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AlixPartners

AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a global firm of senior business and consulting professionals that specializes in improving corporate financial and operational performance, executing corporate turnarounds and providing litigation consulting and forensic accounting services when it really matters – in urgent, high-impact situations.

https://www.alixpartners.com/
Orrick

Orrick

Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago, Orrick today has offices in major markets worldwide. Approximately a quarter of the firm’s practice is outside the United States, led from offices in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, China, Japan and Taiwan.

www.orrick.com/index.asp
Scotto Partners

Scotto Partners

With a unique combination of legal, tax and financial expertise, Scotto Partners advises managers in the sophisticated environment of private equity transactions.

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 (mergers & acquisitions, management advisory, financing advisory). Founded in 2012 by Olivier Barret, Pierre-Arnaud de Lacharrière and François Vigne, Sycomore Corporate Finance relies on a dedicated team of 20 professionals. Since inception, it has completed more than 48 transactions for a c. 50bn cumulated value, of which recently Webhelp, Sagemcom, Proxiserve, inExtenso and European Camping Group.

www.sycomore-cf.com
TAJ société d'avocats

TAJ société d'avocats

Taj is a law firm specialized in providing strategic tax & legal expertise. With approximately 500 practitioners, including 62 partners, Taj has offices in Paris La Défense, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Marseille. Taj is a Deloitte network entity, the leading global professional services organizations and works together with over 42,000 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/
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 distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. Our global Private Equity team spread across four continents, covering Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East are widely recognised as leading practice in a number of industries. Our “one-firm” culture—seamless and integrated across all practices and regions—ensures that our clients receive the best of our knowledge.

https://www.mayerbrown.com/fr/
Perceva

Perceva

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

www.perceva.fr
Ober & Partners

Ober & Partners

Facing demands from clients for whom legal advice is more than just law, Stéphane Ober created Ober & Partners Avocats on October 1, 2010, and since that date, the firm has grown into a leading and award-winning Luxembourg practice.

https://ober.lu/
Natixis Wealth Management

Natixis Wealth Management

Specialized in wealth-management and financial solutions, Natixis Wealth Management offers high-net-worth individuals and their family, a complete range of products and services designed to structure and manage their assets: Financial Investment Management, Wealth Management Advisory, Corporate Advisory, Life Insurance, Structured Products, Financing, Private Equity, Real Estate and Diversification Solutions. Natixis Wealth Management is located in Paris, Luxembourg and Belgium.

https://www.wealthmanagement.natixis.com/
Indefi

Indefi

INDEFI is an independent firm created in 2007, managed by its founding partners with a team of 45 dedicated consultants. Our clients are European asset managers, private asset investors and their portfolio companies. We help our clients to: articulate their business strategy and build competitive advantage; assess investment opportunities in private markets and optimise their portfolio; develop and integrate ESG and climate change investment strategies

https://www.indefi.com/
Solutions Fiducie

Solutions Fiducie

Solutions Fiducie is a AMF-regulated trust and asset management company. It provides services of structuring and management of fiducies (trusts under French law), used to secure complex corporate transactions in the fields of M&A, governance, financing and restructuring. It also provides management of private debt funds (bonds and loans) fully collateralized by assets held in fiducies.

www.solutionsfiducie.fr/en/
JAGUAR LAND ROVER FRANCE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER FRANCE

Since the first Jaguar car was produced in 1935 we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, inspired by our founder, Sir William Lyons. He insisted that every car the company produced combined performance and beauty like no other. His uncompromising vision set new benchmarks that we still live by.

https://www.jaguar.fr/
HAYFIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

HAYFIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Founded in 2009, Hayfin is an independent investment firm that provides lending solutions to middle-market companies and asset management services to institutional clients, with a focus on the five strategies of Direct Lending, Special Situations, High Yield Credit, Structured Credit and Private Equity. Since its inception, Hayfin has extended more than €15 billion in loans to over 290 companies.

hayfin.com/
21 Invest

21 Invest

21 Invest supports mid-market companies based in France, Italy and Poland through local Funds and accompanies them in a new stage of development. 21 Invest positions itself as an active shareholder alongside management teams, providing a strategic vision for companies, enabling them to accelerate their growth, improve their operational efficiency and achieve ambitious long-term projects. Over the past 27 years, 21 Invest has completed more than 105 investments.

