AdrienDescoutures

Of Counsel

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Spécialisé dans les opérations de private equity, Adrien Descoutures intervient plus particulièrement dans les opérations de LBO mid-cap et large cap. Il assiste par ailleurs régulièrement de grandes entreprises dans leurs opérations impliquant des acteurs du private equity (carve-outs, joint-ventures ou litiges relatifs aux pactes d’actionnaires). Sa pratique couvre également les opérations de fusions-acquisitions de sociétés non cotées, notamment les opérations de cessions, d'acquisitions ou d'alliances stratégiques, ainsi que le droit des sociétés et le droit des contrats.

Avant de rejoindre Jones Day en 2020, Adrien Descoutures a exercé au sein de grands cabinets internationaux à Paris et Londres où il a conseillé plusieurs entreprises et fonds d’investissement en ce inclus : Blackstone pour les acquisitions du groupe Joa (un groupe français de casinos) et du groupe Stow (un acteur important dans le développement et la fabrication de systèmes de rayonnages) ; Cinven pour l’acquisition du groupe INSEEC. U (une plateforme d’enseignement supérieur pluridisciplinaire française) ; Warburg Pincus pour l’acquisition du groupe Accelya (un acteur important dans la fourniture de solutions et services pour les industries du transport et du voyage) ; Apax Partners pour l’acquisition de Cabovisao (un câblo-opérateur portugais de télécommunication).

Par ailleurs, Adrien Descoutures a conseillé HSBC dans le cadre de transferts de plusieurs de ses succursales et filiales européennes afin de préparer le Brexit ; certains créanciers du groupe IKKS pour l’acquisition du groupe IKKS par les créanciers du groupe IKKS et la restructuration du capital et de la dette du groupe dans le cadre d’une restructuration extrajudiciaire et d’une sauvegarde financière accélérée ; et Carlyle et CVC pour l’acquisition par Neptune des activités d’extraction et de production de pétrole et de gaz d’Engie.

Expérience

  • 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.
  • Cortec Group sells Chauvet & Sons to Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Chauvet & Sons platform to Court Square Capital Partners.
  • FLEETCOR acquires PayByPhoneJones Day advised FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of PayByPhone, a global provider of digital parking payment solutions.
  • OVHcloud acquires gridscaleJones Day advised OVHcloud, the European Cloud leader, in the acquisition of the German company gridscale, a software provider specialized in hyperconverged infrastructures.
  • True Green Capital Management invests in Faradae SASJones Day advised True Green Capital Management LLC in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Faradae SAS, an independent renewable power producer based in Lyon, France, that targets French real estate investment trusts ("REITs") and other corporate customers for solar installations.
  • Mozoo Group sold to Olyn GroupJones Day advised Mozoo Group and its shareholders in the sale of Mozoo Group to Olyn Group.
  • Macquarie agrees to acquire Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for approximately €2.4 billionJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for €2.4 billion.
  • 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).
  • Deezer merges with and into I2PO S.A.Jones Day advised Deezer S.A. in the context of the SPAC transaction whereby Deezer S.A. merged with and into I2PO S.A., a French SPAC listed on the professional segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris and the related PIPE financing.
  • Armor sells stake in ARMOR-IIMAK to AstorgJones Day advised EN5, controlling shareholders of the Armor group, on the management buyout of Armor Iimak group and the simultaneous 40% investment by Astorg Midcap in the Armor Iimak group.
  • 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.
  • ARMOR USA acquires industrial segment of International Imaging Materials, Inc.Jones Day represented Armor SAS and ARMOR USA, Inc., a French-based company that specializes in the industrial formulation of inks and the coating of thin layers onto thin films, in the acquisition and financing of International Imaging Materials, Inc. ("IIMAK"), a global developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial applications.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • ForTalents acquires minority stake in Groupe Petit ForestierJones Day represented ForTalents in connection with its minority stake investment in Groupe Petit Forestier, the European leader in refrigerated assets rentals.
  • Solvay sells barium, strontium and sodium percarbonate businesses to Latour CapitalJones Day advised Solvay S.A., a publicly listed chemical company based in Brussels, Belgium, on the combined sale of its technical-grade barium and strontium business in Germany, Spain and Mexico, and its sodium percarbonate business in Germany to Latour Capital.