Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsors

Bonn Steichen & Partners

Bonn Steichen & Partners

Bonn Steichen & Partners is a premier independent law firm serving domestic and international clients, including major financial institutions and corporations. The firm often works with well-known international law firms on cross-border transactions. Its partners are recognized experts in their field. With in excess of 70 professionals, Bonn Steichen & Partners offers a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of Luxembourg law.

www.bsp.lu/
Oddo Seydler Corporate Finance

Oddo Seydler Corporate Finance

Oddo Seydler Corporate Finance, the long term corporate finance partner of choice for the Franco-German mid market, is an independent, multidisciplinary investment bank with expertise across the full spectrum of investment banking services including mergers and acquisitions, public offer engineering, equity capital raising and IPOs, debt advisory and debt issuance, Corporate broking, risk management advisory and valuation services.

www.oddo.fr/

Hosting sponsors

Orrick

Orrick

Orrick is an international law firm specialized in the technology, energy and financial services sectors. Founded in1863 in San Francisco, Orrick offers its clients a unique combination of an in-depth knowledge of the local contexts and a global technical expertise, throughout its 25 offices. With over 1 100 lawyers, our firm has all the expertise required to meet our clients’ legal needs in their development, and guarantees access to a global platform.

www.orrick.com/index.asp
Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide is a premier international law firm and the first to have originated in France. Founded in Paris in 1920, the firm now operates from 15 offices worldwide. With 600 lawyers, drawn from 35 different nationalities, Gide offers some of the most respected specialists in all sectors of national and international finance and business law.

www.gide.com/
Scotto & Associés

Scotto & Associés

With 40 lawyers covering four fields of expertise, Scotto & Associés stand alongside executives in domestic or international highly sophisticated, competitive and sometimes adverse environments.

www.scotto-associes.com/
Sycomore Corporate Finance

Sycomore Corporate Finance

Sycomore Corporate Finance is an independent investment bank offering a full range of advisory services in corporate finance (mergers & acquisitions, management advisory, financing strategy and capital raising). Founded in 2012 by Olivier Barret, Pierre-Arnaud de Lacharrière and François Vigne, Sycomore Corporate Finance relies on a dedicated team of 15 professionals and has already completed numerous transactions, of which recently Sagemcom, Canberra, SES/O3b, Webhelp, Armacell and Vinci Park.

www.sycomore-cf.com
European Capital

European Capital

Created in 2005, European Capital is a pioneer in European Mid-Market Private Debt. It has invested since inception €1.8 billion in 59 arranged mid-market debt transactions. European Capital has experience in investing in most European countries out of its offices in Paris and London. European Capital is currently investing 2 funds representing c. €600m.

www.europeancapital.com/
Flichy Grangé Avocats

Flichy Grangé Avocats

Flichy Grangé Avocats is a leading employment and labour law firm, dedicated to providing assistance to companies and entrepreneurs. With more than 60 lawyers from very varied educational backgrounds and from different professional horizons, our aim is to be a real partner for company legal and human resources departments, capable of proposing pragmatic legal solutions also taking into consideration accounting, financial or commercial aspects.

www.flichy-associes.com/
Crédit Mutuel - CIC

Crédit Mutuel - CIC

Crédit Mutuel - CIC is the 2nd largest retail banking network in France with a strong regional footprint and a longstanding position as a key partner for mid-cap companies. The Acquisition Finance business line is active in Paris with 40 professionals, at the regional level with 25 professionals and also in foreign branches (London, New York, Singapore). It delivers bespoke financing solutions on all types of acquisitions (LBO’s, Strategic Acquisitions,…) with a strong focus on mid-cap transactions.

https://www.cic.fr/fr/
TAJ société d'avocats

TAJ société d'avocats

Taj is a law firm specialized in providing strategic tax & legal expertise. With approximately 466 practitioners, including 57 partners, Taj has offices in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Marseille. Taj is member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, the leading global professional services organizations and works together with over 38,000 Deloitte tax and legal practitioners in more than 150 countries.

www.taj.fr/
S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

www.spcapitaliq.com/
Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services and includes Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning, and BMI Research. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst.

www.fitchratings.com
FONTENAY Operating Partner

FONTENAY Operating Partner

Externalized Operating Partner Fontenay is the investor's partner, supporting the portfolio companies CEOs and management teams. Our experts master all facets of management. We have the well-honed experience and a unique digital and methodological toolbox to help create value in small and medium-sized companies. Let us support your investments and boost top and bottom lines growth!