www.21invest.com/
ROTHSCHILD&Co

ROTHSCHILD&Co

With a team of 3,500 talented financial service specialists in 40 countries across the world, ROTHSCHILD & Co 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.

https://www.rothschildandco.com/
The Silver Company

The Silver Company

The Silver Company is an independent financial advisory firm, for managers only. We assist management to become shareholder or increase its shareholding in the company it operates and 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/
Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood

We are an international law firm with over 1 100 people, including more than 180 partners, based in 10 offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our global private equity team, which supports management teams, funds, listed/private companies, has a wealth of experience on complex deals. Our breadth of expertise ranges from the creation and fundraising of private equity funds, through growth capital, buildups to LBO and other late stage financings across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

www.shlegal.com/
DEMAREST ADVOGADOS

DEMAREST ADVOGADOS

Established in 1948, Demarest is one of the most respected law firms in Brazil and is among the largest in Latin America. The firm offers a service of excellence to its clients through the collaborated support provided by more than 250 lawyers, as well as a workforce of nearly 700 employees in its structure. Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and cross border transactions through an organizational structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil as well as in New York.

https://www.demarest.com.br/en/
FCDE

FCDE

FCDE (Fonds de Consolidation et de Développement des Entreprises) is committed to support entrepreneurs to help them take a step and drive the transformation of their company. It brings together the main French financial institutions in France (bpifrance, banks and insurance companies.) FCDE is managed by Consolidation & Developpement Gestion, an independent management company accredited by the AMF (French SEC).

www.fonds-fcde.fr/?gcms_page=fr-fr-home
Luther

Luther

Luther is a leading German commercial law firm that offers comprehensive legal and tax services. The full-service law firm employs more than 607 lawyers and tax advisors and is represented at 10 German economic centres and at important investment locations and financial centres in Europe and Asia with international offices in Brussels, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai, Singapore and Yangon practicing local law.

www.luther-lawfirm.com/home.html
IQ-EQ

IQ-EQ

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group that brings together that rare combination of global expertise and a deep understanding of the needs of clients. We have the know how and the know you that allows us provide a comprehensive range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to investment funds, global companies, family offices and private clients globally. IQ-EQ works with 7 of the top 10 Global Private Equity firms.

https://iqeq.com/
EIGHT ADVISORY

EIGHT ADVISORY

Eight Advisory has over 440 employees, including 50 partners, and has carried out more than 4000 projects with 1900 clients, making it the top independent financial and operational consulting firm in France. A founding member of Eight International (a network of independent consulting partners in transactions, restructurings and transformations), Eight Advisory will continue to support its customers facing global challenges through this new alliance.

www.8advisory.com/
ASHURST

ASHURST

Our vision is to be the most progressive global law firm. For us, "progressive" is a mindset, an approach to how we do things. We instinctively take a fresh perspective on situations, exploring whether there are better ways of delivering practical, commercial solutions to the challenges our client's face in today's rapidly changing business landscape.

https://www.ashurst.com/
Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

For over 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted advisor to general counsel, and investors across virtually every industry. Winston’s integrated practice has a global reach, with 1,000 lawyers in 16 geographic locations across, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. Our private equity and leveraged finance team provides complete legal advice, including corporate law, financing law, and tax advice, to private equity houses, family offices, and private debt funds.

www.winston.com/
Société Générale Securities Services

Société Générale Securities Services

Established in 27 locations worldwide with 4,000 employees, SOCIETE GENERALE Securities Services 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/
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/
McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective–and often unexpected–solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

www.mwe.com/
Tikehau Investment Management

Tikehau Investment Management

Tikehau Capital is an asset management and investment group with €22.4 bn of AuM and shareholders’ equity of €3.0 bn (as at 31 March 2019, plus amount of June 2019 capital increase). The Group invests in various asset classes on behalf of institutional and private investors. Controlled by its managers, alongside leading institutional partners, Tikehau Capital employs 440 staff in its Paris, London, Brussels, Madrid, Milan, New York, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo offices.

