Cases & Deals

Syndicate of senior lenders finance Andera Partners' minority acquisition of, and refinance, Pauwels Consulting

Client(s) Belfius Bank NV/SA, BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA, Caisse d'Epargne Hauts de France, ING Belgium NV/SA, and KBC Bank NV

Jones Day acted as lenders' legal counsel in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a minority interest of Pauwels Consulting by Andera Partners and the refinancing of the Pauwels Consulting group.

Pauwels Consulting is a Belgian consultancy firm with more than 1100 experts in engineering, life sciences, and IT. They staff, manage, and execute projects for leading organizations in Belgium, France, The Netherlands, and beyond.

Andera Partners is a major player in private company investments in France and internationally. Its teams manage over €3.6 billion in investments in life sciences (Andera Life Sciences), growth and buyout capital (Andera MidCap, Andera Expansion, Andera Croissance, Andera Co-Invest), sponsorless transactions (Andera Acto), and ecological transition (Andera Infra).