Geoffroy Pineau-Valencienne has extensive experience in venture capital, private equity, M&A, and capital markets transactions. He represents a large number of private and public companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to global corporations, particularly in the life sciences and technology fields, as well as financial and industrial investors.
He also represents, on a regular basis, tech and biopharmaceutical companies in transactional matters in relation to joint ventures and strategic partnerings, product development, distribution, and licensing agreements.
Geoffroy's recent experience includes representation of technology and life sciences companies such as Amoéba, Amolyt Pharma, Cellectis, Criteo, Enertime, Eurobio, Genticel, Inotrem, Mathym, Mauna Kea Technologies, Orega Biotech, Orphélia Pharma, Talend, Trace One, and Urban Canopée. His recent investor-side representations include: Alven, Andera, Balderton, BioMed, Bpifrance, CEA Investissement, CITA, Elaia, Fa-Dièse, Havenrock, HI Inov, Hil-Invest, Idinvest, Novo Holdings, Partech, Regenxbio, Riverside, Serena, Seventure, Supernova, Ventech, Wellington, and Western Digital.
Illustrative examples of the transactions in which Geoffroy acted as lead lawyer include IPOs and follow-on offerings (Amoéba, Genticel, and Enertime on the main or Growth market of Euronext Paris and Cellectis and Talend on Nasdaq), private and public M&A transactions (the acquisition of Pipplet by ETS Global; the sales of Alizé Pharma to Millendo, Mathym to Baikowski, Endocontrol to Canady Life Sciences, and SoCloz to Savoye; and the reverse merger of Genticel to Genkyotex), and venture capital financings, either on issuer- or investor-side (in connection with the financing rounds of Amolyt Pharma, Alédia, Inotrem, Mutabilis, Lendix, UpMem, Urban Canopée, UroMems, and TriCares).
- New York University (LL.M. in Business Law 2002); Université de Paris II-Panthéon Assas (DESS in Business Law and Taxation 1998; Maîtrise with high honors 1997)
- Paris Bar
Acknowledged as the #1 venture capital team in France since 2000 in several top legal rankings
1st prize for IPOs and capital markets, Le Magazine des Affaires (2015 and 2016)
Paris M&A team ranked Band 1 in "Mid-cap M&A" in France, Option Droit & Affaires (2015, 2016, and 2017)
- English, French