www.tikehauim.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/
FACTOFRANCE

FACTOFRANCE

FACTOFRANCE , a subsidiary of Crédit mutuel-CM11 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. Factofrance has developed a unique value proposition offering companies tailor-made financing solutions : a flexible “on demand” range of factoring solutions; the capacity to deal with complex transactions; in-house services

https://www.factofrance.com
MUZINICH & CO

MUZINICH & CO

Muzinich & Co is a privately owned, institutionally focused investment firm specialising in public and private corporate credit. As a corporate credit manager, we offer expertise across the full corporate spectrum including high yield, crossover investment grade, senior loans, and middle market private debt We take a global approach to investing, with dedicated US, European and Emerging Market teams.

www.muzinich.com/
SCA

SCA

SCA est un cabinet d’avocats en droit social entièrement dédiés au restructuring et hyperspécialisés dans cette matière, intervenant auprès des chefs d’entreprise, des administrateurs et mandataires judiciaires.

LOMBARD INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE

LOMBARD INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE

With head offices in Luxembourg and Philadelphia, and serving over 20 markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, the Lombard International group is able to provide multi-jurisdictional wealth planning solutions on a global basis with a deep understanding of local cultures and attitudes. Global assets under administration are in excess of €41bn as of 31 December 2017. Our global team of approximately 600 includes more than 60 technical experts specializing in multiple jurisdictions.

www.lombardinternational.com/en-US/Home
MPI executive

MPI executive

Since 2002, MPI executive has helped hundreds of companies successfully manage their changing world through introducing interim leadership. Our passion for interim management and absolute commitment to quality and efficiency makes MPI executive the first choice for finding the best managers available in the market. If you have decided that your company needs an immediate injection of expertise and leadership, then we should have a conversation!

https://www.mpiexecutive.com/
LL. BERG

LL. BERG

Founded in 2007, LL Berg is a law firm dedicated to Private Equity and M&A. As one of the only French independent niche firms in the MidMarket, LL Berg focuses on creating taylor-made solutions with high-quality standards. In ten years, LL Berg has been engaged on more than 300 transactions (such as DRT, Grand Frais or Mlle Desserts), which enables the firm to be ranked among the 10 most active law firms for MidCap deals.

www.ll-berg.com/
Brown Rudnick

Brown Rudnick

Brown Rudnick is an international law firm with offices in the US and Europe, with 250+ lawyers providing advice across key areas of the law. We represent clients from around the world in their complex business transactions and high-stakes litigation. Brown Rudnick assists its private equity clients on a broad spectrum of sophisticated, complex commercial opportunities. Our goal is to turn our clients’ investment opportunities into business accomplishments that will deliver return on their investments.

www.brownrudnick.com/
Advancy

Advancy

Advancy is an international strategy consulting firm led by Eric de Bettignies. With more than 220 consultants in 10 offices, Advancy is considered the last 20 years success story in the strategy consulting business. From the start, its strong sector-based specialization allowed Advancy to play a leading role in the Private Equity area with more than 60 advised transactions in 2018, and for corporate clients Advancy accompany across the globe in their various projects.

https://www.advancy.com/fr/
INTUITUS

INTUITUS

Intuitus is the leading provider of independent, expert technology and digital advice to the private equity sector and companies backed by private equity. We’ve advised over 1,400 engagements in 38 countries. Wherever you are in the investment lifecycle we provide commercially-focused technology due diligence, strategic advisory and operational improvement services across all business sectors. We enable organisational growth and transformation to optimise exit valuations.

https://www.intuitusadvisory.com/
Desfilis

Desfilis

Desfilis has advised French and foreign investment funds in majority and minority LBO transactions, including innovative structuring, complex securities issues and hybrid financing. Thanks to its dedicated private equity platform, Desfilis covers the full gamut of legal issues arising in private equity transactions (due diligences, tax structuring, financing, corporate and management packages).

https://www.desfilisavocats.com/en
ICOSA

ICOSA

ICOSA is an intellectual property firm dedicated to the health sector and specialized in Life Sciences and Medtech. We operate at all the stages of the protection of the Intellectual Property, by filing patents and trademarks, by elaborating strategies of Industrial Property, by issuing Legal Opinions on the patentability or the freedom to operate and by financially evaluating the value of portfolios of Intellectual Property assets.

