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

  • Cryptosense raises $4.8 million in funding roundJones Day advised Cryptosense SA, a cryptography lifecycle management platform, in the $4.8 million funding round led by Amadeus Capital Partners with participation from BGV and Elaia Partners.
  • Elaia Partners leads €4 million financing round of Mablink BioscienceJones Day represented Elaia Partners in connection with the €4 million seed round of financing of Mablink Bioscience, a company developing the next generation of antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) through its proprietary hydrophilic drug-linker PSARlink™ platform.
  • Unseenlabs raises €20 million in Series B funding roundJones Day advised Unseenlabs, a European leader in satellite radio frequency (RF) geolocation of ships at seas, in connection with its €20 million Series B round of financing.
  • Fintecture raises $7.5 million in seed round of financingJones Day represented Fintecture, a French company specialized in API gateway connecting businesses to bank, in its $7.5 million seed round of financing led by Target Global with Samaipata and Société Générale participating.
  • Portage Ventures (Sagard) invests in Pledg SASJones Day represented Portage Ventures (Sagard) in connection with its equity investment in Pledg SAS, a solution for payment in installments or deferred payments.
  • Elaia Partners and Majycc eSanté lead €2.5 million financing round of I-VirtualJones Day advised Elaia Partners and Majycc eSanté in connection with the €2.5 million round of financing of I-Virtual, a French-based company that is specialized in the development of software for non-contact measurement of physiological variables in the health and wellness sector.
  • 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.
  • Omnes Capital participates in €5 million Series B financing round of ElistairJones Day advised Omnes Capital S.A.S. in the €5 million Series B round of financing of Elistair, a French company specialized in wired drones.
  • Cubyn raises €35 million in Series C financing roundJones Day advised Cubyn SAS, a French-based company specialized in collection, packing, and shipping of packages, in connection with its €35 million Series C round of financing led by Bpifrance and Idinvest.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elaia Partners leads €4 million financing round of NewsbridgeJones Day represented Elaia Partners in connection with the €4 million financing round of Newsbridge, a French start-up marketing, developing, and implementing advanced media processing solutions, dedicated to the media and broadcast industry.
  • 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 leads €700K financing round of HumminkJones Day represented Elaia Partners in connection with the €700K seed round of financing of Hummink, a French deeptech startup that develops a novel additive manufacturing technology at the nanometric scale.
  • 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).
  • 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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