Jean-Marie Ambrosi’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions involving both private and public companies and, more particularly, on leveraged transactions.

Jean-Marie joined the firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1993.

Notable Experience

  • Essilor in its €50 billion strategic combination with Luxottica to create a global integrated player in the eyewear industry.

  • General Motors on the sale of its European Opel/Vauxhall automotive business and GM Financial’s European operations to PSA Group.

  • Safran in the €2.25 billion sale of its Identity and Security activities to Advent International associated with Bpifrance.

  • Lafarge in the divestment by competitive process of €6.5 billion of assets as part of regulatory approval requirements for its merger with Holcim.

  • Financière Poult, a portfolio company of Qualium Fund, in connection with the acquisition of Banketgroep Group by the Poult Group.

  • Groupe Acticall in its $830 million acquisition of SITEL Worldwide and related financing matters.

  • International Flavor and Fragrances in its €283 million acquisition of the Lucas Meyer Cosmetics group from IK Investment Partners.

  • Groupama in its joint venture with La Banque Postale.

  • BC Partners in the sale of a stake in Medica, the €1.5 billion sale of Picard Groupe to Lion Capital, and the sale of Polyconcept to Investcorp.

  • TPG in its €3.5 billion sale to a consortium led by Brookfield and PSP Investments of TDF S.A.; in the €850 million acquisition by TDF of T-Systems Media & Broadcast GmbH from Deutsche Telekom; and TPG and Nebozzo, an investment vehicle controlled by TPG and Spectrum Equity Investors, in the €516 million sale of its stake in Eutelsat Communications to Abertis Telecom.

  • Vestar Capital Partners in its €780 million sale of OGF to Astorg Partners, and in its previous €300 million leveraged acquisition of OGF from Service Corporation International.

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