AlexandreWibaux

Partner

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Alexandre Wibaux's practice includes all fields of private equity (venture capital, growth equity, and buyouts), M&A, and capital markets.

Alexandre represents emerging growth companies (listed and not listed) in France and abroad, as well as the private equity and industrial investors that finance them, particularly technology, internet-related, renewable energy, and life science companies, at every stage of development from their incorporation until their sale or IPO and beyond.

His recent experience includes representing emerging growth companies BackMarket, Cap Vert Energie (CVE), Cellectis, EcoVadis, ManoMano, OpenClassrooms, Pigment, and Sweep and the investors Alven Capital Partners, Bpifrance Investissement, Eight Roads, Elephant, Eutopia, Frst, Hedosophia, Partech Ventures, Singular Capital Partners, and Valar Ventures.

Alexandre also acted as lead or co-lead lawyer in connection with the sales of Youboox, Alkemics, Easyrecrue, Sentryo, and Drivy; the acquisitions of Qare by HealthHero and the Optis group by ANSYS, Inc.; and the offerings on Euronext and/or Nasdaq of Carmat, Cellectis, Kalray, and Verimatrix.

In addition, Alexandre represented OpenClassrooms and Sweep in connection with their labeling as mission-driven companies (société à mission) and/or B-Corps in order to combine their search for profits and growth with higher motives.

Alexandre is admitted to practice law in Paris and New York and is an alumni of Cornell University, the University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas, and the University of Oxford.

Experience

  • Pigment raises $65 million in Series B extension round of financingJones Day advised Pigment, a French startup developing a business planning and forecasting platform, in connection with its $65 million Series B extension round of financing led by Meritech Capital Partners and IVP and to which existing investors Greenoaks, Blossom Capital and FirstMark Capital have participated.
  • EcoVadis acquires ecotrekJones Day advised EcoVadis SAS, the purpose-led 27th French unicorn whose mission is to provide globally trusted business sustainability ratings, in connection with its acquisition of ecotrek, a sustainability data mining startup focusing on automated supplier monitoring for the entire supply chain based on publicly available data points.
  • Earlybird leads $48 million Series A financing round of GourmeyJones Day represented Earlybird Venture Capital as lead investor in the $48 million Series A financing of Gourmey, the first French startup working in the cell-cultured meat sphere which has developed a cruelty-free foie gras from duck cells.
  • Stride.VC and Project A invest €7 million in Hors NormesJones Day represented Stride.VC LLP and Project A in the €7 million seed round of financing of Hors Normes, a Paris-based startup that aims to prevent food waste by selling fruits and vegetables rejected by traditional retail channels.
  • EcoVadis completes $500 million fundraising, becoming 27th French unicornJones Day advised EcoVadis, a leading global sustainability rating firm, in connection with its $500 million fundraising.
  • Castor raises $23.5 million in Series A financingJones Day represented Castor SAS, data catalog platform, in its $23.5 million Series A financing round led by Blossom.
  • Kalray acquires Arcapix Holdings Ltd.Jones Day advised Kalray in the acquisition of Arcapix Holdings Ltd, a UK headquartered company that offers high-performance storage and data management solutions for intensive and critical data.
  • CARMAT completes €40.5 million share capital increaseJones Day represented CARMAT SA, the designer and developer of the world's most advanced total artificial heart, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative to people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, with its €40.5 million share capital increase, of which €36.5 million is aimed at specialized and strategic investors and €4.1 million for individuals (via the PrimaryBid platform).
  • Sweep raises $73 million in Series B financing roundJones Day advised Sweep, the leading carbon management platform for large enterprises, in connection with its $73 million Series B round of financing led by Coatue.
  • ACV acquires Monk SASJones Day advised ACV, who provides a leading digital marketplace for wholesale vehicle transactions and data services and is listed on Nasdaq, in connection with its acquisition of Monk, a leading French AI-powered imaging and vehicle inspection platform that automates vehicle damage detection.
  • Tikehau Investment Management finances acquisition of SQLI by Synsion BidCoJones Day advised Tikehau Investment Management, as arranger, and direct lending funds managed or advised by Tikehau Investment Management, as lenders, in connection with (i) the financing of the acquisition by way of tender offer of SQLI, a French-listed company, by Synsion BidCo, a SPV owned and controlled by DBAY Advisors, (ii) the partial refinancing of the existing indebtedness of SQLI, and (iii) the financing of future acquisitions and capital expenditures.
  • Back Market raises $510 million in Series E roundJones Day advised Back Market, a French company specialized in the development and exploitation of an online marketplace dedicated to refurbished products, in connection with its $510 million Series E round of financing led by Sprints Capital with the support of existing investors Eurazeo, Aglaé Ventures, General Atlantic and Generation Investment Management.
  • Valar Ventures and Alven Capital participate in Series D financing round of QontoJones Day assisted Valar Ventures and Alven Capital as co-investors in connection with the €486 million Series D round of financing of Qonto, a business banking platform.
  • Eight Roads leads $110 million Series B financing round of LeocareJones Day assisted Eight Roads as lead investor in the $110 million Series B financing round of Leocare, the first multiservice neo-insurance in France (home, car, motorcycle, and smartphone).
  • Pigment raises $73 million in Series B financing roundJones Day advised Pigment, a French-based company having developed a powerful strategic planning and forecasting platform that helps businesses implement and maintain company plans, in connection with its $73 million Series B round of financing led by Greenoaks.
  • Stride.VC participates as lead investor in €1.5 million financing round of Hors NormesJones Day represented Stride.VC LLP as lead investor in the seed round of financing of Taste It d/b/a Hors Normes, a consumer food delivery service which fights against the waste of fruits and vegetables directly from producers at a lower price.
  • ManoMano completes $355 million Series F financing roundJones Day represented ManoMano, an online marketplace specializing in the sale of DIY, home improvement, and gardening products, in connection with its $355 million Series F round of financing led by Dragoneer Investment Group with the participation of existing investors Temasek, General Atlantic, Eurazeo, Bpifrance, Aglaé Ventures, Kismet Holdings, and Armat Group.
  • 360Learning raises $200 million in financing roundJones Day advised 360Learning, a French-based company having developed a collaborative learning SaaS platform to help companies unlock learning based on collective expertise, in connection with its $200 million round of financing led by Sumeru, Silver Lake, and Softbank.
  • Elephant leads $40 million Series B financing round of DidomiJones Day represented Elephant as a lead investor with Breega in the $40 million Series B financing of Didomi, a Paris-based consent and preference management platform for collecting and leveraging user consents and preferences for businesses.
  • Alkemics sells company to SalsifyJones Day advised Alkemics SAS and its shareholders in the sale of the company to Salsify, Inc., which empowers brands by providing tools to track and analyze inventories, presentation, and sales of goods on digital shelves.