www.fontenay-op.com/
Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is a global legal services provider advising clients across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The fi rm includes about 1 500 lawyers. This unequalled on-the-ground presence in the world’s leading markets for legal services enables Mayer Brown to offer clients access to local market expertise on a global basis.

https://www.mayerbrown.com/fr/
Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm with approximately 1,000 lawyers in 21 offices on 4 continents. Our Private Equity Practice is sophisticated, diverse and highly regarded. Our attorneys have extensive experience in advising private equity funds and management teams as well as debt providers in all stages of a private equity transaction, whether a client requires guidance to structure a fund, needs assistance to structure or manage a transaction, or seeks strategies to exit a deal.

www.paulhastings.com/
AJAssociés

AJAssociés

AJAssociés is today one of the leading actors as Court appointed Administrators with 9 partners, more than 85 employees and 18 sites of operation through France (Blois, Bobigny, Cayenne, Créteil, Evreux, Fort de France, Gosier, Le Mans, Marseille, Nantes, Nevers, Orleans, Paris west and center, Rennes, Rouen, Tours and Versailles). AJAssociés assists any type of entity thanks to structured hubs of specialized competencies to operate restructuring either under a In Bonis or a insolvency proceedings.

www.ajassocies.fr/accueil
Perceva

Perceva

Perceva is an independent investment company, focusing on French midcap companies facing challenges.

www.percevacapital.com/
Banque Privée 1818

Banque Privée 1818

Specialized in wealth-management and financial solutions, Banque Privée 1818 offers high-net-worth individuals and their family, a complete range of products and services designed to structure and manage their assets: Legal and tax engineering, Corporate Advisory, Asset management, Life insurance, Financing. Its French and foreign clients are served through three closely related entities: Banque Privée 1818, located in Paris, Natixis Private Banking, located in Luxembourg and in Belgium.

www.banqueprivee1818.com/
Volt Associés

Volt Associés

VOLT Associés law firm, by its comprehensive and integrated platform, advises and assists its clients in their transactional operations and their day-to-day issues. Composed of experienced lawyers recognized in their fields of expertise, VOLT Associés offers customized, innovative and high value-added solutions. VOLT Associés’ clients include investment funds, listed companies, SME - ETI, credit institutions, mezzanine funds, entrepreneurs and managers.

https://www.voltassocies.com
Fulbrook Capital Management

Fulbrook Capital Management

Fulbrook is an independent financing advisor on complex national and international commercial claims. Fulbrook has created and occupies a special space in this industry, basically acting as an investment advisory firm in the industry. It represents claimants and who need assistance in: evaluating their claims or portfolios of claims; preparing and/or improving the claims for investment, and prosecution; and/or sourcing capital.

www.fulbrookmanagement.com
ROTHSCHILD & CIE GESTION

ROTHSCHILD & CIE GESTION

With a team of 2,800 talented financial service specialists in 40 countries across the world, we deliver a unique global perspective. Our integrated global network of trusted professionals and decision makers provide in-depth market intelligence, meaning we can be closer to current issues than any other global financial institution in our core markets. This scale, local knowledge and intellectual capital allows us to provide a distinct perspective and effective long-term solutions for our clients.

https://www.rothschildgestion.com/fr/
The Silver Company

The Silver Company

The Silver Company is an independent financial advisory firm, for managers only. We assist management (i) to become shareholder or increase its shareholding in the company they operate (ii) to fulfill its business ambitions by structuring the adequate financial environment (scheme and partners). Our multiple expertise and experience reflected in our credentials gives a cutting edge to managers seeking to take their business and team a decisive step further. Make it possible.

www.thesilvercompany.eu/
DC ADVISORY

DC ADVISORY

DC Advisory is a leading European M&A advisory firm with a global presence thanks to Daiwa, its mother company. We serve clients with diversified profiles: corporates, private equity houses, entrepreneurs, financial institutions and public bodies. We strive to offer highly tailored M&A and debt advice.

fr.dcadvisory.com/
Luther

Luther

Luther is a leading German commercial law firm offering comprehensive legal and tax services. The full-service law firm employs over 350 lawyers and tax advisors and is represented at 10 German economic centres and at important financial centres in Europe and Asia with international offices in Brussels, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai, Singapore and Yangon. We advise clients across all sectors including the structuring and organisation of private equity and real estate funds.

