AlexandreWibaux

Associate

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Alexandre Wibaux's experience includes all aspects of French and international venture capital, private equity, M&A, capital markets, and stock exchange regulations.

He regularly advises issuers, managers, venture capital firms, private equity firms, and industrial investors in financing rounds, LBOs, MBOs, IPOs, private placements, and tender offers.

Alexandre's recent representations include the sales of Adyax, Ipdia, Shopmium, BIME, and Mobpartner; the acquisitions of the Optis group by ANSYS and Availpro by AccorHotels; the share capital increases of Carmat and INSIDE Secure; the MBO of the Isla Délice group; the LBO of Orolia and the follow-on offerings of American Depositary Shares of Cellectis and Talend on the Nasdaq Global Market.

He regularly represents issuers (e.g., Clustree, Devialet, EcoVadis, Frichti, Kalray, ManoMano, and Synthesio) and investors (Alven Capital Partners, Bpifrance Investissement, Citizen Capital Partenaires, Goldman Sachs International, Partech Ventures, Serena Capital, and Seventure Partners) in venture capital deals and assists public and private emerging companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters in connection with their business and projects.

Experience

  • Partech Ventures, Omnes Capital, XAnge, and Korelya Capital invest in AB TastyJones Day represented Partech, Omnes, XAnge, and Korelya Capital in connection with their participation in a $40 million Series C financing of AB Tasty, a French-based platform specialized in web A/B testing and customer experience optimization, led by Crédit Mutuel Innovation.
  • Alkemics raises €21 million in financing roundJones Day represented Alkemics SAS, a platform enabling brands to launch products with retailers, in connection with the €21 million financing round led by a UK-based VC fund together with existing investors.
  • Blue Oceans Partners leads €10.2 million Series A financing round of nextProteinJones Day represented Blue Oceans Partners in connection with the €10.2 million Series A financing round of nextProtein, a French start-up which produces insect-based animal feed and fertilizer.
  • Kalray receives €8 million investment from NXP Semiconductors N.V.Jones Day assisted Kalray, a pioneer in processors for new intelligent systems, in connection with the €8 million strategic investment from NXP Semiconductors N.V., enables companies to develop together safe, reliable, and scalable solutions for autonomous driving.
  • European growth VC investor participates in €12.5 million financing round of AlmaJones Day assisted a European growth VC investor in connection with the €12.5 million financing round of Alma, a French fintech which simplified installment payments for e-commerce and in-store merchants.
  • EcoVadis raises $200 million in Series B roundJones Day assisted EcoVadis SAS, a provider of environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, in connection with their $200 million Series B round of financing led by CVC Growth Partners.
  • Valar Ventures and Alven Capital participate in €104 million Series C financing round of QontoJones Day assisted Valar Ventures and Alven Capital in connection with the €104 million Series C round of financing of Qonto, the neobank for SMEs and freelancers, which included China-based Tencent and DST Global as two new global investors.
  • ManoMano completes €125 million financing roundJones Day represented ManoMano, an online marketplace specializing in the sale of DIY, home improvement, and gardening products, in connection with its €125 million round of financing led by Temasek alongside General Atlantic, Eurazeo, Piton Capital, Bpifrance, and Kismet Holdings.
  • CARMAT completes €60 million reserved offering for specialized and strategic investorsJones Day advised CARMAT SA, a designer and developer of the world's most advanced heart project, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, in connection with its €60 million (US$66.3 million) share capital increase, reserved for investors, specialists of the healthcare and life sciences industry, or strategic partners of CARMAT.
  • Alven Capital, Idinvest Partners, Seventure, and Korelya Capital participate in €50 million Series C financing round of JobteaserJones Day assisted Alven Capital Partners, Idinvest Partners, Seventure Partners, and Korelya Capital in connection with the €50 million (US$55 million) Series C round of financing of Jobteaser, an online recruitment platform directly integrated into 200+ European universities, led by Highland Europe.
  • Sentryo sold to CiscoJones Day represented Sentryo SAS and its shareholders in connection with the sale of Sentryo, a France-based provider of device visibility and security solutions for industrial control system (ICS) networks, to Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions.
  • Seventure sells Chronotruck to GEFCOJones Day represented Seventure Partners in connection with the sale of Chronotruck, a company that connects shippers and carriers through an innovative digital platform, to GEFCO, a leading logistics provider.
  • Sommet Education acquires Ducasse EducationJones Day assisted Sommet Education, a portfolio company of Eurazeo, in its acquisition of a 51% interest in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary arts and pastry training.
  • Proprioo raises €20 million in financing roundJones Day advised Proprioo SAS, a home sales platform, in connection with its €20 million (US$22.3 million) Series B round of financing led by Rocket Internet Capital Partners, GFC, and Picus Capital.
  • Heetch and its existing shareholders participate in $38 million financing round of HeetchJones Day advised issuer and existing investors in connection with the $38 million Series B round of financing of Heetch, a ride-sharing platform with operations across France and French-speaking Africa.
  • Alven Capital, Index Ventures, Via-ID, and Bpifrance sell European platform Drivy to Getaround for $300 millionJones Day advised majority investor sellers (Alven Capital, Index Ventures, Via-ID, and Bpifrance) of Drivy, peer-to-peer car-sharing leader in Europe, in connection with its sale to Getaround for $300 million.
  • Devialet raises €16 million in financing roundJones Day represented Devialet SA, a market leader in high end amplifiers, in connection with the €16 million (US$18 million) round of financing led by Korelya Capital and Ginko Ventures.
  • Inside Secure acquires Verimatrix for approximately $145 millionJones Day advised Inside Secure in its all cash acquisition of Verimatrix, Inc. for up to approximately $145 million in cash (including a potential earn-out).
  • Funds managed by Partech Partners and Serena Capital participate in $11.7 million Series A financing round of Odaseva TechnologiesJones Day represented Partech Partners SAS and Serena Capital in connection with the $11.7 million Series A round of financing of Odaseva Technologies, an advanced cloud data platform built for enterprises addressing salesforce back-up, archiving, and GDPR.
  • Findos Investor acquires worldwide business of Röder HTS Höcker GmbHJones Day advised funds managed by Findos Investor in connection with acquisition of the entire worldwide business operations of Röder HTS Höcker GmbH.
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