Linda A.Hesse

Associée

Paris + 33.1.56.59.38.72

En charge de la pratique Droit boursier du bureau de Paris, Linda Hesse exerce dans le domaine du droit boursier, des marchés de capitaux et de la corporate governance depuis plus de vingt ans.

Linda Hesse agit en tant que conseil des sociétés, telles que Orange, Sanofi, EDAP et Stallergenes Greer, lors de leurs introductions en bourse à Paris ou aux Etats-Unis, leurs émissions de titres financiers et dans le cadre de leurs démarches auprès de l’AMF et de la SEC.

Elle est très régulièrement conseil dans le cadre d’OPA et de fusions de sociétés cotées (dont l'acquisition de Panalpina par DSV, de Technopolis Plc par Kildare Partners, l'acquisition des actionnaires minoritaires de Stallergenes Greer par Waypoint, de Zodiac Aerospace par Safran, la fusion de Stallergenes et Greer, l’offre de Wabtec pour Faiveley et les offres d’Essilor International pour FGX et Shamir Opticals) ainsi que plus généralement pour toutes questions relatives au droit boursier.

Linda Hesse conseille régulièrement les banques d’investissements, telles que BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Société Générale et Natixis lors d’opérations de marchés telles que l'introduction en bourse de Genfit sur le Nasdaq, Sequans sur la NYSE et Medincell sur Euronext Paris, et les augmentations de capital de Genfit, Rubis et Valneva.

Membre de l'International Bar Association (IBA), Linda Hesse est active au sein du Securities Law Committee.

Expérience

  • NextStage Evergreen initiates alternative tender and exchange offer for NextStage sharesJones Day advised NextStage EverGreen and NextStage, a listed company specializing in development capital financing and support for medium-sized companies, in the context of the alternative takeover bid and exchange for the shares of NextStage SCA, initiated by NextStage Green, an unlisted company created for the purposes of the transaction.
  • Financial institutions complete benchmark €4.5 billion Green OLO by Kingdom of BelgiumJones Day assisted the financial institutions in connection with the issuance of a benchmark €4.5 billion 2.75% Green OLO due April 2039 (the “OLO 96”) by the Kingdom of Belgium.
  • Voltalia issues additional green bondsJones Day advised Voltalia in its offering of additional green bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (OCEANEs Vertes) due 2025 (the “New Bonds”) for a nominal amount of approximately €50 million (the “Offering”) fully fungible with the OCEANEs Vertes issued in January 2021 for a total nominal amount of approximately €200 million due on January 13, 2025, (the “Existing Bonds”).
  • 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).
  • Bryan Garnier & Co Limited, Natixis, and Portzamparc complete up to €124 million IPO of Lhyfe on EuronextJones Day represented Bryan Garnier & Co Limited, Natixis, and Portzamparc (BNP Paribas Group), as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, in connection with the up to €124 million initial public offering of Lhyfe on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris.
  • Sanofi announces carve-out creating EUROAPI and spin-off of approximately 58% of shares to its shareholdersJones Day advised Sanofi in the carve out creating EUROAPI (a leading European company dedicated to the development, production and marketing of active pharmaceutical ingredients) and the listing of this entity on Euronext Paris and the placement of 12% to the French State (through French Tech Souveraineté) for a price of up to €150 million.
  • 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).
  • Financial institutions complete 30-year benchmark €5 billion bond offering by Kingdom of BelgiumJones Day assisted the financial institutions in connection with the issuance of 30-year benchmark €5 billion 1.40% OLO (the “OLO 95”) by the Kingdom of Belgium.
  • Financial institutions complete €5 billion bond offering by Kingdom of BelgiumJones Day assisted the financial institutions in connection with the issuance of 10-year benchmark €5 billion 0.35% OLOs (the "OLO 94s") by the Kingdom of Belgium.
  • Forsee Power completes €115 million offering and IPO on regulated market of Euronext in ParisJones Day advised Forsee Power in connection with its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris and an offering of up to €115 million.
  • Waga Energy completes €110 million IPO on Euronext in Paris, with green shoe optionJones Day advised Waga Energy, a French company specialized in the recovery of landfill gas as biomethane, in connection with its €110 million initial public offering of Ordinary Shares on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris with an over-allotment option up to €123 million.
  • Natixis and TP ICAP Europe underwrite €31.4 million IPO of SpartooJones Day represented Natixis and TP ICAP Europe as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in connection with the €31.4 million initial public offering of Spartoo on Euronext Growth Paris.
  • Underwriters complete €231 million capital increase of Compagnie des AlpesJones Day represented a group of syndicate members in connection with the €231 million capital increase of Compagnie des Alpes, a leader in the leisure industry.
  • Deutsche Bank and Société Générale underwrite €165 million SPAC IPO by DEE TechJones Day represented Deutsche Bank, as sole global coordinator and joint bookrunner, and Société Générale, as joint bookrunner, in connection with the €165 million initial public offering by DEE Tech, the first ever French SPAC in the tech sector, which will be listed on the Professional Segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris.
  • Victorian Plumbing Group completes largest to date IPO on London Stock Exchange’s AIM marketJones Day represented Victorian Plumbing Group plc, the UK’s leading online specialist bathroom brand and the second largest retailer of bathroom products in the UK, in connection with its £850 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.
  • Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG and Midcap complete €70.35 million private placement of shares by Focus Home Interactive S.A.Jones Day represented Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG and Midcap, a division of TP ICAP (Europe) SA, in connection with the €70.35 million private placement of shares by Focus Home Interactive S.A., a European publisher, distributor, and developer of video games.
  • Underwriters complete €114 million capital increase of CarbiosJones Day represented the underwriters in connection with a capital increase of Carbios, a green chemistry company, of €114 million.
  • EDAP completes follow-on offering of American Depositary SharesJones Day represented EDAP TMS, a global leader in robotic energy-based therapies, in connection with its follow-on offering of 4,150,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on the Nasdaq Global Market.
  • Berenberg, BNP Paribas, and TP ICAP Europe complete €87.3 million offering by Bigben Interactive of its inaugural senior conditionally secured bonds exchangeable into existing ordinary shares of NaconJones Day advised Berenberg, BNP Paribas, and TP ICAP Europe, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with a €87.3 million offering by Bigben Interactive, a European player in video game development and publishing, in design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as in audio products, of its inaugural senior conditionally secured bonds exchangeable into existing ordinary shares of Nacon due 2026.
  • Bryan, Garnier & Co Limited and ODDO BHF SCA complete €29.8 million capital increase of MedinCell S.A.Jones Day represented Bryan, Garnier & Co Limited (acting via Bryan Garnier Securities SAS) and ODDO BHF SCA, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with the €29.8 million capital increase of MedinCell S.A., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company.
  • Interventions