www.luther-lawfirm.com/home.html
SGG Group

SGG Group

SGG Group is a leading multi-jurisdictional provider of financial services with a heritage dating back more than a century, in Europe and beyond. We specialize in servicing real estate, private equity, infrastructure, debt and other traditional and alternative investment structures, as well as providing solutions for corporate and private clients. We provide global solutions and local expertise to our clients. We make business simple for you. We support your ambitions.

www.sgggroup.com/
Linklaters

Linklaters

Established in London in 1838 and in Paris for more than 40 years, Linklaters is one of the most recognised legal firms on the French market. Our lawyers advise clients on all aspects of their complex corporate, financial transactions and litigation needs in a national and international context. Our private equity team combines unparalleled expertise in corporate, tax, restructuring, banking and competition law, advising on the most significant and complex PE deals in France for over a decade.

www.linklaters.com/pages/index.aspx
Montefiore Investment

Montefiore Investment

Founded in 2005, Montefiore Investment has become a leading player in the French small-midcap private equity market. With its “Focus & Growth” strategy, the firm successfully supports service companies in their growth or transformation strategies by providing sector expertise, strategic support and financial know how. Over the past ten years, Montefiore Investment has delivered superior returns to its investors, which include leading international institutions and large family offices.

www.montefiore.fr/
STC Partners

STC Partners

Founded in 2015, business law firm STCPARTNERS daily represents the interests of entrepreneurs, founders, managers, shareholders and other private investors and supports them in the structuring and implementation of strategic transactions whether transactional, organizational or property-related. Our practice combines legal and tax expertise with strong financial background and industry and sector knowledge.

www.stcpartners.fr/
BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.

www.bnpparibas.com/
Société Générale Securities Services

Société Générale Securities Services

Established in 28 locations worldwide with 3,500 employees, SGSS provides a full range of securities services that are adapted to the latest financial markets and regulatory trends: clearing services, custody and trustee services, retail custody services, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution and global issuer services.

www.securities-services.societegenerale.com/en/
Lantourne & Associés

Lantourne & Associés

Reference law firm in Restructuring, Litigation and White Collar Crime in France, LANTOURNE & ASSOCIES was founded in 2014 by Maurice LANTOURNE, Flavie HANNOUN and Kristell CATTANI. In less than a year the team was recognized by national and international legal rankings as a « major key player» on its market. In 2015, Maurice LANTOURNE was elected Restructuring Lawyer of the Year by his peers, and the law firm won the « Trophées du Droit » in Restructuring & Insolvency.

www.lantourne.fr/
SEH Legal

SEH Legal

SEH LEGAL has been advising companies (from small-cap to large-cap) and their shareholders facing “challenging situations” in order to maintain their operation within an increasingly complex environment. The firm provides support to these companies facing difficulties allowing legal analysis to become part of their risks assessment. Driven by Sandra Esquiva-Hesse, the team of lawyers ensures an efficient and responsive assistance and has gained marked recognition for its rigor and innovation.

www.sehlegal.com/
CBA Studio

CBA Studio

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario, with more than 120 professionals operating in offices in Milan, Rome, Padua, Venice and Munich, provides its clients with high-value services through a partner-led approach. The Firm offers solutions that are tailor made to satisfy the demands of an increasingly complex market in search of integrated, flexible services and CBA has a consolidated experience in the provision of consulting services to both Italian and foreign companies investing and operating in Italy.

www.cbalex.com
BCM AJ

BCM AJ

BCM is a French Official Receivers’ company registered on the French national list of court-appointed receivers and made up of three partners, Mr. Eric Bauland, Mr. Charles-Henri Carboni and Ms. Carole Martinez. Thanks to the support of 60 associates across 8 offices, BCM provides main stakeholders and their legal advisors the tools needed for both (i) pre-insolvency proceedings and (ii)judicial proceedings, when applicable.

www.bcm-aj.fr/
Buyle Legal

Buyle Legal

Our law firm provides a quality service to private and public enterprises, to traders and to individuals. We offer more than just an expertise focused solely on legal aspects. Throughout the management of a case we combine rigour with a pragmatic approach. Our first priority is to meet our clients’ expectations and help them take the best decisions and make cost efficient choices.

www.buylelegal.be/
McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have 20 offices around the world and a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai. The expansion of our international platform has supported numerous cross-border transactions and litigation matters, while providing the experience necessary to offer corporate/private equity, international and domestic tax, labor, competition, intellectual property and regulatory counsel to clients.

