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Mergers & Acquisitions : 300 Successful Transactions Led By LL Berg

Our Partners are fully immersed in the environment of Mergers & Acquisitions; over the years they have gained a comprehensive understanding of all the relevant codes, practices and networks.

The firm enjoys specialist expertise in the area of equity transactions and, since 2007, has provided support for managers, shareholders, large groups and medium-size companies to successfully complete their exit transactions, competitor takeovers, external growth operations, joint ventures, carve-outs, spin-offs and capital restructuring transactions.

We also provide our clients with support in order to optimise the tax and wealth aspects of their asset disposal.

In the area of financial markets law, we provide advisory services to companies and investors wishing to take control of a target via friendly or hostile takeovers. We also advise companies regarding IPO in order to finance their growth or structure investor exit strategies.

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A Tax Practice With A Financial Approach

Closely linked to our Corporate M&A/Private Equity and Financing Departments, our Tax practice combines perfect technical skills with added value advice on complex situations for foreign and domestic transactions, including LBO, mergers & acquisition, financing and restructuring (financial aspects and Management Packages, structure report and audits).

Our team has also developed an extensive experience on group structuring, VAT issues, intragroup transactions and individual taxation for managers.

The added value of our Tax department lies in its ability of combining a high legal and financial expertise.

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Crisis Situations And Distressed M&A Transactions : Commitment And Pragmatism

 

It is imperious to have litigation experience in Mergers & Acquisitions transactions in order to anticipate the risks.

This experience of crisis situations enables our Partners to provide regular support in numerous scenarios, such as shareholders paralysis, breakdowns of negotiations, guarantees of liabilities and breaches of contract.

In collaboration with creditors’ representatives, we also specialise in the sale of companies in difficulty and debt restructuring. The technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit of our Partners enable us to consistently offer solutions that are both innovative and pragmatic in environments that are frequently complex, even hostile.

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Private Equity : A Key Mid-Market Player

Our Partners have developed exceptional advisory expertise in support of investment funds, shareholders and management within the context of LBOs, fundraising, build-ups and sales.

LL Berg regularly features among the top 5 firms in France in the area of Growth Capital and LBOs, notably receiving the Trophée du Droit award in 2011 and 2013 in the Best LBO Team category.

Deeply rooted in the world of Private Equity (funds, advisory, banking, etc.), our Partners are fully conversant with all negotiation contexts (mutual agreements, open bids, domestic or international transactions).

Our activities cover all stages of the transaction (due diligence, Tax and legal structuring, management packages, financing, etc.).

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Senior And Mezzanine Financing : Highly Technical And Transversal Approaches

Acting alongside borrowers, lenders and Mezzanine investors, our team specialises in all types of acquisition financing (traditional bilateral or syndicated bank funding, Senior, Mezzanine or unitranche loans, etc.).

The technical expertise of our team in Corporate matters enables us to assist clients by providing an all-round perspective of the side issues associated with the financing operation (restructuring, external growth, potential share acquisitions).

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