to CiscoJones Day represented Sentryo SAS and its shareholders in connection with the sale of Sentryo, a France-based provider of device visibility and security solutions for industrial control system (ICS) networks, to Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions.
  • EPSA sold to RAISE Investissement with existing investors Initiative & Finance and CapeliaJones Day assisted management and existing investors in connection with the leveraged buyout of EPSA, an international consulting group specializing in the optimization of operational performance, led by RAISE Investissement together with existing investors Initiative & Finance and Capelia.
  • Critizr raises €15 million in financing roundJones Day advised Critizr, a French company that develops a customer feedback management solution dedicated to the points of sale, in connection with its €15 million (US$16.8 million) round of financing led by 83North.
  • Incepto Medical raises €5.6 million in financing roundJones Day advised Incepto Medical, a French company engaged in the business of co-creation, development, and distribution of AI-based applications for medical imaging in the field of diagnosis and treatment of diseases, in connection with its €5.6 million (US$6.3 million) round of financing led by AXA Venture Partners, Bpifrance Investissement, and CapDecisif Management.
  • Additional Publications

    • June 28, 2004
      Vers une extension de l'obligation de renégocation en matière contractuelle ?, Petites Affiches
    • November 17, 2003
      La loi de securite financiere: une loi d'insecurite juridique, Option Finance
    • August - September 2001
      L'absorption par une societe par actions simplifiee exige-t-elle le consentement unaime des associes de la sciete aborbee? Bulletin Joly Societes

    Speaking Engagements

    • January 29, 2013
      Le Private Equity : où en sommes-nous ?
    • May 2007
      Strategic Negotiations, panelist, INSEAD
    • Annually 2005-2013
      The Management Package, ESSEC Business School
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