www.mwe.com/
SAMOTHRACE Expertise & Stratégie

SAMOTHRACE Expertise & Stratégie

SAMOTHRACE Expertise & Stratégie is a firm of Chartered Accountants & Auditors, specialized in Transaction Services, and particularly aimed at companies where Innovation makes sense. With our advanced knowledge of innovative markets & IT, we provide our clients with customized, pragmatic & efficient solutions. The strong and long-lasting partnerships with our customers are built on values of Excellence, Listening & Responsiveness.

www.samothrace.fr/
Amundi Private Equity Funds

Amundi Private Equity Funds

Amundi Private Equity Funds is key player on the European market with a team of 33 and AUM of more than €5bn. We are an active equity partner of more than 250 growing SMEs in Europe. Our strategy is growth capital and buyout. We invest from 2 to 15 million euros per deal in equity and quasi-equity. We provide managers of our SMEs portfolio with a strong support in the development of their businesses. We grant our partners with a unique access the global Amundi network.

www.amundi.com/
Tikehau Investment Management

Tikehau Investment Management

Established as part of Tikehau Group (€8.5bn AUM as at July 1st, 2016), Tikehau IM is a leading alternative asset manager with a focus on private debt. It has over €3.2bn in commitments across direct lending, senior loans & State-backed initiative along with large insurance companies to finance French SMEs. This, in addition to its high yield expertise and the first CLO raised by the group, provides a unique insight into the debt market and facilitates tailored solutions across the capital structure.

www.tikehauim.com/
Drooms

Drooms

Drooms is a leading provider of secure cloud solutions in Europe. The specialist software provider facilitates highly secure access to confidential documents. Confidential business processes, such as commercial real estate sales, mergers & acquisitions, NPL transactions or Board Communication are handled securely, transparently and efficiently with Drooms. Customers include the world's leading real estate companies, consultancies, law firms and corporations such as Morgan Stanley, JLL, CBRE or UBS.

https://www.drooms.com/fr
SAP

SAP

As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP’s innovations enable over 300K customers worldwide to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP helps organizations of all sizes and industries overcome the complexities that plague businesses, jobs, and lives. With Run Simple as operating principle, SAP focuses on helping the world run better and improve people’s lives.

go.sap.com/france/index.html
Prévention & retournement

Prévention & retournement

Prévention & retournement regroupe des professionnels rhônalpins, opérationnels convaincus d'apporter des technicités complémentaires dans la prévention et le traitement des entreprises en difficulté.

www.prevention-retournement.org/
Audi Aliantis

Audi Aliantis

Audi Aliantis, premier distributeur Audi en Ile-de-France, et l’ensemble de ses équipes vous invite à découvrir l’univers Audi dans ses showrooms situés à Paris XV, Porte d’Orléans et Chambourcy (78)

www.aliantis.com/
Rhum J.M.

Rhum J.M.

Le RHUM J.M est considéré par les connaisseurs comme le meilleur rhum vieux de la Martinique. Il est produit depuis des siècles selon les techniques ancestrales édictées par son fondateur ,Jean Marie MARTIN. Cette rhumerie atypique du Nord de la Martinique doit sa renommée internationale au soin particulier accordé à chaque étape de la production et au respect des éléments naturels avec lesquels elle compose.

www.rhum-jm.com/
Rhum Clément

Rhum Clément

Since 1887, the elaboration of prestigious Rhum Clément is made in the purest respect of tradition inherited from Homère and Charles Clément.

www.rhum-clement.com/
Blaise de Sébaste

Blaise de Sébaste

Blaise de Sebaste proposes to the most demanding gentlemen handcrafted bespoke suits, coats and shirts, as well as a selection of accessories of the finest quality. Our tailors assist you on your own path to elegance with a wide choice of noble materials and fabrics in order to conceive an attire with you and only for you, in respect of traditional tailoring. Entirely made by craftsmen, from the conception to the delivery, our timeless luxurious clothes are made to last.

www.blaisedesebaste.com/
PDGB Avocats

PDGB Avocats

Le Cabinet PDGB Avocats, société indépendante d’avocats, connait un développement constant depuis sa création en 1985 et est composé aujourd’hui de plus de 50 avocats. Intervenant tant en conseil, négociation qu’en prévention et en gestion des contentieux de ses clients, il est le partenaire privilégié d’une clientèle française et internationale appartenant aux grands secteurs de l’économie : finance, banque, assurance, industrie, commerce, activités tertiaires et médias et en économie sociale.

