AlexandreRakotovao

Associate

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Alexandre Rakotovao represents financial institutions, private equity firms, and corporate borrowers on a wide variety of finance matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Alexandre practiced in the London office of a U.S. law firm, where he primarily acted for private equity funds on real estate financings across Europe.

Alexandre is qualified as a French avocat and a solicitor in England & Wales.

Experience

  • Société Générale sells Société Générale Equipment Finance's (SGEF) activitiesJones Day is advising Société Générale in the sale of the professional equipment financing businesses operated by Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) to Groupe BPCE.
  • Orange and Masmovil combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day advised Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Arverne Group combines with Transition to publicly list on Euronext Paris the future French leader in geothermal and low-carbon lithium to drive energy transitionJones Day advised Arverne Group SAS, a French company ("Arverne"), in its business combination with Euronext listed Transition SA to create the future French leader in geothermal and low-carbon lithium production.
  • Spiro obtains up-to FCFA 37.8 billion credit facility for deployment of electric motorcycles, batteries, and swap stations in Benin and TogoJones Day advised Spiro, a pioneer company deploying an innovative model of electric motorcycles and battery replacement and recharging network across the African continent, in the granting of an up-to FCFA 37.8 billion (c. €58 million) credit facility from Société Générale, with a 70% partial credit guarantee from GuarantCo, as part of Spiro's deployment of electric motorcycles, batteries, and swap stations in Benin and Togo.
  • European financial institution provides growth facilities to leading European restaurant operatorJones Day advised a European financial institution in connection with its growth facilities for a leading European restaurant operator.
  • Lithium de France raises €44 million in Series B financingJones Day advised Lithium de France, first independent French operator of geothermal heat and lithium, in connection with its €44 million Series B financing subscribed by its main shareholders, Arverne Group, Equinor Ventures AS, and a new investor Hydro Energi Invest AS.
  • Content Square obtains $200 million revolving credit facilityJones Day advised Content Square, a digital experience analytics company and one of France's largest technology unicorns, in connection with a $200 million revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of banks.
  • Eurobio Scientific acquires GenDxJones Day advised Eurobio Scientific SA in the acquisition and financing of the Dutch company Genome Diagnostics BV (GenDx) from its founder and its shareholders for €135 million (net of adjusted cash).
  • TDF Fibre obtains sustainable project financing to roll-out and operate fiber optic networks in FranceJones Day represented TDF Fibre, a joint venture between TDF SAS and the Caisse des dépôts et consignations, in connection with a €735 million credit facility to (i) refinance and finance the rollout and operation of four fiber optic networks located in low-density areas in the departments of Val d'Oise, Yvelines, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, and Maine-et-Loire and (ii) finance the acquisition of additional fiber optic networks in France.
  • MasterCard defeats UK litigation claim regarding interchange fees for payment card transactionsJones Day client MasterCard Incorporated has defeated a lawsuit brought by various UK retailers seeking £450m in damages for losses allegedly suffered as the result of MasterCard's arrangements for setting default interchange fees on payment transactions.
  • Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch provide term loan facility to Felix to refinance acquisition of shopping center in Catania, SicilyJones Day represented Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Ltd. in connection with a term loan facility provided to Felix S.r.l., a company specializing in general contractors - single family houses, used to refinance the acquisition of a shopping center located in Catania, Sicily.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • Greystar refinances acquisition of portfolio of residential properties in LondonJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with a term loan facility provided by National Bank of Kuwait (International) Plc used to refinance the acquisition of a portfolio of residential properties in London.
  • CB Richard Ellis acquires interest in H2O Rivas Shopping Centre in MadridJones Day advised CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Group Services Inc. in its acquisition of an interest in the H2O Rivas Shopping Centre in Madrid, Spain.
  • OEConnection Holdings acquires Clifford Thames GroupJones Day advised OEConnection Holdings, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Clifford Thames Group, a leader in automotive data creation and management with operations in Europe, the U.S., India, and Australia.