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 invests in Spectral TMSJones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with the €2 million round of financing of Spectral TMS, a French company that develops and operates an augmented reality technology for the manufacturing sector.
  • Omnes Capital and Alliance Entreprendre participate in €10 million financing round of SEKOIAJones Day represented Omnes Capital and Alliance Entreprendre in connection with the €10 million seed round of financing of SEKOIA, a French deeptech company specializing in cyber threat anticipation.
  • ChapsVision acquires OctipasJones Day advised ChapsVision S.A.S. in the acquisition of Octipas, a French company that develops and markets omnichannel solutions for the digitalization of points of sale.
  • Planity raises €10 million in financing roundJones Day represented Planity, a French leading beauty appointment platform, in connection with its €10 million round of financing led by Crédit Mutuel Innovation alongside historical shareholders Alven, Bpifrance, and Eiffel Investment Group.
  • Elaia Partners participates in €2 million financing of Honing BiosciencesJones Day represented Elaia Partners in connection with the €2 million financing of Honing Biosciences, a French bio-therapeutics company that develops and improves cell-based therapies.
  • Lacroix Group acquires eSoftThingsJones Day advised Lacroix Group in the acquisition of eSoftThings, a designer of IoT (Internet of Things) solutions (hardware, software, and cloud) in the field of artificial intelligence (computer vision, object classification, behavior prediction).
  • Elaia Partners invests in dimpl (formerly Moment)Jones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with the €4 million round of financing of dimpl, formerly Moment, a French company that is engaged in the development and commercialization of a service platform for companies to manage their cash flow needs by enabling them to subscribe to credit insurance and eligible invoice collection services.
  • Swile acquires SweevanaJones Day advised Swile in connection with its acquisition of Sweevana S.A.S., a French company that develops a SaaS platform for work councils that enables companies to offer benefits to employees (ticketing, gift vouchers, subsidies).
  • New Alpha participates in $28 million financing round of SaagieJones Day assisted New Alpha Asset Management in connection with the $28 million round of financing of Saagie, a French company that develops and sells a platform as a service which allows faster and easier development of big data projects.
  • Elaia Partners leads €3.7 million financing round of inHEARTJones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with the €3.7 million financing round of inHEART, a French company that develops medical image processing and visualization software solutions to assist procedures on patients with heart rhythm disorders.
  • Elaia Partners and Bpifrance Investissement lead €6 million financing round of ShipupJones Day advised Elaia Partners and Bpifrance Investissement in connection with the €6 million financing round of Shipup, a French company that is engaged in the creation, development, and distribution of a software solution for the delivery and transport of goods and online sales.
  • Elaia PSL Fund and Go Capital participate in €2.5 million financing round of QuortexJones Day assisted Elaia PSL Fund and Go Capital in connection with the €2.5 million round of financing of Quortex, a French company developing a patented software solution to distribute live video over the internet.
  • Elaia PSL Fund and Breega Capital participate in €3 million investment in Alice & BobJones Day assisted Elaia PSL Fund and Breega Capital Venture Three in connection with the €3 million seed round of financing of Alice & Bob, a French company developing hardware and software for quantum computing.
  • Storelift raises €5 million in new financing roundJones Day assisted Storelift in connection with the €5 million new round of financing led by CapHorn and LocalGlobe.
  • Elaia Partners participates in €2 million financing round of PricingHUBJones Day advised Elaia Partners in connection with the €2 million financing round of PricingHUB, a French company that develops and operates a pricing optimization SaaS solution.
  • Creadev (Mulliez Family) leads €4 million financing round of Nutri&Co.Jones Day represented Creadev (Mulliez Family) in connection with the €4 million financing round of Nutri&Co, a premium brand of dietary supplements.
  • Open CNP participates in €6 million financing round of PayleadJones Day represented Open CNP SAS in connection with the €6 million financing round of Paylead, a French company which enables banks and fintechs to create intelligent loyalty programs based on advanced analysis of banking data.
  • Swile raises €70 million in financing roundJones Day advised Swile, a French company providing digital meal vouchers and other non-food benefits (reimbursements, gift cards, and events) to employees via a prepaid card and app, in connection with its €70 million round of financing led by Index Ventures, Bpifrance Participations, and Idinvest Partners.
  • Elaia Partners and 360 Capital Partners participate in $10 million financing round of ContainousJones Day represented Elaia Partners and 360 Capital Partners in connection with the $10 million round of financing of Containous, a cloud-native networking company, led by Balderton Capital.
  • Elaia Partners (PSL Innovation Fund) participates in financing round of QantevJones Day assisted Elaia Partners (PSL Innovation Fund) in connection with the round of financing of Qantev, a French start-up that develops and operates a healthcare benchmark and network optimization tool for health insurers.
  • 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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