    • June 2, 2020
      COVID-19-Related Transparency and Insider Trading Discussion – A Global Perspective
    • September 12, 2019
      Sustainable Economy: A Global View
    • 15 novembre 2017
      Biotech/Medtech, comment se financer aux États-Unis?
    • November 15, 2017
      Biotech/Medtech, how to raise funds in United States?
    • October 23, 2017
      Seminar for Listed Companies: What You Need to Know About Recent Legal Developments
    • 17 octobre 2017
      Enquêtes internes vs. Enquêtes judiciaires : les liaisons dangereuses ?
    • September 13, 2017
      ECM Round Table: Market Trends and Landmark Deals 2017, Organized by the Magazine des Affaires, Paris
    • 13 septembre 2017
      Table ronde Equity Capital Markets (ECM) : Tendances et opérations emblématiques 2017 – Organisée par le Magazine des Affaires, Paris
    • 20 avril 2017
      Finale de la 3ème édition du Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II
    • November 9, 2016
      Jones Day Global Life Sciences Conference – 2016 Issues & Trends
    • 7 janvier 2015
      U.S. IPOs : How and Why
    • 13 novembre 2014
      The ABA's 15th Annual "Live from the SEC"
    • October 6, 2014
      BioM-Forum: IPO in the US - a reality
    • 22 septembre 2014
      4ème Dîner-Débat "HEC au Féminin"
    • February 14, 2013
      European Banking – On the Road to Union and Harmonization?
    • Jeudi 17 janvier 2013
      Introduction en bourse aux Etats-Unis et le JOBS Act : enjeux et problématiques
    • September 20, 2012
      SME Financing: legal news and market trends – in collaboration with NYSE Euronext and Société Générale
    • 20 septembre 2012
      Le financement des PME: actualités juridiques et tendances de marché - en partenariat avec NYSE Euronext et Société Générale
    • June 30, 2011
      Managing Your Risk - Bribery, Corruption and Business Ethics
    • 23 mai 2011
      Les femmes et le private equity : les nouvelles frontières de la région Moyen-Orient/Afrique du Nord, Séminaire organisé par Venture Catalyst Private Equity Partners avec le soutien de MENA-OCDE Women’s Business Forum, du MENA-OCDE Investment Programme, du Département d’Etat et du Département du Commerce des Etats-Unis
    • May 23, 2011
      Women in Private Equity: New Frontiers for the MENA Region
    • 2 mai 2011
      S’informer et échanger pour mieux administrer - Dîner-débat organisé par HEC au Féminin
    • May 2011
      Managing your Risk - Bribery, Corruption and Business Ethics
    • 27 janvier 2011
      Opérations de Spin-off - enjeux et modalités juridiques : La mise en oeuvre des opérations de spin-off, 2ème volet
    • 9 décembre 2010
      Opérations de Spin-off - enjeux et modalités juridiques : Enjeux réglementaires et opportunités, 1er volet
    • 4 juillet 2007
      Les prises de contrôle rampantes, Association des Juristes de Sciences Po
    • July 4, 2007
      Les prises de contrôle rampantes, Association des Juristes de Sciences Po
    • 3 avril 2007
      Introductions en bourse : feuille de route pratique