Jean-GabrielGriboul

Partner

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Jean-Gabriel Griboul has extensive experience in venture and growth capital, private equity, public and private M&A, and capital markets transactions.

Jean-Gabriel primarily represents high-growth listed and unlisted companies, their managers, as well as the private equity and industrial investors that finance them. He has acted as principal lawyer in a significant number of early to late-stage financing rounds, M&A transactions, initial public offerings (IPOs), rights issues, tender offers, and private placements, mainly for technology, fintech, and life sciences companies.

Jean-Gabriel's recent experience includes the representations of: Adikteev, Doctolib, Fintecture, PayFit, Paylead, Snapshift, Swapcard, Unseenlabs, Voodoo, Planity, ChapsVision, Adocia, and Nanobiotix. His recent investor-side representations include: Elaia Partners, Portage Ventures (Sagard), Daphni, Omnes Capital, Seventure Partners, Index Ventures, BNP Paribas, Bpifrance, Invus, Creadev, New Alpha Asset Management, Open CNP, Orange Ventures, and Tikehau.

Examples of the transactions in which Jean-Gabriel has acted as lead lawyer include: all financing rounds and M&A transactions completed by Swile; the Nasdaq IPO of Nanobiotix; ChapsVision tender offer on Coheris; the sale of Prestashop to MBE; and the sale of Drivy to Getaround.

Experience

  • Swile and Groupe BPCE to combine to create global leader in employee benefitsJones Day is advising Swile, a worktech unicorn, in the acquisition of Bimpli, a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE and leader in employee services and benefits in France.
  • Elaia Partners and Hi Inov sell ForePaaS to OVHcloudJones Day advised Elaia Partners and Hi Inov in the sale of ForePaaS, a unified platform specializing in data analytics, machine learnings, and artificial intelligence projects for businesses, to OVHcloud, the European leader in cloud computing.
  • Adikteev acquires minority interest in TemprJones Day advised Adikteev in its acquisition of a minority interest in Tempr, a SaaS company that helps mobile advertisers realize the full potential of their user acquisition operations and maximize their returns.
  • Nanobiotix completes $113.3 million IPO on NasdaqJones Day represented Nanobiotix S.A., a French clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approaches to the treatment of cancer, in connection with its $113.3 million initial public offering in the United States and listing on Nasdaq.
  • Adikteev bought out by managementJones Day advised Adikteev SA in the management buyout by Xavier Mariani and Emilien Eychenne as well as several other executives.
  • Snapshift raises $45 million in Series A roundJones Day advised Snapshift, the French SaaS HR application for businesses in the hospitality and retail sector, in its $45 million Series A financing round led by Highland Europe.
  • Swile raises $200 million in Series D financingJones Day advised Swile, a French-based tech company that offers digital solutions for employee rewards and benefits through a custom card and app, in connection with its $200 million Series D round of financing led by SoftBank, alongside existing investors Index Ventures, Eurazeo and Bpifrance Large Venture.
  • Portage Ventures (Sagard) participates in €29 million funding round of AcheelJones Day represented Portage Ventures (Sagard) in the €29 million funding round of Acheel, a Paris, France based startup building a digital platform for selling non-life insurance products.
  • Elaia Partners leads $9.2 million Series A financing round of IndeezJones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with leading the $9.2 million Series A financing of Indeez, the fastest growing European insurtech for platform workers.
  • Nauta Capital and Orange Ventures invest in YZRJones Day advised Nauta Capital and Orange Ventures in the $12 million Series A financing of YZR, a French start-up that uses AI to normalize data.
  • Omnes Capital, Merieux Equity Partners, and Elaia Partners participate in €20 million financing round of SeqOne GenomicsJones Day advised Omnes Capital, Merieux Equity Partners, and Elaia Partners in the €20 million financing round of SeqOne Genomics, a French-based provider of next genomic analysis solutions for personalized medicine.
  • Alliance Entreprendre invests in Secure-ICJones Day advised Alliance Entreprendre acting as lead investor alongside Go Capital and BNP Paribas Développement in the €20 million round of financing of Secure-IC, a French start-up company producing electronic circuits and software dedicated to chip cybersecurity.
  • Collective receives investment from Blossom CapitalJones Day advised Collective.work, a French-based company engaged in the development of a software solution for freelancers, in connection with its €7 million round of financing led by Blossom Capital.
  • Omnes Capital, Bpifrance, and Quantonation invest €15 million in QuandelaJones Day represented Omnes Capital, Bpifrance, and Quantonation in connection with the €15 million seed financing round of Quandela, a world leader in quantum photonics, to bring the first photonic quantum computer online in 2022.
  • Creadev, DN Capital, and Adélie participate in €31 million Series B financing round of FoodlesJones Day advised Creadev, DN Capital, and Adélie as historic investors in the €31 million Series B round of financing of Foodles, a French company providing catering solution based on connected fridges and pre-orders, led by InfraVia with Bpifrance Large Venture also participating.
  • Quadrille Capital invests in La Belle Vie (DELEEV)Jones Day advised Quadrille Capital SAS as co-lead investor alongside Left Lane Capital in the €25 million round of financing of La Belle Vie (DELEEV), a French-based company specialized in the activity of on-line grocery stores.
  • Planity raises €30 million in Series B financing roundJones Day represented Planity, a French company specialized in the edition, design, and marketing of appointment making, payments, point of sales, product management, and customer tools dedicated to professionals in the beauty industry, in connection with its €30 million Series B financing round led by Gaia Capital Partners, alongside historical investors Crédit Mutuel Innovation, BPI Digital Venture, Alven, and Eiffel Investment Group.
  • Yousign raises €30 million in Series A roundJones Day advised Yousign, a French-based trust service provider issuing electronic certificates and software publisher of an electronic signature application, in connection with its €30 million Series A round of financing led by Lead Edge Capital Management, LLC with existing investor eFounders also participating.
  • New Alpha Asset Management and Open CNP lead €10 million financing of ClimbJones Day advised New Alpha Asset Management and Open CNP in the €10 million Series A financing round of Climb (formerly known as Tacotax), a financial platform that has already helped more than 800,000 people in France better manage their taxes and investments.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 12 avril 2018
      Finale de la 4ème édition du Prix Jones Day/Paris II/ESSEC
    • 7 janvier 2016
      Le private equity : quelles opportunités pour 2016 ?