AlexandreWibaux

Partner

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Alexandre Wibaux's practice includes all fields of private equity (venture capital, growth equity, and buyouts), M&A, and capital markets.

Alexandre represents emerging growth companies (listed and not listed) in France and abroad, as well as the private equity and industrial investors that finance them, particularly technology, internet-related, renewable energy, and life science companies, at every stage of development from their incorporation until their sale or IPO and beyond.

His recent experience includes representing emerging growth companies Back Market, Bibak, Castor, EcoVadis, ManoMano, OpenClassrooms, Pigment, and Sweep and the investors BlockTower VC, Bpifrance Investissement, Earlybird, Eight Roads, Elephant, Eutopia, Frst, Hedosophia, Otium, Partech Ventures, Singular Capital Partners, Stride.VC, and Valar Ventures.

Alexandre also acted as lead or co-lead lawyer in connection with the sales of Doctrine, Youboox, Alkemics, Easyrecrue, Sentryo, and Drivy; the acquisitions of unifAI by Akeneo, ecotrek by EcoVadis, goFLUX by Karos, Monk by ACV Auctions, Qare by HealthHero, and the Optis group by ANSYS, Inc.; and the offerings on Euronext and/or Nasdaq of Carmat, Cellectis, Kalray, and Verimatrix.

In addition, Alexandre represented OpenClassrooms and Sweep in connection with their labeling as mission-driven companies (société à mission) and/or B-Corps in order to combine their search for profits and growth with higher motives.

Alexandre is admitted to practice law in Paris and New York and is an alumni of Cornell University, the University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas, and the University of Oxford.

经验

  • Milliken invests in sustainable carpet maintenance companyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in the investment in Orak, a Paris-based carpet maintenance and flooring reuse company.
  • Optium Capital leads Series A financing of BeFCJones Day advised Otium Capital in leading the €16 million Series A financing of BeFC, a French start-up company providing a sustainable paper-based biofuel cell and ecofriendly microelectronics.
  • Doctrine partners with Summit Partners and Peugeot InvestJones Day advised Forseti (d/b/a Doctrine), a French legaltech developing the leading search engine for precedents, in connection with the acquisition of a controlling stake by Summit Partners and Peugeot Invest.
  • CVE raises €100 million from ICG InfraJones Day advised CVE, a France-based independent producer of renewable energy across multiple countries and sources of power, in connection with its €100 million financing round led by Intermediate Capital Group plc, a global alternative asset manager, through its infrastructure investment arm (ICG Infra).
  • Uniphore Technologies acquires HexagonJones Day advised Uniphore Technologies, a provider of conversational artificial intelligence and automation, in the acquisition of Hexagone, which fuses voice, visual, and text-based data to provide AI-derived insights to help better understand human behavior.
  • Bibak raises €6 million in Series A financingJones Day advised Bibak (aka La Consigne GreenGo), a French startup which has developed a software solution to enable restaurants, retailers, and companies to reuse food packaging, significantly reducing their environmental footprint, in connection with its €6 million Series A financing led by Blue Ocean of SWEN Capital Partners with historical investors Founders Future and MAIF Impact also participating.
  • CARMAT completes €31.1 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 €31.1 million share capital increase, of which €27.2 million is aimed at specialized investors and €3.9 million for individuals (via the PrimaryBid platform).
  • Karos takes over goFLUXJones Day advised Karos, French leader in carpooling services, in connection with its acquisition of goFLUX, the German carpooling app with a matching algorithm which determines a suitable meeting point for drivers and passengers.
  • Pigment raises $65 million in Series B extension round of financingJones Day advised Pigment, a French startup developing a business planning and forecasting platform, in connection with its $65 million Series B extension round of financing led by Meritech Capital Partners and IVP and to which existing investors Greenoaks, Blossom Capital and FirstMark Capital have participated.
  • Valar Ventures leads $20 million Series A financing round of RegateJones Day assisted Valar Ventures as lead investor in the $20 million Series A financing of Regate, a French startup which has built a modern software-as-a-service product that integrates directly with existing accounting stack and connects with corporate bank accounts.
  • EcoVadis acquires ecotrekJones Day advised EcoVadis SAS, the purpose-led 27th French unicorn whose mission is to provide globally trusted business sustainability ratings, in connection with its acquisition of ecotrek, a sustainability data mining startup focusing on automated supplier monitoring for the entire supply chain based on publicly available data points.
  • Earlybird leads $48 million Series A financing round of GourmeyJones Day represented Earlybird Venture Capital as lead investor in the $48 million Series A financing of Gourmey, the first French startup working in the cell-cultured meat sphere which has developed a cruelty-free foie gras from duck cells.
  • Stride.VC and Project A invest €7 million in Hors NormesJones Day represented Stride.VC LLP and Project A in the €7 million seed round of financing of Hors Normes, a Paris-based startup that aims to prevent food waste by selling fruits and vegetables rejected by traditional retail channels.
  • EcoVadis completes $500 million fundraising, becoming 27th French unicornJones Day advised EcoVadis, a leading global sustainability rating firm, in connection with its $500 million fundraising.
  • Castor raises $23.5 million in Series A financingJones Day represented Castor SAS, data catalog platform, in its $23.5 million Series A financing round led by Blossom.
  • Kalray acquires Arcapix Holdings Ltd.Jones Day advised Kalray in the acquisition of Arcapix Holdings Ltd, a UK headquartered company that offers high-performance storage and data management solutions for intensive and critical data.
  • 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).
  • Sweep raises $73 million in Series B financing roundJones Day advised Sweep, the leading carbon management platform for large enterprises, in connection with its $73 million Series B round of financing led by Coatue.
  • ACV acquires Monk SASJones Day advised ACV, who provides a leading digital marketplace for wholesale vehicle transactions and data services and is listed on Nasdaq, in connection with its acquisition of Monk, a leading French AI-powered imaging and vehicle inspection platform that automates vehicle damage detection.
  • 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.