DianeSénéchal

Partner

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Diane Sénéchal focuses on banking and finance matters with a particular emphasis on the financing of acquisitions of listed and nonlisted companies (leveraged buyouts and strategic acquisitions) for all types of lenders (credit funds and banks), borrowers, and sponsors. She has significant experience in debt restructuring, acting for lenders and borrowers.

Diane has worked extensively on matters in the infrastructure sector regarding greenfield and brownfield projects. She also has experience with financing for the life science sector including by way of bespoke structured financings, acting for specialized debt funds. She has advised lenders on many high-level transactions and also has in-depth experience in corporate finance, including various types of receivables-based financing. Diane practiced for 14 years at an international law firm in Paris prior to joining Jones Day in 2015.

Diane is a member of the AFTE ("Association Française des Trésoriers d'Entreprise") legal committee as well as the contract law workgroup within the "Haut Comité Juridique de la Place Financière de Paris."

经验

  • 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.
  • Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas, and ING Belgium provide acquisition financing of Bontexgeo group by WaterlandJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank NV/SA, BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA, and ING Belgium NV/SA in connection with the acquisition financing of the Bontexgeo group by Waterland.
  • 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.
  • Kartesia Management restructures and refinances ORAPI and its holding company La Financière MG3FJones Day advised Kartesia Management SA in connection with the conciliation procedure, restructuring, and refinancing of ORAPI and the refinancing and restructuring of its holding company La Financière MG3F through multiple equity and debt instruments.
  • Antalis restructures and refinances its existing indebtednessJones Day advised Antalis, a leading professional paper distributor and provider of packaging and Visual Communication solutions, in connection with the mandat ad hoc procedure, restructuring, and refinancing of its existing indebtedness and the acquisition of Antalis by Kokusai Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.
  • Pemberton Asset Management Group and Permira Debt Managers Limited provide significant unitranche financing for acquisition of Euro Techno Com GroupJones Day represented Pemberton Asset Management Group and Permira Debt Managers Limited in connection with a significant unitranche financing for the acquisition of the Euro Techno Com Group ("ETC"), a distributor of equipment and supplies for the telecommunications market, by Carlyle European Technology Partners.
  • Permira Credit Solutions refinances existing indebtedness of Sotralu GroupJones Day advised Permira Credit Solutions 4 Master Euro S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions 4 Senior Euro S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions 4 Senior GBP S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions Q S.à.r.l.,and Permira Credit Solutions N S.à.r.l., as unitranche lenders, in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness of Sotralu Group, a leading manufacturer of accessories for aluminum doors and windows.
  • Gimv invests in Coolworld RentalsJones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.
  • Cyrus Capital Partners acquires, in French insolvency proceeding, of French business of Toys R UsJones Day represented Cyrus Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition, in a French insolvency proceeding, of the French business (comprised notably of 44 stores) of Toys R Us.
  • Athyrium Capital Management partially issues second tranche of bond issueJones Day advised Athyrium Capital Management, LP in connection with the partial issuance of the second tranche of its bond issue.
  • Ares Management and its funds refinance existing indebtedness of group ElivieJones Day advised Ares Management Limited and its funds, as second lien lenders, in connection with the refinancing of its existing indebtedness of group Elivie.
  • LGT European Capital Limited, Idinvest Partners, and Swen Capital provide €125 million unitranche financing to RemadeGroupJones Day represented LGT European Capital Limited, Idinvest Partners, and Swen Capital in connection with a €125 million (US$145.2 million) unitranche financing provided to RemadeGroup S.A.S., a French company that sells refurbished smartphones, to be used for general corporate purposes and to refinance existing debt.
  • LGT European Capital provides unitranche bonds for acquisition of HSKJones Day advised LGT European Capital Limited in connection with a unitranche bonds for the acquisition by Andera Partners of HSK, a French company which indirectly holds The Skill & You Group.
  • Permira Credit Solutions provides unitranche bonds for acquisition of Private Sport ShopJones Day represented Permira Credit Solutions II Master L.S. S.A., Permira Credit Solutions II L.S S.A., and Permira Credit Solutions II Senior S.A. in connection with a unitranche bonds for the acquisition by Bridgepoint Development Capital of Private Sport Shop S.A.S., an online retailer of sporting goods and apparel.
  • BNP Paribas amends and restates revolving credit facility for Atalian SASUJones Day advised BNP Paribas in connection with an amended and restated secured revolving credit facility agreement provided to Atalian SASU, an independent leader of facility services.
  • Permira Credit Solutions refinances existing indebtedness of AnaveoJones Day advised Permira Credit Solutions II Master LS S.A., Permira Credit Solutions II Senior S.A., and Permira Credit Solutions II LS S.A., as unitranche lenders, in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness of Anaveo, a designer, manufacturer and installer of security systems.
  • Melitalink Limited refinances second lien debtJones Day represented Melitalink Limited, the holding company of Melita Limited, one of the main Maltese telecommunication operators, in connection with the refinancing of the second lien debt of Melitalink Limited, by way of an increase of the first lien debt of the Melita group for a total amount of €40 million.
  • Capzanine refinances existing indebtedness of I@D groupJones Day advised Capzanine, as unitranche lender alongside Permira Credit Solutions II Master LSSA, Permira Credit Solutions II LSSA, Permira Credit Solutions II Senior SA, and LGT European Capital funds in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness of I@D group.
  • BNP Paribas provides €75 million secured revolving credit facility to Atalian SASUJones Day represented BNP Paribas in connection with a €75 million (US$92 million) secured revolving credit facility provided to Atalian SASU for general corporate purposes.
  • Athyrium Capital Management refinances Biom'Up's existing debt, finances production and marketing of HEMOBLAST™ Bellows, and completes bond financingJones Day represented Athyrium Capital Management in connection with the refinancing of Biom'Up's existing debt, financing of the production and marketing of its flagship product HEMOBLAST™ Bellows in the United States and the European Union, and the financing of its external growth.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Advised Barclays and CADIF in connection with the refinancing of Gras Savoye.

    Advised BNP Paribas and HSBC in connection with investment-grade bridge-to-bonds.

    Advised LBO France with the debt aspects of the acquisition of Alvest International.

    Advised Charterhouse Capital Partners and Webhelp SAS with several significant acquisitions (debt aspects) and with the refinancing of Webhelp SAS (followed by a recapitalization).

    Advised CBP group with certain aspects of its financing.

    Advised all senior lenders to WHA Holding SAS (Winoa Group), including KKR, Davidson Kempner, and Sankaty, in connection with the restructuring of the debt of the Winoa group (lenders' led).

    Advised all senior lenders to the JOA Group in connection with the restructuring of its indebtedness, including Alchemy and Davidson Kempner (lenders' led).

    Advised Charterhouse Capital Partners on the debt aspects of the sale of Nocibé.

    Advised a major U.S. bank in connection with a significant margin loan.

    Advised Crédit Agricole CIB on the financing of the sale of the Sermeta Group (ex-Giannoni) to Mr. Le Mer.

    Advised The Royal Bank of Scotland on several significant investment-grade bilateral facilities.

    Advised JC Flowers and CHG Participations in connection with the auction process for the sale of Siaci Saint Honoré (debt aspects).

    演讲

    • 27 juin 2016
      Séminaire AFTE relatif à la réforme du droit des obligations : « Réforme du droit français des contrats - Impacts sur vos opérations d’investissement, de cash management, de financement et de couverture des risques » Jones Day Paris
    • 7 janvier 2016
      Le private equity : quelles opportunités pour 2016 ?
    • 2 juin 2015
      IIR’s Annual Private Debt & Mezzanine Finance Conference