www.icosa-europe.com/
NG Finance

NG Finance

Founded in 2011, NG Finance is a firm specialized and independent in financial valuation and modelling, co-owned by its founding partners. With an experienced team of former accountants and investment bankers, who have carried out more than 600 assignments since its creation, including 250 last year, NG Finance is now a key player that meets regulatory, strategic and asset management needs. The firm is expected to complete 350 engagements in 2019.

https://www.ngfi.co.uk/
AssetMetrix

AssetMetrix

AssetMetrix is Europe’s leading next generation asset servicer for private capital investors, offering modular outsourcing solutions for front-, middle- and back-office activities to Limited Partners and General Partners. Clients benefit from its state-ofthe-art analytics tools, its service-oriented culture and its independency. AssetMetrix doesn’t act as investor, investment consultant or placement agent.

https://www.asset-metrix.com/en/
Drai Forget Boché Dobelle

Drai Forget Boché Dobelle

With ten lawyers dedicated to restructuring & special situations Drai Forget Boche Dobelle offers one of the most important team of the market place. Legal 500 says “Extremely responsive and available”, the team is praised for its ability to deftly handle tense and complex situations with tight deadlines”. It has “an excellent theoretical and practical knowledge”. The lawyers are real “hard working deal makers, who make themselves fully available”.

www.dfbd.fr/
CPE

CPE

CITIC Capital Holdings Limited ("CITIC Capital") is an alternative investment management and advisory company. The firm manages over USD29 billion of capital across 100 funds and investment products through its multi-asset class platform covering private equity, real estate, structured investment & finance, and asset management. CITIC Capital has over 150 portfolio companies that span 11 sectors and employ over 820,000 people around the world.?

www.citiccapital.com/SitePages/home-eng.aspx

Media & Institutions

INSOL Europe

INSOL Europe

INSOL Europe is an organisation of professionals specialising in insolvency, business reconstruction and recovery. Holding international and regional events throughout Europe, we make networking easy and help the exchange of professional experience across borders. At our events delegates can learn about industry developments, participate in academic conferences and network with others in interesting locations.

https://www.insol-europe.org/
AVCO

AVCO

AVCO is the national association for Austria's private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies which are interested in developing the private equity and venture capital industry in Austria – from service providers, banks, investors to portfolio companies and professionals.

https://www.avco.at/
ARE

ARE

L’Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE) regroupe environ 230 professionnels impliqués régulièrement dans les opérations de restructuration afin de développer une culture de la prévention des difficultés et permettre une meilleure compréhension de l’environnement de l’entreprise en crise par la communauté des affaires et les pouvoirs publics.

www.are.fr/
LPEA

LPEA

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is the representative body of private equity and venture capital professionals in Luxembourg. With over 130 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.

https://www.lpea.lu/
CVCA

CVCA

The CVCA is the voice of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. We are focused on broadening industry awareness through market research and networking opportunities so that our members can make the best decisions for their investments. We also advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure sound public policy that encourages a favourable environment for investment.

https://www.cvca.ca/
France Invest

France Invest

With over 300 active members and almost 200 associate members, France Invest represents nearly all private equity firms in France. Its work to promote professional ethics and compliance and to develop best practices has made it one of the two associations in which membership is required for certification by the AMF, the French financial markets authority. France Invest is the only trade association that specialises in private equity.

www.franceinvest.eu/
Maddyness

Maddyness

Depuis 2012, Maddyness a trouvé une place de choix dans l’écosystème entrepreneurial français. Devenu un incontournable pour les entrepreneurs, acteurs de la finance, des médias, des nouvelles technologies et de l’innovation, Maddyness délivre chaque mois une information de qualité à plus de 600 000 lecteurs.

MAYDAY

MAYDAY

Mayday Mag is a webzine dedicated to turnaround of companies in (financial) difficulty. Mayday wants to put digital technology to the service of companies in difficulty and has developed Mayday Assets, a platform to present companies which are entering into sale process

www.maydaymag.fr/