www.pdgb.com/
CM-CIC Private Debt

CM-CIC Private Debt

Founded in 2003, CM-CIC Private Debt is an Asset Manager dedicated to non-banking/private debt solutions. With over €1bn of AUM and 12 highly skilled professionals today, CM-CIC Private Debt is one of the main players in mezzanine and senior debt financing, focusing on French SMEs and ISEs. CM-CIC Private Debt enjoys a strong and qualified deal flow, thanks to its management team long haul and recognized experience on this market, and also to its privileged partnership with Crédit Mutuel - CIC Group.

https://www.cmcic-privatedebt.com/fr/index.html
FACTOFRANCE

FACTOFRANCE

FACTOFRANCE , a subsidiary of CM-CIC group is dedicated to provide working capital solutions to its customers and help them grow their businesses across Europe. Factofrance brings its 50 years of experience to deliver high value offers, to its partners and customers with an International, Structured and Restructuring focus.

https://www.factofrance.com
Lbo Managers

Lbo Managers

Founded in 2006, LBO Managers have acted as financial advisers to CEOs and management teams in deals worth from 20m€ to 2bn€, in France, the UK, the Benelux. LBO Managers are acting exclusively on behalf of CEOs and management teams, securing thereby a fully independent financial advice. Particularly active in LBO situations, from transaction initiation to unwinding, they have developed a recognized expertise in the negociation of "Management Packages" including incentives and compensations.

www.lbomanagers.com/fr/index.php

Media & Institutions

ILPA

ILPA

The ILPA is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations.

https://ilpa.org/
LPEA

LPEA

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is the representative body of PE & venture capital professionals in Luxembourg. With over 120 members, LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion and development of the investment framework and actively promotes the industry beyond the country’s borders. Luxembourg disposes of a stable tax regime and is today at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to operate in.

www.lpea.lu/
SECA

SECA

The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland.

www.seca.ch/
CVCA

CVCA

The CVCA is the voice of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. The CVCA’s members manage the vast majority of private capital (venture capital, private equity, venture debt, mezzanine capital) that is designated to grow Canadian businesses. The CVCA fosters professional development, networking, communication, research and education, and represents its members on all matters of public policy matters. Founded in 1974 the CVCA has been serving its members for 40 years.

www.cvca.ca/
BVK

BVK

The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) is the Berlin-based association of private equity and venture capital firms across all market segments operating in Germany. BVK has almost 190 full and more than 100 associated members. BVK aims to create the best possible conditions for private equity and venture capital in Germany. Further information: www.bvkap.de

FVCA

FVCA

Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) is the voice of venture capital and private equity investors in Finland. FVCA strives to develop the business environment by contributing to the creation and development of appropriate legal, fiscal and operational environments for investors as well as entrepreneurs. FVCA – Building Growth.

www.fvca.fi/en
L'Opinion

L'Opinion

Imaginé et créé par Nicolas Beytout, l'Opinion est un nouveau média d'influence numérique avec une version papier quotidienne. Lancé en mai 2013, il traite de l'actualité politique, économique et internationale. Son positionnement : libéral, pro-business et européen.

www.lopinion.fr/
Closing Circle

Closing Circle

Closing Circle is a European Platform dedicated to Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A in Europe. With subscribers present in 25 countries, it is a dedicated community for dealmakers that qualify as LPs and GPs, institutional investors, funds of funds, private equity firms, M&A advisors, lenders and due diligence service providers, providing up-to-date information on European-focused PE/VC activity.

www.closingcircle.com
Europlace

Europlace

Paris EUROPLACE is a non-profit organization, chaired by Gérard Mestrallet, in charge of developing and promoting the Paris financial marketplace and the French financial industry internationally. It brings together all financial industry stakeholders; its 400+ members include issuers, investors, banks and financial intermediaries, insurance companies; attorneys and accountants, consulting firms, etc.

www.paris-europlace.net/index.htm
Insol Europe

Insol Europe

INSOL Europe is the European organisation of professionals who specialise in insolvency, bankruptcy and business reconstruction & recovery. The mission of the association is to take and maintain a leading role in European business recovery, turnaround and insolvency issues, to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas amongst its members and to discuss business recovery, turnaround and insolvency issues with official European and other international bodies who are affected by those procedures.

www.insol-europe.org/