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 and life sciences companies.

Jean-Gabriel's recent experience includes the representations of: Adikteev, Adocia, AudioValley, Cubyn, Mauna Kea Technologies, Nanobiotix, Swile, TxCell, Verimatrix, and Voluntis. His recent investor-side representations include: Alven, BNP Paribas, Bpifrance, ChapsVision, Daphni, DN Capital, Elaia Partners, ETF Partners, Eurazeo/Idinvest, Goldman Sachs, Hedosophia, Index Ventures, Invus, New Alpha Asset Management, Omnes Capital, Open CNP, Orange, Portag3 Ventures, and Seventure Partners.

Examples of the transactions in which Jean-Gabriel has acted as lead lawyer include: the Nasdaq IPO of Nanobiotix; ChapsVision tender offer on Coheris; the sale of Drivy to Getaround; financings rounds of Swile; and Orange's investments in Jumia (AIG).

Experience

  • 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.
  • Elaia Partners invests in SUN ZU LabJones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with the €1.5 million first round of financing with Kima Ventures in SUN ZU Lab, a French Fintech that produces liquidity analytics to enable cryptocurrency investors to optimize their transactions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Andronaco IndustriesJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Andronaco Industries, a leading provider of corrosion-resistant flow control technologies.
  • 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.
  • Elaia Partners and Bpifrance lead €5 million seed investment in ContinuityJones Day represented Elaia Partners and Bpifrance in connection with a €5 million seed investment in Continuity, the company using AI to help insurers improve underwriting for small and mid-size enterprises.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elaia Partners leads €6 million financing round of ElevoJones Day represented Elaia Partners in connection with the €6 million financing round of Elevo, the people management platform that increases the employee experience and enables people leaders to develop engaged and high performing teams.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Crane Venture Partners leads $4 million financing round of QoveryJones Day advised Crane Venture Partners, lead investor, in the $4 million financing round of Qovery, a platform helping developers to deploy their applications in the cloud, with Speedinvest and other business angels also participating.
  • Open CNP participates as co-investor in €16 million Series B financing round of YesWeHackJones Day represented Open CNP SAS as participating historical investor in the €16 million Series B round of financing of YesWeHack, a French-based company that develops a platform dedicated to connecting organizations with IT security needs and a community of competent people, led by la Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations Group) and Eiffel Investment Group.
  • Elaia Partners manages €7 million financing round of Tilak HealthcareJones Day represented Elaia Partners in connection with the €7 million financing round of Tilak Healthcare, a pioneering company developing mobile games with medical modules to monitor patients with chronic ophthalmological conditions, managed by Elaia Partners, with participation of Swen Capital Partners, Matmut Innovation, and iBionext Growth Fund.
  • 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 ?