Jean-GabrielGriboul

Partner

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Jean-Gabriel Griboul has extensive experience in venture capital, private equity, M&A, and capital markets transactions. He primarily represents high-growth listed and unlisted companies, their managers, as well as the private equity and industrial investors that finance them, at every stage of development from entrepreneurial start-ups to global corporations. He has acted as principal lawyer in a significant number of early to late stage financing rounds, M&A transactions, initial public offerings, rights issues, tender offers, and private placements, mainly for technology and life sciences companies.

Jean-Gabriel's recent experience includes the representations of: Adikteev, Adocia, AudioValley, Inside Secure, Mauna Kea Technologies, Nanobiotix, Lunchr, Shiseido, TxCell, and Voluntis. His recent investor-side representations include: Alven, BNP Paribas, Bpifrance, Breega Capital, Daphni, DN Capital, Elaia Partners, ETF Partners, Eurazeo, Goldman Sachs, Idinvest Partners, New Alpha Asset Management, Open CNP, Orange, Piton Capital, and Seventure Partners.

Illustrative transactions in which Jean-Gabriel acted as lead lawyer include: representing the issuer and/or underwriters in more than 35 IPOs and other capital markets transactions; the sale of Drivy to Getaround, the sale by Inside Secure of its semiconductor business to WISeKey, the sale by Shiseido of its CARITA and DECLÉOR worldwide businesses to L'Oréal, the sale of Vodeclic by Skillsoft, the sale of Movea to InvenSense, the sale of Simpoe to Dassault Systemes, and the sale of Mentum to Infovista; Orange's investments in Deezer and Jumia (AIG); and Goldman Sachs's investment in Nuxeo.

Experience

  • Elaia Partners participates in €1.5 million financing round of NewsbridgeJones Day represented Elaia Partners in connection with the €1.5 million (US$1.7 million) financing round of Newsbridge, a marketer and developer of advanced media processing solutions, dedicated to the media and broadcast industry.
  • Invus participates in €20 million investment in SensorionJones Day advised Invus, as lead investor, alongside with Sofinnova, in the €20 million (US$22.6 million) convertible bonds issue of Sensorion, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which specializes in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat, and prevent inner ear diseases.
  • Sommet Education acquires Ducasse EducationJones Day assisted Sommet Education, a portfolio company of Eurazeo, in its acquisition of a 51% interest in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary arts and pastry training.
  • Creadev, DN Capital, and Adelie invest €9 million in FoodlesJones Day represented Creadev SAS, DN Capital, and Adelie in connection with the €9 million (US$10 million) round of financing of Foodles, a French company providing canteen-like services using connected fridges and daily deliveries.
  • Elaia Partners and Axeleo Capital participate in €4.0 million financing round of HyperlexJones Day advised Elaia Partners and Axeleo Capital in connection with the €4.0 million (US$4.4 million) financing round of Hyperlex, a French-based company that develops and operates a contract analytics tool and contract management solution for enterprises and legal experts.
  • Elaia Partners participates in €3.0 million financing round of SIM&CUREJones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with the €3.0 million (US$3.36 million) financing round of SIM&CURE, a French-based developer and operator of simulation software dedicated to neurovascular treatments against aneurysms.
  • Alven Capital, Index Ventures, Via-ID, and Bpifrance sell European platform Drivy to Getaround for $300 millionJones Day advised majority investor sellers (Alven Capital, Index Ventures, Via-ID, and Bpifrance) of Drivy, peer-to-peer car-sharing leader in Europe, in connection with its sale to Getaround for $300 million.
  • Gimv invests in Coolworld RentalsJones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.
  • Elaia Partners participates in €3 million financing round of SeqOneJones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with the €3 million (US$3.3 million) financing round of SeqOne, a French company that develops and operates tools for analysis of healthcare genomic data.
  • Daphni invests in Trusk LimitedJones Day represented Daphni in connection with its investment in Trusk Limited, a delivery specialist.
  • Open CNP invests in Yes We HackJones Day advised Open CNP SAS in connection with the €4 million (US$4.5 million) round of financing of Yes We Hack, a French-based company that develops a platform dedicated to connecting organizations with IT security needs and a community of competent people.
  • Lunchr raises €30 million in financing roundJones Day advised Lunchr, a meal voucher app linked to restaurants and supermarkets in France, in connection with its €30 million (US$34 million) round of financing led by Index Ventures and supported by its historical investors.
  • Dolmen raises €9 million in financing roundJones Day represented Dolmen, a French-based company that designs and develops a local customer marketing platform, in connection with its €9 million (US$10.2 million) round of financing led by Mediapost, Salesforce Ventures, and Kreaxi.
  • Pretto (Finspot) raises €8 million in financing roundJones Day advised Pretto (Finspot), a French-based company engaged in online mortgage brokerage, in connection with its €8 million (US$9 million) round of financing led by Alven Capital Partners and Blackfin Capital Partners.
  • New Alpha participates in €4 million financing round of Fred de la comptaJones Day advised New Alpha Asset Management in connection with the €4 million (US$4.6 million) round of financing of Fred de la compta, a company providing a platform and data analysis tools in the field of accounting.
  • Elaia Partners and Partech Partners invest €5 million in Acorus NetworksJones Day advised Elaia Partners and Partech Partners in connection with their €5 million (US$5.7 million) investment in Acorus Networks, a French-based company that develops and operates software and hardware for protection against denial of service attacks.
  • Georgia-Pacific sells European nonwovens business to Glatfelter for $185 millionJones Day advised Georgia-Pacific LLC ("GP") in the sale of its European nonwovens business to Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, for $185 million.
  • XAnge and Daphni invest in €8 million in ShineJones Day advised XAnge and Daphni in connection with the €8 million (US$9.2 million) round of financing of Shine, a French-based company that develops and operates mobile applications, websites, and computer software to facilitate the administrative and tax management of the self-employed.
  • Deezer enters into exclusive distribution agreement with Rotana, leading media group in Middle EastJones Day is assisting Deezer, a leader in music streaming, in the negotiation and execution of an exclusive distribution agreement with Rotana Group, the leading media group in the Middle East, to distribute Rotana's audio and video content catalogue exclusively on Deezer's platform in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
  • Elaia Partners participates in €1 million financing round of SancareJones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with €1 million (US$1.1 million) seed financing round of Sancare, a French company specialized in machine learning solutions dedicated to the health sector.
  • 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 ?
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