Audrey A.Bontemps

Partner

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Audrey Bontemps has advised clients on numerous mid-cap M&A transactions, as well as several large-cap M&A transactions.

Audrey's practice focuses on private M&A, including domestic and cross-border divestitures, acquisitions and strategic alliances, contracts, and corporate law issues. She represents large French and multinational industrial corporations and investment funds in a number of key sectors and is especially active in the chemical, energy, and real estate areas.

Recent representative matters include: SUEZ SA's sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations in four continental Europe countries to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group; TotalEnergies' acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz and divestitures of its specialty chemicals affiliate Atotech B.V. to The Carlyle Group and its worldwide adhesives business to Arkema; Reno De Medici SpA's sale of its 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S. to La Rochette Holding S.A.S. owned by Mutares SE & Co. KgaA; crude oil storage operator Pisto's tentative acquisition of a 30% stake in the Trapil pipeline network from Total; and Greystar Real Estate Partners in relation to a joint venture for the development of purpose-built student accommodations and young professional accommodations in the Greater Paris region, with an investment capacity of circa €1 billion.

Audrey has also advised on domestic renewable energy and infrastructure projects for major actors like TotalEnergies Renouvelables France and la CDC.

In the banking sector, Audrey represented My Money Bank in the sale of its auto loans activity in mainland France to Arkea Group and Euronext in its acquisition of a minority stake in LCH.Clearnet SA.

Experiencia

  • Sanofi sells portfolio of well-established consumer healthcare brands to STADAJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of a portfolio of 7 well-established consumer healthcare brands across several countries, including Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Spain, the U.K., as well as Nordic countries, to STADA Arzneimittel AG.
  • Timken acquires Des-CaseJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Des-Case Corp., a Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • TotalEnergies completes PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in $18.5 billion Rio Grande LNG ProjectJones Day represented TotalEnergies in connection with its PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in the Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) Project, a planned natural gas liquefaction project in South Texas.
  • TotalEnergies' affiliate Cray Valley sells three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital PartnersJones Day is advising Total Energies on its sale of three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital Partners (Wingtack®, PolyBD® and Dymalink®) developed by Cray Valley, its resin production and sales affiliate.
  • Sanofi sells customer healthcare products to ZentivaJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of a portfolio of 12 customer healthcare products marketed in Europe to Zentiva K.S, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Sanofi sells portfolio of customer healthcare products to Phoenix LabsJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of a portfolio of 5 customer healthcare products marketed in the United Kingdom and Ireland to Phoenix Labs, a privately-owned pharmaceutical group headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
  • TotalEnergies sells 50% of its participation in New Caledonian portfolio of solar assetsJones Day advised TotalEnergies Renouvelables France in connection with the refinancing, corporate and tax restructuring of a portfolio of solar assets in New Caledonia, as well as on with the sale of 50% of its participation in the portfolio to an institutional investor.
  • TotalEnergies sells 50% of its participation in GalibierJones Day assisted TotalEnergies Renouvelables France in connection with the refinancing, corporate and tax restructuring a solar and wind energy portfolio composed of 23 solar farms and 6 wind farms managed by 10 project companies, as well as on with the sale of 50% of its participation in the portfolio to SH PredicaEnergies Durables.
  • Timken acquires GGB Bearing Technology for $305 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in the $305 million acquisition of GGB Bearing Technology (GGB), a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB).
  • Orange and Masmovil to combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day is advising 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).
  • 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.
  • American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII takes control of Aluminium Dunkerque companiesJones Day has advised American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII, L.P. in connection with the acquisition of the Aluminium Dunkerque companies through the foreclosure on the shares of Liberty France Industries 1 SA, which were pledged to affiliates of AIP under mezzanine financing arrangements previously provided to Aluminium Dunkerque, due to ongoing payment and other defaults.
  • Mapei acquires Resipoly ChrysorJones Day advised Mapei in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Resipoly Chrysor.
  • Hilti Group acquires Fieldwire for approximately $300 millionJones Day advised the Hilti Group in its acquisition of Fieldwire, a San Francisco, California, based construction technology company specialized in construction project management software, for approximately $300 million.
  • Cascades sells controlling interest in Reno De Medici to ApolloJones Day represented Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) in the sale of its 57.6% interest in dual-listed Reno De Medici S.p.A., a recycled cartonboard manufacturer listed on the Italian stock exchange (BIT: RM) and on the Madrid stock exchange (BME: RDM) with a market cap in excess of €500 million, to an affiliate of funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) for an all-cash purchase price of €1.45 per share, corresponding to an overall consideration of €315.3 million.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group.
  • Reno De Medici sells 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S.Jones Day advised Reno De Medici SpA in the sale of its 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S. to La Rochette Holding S.A.S., 100% owned by Mutares SE & Co. KgaA.
  • Hornblower Group acquires WalksJones Day advised Hornblower Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Walks, a technology-enabled services platform for sightseeing tours and travel activities.
  • CANDRIAM acquires Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe's alternative multi-asset management businessJones Day advised CANDRIAM in the acquisition of Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe’s alternative multi-asset management business.
  • Ponencias

    • 20 avril 2017
      Finale de la 3ème édition du Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II
    • 14 mars 2017
      Jones Day Paris a organisé sa 4ème journée "Portes ouvertes au métier d’avocat" en accueillant deux classes du Lycée Jean Renoir de Bondy (93)
    • 17 novembre 2016
      Atelier AFJE "Négocier un contrat de cession d'actions pro-vendeur"
    • 24 mai 2016
      Réforme du droit des contrats et du droit des obligations - 1er volet : quel impact pour vos opérations M&A ?